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Government in the Sunshine

IGA closing would be huge loss for town

The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing for a proposed change of use for the current location of the IGA Super Saver grocery store on Monday, March 27, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

The grocery store, located on 372 Main St., has been owned and operated since 1981 by John Dwan.

If the change of use is approved, the grocery store will shut down and Community Health and Wellness Center,
located 115 Spencer St. since 2011, will move into the
location.

Bad Bob Goodlatte blocks your day in court

Why does House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R–Va.) want to fast-track legislation  overhauling civil litigation that protects all Americans — including those in his Congressional district — who simply wish to have their day in court when wrongfully injured or cheated by the very corporations to whom Chairman Goodlatte is beholden? 

Does he distrust judges and juries that have fairly adjudicated disputes for years? Does he hate the American people?

Human rights in the age of Trump

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States raises serious questions about the future of basic human rights in America. 

In his almost daily barrage of media commentary and tweets to the American public, the new president has shown an astounding lack of awareness or concern for human rights, such as free speech and assembly, freedom of religious belief, racial and gender equality, freedom to travel, labor rights, public education, freedom from want, or the right to vote. 

NCCC threatened by Governor’s proposed budget

State and local representatives all across the board are still reeling from the potential ramifications of Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposed budget.

Malloy proposes to cut state aid to many towns and cities, along with reducing Education Cost Sharing funds and making municipalities pay for a portion of teacher pension costs.

The Trials of Denial Science and the Trump administration

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Eppur si muove

‘And yet it moves!” These are the words of Galileo, after torture by Pope Urban VIII and the Inquisition forced him to recant the idea that Earth moves around the Sun. Scripture said otherwise, and the Pope had a vested interest in that fiction. Galileo was slammed into house arrest in 1633. 

Life after Trump

Amid all the reports of chaos, the endless Twitter storms and the unseemly merchandise branding, President Donald Trump insists his administration is running like a “fine-tuned machine” after its first few weeks.

Right. And I claim to be a combination of James Bond and Boo Radley (suave yet sensitive), but nobody buys that either.

Mind the gap, please: the Medicare gap

If you haven’t realized it by now, Medicare has a lot of “gaps” in its coverage. In order to close that gap, various private insurance companies offer plans that cover a lot of out-of-pocket costs — for a price.

Restricting people’s use of their courts

In not-so-merry old medieval England, wrongful injuries between people either were suffered in silence or provoked revenge. Cooler heads began to prevail and courts of law were opened so such disputes over compensation and other remedies could be adjudicated under trial by jury.