Op Ed

OpEd: RTM Budget Cuts: The Right Message

On May 9, a remarkable thing happened at the Greenwich Representative town Meeting (RTM). The body voted to actually delete funds from the proposed 2016-2017 increased expenditures that were approved by the Board of Estimate and Taxation (BET). When considering a town budget of approximately $500 million (a total spending increase of 9.8 percent over 2015-2016, by the way), the RTM deletions were minimal. read more...

Opinion: Steady Habits, Bad Habits

For more than two centuries, Connecticut has been known as “the Land of Steady Habits.” That moniker now seems to take on a different meaning, one with a much darker tone. The only things that have been steady and predictable these past eight years are deficit mitigation plans, low business competitiveness rankings, and negative migration movements, all due to the population decrease of the past few decades, affordability and quality of life issues, high taxes, and business unfriendliness. read more...