‘24 Hours To Hell And Back’ Made Me Want To Hug Stone’s Throw Owners

by Eugene Driscoll | Jan 31, 2019 7:22 am

Courtesy 2019 FOX Broadcasting/Jeff Neira/FOX Despite shots of moldy strawberries and slimy chicken, a Seymour restaurant came off reasonably well during Wednesday night’s airing of “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back.”

I mean, who didn’t want to hug Stone’s Throw owners Tara and Peter Hamme by the end of the episode?

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With Few Options, Lamont Considers Taxing Groceries

by KEITH M. PHANEUF and MARK PAZNIOKAS | Jan 28, 2019 7:37 am

Gov. Ned Lamont wants to end Connecticut’s cycle of budget deficits, deliver property-tax relief and amass a fiscal bulwark against the next recession.

But to do it, he may push wary legislators to extend the sales tax for the first time to groceries, medications and other long-exempt items.

Lamont pledged during the 2018 campaign that he would not raise the income tax or empty the state’s budget reserves to close a shortfall of $1.5 billion projected for the coming fiscal year, saying neither of those measures would bring fiscal stability to a state that has struggled to balance its budget in every year but one from 2007 to 2017.

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New Podcast Later Today

by Eugene Driscoll | Jan 22, 2019 11:41 pm

Updated: it’s posted here.

Hello Valley Neighbors,

Stay tuned later today for the best podcast I’ve recorded in 10 years.

It features interviews with the Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, Derby Mayor Rich Dziekan, Derby chief of staff Andrew Baklik, and Mike Picone, owner of Twisted Vine in Derby.