State Pier Complaint Dismissed by Superior Court

A local road salt distributor’s attempt to reverse a state permit for the redevelopment of the New London State Pier was dismissed by a Superior Court judge on Wednesday. New Britain Superior Court Judge John Cordani ruled that DRVN did not have standing to bring its appeal against the Connecticut...

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Covid-19 Mandate Ignores the Science

...(with only about 50% effectiveness) is already in use in Britain. COVID-19 treatment pills destroy any vestige of logic or justification for Biden’s vaccine mandates. No matter how someone contracts the virus, these pills prevent serious illness – hospitalization and death. With double lines of defense against the coronavirus –...

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Candidates for Middletown P&Z Sound off

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...You’ve also got to be worried about conservation, and not overdeveloping pieces of land. They’re not making any more of it, so you don’t want to over-develop. You don’t want to stagnate either.  I’ve been paying attention to a lot of what Mayor Erin Stewart is doing over in New...

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Republican Senators Leave Juvenile Court Unaccountable

...But this presumes that chronic young offenders should remain free indefinitely, as in the New Britain case. That also makes no one safer. The Republican senators propose next-day arraignments for juvenile offenders. But an arraignment doesn’t resolve a case. The teen in the New Britain case probably had many arraignments...

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Matt Lesser Makes His Case for Secretary of the State

...election, two GOP candidates have thrown their hats in the ring: Dominic Rapini, a senior account manager at Apple, and Brock Weber, an aide to Mayor Erin Stewart of New Britain who declined to participate in a candidate interview. The Connecticut Examiner spoke with Lesser about his campaign and priorities...

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Trouble With Schools, Kids Hints at Connecticut’s Future

...schools evade responsibility, transferring the consequences to police, courts, welfare departments, and other agencies already overwhelmed trying to remediate educational failure. Once Waterbury’s school board voted to continue falsifying student performance, New Britain High School Principal Damon Pearce announced that his school would be closed for a few days and...

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High School History Remains Diplomatic Cherry-Picking

American history taught in high schools today remains diplomatic cherry-picking. Often omitted are dark sides of manifest destiny’s “divine sanctioning” on which U.S. expansionism rests. Except for the Seven Years’ (i.e. “French and Indian”) War fought for global primacy between France and Britain in North America (1754-63), little else between...

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Veronica DeLandro Makes Her Case for New Britain Mayor

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Veronica DeLandro is challenging four-term incumbent Erin Stewart for Mayor of New Britain this November. Other Democratic challengers include State Rep. Bobby Sanchez, D-New Britain and activist Alicia Hernandez. In 2019, Stewart, a Republican, won reelection handily, with 6,013 votes compared to Democrat Chris Porcher’s 3,592, and Independent Devione Tanksley’s...

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Alicia Hernandez Strong Makes a Case for New Britain Mayor

...military equipment acquisition, because I want to make sure taxpayer dollars are going into programs that will make people safer.  Do you think New Britain should raise taxes to increase education funding?  I graduated from New Britain High School in 2014, and spent my entire life in the New Britain...

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Juvenile Crime Forum Avoids Relevance and Accountability

...juvenile crime has been simmering for more than a year, with police complaining that their arrests of young perpetrators quickly come to nothing in juvenile court. This anger was brought to the boiling point June 30 when New Britain police announced that the 17-year-old charged with driving the stolen car...

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Colleges Serve Themselves; and Expose Juvenile Courts

...deserve diplomas. * * * SECRECY FUELS FAILURE: Another expensive mistaken premise of government in Connecticut that needs to be questioned urgently is the secrecy of juvenile court. Even some Democratic state legislators seem to be nervous about the atrocity in New Britain June 29, when a jogger was struck...

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Klarides on ‘Connecticut’s Crime Epidemic’

...our small towns. Common sense would dictate violent felons should not be released early from prison, but common sense is not a common virtue in Hartford. Crime has increased drastically and dramatically in cities and towns across the state. Just last week in New Britain, a jogger was hit and...

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Tacos al Pastor Stand Out at Middletown Food Truck Merengue

...decided to open a food truck. “I just wanted to give something to the area. Middletown, Portland, Cromwell, Berlin, down to Old Saybrook, and there’s no Hispanic restaurants,” Ramirez said. “Sometimes I want a mofongo. You gotta go to Hartford, you gotta go to New Britain, Meriden. I just want...

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Eversource Pushes Back Hard on Penalties in Appeal

...It’s a step the company said it hasn’t taken since 2009. In a 185-page complaint filed in New Britain Superior Court on Thursday, Eversource asked the court to review whether the Public Utility Regulatory Authority overstepped its authority and failed to provide due process before cutting the company’s guaranteed return...

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