Tag: Op-ed

Commentary: How many assets do you have?

The Southington STEPS Coalition is our community’s substance abuse prevention coalition. One of the ways we make prevention a priority is through youth asset development. According to our recent 2018 Search Institute Attitudes and Behaviors student survey, Southington students in…

Commentary: Candidate is worried about partisan politics

“Questions About Consultant Unleash Bitter Acrimony Between Senate Democrats, Republicans.”  That was the headline in a Hartford Courant article about Senate Republicans’ use of information collected with taxpayer dollars for campaign purposes. While the Republicans’ actions raise some serious concerns…

Commentary: The grandstanding has to stop

These days, some politicians have found that taking extreme stances in front of the largest possible audience—grandstanding if you will—can lead to higher poll numbers and support. Even in the midst of serious issues demanding their attention, like fiscal crises…