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Editorials

Chief’s pay raise request is out of line

A recent letter to Liberty trustees from police Chief Toby Meloro seeking a 15.7 percent raise over the next three years is exorbitant and should be denied without debate. Unfortunately, trustees’ comments made to our reporter about the proposal make it appear that they are open to the ...

Be ‘prepared’ this month — and always

September is National Preparedness Month, and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is taking advantage of the opportunity to ask residents to “Prepare to protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.” The Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Ohio EMA and ReadyOhio are asking ...

Fed rules should be tightened

U.S. Federal Reserve officials wield an immense amount of influence on our economy. Last year, the Fed took unusual steps to shore up the economy and stabilize financial markets during the pandemic by cutting its short-term benchmark interest rate to zero in March 2020. Since then, it purchased ...

Explore savings of merged school administrations

For a while this year, it was looking bleak that neither Southington nor Windham school districts would be able to field seventh- and eighth-grade football teams. On the varsity level, Southington officials announced they simply do not have enough students to fill the roster on a varsity ...

Our veterans deserve help with urgency

Imagine being the bureaucrats running the federal agency in charge of ensuring the nation does right by those who were willing to fight for this country and needing to be told to. A group of 35 U.S. senators, Republican and Democrat, was concerned enough to send a letter saying just that. ...

Pandemic-fueled overdose surge can’t be ignored

Over the past 19 months, the nation has focused almost singular attention on the devastating COVID-19 pandemic that has played a part in ending more than 670,000 American lives and infected more than 42 million individuals. Yet at the same time, another public health crisis — once high atop ...