Category Archives: Columns

Morse: Fun in youth sports on the decline

What happened to the fun in sports, and especially youth sports? I realize in the field of athletic competition, the desire to compete is fueled by the conquest of victory…

VFTM: Wearing excitement under my sleeve

“Fifteen more minutes,” Al Pistarelli assures me as he passes for the fourth time in 10 minutes. He’s been huffing back and forth between a group of emergency services workers,…

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CLISE: Jurzynski to swim channel again

[wpaudio url=”http://www.mycitizensnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Jurzynski-package.mp3″ text=”An Annual, Intrinsic Migration”] He’s at it again. Peter Jurzynski this summer will once more attempt to swim across the English Channel. The borough man, who turns 59…

VFTM: Power savings would be negligible

View From the Middle will be a semi-regular news column written by Brendan Cox, Citizen’s News staff writer. Brendan can be reached at bcox@mycitizensnews.com. When the Board of Education held…

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Borough using grant money to help elderly

[wpaudio url=”http://www.mycitizensnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/ECAP-package.mp3″ text=”‘Not Everything is a Pill’”] NAUGATUCK — The tri-fold letter curls up on Ed Carter’s desk, as if mimicking the felines about which it is written. Carter, Naugatuck’s…

CLISE: Non-NVL games a boon

[wpaudio url=”http://www.mycitizensnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Scheduling-package.mp3″ text=”Out-of-League Measuring Stick”] We’re two-thirds of the way through the Naugatuck Valley League’s non-conference experiment and so far the results—both quantitative and qualitative—have local athletic directors believing their…

March about more than just madness

In the world of sports, the third month of the year is simply referred to as March Madness. Every sports fan is familiar with that phrase. It represents the time…

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…

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…