| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Visions of reviving bits of Connecticut's vanished system of trolleys have been tantalizing urban planners and light-rail enthusiasts for a long time.
Streetcars are sexy. Trolleys are fun. Light-rail would help get those damned gas-guzzling,...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 3:50 PM
When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was elected four years ago, Connecticut had the worst achievement gap between poor minority students and suburban white students in the country. In addition, overall test scores were flat, and the state was consistently...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 2:25 PM
That the state's last traditional textile mill is back in business is cause for celebration.
The Warren mills in Stafford Springs made quality woolens for men's suits and coats for 160 years. Hearts were broken when the operation closed in December,...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:12 PM
HARTFORD — A day after announcing his plans to leave soon, state Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor addressed superintendents at their annual back-to-school meeting Tuesday, pointing to progress made during his watch and urging them to go forward...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:15 PM
HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that Stefan Pryor, his controversial state education commissioner, will leave by January and is "actively seeking new professional opportunities'' — a move that critics branded as an election-...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 11:17 AM
CANTON — Efforts to finance redevelopment of the old Collins Company ax factory site have so far been unsuccessful, but the group pushing the plan is pinning its hopes on finding local investors.
Members of the group gave an overview of their...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:50 AM
If you harbor the suspicion that state government could run more efficiently and less expensively, you might want to call in a no-nonsense accountant with a green eyeshade to poke around the bureaucratic labyrinth. Someone like David Walker.
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:10 PM
If we were playing word association in Hartford, "Riverfront Recapture" would almost always elicit "Joe Marfuggi."
Since 1986 Mr. Marfuggi has headed the nonprofit organization created to reconnect the city with the Connecticut River. He has done a...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Cities have been the centerpiece of Connecticut's economy for more than 150 years. All municipalities, however, contributed significantly to the state's growth.
In recent decades, businesses in the heart of every municipality fell victim to hard times...
| Jul 4, 2014
When Hartford officials announced their plan to build a stadium to bring the Rock Cats Double A baseball team to the city from New Britain, I thought it was a good idea. I believed then that Hartford government leaders had done due diligence. But as...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 4:01 AM
Tom Foley never thought he would simultaneously have one son in Harvard and two toddlers in diapers.
His life has taken multiple twists and turns that he would not have predicted, including becoming a father again later in life.
Those twists also...