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Editorial: A business move

If we had a nickel for every time we heard someone say “Government should be run more like a business,” well, we’d have a lot of nickels. In Naugatuck and…

Our View: Local bidders, an investment worth making

When it comes to setting municipal policy, rarely do we come across a case in which the merits of a policy are so overwhelmingly positive that the question is not…

An opportunity missed

When the dust settled last Tuesday night at Laurel Ledge Elementary School, Beacon Falls voters had given their approval to two of three items on a proposed bond package. The…

Editorial: ‘What’s in a name?’

Shakespeare put it best when he penned, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” The great playwright wrote those…

Editorial: Time to redefine the role of public unions

Over the past several weeks, the Badger State has been the center of national attention as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker seeks to vastly restrain the collective-bargaining rights of public unions…

Editorial: Budget referendum isn’t an automatic

On the surface, an automatic referendum on Naugatuck’s budget seems, in the spirit of March madness, like a slam dunk. We understand the appeal of having the borough budget go…

Sunday sales don’t leave much of an option

Once again, a bill has been proposed in Hartford aimed at allowing liquor stores to open their doors on Sundays. This saga has repeated itself relentlessly over the years, each…

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Sweet memories

I may not be a Naugatuck native, but I know what it’s like to grow up in a chocolate town. I come from “the sweetest place on earth,” Hershey, Pa….