Login  /  Register  | 3 premium articles left before you must register.

HomeColumns

Latest Columns

Premium Content Our area just got bigger thanks to Cochran

 August 20, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

It was during a moment at Yankee Stadium earlier this summer that a notable New York baseball writer, whose ilk does self-importance better than Iverson did the crossover, entered my airspace. Normally, a peon such as I might as well be Claude...

COMMENTS (3)

Premium Content Should they stay or should they go now?

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

MoheganPerspective, that hackneyed word in and out of sports, only comes sometimes through the wisdom borne of pain. Just ask the Connecticut Sun, whose home arena will be dark again during the playoffs. That's pain. But the wisdom...

COMMENTS (0)

Premium Content Dr. I does not approve of academic fraud

 August 17, 2014; Updated: 12:05 am

Idle Thoughts, while waiting for the Yankees to eclipse three runs, the Sun to win the draft lottery and for Eli to grasp the new offense:

COMMENTS (0)

Premium Content How far the Mashantuckets have fallen

 August 17, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

I remember well the day in February 1992 when Foxwoods Resort Casino first opened its doors, planning to close the next morning at 2 a.m.The parking lots filled fast, and people began leaving their cars in muddy fields along Route 2,...

COMMENTS (27)

Premium Content To help ticket, Somers needs to be candid, quickly

 August 17, 2014; Updated: 7:38 pm

In 2000, her medical technology company obtained a $1 million boost from the state Community Development Authority. She and her partners sold Hydrofera in 2012, but the company returned only $475,000 to the state.

COMMENTS (4)

Paying it forward on Library Street

 August 17, 2014; Updated: 4:02 pm

I love libraries. One of my favorite destinations is the Waterford Public Library where I devour books like a starving woman at an all-you-can-eat buffet.

COMMENTS (1)

Premium Content There's no place like the home row

 August 15, 2014; Updated: 12:40 am

I type really well. Which, in the days of computerized medical records, is a definite plus.

COMMENTS (5)

Premium Content Officiating has become officially ridiculous

 August 15, 2014; Updated: 11:59 pm

Mohegan - An appreciable number of Connecticut Sun fans, through email, voicemail, snail mail and regular old conversations, want to know more about officiating in the WNBA. They don't understand why it's generally...

COMMENTS (4)

Premium Content Amistad floats on red ink

 August 15, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Where did all the money the state gave for the schooner Amistad go?You won't find the answer in the year-long audits of the now largely defunct Amistad America Inc., done, expensively - $78,000 more in state money down the Amistad hole -...

COMMENTS (14)

Premium Content NCAA has another gender to think about

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken's recent decision, that the NCAA violates antitrust law by preventing football and men's basketball players from being paid for use of their names, images and likenesses, was prudently narrow, addressing...

COMMENTS (2)

Premium Content Collins: Foley survives Sprague attack, so far

 August 13, 2014; Updated: 1:05 pm

When we look back at the summer of 2014, by the time Election Day rolls around in Connecticut this November, I think there are a few things we will all remember.

COMMENTS (14)

Premium Content Waterford parents are also having a summer they'll never forget

 August 13, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

WaterfordAuthor Kelly Corrigan wrote this once: "If John Lennon was right that life is what happens when you're making other plans, parenthood is what happens when everything is flipped over and spilling everywhere and you can't...

COMMENTS (0)

Premium Content Racing, on all levels, has to make sure this can't happen again

 August 12, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Until further evidence surfaces, attempts to measure intent without sufficient evidence amounts to experimental mind reading.And so while pseudo psychologists, breathless fans and other voices from the wilderness speculate about Tony...

COMMENTS (2)

Premium Content Just like old times

 August 11, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

MoheganThe old days returned, if even for one afternoon here Sunday, an afternoon resplendent with summer sun. And yet 7,348 fans still thought enough of the Connecticut Sun - their summer Sun - to root on a team that had just lost...

