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Stamford, CT, United States

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Recent articles by John:

Opinion: Grand New Party still looking backward in Greenwich

The Greenwich GOP suffered historic losses on Election Day, but is marching forward while clinging to issues such as election fraud. → Read More

Opinion: Wine in supermarkets a glass half-empty

Columnist John Breunig samples both sides of the debate over permitting wine to be sold in CT supermarkets. → Read More

Opinion: Why do CT cities have such bad skylines?

Columnist John Breunig ponders how the uninviting skylines of CT cities mask the state's charms. → Read More

John Breunig (opinion): Ex-Capitol police chief's silent hero

Columnist John Breunig has a conversation with former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund about what Americans saw on Jan. 6, 2021, and what they didn't. → Read More

Opinion: When readers got mean in 2022

Columnist John Breunig embraces conversations with readers that took place throughout 2022. → Read More

Opinion: Cartoons of the year for 2022

A sample of political cartoons looking back at the events of 2022. → Read More

Opinion: Hugging the Rockefeller Center tree

Columnist John Breunig revisits a childhood 'Home Alone' moment getting lost in NYC, and other memorable visits to the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree → Read More

Opinion: The secret of the Giving Fund

How the Giving Fund illustrates the joys of giving as well as receiving during the holiday season. → Read More

Jerry Zezima (opinion): The Zezima Christmas letter

Humorist Jerry Zezima looks back over the past year → Read More

Opinion: In CT, Christmas can grow on trees

Tales of Christmas trees past, from homemade stands and allergic reactions to treezillas and the eternal search of the perfect tree. → Read More

Opinion: Stumped by Eversource tree removal plan in CT

Columnist John Breunig finds logjam of opinions over controversial tree removal program when it comes to his CT street. → Read More

Opinion: Have a little Pride, Darien

Darien, CT, has a long history as an exclusive town. After making some progress toward inclusivity by hosting a Pride rally, it reverses course. → Read More

Opinion: Stamford's forgotten balloon parades of 1950s

Columnist John Breunig visits ghosts of Christmas past in search of details of Stamford's original holiday parades in mid-1950s. → Read More

John Breunig (opinion): Alec Baldwin calls CT's Colin McEnroe 'one of my favorite broadcasters on public radio'

Alec Baldwin deems Connecticut broadcaster and columnist Colin McEnroe "The Orson Welles... → Read More

Opinion: Skakel wants to retrieve recordings used in murder trial

Michael Skakel wants to retrieve recordings he made that were used against him in his murder trial. So far, the state hasn't found them. → Read More

CT telescope removal invites look back, and forward

Stamford Museum & Nature Center retires telescope after 57 years, but plans to return to space. → Read More

John Breunig (opinion): Getting back in the New York groove after COVID

A break from NYC during pandemic can invite opportunity to appreciate city’s personality... → Read More

John Breunig (opinion): SilverSource honors Kalter, Fox and Berkman

SilverSource pays posthumous tribute to three long-time advocates for older adults, Alan... → Read More

John Breunig (opinion): A good day for GOP in Greenwich, a bad one in New Canaan

As Greenwich hiring practices come under scrutiny over alleged discriminatory methods,... → Read More

John Breunig (opinion): Serena and Venus Williams are underappreciated icons

Tennis fans routinely bemoan the dearth of American male stars, but repeatedly take the... → Read More