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April 25, 2014

OP-ED | Personality Transplant Needed In Woeful Winsted

by Terry D. Cowgill | April 25, 2014 4:30am

When last this column visited the troubled town of Winsted in November, it looked like the place had hit rock bottom. The town was flat broke, partly the result of the embezzlement of at least $2 million — but perhaps as much as $7 million — by the town’s longtime finance director.

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March 21, 2014

OP-ED | Keep Up The Funding: Resident Troopers Vital To Towns

by Terry D. Cowgill | March 21, 2014 4:30am

As the General Assembly considers where to whack away in its interminable quest to balance the state’s books, the talk inevitably turns to law enforcement — if only grudgingly. After all, no one wants people’s lives to be in more danger just because taxpayers are in a miserly mood.

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December 27, 2013

OP-ED | Walmart: Big Boy As Low-Hanging Fruit

by Terry D. Cowgill | December 27, 2013 5:30am

As shoppers hit the big-box stores and plunge into another orgy of post-holiday bargain hunting, the usual handwringing about the low-wage employees who serve the buying class will surely begin.

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November 15, 2013

OP-ED | Winsted’s Misery Reads Like A Movie Script

by Terry D. Cowgill | November 15, 2013 5:30am

The next time you’re down on your hometown or complain that things have gone horribly awry, you can always rest assured that someone else’s misery is even greater. Such is the case with Winsted, a faded mill town in the Litchfield Hills that is in such deep trouble that some are hoping the state will come in to clean up the mess.

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