COMMENTS (0)

Premium Content I get so emotional when you call me bland

 August 10, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Dear Diary:I'll never learn. I should be used to it by now. I should understand that adults were put on this earth to ruin the games kids play. I shouldn't let this stuff frost my adenoids. I know. Decaf. Yoga.But I must share this...

COMMENTS (5)

Premium Content Everything's been coming up aces this summer for Dr. Carlow

 August 8, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Dr. Steven Carlow had no idea where his tee shot ended up on the sixth hole during a recent round at Great Neck Country Club in Waterford.He just felt good about his drive."My drive was headed right at the pin," Dr. Carlow...

COMMENTS (0)

Premium Content Will the Morgan sail again?

 August 8, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

When CBS Evening News closed its broadcast Wednesday with a report on the finish, in Mystic, of the 38th Voyage of America's oldest merchant ship, the network noted that it was the last voyage for the Charles W. Morgan, which will never sail...

COMMENTS (5)

Premium Content All we are saying is give lax a chance

 August 7, 2014; Updated: 12:29 am

Mohegan - If you are too open minded, the old line goes, your brain will fall out. And yet the ultimate success of the state's newest professional sports franchise is about open-mindedness.

COMMENTS (0)

Premium Content Why did Connecticut lose money investing in Heather Bond Somers' company?

 August 6, 2014; Updated: 12:45 am

It seems that Heather Bond Somers of Groton, one of three Republicans vying for lieutenant governor, has reason to brag about co-founding a successful medical device company in Connecticut in 1997.

COMMENTS (33)

Premium Content Sun weren't nearly as bad as some things

 August 6, 2014; Updated: 12:12 am

Mohegan - It stopped being about this season for the Connecticut Sun even before this game began. If Sunday's meltdown in Los Angeles - they blew a six-point lead in the last 23 seconds - didn't imperil their...

COMMENTS (0)

Premium Content Waterford guys helping the league that helped them

 August 5, 2014; Updated: 12:00 am

Waterford - They are of the male gland, ages: 21, 20, 20. Home for the summer from college. Which would mean they'd spend time with a summer job stashing cash or with their feet up on the beach watching the, you...

COMMENTS (0)

Premium Content Please call me Dr. I now

 August 3, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Idle Thoughts, while waiting for UConn football, Chiney Ogwumike to win Rookie of the Year and for David Cone to never mention sabermetrics again on YES:• Mr. Idle, Mr. I to his close friends, has a public service...

COMMENTS (6)

Premium Content In praise of multiples

 August 3, 2014; Updated: 11:07 pm

The whole point of amateur astronomy is to stare at cool stuff in the sky millions, billions, and trillions - or in the moon's case, just thousands - of miles away. We can view dappled craters on a crescent moon, the rusty glow of Mars,...

COMMENTS (1)

Premium Content Foley's Fusion fiasco may leave a mark

 August 3, 2014; Updated: 10:44 pm

Tom Foley's intent in conducting a press conference last Tuesday in front of a Sprague paperboard manufacturing company that will soon close, costing 145 people their jobs, was not to come across as arrogant, ill informed, uncaring and...

COMMENTS (17)

Premium Content Wilson has a new lease on golf, thanks to Lawrence + Memorial

 August 2, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Earl Wilson truly appreciates the simple things in life.Receiving a warm hug from his wife, Lillie.Spending time with his three children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.Walking 18 holes on the golf...

COMMENTS (0)

Town News

Visit Zip06
Submit Your:  Submit Your News Submit Your Photos Submit Your Events

Interact

Most Recent Poll
When you learned Thursday morning that New London and Waterford were expecting a water emergency, what did you do?
I filled my bathtub with water.
13%
I rushed to the grocery store to stock up on bottled water.
12%
I made arrangements to shower at a friend's house in another town.
3%
I didn't react to the initial news, so essentially, I did nothing.
63%
What, me worry? I have a pool in my backyard.
10%
Number of votes: 1207

No current items found