A Conversation Piece

Enigmas are things or people that baffle us like a puzzle or riddle that we struggle to solve. One enigma is the mix of good and evil in our day. It seems like the cycle of history yet again repeats itself.

Parents are the guardians of our future government

Things, especially education, that affect and influence us in our childhood shape the kind of adult we turn out to be. And so, as in nature, children are a product of their environment as in the expression “as the twig is bent, the tree is inclined.”

Electric vehicles and unintended consequences

Electric vehicles (EVs) are hailed as a sustainable solution to reduce environmental impact by reducing emissions from traditional fossil fuel-powered cars. However, the production of EVs is not without its environmental challenges.

Mass transit for the win

Next to flight travel, travel by train is one of the safest and most reliable means of mass transportation. Electric trains in particular emit no pollution, have less accidents than vehicular traffic and are generally quieter than diesel/diesel hybrid counterparts.

Affordable Housing Plan needs to pause

Granby’s recently appointed Town Manager, Erica Robertson, wrote in the March edition of the Drummer: “My staff and I will have a road map for getting Granby to where we want to be in the future.” I understand that there has been some controversy on social media as to what was meant by Robertson’s statement.

Affordable housing plan needs a closer look

Connecticut’s Section 8 statute has been equitable in providing low-income families with rent and affordable housing. We do not need section 8 30-J or G, Public Act 21-29 (aka House Bill 6107).