One Way Congress Can Lower Gasoline Prices: Amend the Jones Act

...former VP Marine Transportation for Mobil Oil, retired General Manager of Marine Transportation for ExxonMobil, former CEO of MLR Petroleum and Managing Director of Qatar Gas Transport Co., (Nakilat) the world’s largest owner and operator of Liquified Natural Gas tanker ships.  Mr Curt resides in Westbrook CT and Fort Myers, FL...

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When Discussing Torture and Punishment, Remember the Victims of Crime

...ok that the death penalty is no longer legal in CT. But, don’t lecture us on how poorly criminals are treated without considering the endless torture and pain that they inflicted. Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes deserve solitary confinement for the rest of their miserable lives. Robert Curt Westbrook, CT...

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Commuting in a Wheelchair

You think you have a bad commute? Try doing Maclean Sarr’s hour and a half trip each way… in a wheelchair. Unable to walk since contracting cerebral palsy as an infant, the 22-year-old Sarr is now a student at Gateway Community College in New Haven but lives in Westbrook. That...

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About that Civil Violence

...by the Progressive ANTIFA.  Yet no howls of indignation by Progressives about this. There is rioting and violence on both sides, but violence by the Progressive side is much more prevalent. Lootings, riots, burnings, inner city murders, increase in crime. Nobody can blame Conservatives for these. Robert Curt Westbrook, CT...

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So What… I Don’t Care

...changed my mind, don’t defund the police’. Maybe it is a ‘so what’ situation.  Maybe Americans just live out our lives and don’t care.  Let China take over.  I am 71 years old.  I know I cannot change things at a national level and at this point, I don’t care Bob Curt Westbrook, CT...

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Questions Abound as Area Restaurants Head into the Holidays

...said Gardner.  Marini said the cost of certain products have also gone up, things like meat and to-go containers.  Lindy Merrill, the dining room manager at Lenny and Joe’s in Westbrook, said the price of seafood has risen astronomically, which has in turn forced some price increases at the restaurant. ...

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Meeting Tonight in Westbrook to Allocate Federal Aid

WESTBROOK — The town will hold a special meeting tonight in order to approve portions of $2 million in federal coronavirus relief funds that would benefit senior citizens in town.    First Selectman John Hall said that the Board of Finance and the Board of Selectman wanted to direct the funding...

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Clinton Town Leaders Talk Election, Priorities

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...the State’s website, about 28 percent of the voters in Clinton voted in the municipal election, a decrease of eight percent from municipal elections in 2019. In comparison, neighboring towns Westbrook and Madison had a voter turnout rate of about 47 and 49 percent, respectively.  Allen said that while the...

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‘That’s a Wrap’ — 2021 Election Coverage

...excited” to be re-elected. “I hope the commission can go in the right direction,” she said. WESTBROOK — Republican John Hall defeated Democrat Chet Bialicki in the race for Westbrook First Selectman. Hall received 1,395 votes, and Bialicki received 915. NEW LONDON — The Democrats swept both the City Council...

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We All Know that Prices Up? Why did this Happen?

...shortage and higher costs, stores, restaurants and virtually all suppliers have been forced to raise prices. We are all experiencing this. That is what has happened. Democrats are lying to us when they say this inflation is short term. Remember this when voting on November 2. RP Curt Westbrook, CT...

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A Gull’s-Eye View of a Wildlife Refuge Next Door

WESTBROOK — The swooping bald eagle hunting above the marshy river is interrupted by a winged invader intent on disrupting the bigger bird’s afternoon meal plans. Rising aloft above the brawny eagle and then plunging down toward it yo-yo fashion time after time, the identity of the aggressive, slender-winged white...

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Carney: Griswold and Row B for Fight Against State Government Overreach

...government overreach – including higher taxes, and combat forced school regionalization and educational mandates. I will be voting for the Old Lyme Republican candidates on Row B and I hope you will too on November 2nd. Thank you. Devin Carney 23rd District State Representative Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Westbrook...

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Joseph Campbell Lays Out Qualifications for Westbrook Selectman

...his position on the Board of Selectman open.  I am asking the voters of Westbrook to choose me, Joseph Campbell, this November.  My wife Julie and I have lived in Westbrook for nearly 30 years.  Our two daughters, Kelsey and Morgan, are graduates of the Westbrook School District.  I have...

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Carney Writes in Support of Old Saybrook Republicans

...complete endorsement. In addition to those mentioned, I’m asking voters in Old Saybrook to vote for the entire Fortuna-Giegerich team on November 2nd on Row B. Old Saybrook is a great town – let’s keep it that way. Devin Carney 23rd District State Representative Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Westbrook...

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The Right Credentials for Westbrook Board of Finance

...the candidates and select the ones with the right credentials for the job to make Westbrook a better place for all of us into the future. I will be voting Greg Farnoli for Board of Finance and encourage everyone to do the same for a better Westbrook. Wade Ulanowicz Westbrook,...

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The Candidates: Haddam-Killingworth Board of Education

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...Palm’s letter emphasizing the exercise of their First Amendment rights.  “The 1st Amendment of our Constitution debunks your allegation of whether it was illegal or not and stands on its own,” wrote Johnson.  Killingworth Republicans also endorsed newcomer Heather Scholfield. Scholfield will start teaching English as Second Language in Westbrook...

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