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Opinion

Think before you vote for president in 2020

DEAR EDITOR: So people are telling the president they must flush 10 to 15 times? I would laugh, except he is supposed to be the president and leader of the free world. I know his hatred for President Obama is deep, but really, isn’t he taking this a bit too far? The world is laughing at ...

Hubbard Township leaders need to show transparency

It’s expensive to run a police department. There’s payroll and benefits for the officers and ancillary staff; there is purchase and upkeep of vehicles, and communication equipment and software. There are rising costs for insurances, office supplies, facility upkeep, utilities — and the ...

Policing for profit doesn’t help safety

DEAR EDITOR: Reading the Tribune Chronicle in November, I noticed Weathersfield is installing fixed speed cameras. The Weathersfield Township police chief was quoted, “With photo enforcement, drivers slow down and the roads become safer.” Nothing is further from the truth! Taking a ...

Big money and big egos equally problematic

Presidential candidates spent a combined $2,495,740,931 in the 2016 race to the White House, according to OpenSecrets.org, a non-partisan, independent, non-profit research group that tracks money spent in U.S. politics. It sounds like a ridiculous amount of money, but incredibly, that’s ...

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To retired high school choir director Craig Carson who devotes much of his time to directing “Men of Praise,” the inmate choir at Trumbull Correctional Institution in Warren. Carson has volunteered at the prison since 2002. Carson said although some of the inmates in the choir are ...

Sound off!

A news reporter asked Speaker Nancy Pelosi if she hates President Donald Trump. Her reply indicated that she doesn’t hate anyone because she is Catholic. Was I supposed to believe her because she is a Catholic? I am Catholic, and I think the speaker is a hypocrite. Congressman Tim Ryan is ...

Many questions surround latest attack on a base

Until they have answers, the top priority for U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies needs to be determining whether Mohammed Alshamrani was a lone-wolf terrorist or part of a larger plot. Alshamrani, an officer in the Royal Saudi Air Force, was being trained at a U.S. naval base at ...

Politics finally take back seat to right action

After many weeks in which the U.S. House of Representatives has seemed preoccupied with Democrat lawmakers’ vendetta against President Donald Trump, action on a new trade agreement may finally be on the horizon. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Tuesday announced her caucus has ...

College deaths not always just accidents

Reports of young men and sometimes young women injured, sometimes fatally, at college fraternity activities seem to be regular occurrences. Give higher education officials credit for cracking down with actions ranging from shutting fraternities down to expelling students. No doubt that has ...