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Wednesday 05/12/2021
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Monday 05/03/2021
YOUR VIEW: Congrats to Mayor Stewart on her proposed budget
icon Posted: 03 May 2021 [08:33 PM]

To the Editor,  Great news to the New Britain taxpayers! Congratulations to Mayor Stewart in proposing in her Annual Budget with no increase in taxes to the residents and taxpayers in the City. Her experience in office and her leadership…

Friday 04/30/2021
YOUR VIEW: New Britain needs to budget for future, children
icon Posted: 30 April 2021 [11:40 PM]

New Britain has the eighth highest number of covid-19 cases and the seventh highest number of covid-19 deaths in Connecticut. This has devastated residents, business owners, and nonprofits who continue to be impacted and heightens concerns about economic…

Wednesday 04/28/2021
MOORE: Setting the planned health insurance tax facts straight
icon Posted: 28 April 2021 [11:48 AM]

At the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce, our mission is to “Promote the economic, industrial, professional, cultural, commercial, educational, and civic welfare of Greater New Britain.” In order to follow through on that mission statement, it is…

Monday 04/26/2021
Friday 04/23/2021
Wednesday 04/21/2021
YOUR VIEW: Pass mayor's proposed budget
icon Posted: 21 April 2021 [09:07 PM]

To the Editor,   As an expectant mother, the issues of education and tax relief are both very important to me. Mayor Stewart was able to do something unique the other day as she presented a budget that not only lowers taxes, but…

YOUR VIEW: Stewart's budget right for the city
icon Posted: 21 April 2021 [09:06 PM]

To the Editor,  For the first time in 15 years, a Mayor was able to lower taxes in New Britain. This decrease will provide us with financial relief in a time of need –- without cutting any essential services and…

YOUR VIEW: Thankful for Stewart's budget
icon Posted: 21 April 2021 [09:05 PM]

Dear Editor,  Mayor Stewart recently announced that her proposed budget will lower taxes, and I could not be more thankful. So many politicians are quick to advocate for raising taxes by telling us there is absolutely no other possible way…

Tuesday 04/20/2021
YOUR VIEW: Mr. Powell: Stop pandering to suburban fears
icon Posted: 20 April 2021 [08:59 PM]

To the Editor: For Chris Powell [“Violence, depravity, in cities sustain exclusive zoning,” New Britain Herald 4-17/18-2021] every ounce of prejudice toward people of color has been transferred from race to socioeconomic status. White folks are no longer escaping…

Monday 04/19/2021
Thursday 04/15/2021
YOUR VIEW: 'THANK YOU' city workers
icon Posted: 15 April 2021 [10:42 PM]

To The Editor: I’ve been a resident of New Britain for close to 70 years and really don’t have too many complaints about the city, its services, or the hundreds (thousands?) of employees. In the past few weeks I’ve had…

Wednesday 04/14/2021
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Monday 04/05/2021
CHRIS POWELL: Government, journalism made virus epidemic scarier
icon Posted: 05 April 2021 [09:14 PM]

Government, journalism Made virus epidemic scarier While Governor Lamont's office has conscientiously produced detailed virus-epidemic data every weekday for a year now – a triumph of organization and persistence – his administration and news organizations have made too much of…

Thursday 04/01/2021
Wednesday 03/31/2021
Friday 03/26/2021
POWELL: Cancel culture mob teaches there must be no forgiveness
icon Posted: 26 March 2021 [09:05 PM]

By CHRIS POWELL Political correctness and its cancel culture are starting to evoke the second great Red Scare and the tactics of Sen. Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s. Last week the talented young political journalist Alexi McCammond was pushed out…

Wednesday 03/24/2021
POWELL: Slush funding will preserve state government's excesses
icon Posted: 24 March 2021 [08:05 PM]

By CHRIS POWELL With as much as $4 billion in discretionary largesse about to descend on Connecticut's state and municipal governments and school systems, economizing and improving services to the public will be removed from the agenda for a long…

Monday 03/22/2021
POWELL: Other policies kill far more than assisted suicide might
icon Posted: 22 March 2021 [09:04 PM]

By CHRIS POWELL What should the legislation now making another appearance in the General Assembly be called: "aid in dying" or "assisted suicide"? It depends which side you're on. "Aid in dying" makes it sound a lot nicer, just as…

Friday 03/19/2021
POWELL: Will the bonanza for schools ever cause students to learn?
icon Posted: 19 March 2021 [09:14 PM]

