RANDALL BEACH: Take our doughnut quiz and enjoy a beer with that Boston cream

In a time of unsettling change and stress, we need comfort food, the good ol’ standbys. Because my two daughters are now living 3,000 miles away in Los Angeles, they were no-shows for the 20th annual Beach Doughnut Party in Madison. With our girls far away, my wife and I decided not to rent a beach cottage in that town this year, as we have done for decades. Read more of  RANDALL BEACH: Take our doughnut quiz and enjoy a beer with that Boston cream

Community, police must continue to work together to end gun violence

Connecticut has some of the toughest gun laws in the country – and still, bullets find their mark in Greater New Haven. Multiple bullets found Tyriek Keyes Sunday during a shooting on Bassett Street. He died Thursday at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was only 14 years old. That bears repeating: He was only 14 years old. Read more of  Community, police must continue to work together to end gun violence

EDITORIAL: Community, police must continue to work together to end gun violence

Read more of  EDITORIAL: Community, police must continue to work together to end gun violence Connecticut has some of the toughest gun laws in the country – and still, bullets find their mark in Greater New Haven. Multiple bullets found Tyriek Keyes Sunday during a shooting on Bassett Street. He died Thursday at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was only 14 years old. That bears repeating: He was only 14 years old. Read more of  EDITORIAL: Community, police must continue to work together to end gun violence

Letter to the Editor: Seniors, watch out for lottery scam

I received a call a few weeks ago telling me I had won a sweepstakes of $700,000. I hung up. Two weeks ago, they called back and this time I listened to the whole spiel. My check had been delivered to the wrong address. They could get it to me in about two days. I received the tracking number – ASN8552GA. Read more of  Letter to the Editor: Seniors, watch out for lottery scam

Letter to the Editor: A lone voice for West Haven taxpayers

Most of us want to see the long delayed West Haven High School project finally begin. I have been dedicated to the youth of our city for over 35 years and understand the need to create the best schools possible. Bonding $133 million for this project before understanding the impact the state’s failure to pass a budget will have on West Haven is irresponsible. Read more of  Letter to the Editor: A lone voice for West Haven taxpayers

Letter to the Editor: Don’t discard Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is the first line of defense against financial scams for our servicemembers and veterans. Unfortunately, the House recently voted for the Wrong Choice Act (H.R. 10), which dismantles the watchdog. H.R. 10 is the latest attempt by Wall Street to cash in after spending over $2 billion during the last election. Read more of  Letter to the Editor: Don’t discard Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Sean Goldrick: Throwing some light on the Sunshine State

Last month, Republican state representatives Fred Camillo of Greenwich and Gail Lavielle of Wilton and state senator and gubernatorial hopeful Toni Boucher participated in a rally in Norwalk at which Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott urged Connecticut business owners to leave Connecticut and move to Florida. Though Scott grew rich defrauding federal health programs, he refused to implement the ACA’s Medicaid expansion for low- and moderate-income Floridians, denying a million Floridians health insurance. While Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Mallloy and Democratic Secretary of the State Denise Merrill have worked tirelessly Read More …

Charles Krauthammer: What to do for little Charlie Gard

One cannot imagine a more wrenching moral dilemma than the case of little Charlie Gard. He is a beautiful 11-month-old boy with an incurable genetic disease. It depletes his cells’ energy-producing structures (the mitochondria), thereby progressively ravaging his organs. He cannot hear, he cannot see, he can barely open his eyes. Read more of  Charles Krauthammer: What to do for little Charlie Gard

Friends of Woodbury Senior Community Center donates major gifts to Woodbury Senior Community Center

Organized in 2007 the Friends of Woodbury Senior Community Center, Inc. is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year along with the Senior Community Center. The Friends are celebrating by announcing recent major donations to the Woodbury Senior Community Center. Thanks… Read more of  Friends of Woodbury Senior Community Center donates major gifts to Woodbury Senior Community Center

Letter: Wrong communists, Mr. Governor

On Monday, July 10th on WFAN radio, sometime host and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took umbrage with a caller’s criticism of his closing of a state-owned beach this past holiday weekend. Apparently Christie is as ideologically challenged as he is ethically so, because there are in fact communists on the American political scene. […] they support him, and more so, his idol in the White House, and they are called Russians.   Read more of  Letter: Wrong communists, Mr. Governor

John Stoehr: Many say the rich should pay more, but consider this

Like most people, I don’t have a problem with the idea of taxing the rich. By rich, I mean individuals who take in more than a million dollars a year. They don’t pay enough relative to what they take in, because much of what they take in is not subject to the income tax. Adding insult to injury is the belief that the rich are a better class of people. Read more of  John Stoehr: Many say the rich should pay more, but consider this

Editorial: The worst crisis you’ve never heard of

More than 20 million people in four countries are at risk of starvation in the coming months, in what the United Nations has called the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. But the global response to the emergency has been lacking, both from governments and from private citizens. As of Monday, the U. Read more of  Editorial: The worst crisis you’ve never heard of

Forum: Would 2017 look the same under President Hillary Clinton?

