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Entries from November 20th, 2017

Questions For Departing City Council

November 6th, 2017 · 18 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

In the last regularly scheduled meeting of the 2015-2017 City Council, citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee was there, as he has been for many years, asking the legislative body about how it spends the people’s money.

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Library Battle Takes Center Stage In Tuesday’s Vote

November 6th, 2017 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events

Here we go, the 2017 municipal election is one day away with a library funding question that some are embracing and others are throwing a book at; as well as candidates for Board of Education, city sheriff and City Council.

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How To Reduce Shootings, Plus Himes: It Might Prevent The Next One … Or The One After That … Or The One After That

November 6th, 2017 · 36 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Sandy Hook. Las Vegas. Sutherland, Texas. Donald Trump tossed out the default line “mental health” after the latest mass shooting. Some would argue, based on his first-year decisions in office, he knows an awful lot about that subject. Others describe it as a double standard. What if a guy named Mohammad blew up that church? […]

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Pandering Or Inspiration?

November 6th, 2017 · 8 Comments · Education, News and Events

Chris Powell, managing editor of the Journal Inquirer, weighs in on the Board of Education requiring courses in African American, Caribbean and Latino studies. The sad thing is that if the education of poor city kids was ever likely, and if education elsewhere in Connecticut was ever more serious (student performance in most towns isn’t […]

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