To our readers:

The continuing controversy over state union concessions brought a significant increase in comments to our website, which we welcomed.  Regrettably, however, too many of those comments were rude, mean-spirited, misleading, and generally disruptive to our goal of promoting civic discourse.

To elevate the level of the conversation, we are making changes to our comment policy, the most significant of which is that we will screen comments before they are posted. To allow for the necessary modifications in our system, the comment function will be suspended over the July 4th weekend. In the meantime, please read the new policy. We look forward to hearing from you again July 5.


Michael Regan


The Connecticut Mirror