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>FROM THE PUBLISHER: Who’s afraid of a constitutional convention?
A little-talked-about referendum will appear on the statewide ballot in Connecticut Nov. 4, and opponents consider it such a threat that they’ve raised more than $830,000 to defeat it, compared to supporters’ paltry war chest of less than $12,000.

FROM THE PUBLISHER: Quality of directors affects groups large and small
Criticism from both sides of the controversy swirling around the departure of Torrington High School Principal Dr. John Metallo has centered on the role of the Board of Education.

FROM THE PUBLISHER: Headlines can make, lose or warp the point
Headline writing is not as easy as it looks. Or, at least, I’ve encountered very few people in the newspaper business who can say that they’ve mastered the art of finding the right mix of words that will grab potential readers without becoming inaccurate, misleading or inappropriate.

FROM THE PUBLISHER: Young professionals and a downtown catalyst
We walked by some depressing empty storefronts on the way there, were the only pedestrians in sight, and didn’t have to fight much traffic to cross the street at 6 p.m. But we were full of optimism on Thursday evening at a social event in the heart of downtown Torrington.

FROM THE PUBLISHER: Why we published police department documents
We did something last week that was controversial, but an easy decision for us to make.

FROM THE PUBLISHER: Can you become an Everyday Hero?
I have a pretty high opinion of the people who work each day and night to produce the newspaper you are reading.

FROM THE PUBLISHER: Time to think about what’s on our pages
We’re at an important crossroads over here at The Register Citizen, and with it, have an opportunity to do a better job giving readers and advertisers what they need and want. After four years at the paper, three and a half as our top editor, Mary Dempsey has left to pursue another opportunity.

FROM THE PUBLISHER: The value of appearances in downtown
In tough economic times, when school budgets are being cut, when everyone’s feeling the pinch of higher gas and heating oil prices, you’d think revelations that more than $60,000 a year is being spent for a “Garden Goddess” to maintain the flowers at Coe Park would spark immediate and overwhelming opposition from Torrington residents.

FROM THE PUBLISHER: Mad about the newspaper? Tell me about it
Does The Register Citizen land in your bushes each morning, when all you ask in this world is for the newspaper to fall three feet to the left, on your doorstep?

FROM THE PUBLISHER: Mad about the newspaper? Tell me about it
Does The Register Citizen land in your bushes each morning, when all you ask in this world is for the newspaper to fall three feet to the left, on your doorstep?

COLUMN: My daughter’s take on the diaper issue
Experiencing the world with a toddler is like experiencing the world for the first time again, and seeing things through my daughter Marley’s eyes reminds me all the time of the amazing and beautiful things about life that adults take for granted.

FROM THE PUBLISHER: Torrington can reap benefits of region
The city of Torrington made headlines recently by ranking at and near the top of two national rankings of small cities.

FROM THE PUBLISHER: And now for some ‘Good News’
There’s a criticism about The Register Citizen I’ve heard more than once since returning as publisher. It goes something like this:

COLUMN: A Northwest Connecticut heating oil crisis
It was hot and humid in Northwest Connecticut last week, temperatures in the 90s.

FROM THE PUBLISHER: Why we’re publishing Sound Off
No feature of The Register Citizen has been as instantly popular and as heavily criticized in recent memory as “Sound Off” has since its debut on this page a few months ago.

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Written by mattderienzo

October 25, 2008 at 4:15 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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