Tag Archives: Callum Like I See ‘Em

Valley sports fans recognize the Greyhound as a symbol of Naugatuck High School ...

CLISE: Logo Legal Wedgie

By now, you’ve probably seen the pun-tastic headlines: “Car Company Rams Florida High School,” read one on the Web site of Miami’s NBC affiliate. If you haven’t, the gist of…

You might as well learn the name now: Rachael Flatt, Team USA’s top ladies’ singles figure skater, heading into Vancouver.

CLISE: Olympic Education

We’re pumped for the Winter Olympics. We really are. The problems is we don’t know much about ‘em—the events, the athletes, the whole shebang. To an extent, we feel this…

CLISE: Access Compromises Ethics

On Jan. 7, Pete Carroll was ESPN’s guest analyst at the BCS national championship game, on the company payroll, chumming around with the College Gameday crew and helping to break…

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CLISE: Communication Hierarchy

We need to talk … or e-mail. That’s fine too. But this is much too important for a Facebook wall post, and I’m afraid these first three sentences have already…

Woodland celebrated the second of back-to-back state titles in 2005. Now, it will be easier for the Hawks and others to make the playoffs, but fewer teams will be crowned champions.

Football playoffs expand, season extends

The path to Connecticut high school football playoffs—the most exclusive postseason in the state—will get a little wider next fall. The CIAC has unveiled a new playoff format and divisional…

Linda loves to sing and says the church is "the only thing holding me together right now."

CLISE: Linda’s Beautiful Mind

She calls almost every day, my “old friend from Oak Terrace.” I can tell by the tenor of her voice, as soon as she greets me, what kind of day she’s having: Sometimes it’s a joyful chirp, quoting scripture and gushing about choir rehearsal; others it’s a smoker’s croak, bitter and depressed and “just about ready to give up.”

My friend’s name is Linda Jean Cray. She’s 45, heavyset—though she’s lost a considerable amount of weight recently—with stew-brown hair that flows just over her shoulders. Her smile reveals badly-worn, discolored teeth. A single, front tooth, apparently the survivor of the bunch, remains intact, recalling some cartoonish caricature of a baby.

CLISE: Time for an athletic intervention

I’ve got it: A way to block the verbal haymakers being launched back and forth between Town Hall and Tuttle House. Maybe even a way to help fund the Board…

CLISE: Conversation on loop

“Are you married? How many children do you have? Where do you live?” “Are you married? How many children do you have? Where do you live?” “Are you married? How…

Bob Chatfield, incumbent Mayor of Prospect, says

CLISE: Bond debt a complexity

Democratic mayoral challenger Charles Mallon says Prospect’s bond debt exceeds $25 million. Republican incumbent Mayor Bob Chatfield claims the figure is more like $3 million. People are used to politicians…

Signal-caller Erich Broadrick is one of few backfield starters still healthy for the Hounds.

CLISE: Loss hurts record, roster

WEST HAVEN — The biggest number—practically, if not mathematically—haunting the Naugatuck High School football program after Friday’s blowout loss to Notre Dame-West Haven is not 388 (the total yards surrendered…