BOSTON (AP) — A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a “kid” who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother. The death penalty. You’re for … Continue reading
It’s not that hard. It’s not hard at all, actually. Keep it simple. There are two good examples in today’s Hartford Courant. The first is a brief story about the crash of a light plane in a corn field in … Continue reading
Connecticut is now 0-for-3 in its efforts to win a federal “Race to the Top” grant. The state wanted nearly 50-million dollars to beef up educations programs for young kids. The U.S. Department of Education said, “No.” But I’m wondering … Continue reading
Connecticut, proudly self-described as The Land of Steady Habits, is threatening to disrupt the steadiest habit of all. Shared sacrifice for a habit we all share. There is angst over Connecticut’s budget crisis, and anger over issues such as decriminalizing … Continue reading
Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposal to finish Route 11 from Salem to New London (possibly in our lifetime) brings to mind one of the funniest, dumbest moments of my so-called career. For the uninitiated, Route 11 is called “The Road to Nowhere.” The … Continue reading
When winter hauled out its heavy artillery right after Christmas, we asked our viewers to send us their storm pictures, and that they did. Dozens of them were of tables on patios and decks. They looked kind of like big … Continue reading
For those too young to remember, this “song” was actually a hit in 1966. The chorus is for those of us with symptoms of shovelitis.