Biography

Dan Haar is a columnist. He joined The Courant as a photographer after graduating from Wesleyan University. After nearly ending Larry Bird’s career with an errant monopod, he covered Suffield and East Hartford. On the business desk, Dan reported on the economy and jobs, manufacturing, biotech and telecom before a stint at the state Capitol. Since 2001 he has toggled between roles as a columnist and the business editor. He has won awards and rewards for all this, including the opportunity to walk across Connecticut in the summer of 2014, writing and photographing. He lives in West Hartford with a daughter in college.

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Dan Haar

Dan Haar

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Malloy's Media Image Shortchanges The Big Picture

October 30, 2014

On Jan. 8, 2013, with emotions from the Newtown shooting still raw, I was on the phone with a gun industry official when a press release from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy popped up on my screen.

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