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Tax the Rich

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Some new bigotry, some old bigotry

If You Ask Me

Four East Haven cops arrested by the FBI are accused of terrorizing the town’s Latinos by systematically discriminating against them, conducting illegal searches of businesses, stopping and detaining them for no reason and physically abusing them. More arrests are expected.

So when a reporter asked the mayor, Joseph Maturo, what he might do for this persecuted segment of his community, the mayor said he might go home and have tacos for dinner that night.

The return of the prodigal writer

Ranting Retiree

We left but didn’t go very far, and so dear reader, my voice will be heard once again in the fields and the woods and the streams of the Litchfield Hills.

Where did we go, and why? I’m glad you asked.

In a sense you might say I was a victim of not paying attention: I was getting old and didn’t want to believe that I was on the verge of becoming, as my son Jonathan was wont to put it, a geezer.

Not very complimentary. But when maintaining seven acres of land in Goshen — mowing the lawn, raking the leaves, shoveling the snow, et al — became a chore, it was time to re-evaluate.

The NDAA for 2012: What it means

Field Notes From A Battleground

Part 3 of 5

In Part 2 of this series, Church described the mistaken denunciations of the NDAA and President Obama and more moderate criticisms raising justifiable concerns. This segment will analyze Section 1021, the most critical aspect of the NDAA.

With this background, let us examine what the NDAA will do, and what real concerns there might be:

Region One needs positive leadership and better behavior

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

While the Region One Board of Education is embroiled in a controversy of its own making, forcing those in their communities to “take sides” (as if they should not all be on the very same side: that of finding the best ways to educate Region One students), Housatonic Valley Regional High School’s new principal, Matt Hartnett, and the school’s faculty are in the process of preparing a five-year progress report on shortcomings defined by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

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Turning Back the Pages - February 9

100 years ago — February 1912

The Observer (editorial): The groundhog certainly saw his shadow last Friday, and judging from the specimen of weather since, he has been delivering the goods.

CANAAN — John Thurlough has sold his drug business to Benjamin and Farnum of Stockbridge, Mass., and they have taken possession.

SALISBURY — A S.N.E. telephone has been put in J.F. Egan’s house, also one in Bradley and Egan’s market.

Letters to the Editor - February 9

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Argument against liquor law changes in Connecticut

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Stirrings

Nature's Notebook

I tapped my maple tree last week. The temperatures had reached the low 50s and the forecast called for a series of days with the right balance of freeze and thaw conditions required to get the sap running.
The fact that it was the first day of February and earlier by several weeks than is usual for my two-bucket operation to commence was offset by something deep within my being that is done with this mild winter and responds to the stirrings, however premature they may be, in the world outside.

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A zero percent corporate tax rate? It’s not such a stretch

By The Numbers

I got thinking the other day about tax rates. What can I say? This is an occupational hazard for a career CPA, even one who is purportedly retired. This being a presidential election year, there are numerous plans afoot among the various Republican candidates, the current administration and several folks in Congress about how to reform our current tax system.  

Eat and apple

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