In recent years, there has been an interesting trend in international relations research: a renewed focus on the role that individual leaders play in foreign policy outcomes. This runs counter to traditional international relations scholarship, which argues that the system imposes powerful structural constraints on individual leader behavior. Read more of  Forum: Would 2017 look the same under President Hillary Clinton?

Forum: Jamie Dimon is right to raise the alarm

The blunt remarks by Jamie Dimon, the highly successful chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, during a conference call on July 14, have triggered a wide range of reactions, from supportive to accusations that he is anti-patriotic: “It’s almost an embarrassment be an American citizen traveling around the world and listening to the stupid s- – – we have to deal with in this country and at one point we all have to get our act together. Read more of  Forum: Jamie Dimon is right to raise the alarm

Letter to the Editor: East Haven school board needs a check-up

For many years, my father, the late Vincent Gagliardi, was a member of the East Haven Board of Education. For several of those years he served as chairperson. He would be absolutely appalled at the manner in which the current board is conducting business, especially because their decisions affect our most vulnerable citizens, the children. Read more of  Letter to the Editor: East Haven school board needs a check-up

Letter to the Editor: Trump can learn much from Putin

We don’t know what Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump had to talk about during their short conversation together but I can imagine Putin giving Trump some valuable pointers on running and ruling a country. First, don’t argue with the media. Totally control it and those that disagree or criticize you are put in prison or eliminated. Read more of  Letter to the Editor: Trump can learn much from Putin

Letter to the Editor: Greatness is moving forward, not back

What makes a nation great? A nation is nothing more than a collection of men and women living within a set of physical borders. Men and women who are judged by their ideas and the contributions they have made to their community, to society and to humankind. A nation is esteemed when it has changed the world for the better and thereby benefited the human race. Read more of  Letter to the Editor: Greatness is moving forward, not back

Forum: The robots are going to make the best fake news

Imagine that tomorrow, some smart kid invented a technology that let people or physical goods pass through walls, and posted instructions for how to build it cheaply from common household materials. How would the world change? Lots of industries would probably become more productive. Being able to walk through walls instead of being forced to use doors would make it easier to navigate offices, move goods in and out of warehouses and accomplish any number of mundane tasks. Read more of  Forum: The robots are going to make the best fake news

Forum: Business to lawmakers: Act now to take advantage of Connecticut’s economic potential

It’s been three weeks since Governor Malloy started running the state’s finances. Three weeks since lawmakers failed to agree upon a state budget. Three weeks since businesses and state residents were left wondering – what’s next? The June 30 deadline loomed for months, and while not easy – tough choices were and continue to be necessary. Read more of  Forum: Business to lawmakers: Act now to take advantage of Connecticut’s economic potential

Editorial: States can keep the rooftop solar market growing

Almost overnight, it seems, the decade-long expansion of rooftop solar in the U.S. has come to an end. Installations are set to fall by 2 percent this year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Partly to blame is a widening campaign to end a key customer incentive, homeowners’ ability to sell their extra energy back to the grid at retail prices. Read more of  Editorial: States can keep the rooftop solar market growing

Letter to the Editor: Solarize Milford offers discounts to Milford residents

The Milford Energy Advisory Board has been working with the city of Milford since 2013 to save energy and money for all the citizens of the city. Currently Milford is realizing over $650,000 in annual savings by its reductions in energy use. Working with the city of Milford and the non-profit SmartPower, we have launched “Solarize Milford”. Read more of  Letter to the Editor: Solarize Milford offers discounts to Milford residents

Letter to the Editor: Outpouring for ‘Tinker’ Blake ‘was truly glorious’

On July 6, West Haven said farewell to a pillar of the community, Thomas R. “Tinker” Blake Jr. Tommy was one of the best men and greatest Westies I ever had the pleasure to know and love. Through our 50-year friendship, I learned that Tinker had a remarkable moral compass, was kind, caring, and compassionate and gave back to his community. Read more of  Letter to the Editor: Outpouring for ‘Tinker’ Blake ‘was truly glorious’

Letter to the Editor: Spend more on communities, less on waging war

The mayors, including those of NYC and LA, passed a resolution originating from the Greater New Haven Peace Council and introduced by Mayor Toni Harp, calling on Congress to move significant funds from the military budget and the endless waging of wars to human and environmental needs. Those needs include addressing the crumbling infrastructure, the climate crisis, and poverty. Read more of  Letter to the Editor: Spend more on communities, less on waging war

Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs down to Democratic leadership in the state House of Representatives for once again failing to call a vote on a state budget. Services are disrupted for the developmentally disabled to the extent at least one private provider had to close several centers, housing vouchers for the homeless are threatened, and even the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, which helps senior citizens purchase fresh fruit and vegetables, is curtailed. In decidedly looking at the glass half full, progress is welcomed in narrowing the achievement gaps among white, black and Hispanic Read More …

Letter to the Editor: VA hospital should skip using voicemail

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ West Haven VA hospital has turned into a modern-day Voice Mail Healthcare Center. How many veterans have called to speak with their physician or called to speak with department staff to hear, “Sorry, I cannot take your call, I’m either with another patient or I am away from my desk. Read more of  Letter to the Editor: VA hospital should skip using voicemail