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CHRIS POWELL: Can UConn really economize? And social promotion wins
icon Posted: 28 May 2021 [08:52 PM]

Congratulations may be in order for the University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees for discovering, upon the abrupt resignation of Thomas C. Katsouleas after less than two years on the job, that the university doesn't really need its own president.…

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YOUR VIEW: Time for the people to own the state's nursing homes
icon Posted: 21 May 2021 [09:06 PM]

To the Editor: Chris Powell is a designated hitter for the Herald/Press who swings for the fences at every at bat. He strikes out a lot, but hits a few home runs. His recent column “Should the state government take…

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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
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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
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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…

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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…

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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…