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FRIDAY FICKS: It's never too late

Friday Ficks Jimmy Buffett once sang "We all got 'em, we all want 'em. What do we do with 'em?" Although he…

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FRIDAY FICKS: Of waterfalls, wellness and anvils Friday Ficks There’s an ultra distance running book called “Relentless Forward Progress.” It popped to…

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friday-ficks-heads-up-phones-down FRIDAY FICKS: Heads up, phones down
icon Posted: 01 July 2022 [11:58 AM]

Friday Ficks The bear saw me before I saw it. Hammering along the spine of Avon Mountain, I spotted a large pile…

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CHRIS POWELL: Carpetbagger charge in 5th just diminishes the campaign
icon Posted: 30 May 2022 [02:53 PM]

CHRIS POWELL Connecticut's 5th Congressional District, encompassing the northwest part of the state, running from Danbury north to Waterbury with eastward extensions to New Britain and Meriden, is generally considered the state's most politically competitive. So one might think…

Friday 05/27/2022
CHRIS POWELL: Democrats' silly obsessions bring back ticket balancing
icon Posted: 27 May 2022 [08:54 PM]

CHRIS POWELL As recently as 50 years ago Connecticut politics still had traces of the old ethnic, racial, and religious resentments and rivalries that had arisen through the state's long history, resentments and rivalries that political party state tickets…

Friday 05/20/2022
CHRIS POWELL: Enfield school chief conceals source of 'pizza sex' lesson
icon Posted: 20 May 2022 [08:31 PM]

CHRIS POWELL Four months after the now internationally infamous "pizza sex" assignment was given to eighth-graders at Kennedy Middle School in Enfield, the town's Board of Education has not yet figured out how it happened. Instead the board purportedly…

Monday 05/16/2022
CHRIS POWELL: Deal on abortion is possible but Dems prefer acrimony
icon Posted: 16 May 2022 [02:16 PM]

CHRIS POWELL Both political parties in Congress want to sustain the immigration controversy for partisan purposes more than they want a compromise that could resolve the controversy's two major components -- securing the borders while providing a path to…

Friday 05/06/2022
friday-ficks-the-gift-of-perspective FRIDAY FICKS: The gift of perspective
icon Posted: 06 May 2022 [11:36 AM]

Friday Ficks Column The Facebook post sounded pretty urgent. It read, in part, that “I have an immediate need.” Immediate is usually…

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YOUR VIEW: Berlin DTC: 'Yes' vote in referendum
icon Posted: 26 April 2022 [03:10 PM]

Berlin Democratic Town Committee April 25, 2022 – Members of the Berlin Democratic Town Committee are urging all Berlin residents to cast a “Yes” vote in the…

Lawmakers have opportunity to save public access televsion
icon Posted: 26 April 2022 [10:03 AM]

Joanie Wedler, Chuck Lewis and Franck Facchini Local public access TV, or public, educational and government access (“PEG”), has been in Connecticut for more than 40 years providing residents, municipalities, schools and community organizations with hyper-local programming…

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CHRIS POWELL: Many kids can't see well, and government can't see either
icon Posted: 15 April 2022 [07:53 PM]

Someday, if the governor and state legislators ever tire of coddling the state employee unions and if the president and Congress ever tire of coddling investment banks and military contractors, maybe they should note what happened recently at Silver Lane…

Friday 04/08/2022
CHRIS POWELL: Victory for repeat offenders; and nutty Indian mascot law
icon Posted: 08 April 2022 [09:06 PM]

Legislators of both parties in the General Assembly are congratulating themselves on the bipartisan juvenile justice bill that has come out of the Judiciary Committee, and well they should. For the legislation will do no more than provide the illusion…

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Cutting state taxes, revenue might revive true liberalism
icon Posted: 01 April 2022 [09:19 PM]

Everybody in state government seems to love this tax-cutting stuff -- first the temporary suspension of Connecticut's 25-cents-per-gallon gasoline tax, and then a week of lifting the sales tax on most clothing purchases. The public will love it too. But…

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