| Oct 26, 2011
| 8:29 PM
Lawmakers on Wednesday easily approved a $626 million package of incentives designed to create jobs, revive the economy and undo the state's image as hostile to business.
The votes in the House of Representatives and the Senate were nearly unanimous....
| Oct 28, 2011
New Haven underwent one of the first and most aggressive urban renewal programs in the country after World War II under Mayor Richard C. Lee. In an interview in 2002, a year before he died, Mr. Lee was asked why the program didn't achieve better results....
| Oct 27, 2011
| 1:36 PM
Florida's loss is Connecticut's gain.
The president of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce feels that way as the Connecticut state legislature has approved Jackson Laboratory's plan to create 300 jobs over the next 10 years in return for $291...
| Nov 4, 2011
Bad notes, old song in 'Janie Jones'
In "Janie Jones," the guitar-slinging pre-teen girl with the long black hair is 15-year-old Abigail Breslin, a little tougher-looking since her "Little Miss Sunshine" debut but sporting the same appealing mixture of...
| Nov 4, 2011
Punk rock dads open up
In the documentary "The Other F Word" the word implied in the title is fatherhood; the film takes a look at the seemingly contradictory transition into middle age for men who are in a working rock band and also trying to settle...
| Nov 4, 2011
'Silenced' is harrowing
A recent hit in Korea, "Silenced" ("Dogani") is based on a true story in which administrators at a school for deaf children received extremely light penalties for sexually abusing their young charges.
In the film, a teacher (Gong...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 1:10 PM
Corporate welfare in Connecticut is expensive, poorly tracked and of dubious merit, according to a new report by Good Jobs First, a think-tank dedicated to corporate accountability in state economic development.
Taxpayer subsidies, like Gov. Dan Malloy'...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 5:18 PM
With Mayor Pedro Segarra having won election in his own right and a new-look city council, we asked local leaders and observers what the city's priorities should be.
BE BOLD, DECISIVE
By RAMANI AYER
No. 1. Be a cheerleader. The capital should be a...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 7:12 AM
Connecticut hasn’t done very well at some stuff lately (think job creation or restoring storm-downed power lines), but we’ve definitely got a talent for rehabbing ex-con politicians.
First it was our felonious former governor, John G....
| Dec 11, 2012
| 11:10 AM
A new analysis by the New York Times puts the national tab at more than $80 billion a year in state and local taxpayer handouts to businesses. Those include tax breaks, low-interest loans and outright cash giveaways to encourage companies to locate in a...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 8:00 AM
The giant, dry, triangular bread products most Americans know as scones bear little resemblance to true British scones, asserts Dave Cooper, founder of Dere Street, a Danbury-based maker of English baked goods from scones to shortbreads, tea breads and...