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Unions Struggle To Save America’s Middle Class

Posted on April 14, 2019

Commentary by Jacqueline Bennett   As America’s middle class continues to shrink, union workers are struggling to save it.   “Whether one is concerned about middle-class wages, incomes, mobility in relationship to the rich and the poor, one policy solution can help strengthen the middle class: strengthen unions.” David Madland and Alex Rowell wrote in a piece titled ‘Unions Help the Middle Class, No Matter the Measure.’   Unions, they said, increase workers’ wages and benefits, boost economic mobility for future generations, reduce runaway increases at the top, raise the share of national income going to the middle class, reduce inequality, decrease poverty and improve worker’s well-being. Nonetheless in the past few decades union membership has dwindled. The decline, they add, has been…

Mom’s Recipe Box: “Mike’s Waffles”

Posted on October 24, 2014

                          “Mike’s Waffles”   I am not a cook, but I love to make breakfast with my Father’s Day gift from my daughters; a waffle iron. For my contribution to Nana’s Recipe Box, I will show you how to make a great breakfast favorite at the Larned’s: “Mike’s Waffles.” – Mike Larned                             INGREDIENTS 1 and one third cup flour; 4 t baking powder; one half t salt; 2 t sugar; 2 eggs-separated; one half cup butter – melted; 1 and three fourths cups 2 percent milk; Comte’s New Hampshire Maple Syrup     PREPARATION Whisk together dry ingredients; separate…

CL&P Linemen Hailed as ‘Heroes of the North’ – Restore Power in Maine Hit by Ice Storm

Posted on January 14, 2014

Story by Jacqueline Bennett   Photos courtesy of Mike Larned and Scott Herman                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Seventy-six Connecticut Light & Power linemen…