Congressman Courtney quotes Calvin Coolidge

Who would have thought that a Democratic congressman from Connecticut would be quoting one of the icons of conservatism, Calvin Coolidge?  But that was the case last week, when 2nd District Rep. Joe Courtney attended the unveiling of the Mohegan tribe’s plans to develop the site of the old Norwich State Hospital into a recreation complex.

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence,” said Courtney, quoted in the Jan. 18, 2017 edition of the Hartford Courant.

Courtney was talking about previous failed efforts to develop the site, but that people never gave up hope that someday the area would be rejuvenated.