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February 23, 2018

OP-ED | New Report Paints Grim Picture For NW Connecticut

by Terry Cowgill | Feb 23, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | The Economy | Education | Town News | Goshen | Litchfield | Salisbury | Torrington | Winsted | Jobs | Opinion

It’s not as if we don’t have enough to worry about in my corner of the state. Good-paying unskilled jobs are scarce, thanks to the lack of manufacturing and the predominance of the service-sector economy. Towns struggle to fund essential services and repair infrastructure because of a shrinking tax base and an equally dwindling stream of aid from the state.

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September 22, 2017

OP-ED | Soaking The Weekenders and the Dan Drew Follies

by Terry Cowgill | Sep 22, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Campaign Finance | Election 2017 | Election Policy | State Budget | Taxes | Middletown | Salisbury

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Trying to predict the end of Connecticut’s budget crisis is akin to guessing the denouement of a cinematic thriller you know nothing about. A handful of renegade Democrats have joined Republicans in the Democratic-controlled General Assembly to pass an alternative GOP budget that Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has vowed to veto. Lawmakers will then have to reconvene and try to come up with a bipartisan spending plan that everyone can live with. Machinations are no doubt in the works. It’s enough to make your head spin.

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October 30, 2015

OP-ED | No NIMBYs Here: Lime Rock Naysayers Are Spot On

by Terry Cowgill | Oct 30, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Opinion | Salisbury

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Is Connecticut an anti-business state? Depends on whom you ask, but a case in my neck of the woods has lawyers, zoning geeks, business advocates — and those who simply like peace and quiet — at loggerheads over who should regulate the goings-on at one of the state’s five auto racing tracks.

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