By CHRIS POWELL As hundreds of millions of dollars in federal grants rain down on Connecticut's schools, a potentially decisive experiment in education is beginning. Bright markers should be placed on the current measures of every school system's performance and…

Thursday 03/18/2021
Wednesday 03/17/2021
Harsh questions for the press
icon Posted: 17 March 2021 [10:14 PM]

SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS For many years before the covid-19 pandemic, journalists “weren’t there,” to a huge extent, in terms of reporting on the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The controls keeping them…

POWELL: Real gun problem is poverty and 'clean slate' won't help
icon Posted: 17 March 2021 [10:12 PM]

By CHRIS POWELL Democrats in Congress, including Connecticut Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, are excited about the chance of enacting a federal law to require background checks for all gun purchases and transfers. Republicans in the Senate long have…

Monday 03/15/2021
YOUR VIEW: Students may attend school, but are they engaged?
icon Posted: 15 March 2021 [09:42 PM]

By COALITION FOR EQUITY IN LEARNING To The Editor: In 2019, a student could show up to school, sit in their seat for the requisite hours, and go home, and we could have safely said that they had attended school…

POWELL: New Haven wants bailout with no questions asked
icon Posted: 15 March 2021 [09:39 PM]

By CHRIS POWELL New Haven is clamoring at the state Capitol for a bailout, if not as big as Hartford's three years ago. But the leaders of the General Assembly's Democratic majority, including New Haven state Sen. Martin M. Looney,…

Friday 03/12/2021
YOUR VIEW: New Britain schools need to do better
icon Posted: 12 March 2021 [08:59 PM]

By ROSEANN BUCHIERE To the Editor: Mayor Erin Stewart, New Britain schools need to do better - and not with more money. It’s time to stop throwing more money into a failing system. Put the blame on the teachers…

POWELL: DeLauro, chief of staff show what 'public service' means
icon Posted: 12 March 2021 [08:58 PM]

By CHRIS POWELL Congratulations to one of Connecticut's forever members of Congress, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Democrat of New Haven, for teaching the country a wonderful political science lesson. Having ascended to the chairmanship of the House Appropriations Committee, DeLauro…

Wednesday 03/10/2021
POWELL: Connecticut should avoid the market-rigging business
icon Posted: 10 March 2021 [02:14 PM]

By CHRIS POWELL Does Connecticut really want to be a conspirator in financial market rigging? That's the question raised by the data center development legislation just approved by the General Assembly and signed by Governor Lamont. The legislation will exempt…

Tuesday 03/09/2021
YOUR VIEW: Supporting HB6425 is crucial
icon Posted: 09 March 2021 [08:57 PM]

By PAUL BLUESTEIN To the Editor: On Friday, March 5, 2021, for the first time in 14 attempts spanning a quarter century, the Public Health Committee, by a vote of 24 to 9, moved bill HB6425, An Act Concerning Aid…

YOUR VIEW: Bondsmen do more than just post bail
icon Posted: 09 March 2021 [08:53 PM]

By JHADY RIOS To the Editor: Life has been far from normal since Connecticut discovered its first case of covid-19 last year. Yet bail bond agencies like 3-D Bail Bonds, Inc. took it upon themselves to continue serving regardless of…

Monday 03/08/2021
YOUR VIEW: The Arch Street parking meters are a sham
icon Posted: 08 March 2021 [08:59 PM]

By ROGER BAKER To the Editor: The new meter parking on Arch Street seems a little discriminatory. Funny how the meters STOP directly after the Five Churches Brewery. My wife and I travel 45 miles from southeastern Connecticut to support…

Friday 03/05/2021
POWELL: Legislators scared of raises; and Democrats mock women
icon Posted: 05 March 2021 [06:23 PM]

By CHRIS POWELL By a 3-2 vote, Connecticut's Commission on Compensation of Elected State Officials has recommended small raises, a bit more than 1%, for state legislators and the top state elected officials - the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general,…

Wednesday 03/03/2021
POWELL: Marijuana bill has false premise; and let New Haven devour Yale
icon Posted: 03 March 2021 [08:50 PM]

By CHRIS POWELL Legislation can't be right when its premise is wrong, and a big premise of the proposals to legalize recreational marijuana in Connecticut is wrong. That is, the proposals presume that racial minorities deserve special reparations for the…