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Top Norwich Articles

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  • Malloy Making Good Start On Cities

    Urbanites hoped that because he had been mayor of what is arguably the state's most successful large city, Gov. Dannel Malloy would bring some of the Stamford mojo to the Capitol — be a friend and champion of the state's large and mid-sized cities....
  • State Pours Money Into Amistad, Must Demand Accountability

    State Pours Money Into Amistad, Must Demand Accountability
    Connecticut needs to renegotiate its relationship with Amistad, its tall ship, to get a guarantee in writing that the ship will be in the state and open to the public four months a year. That's the least the state should get in return for spending...
  • Will Classical Music Repel Vagrants?

    It's sad that classical music is seen as a repellent, but many cities use it to shoo vagrants away. Danbury is considering piping it into Library Place, a favorite spot of loiterers. Does highbrow music really repel the down-and-out? Portland, Ore.,...
  • Downtown Norwich Named 'Great Neighborhood'

    We've long thought that the center of Norwich was one of the state's underappreciated treasures, and now that opinion is gaining ground. The American Planning Association just named historic downtown Norwich one of its 10 "Great Neighborhoods" for 2013....
  • Hometown Opens Door A Crack To Benedict Arnold

    Norwich is edging closer to recognizing the native son whom the city has tried to forget for 230 years: Benedict Arnold. It's high time. Yes, he was a notorious traitor in the Revolutionary War, and there's no attempt on the part of Norwich to whitewash...
  • Another State Property Falls Into Ruin

    It remains a mystery why the state cannot protect vacant properties it owns. A costly mystery. The most recent example is the former Sunrise Resort in East Haddam, a 144-acre property along the pristine Salmon River that the state bought in 2009 for $3....
  • First Responders Could Help Cut Heroin Deaths

    The rapid rise in heroin deaths around the nation is frightening. Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman may be just one of thousands of victims of this awful epidemic. The nation and Connecticut can do more to stop these deaths. Many are linked to a dangerous...
  • Putin Should Bring His Skates To Norwich

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and I have something in common: We both play senior hockey. I hasten to note that the similarities end there. I have been smacking a vulcanized rubber disc around for 60 of my 64 years. Putin, 61, took it up several...
  • Don't Forget Charter School Successes

    As the troubling story unfolds about the Hartford-based charter network FUSE, attention is rightly centered on problems that demand correction. The issues around hiring practices and ethical behavior need to be addressed urgently and deliberately...
  • Pass The Salt

    Pass The Salt
    Salt. There are few things more primeval than salt. It’s a seasoning, a preservative and a melting agent, except when it’s not. They were sprinkling salt on the surface of the snow at the Sochi Olympics because the air temperature was so...
  • A Happenstance Meeting At The Great Ashford Oak

    A Happenstance Meeting At The Great Ashford Oak
    Among the many coincidences and connections I found along Route 44, one of the best happened at the Ashford Oak, the once-mighty tree that was the largest red oak in the United States. The oak stands just a few hundred feet off the main road, on the...
  • Murder Mystery: Sea Captain Meets His Fate On A Bridgeport Street

     Murder Mystery: Sea Captain Meets His Fate On A Bridgeport Street
    Navy Captain George Colvocoresses survived yellow fever, explored uncharted islands of the South Pacific Ocean and conducted daring raids on Southern command posts during the Civil War, only to come home to Connecticut and end up dead. The circumstances...