| 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....
| Feb 21, 2012
| 11:04 AM
City finances have long been under pressure, but the Great Recession and steady attacks on federal and state spending have compounded local financial difficulties. The National League of Cities' annual research brief, City Fiscal Conditions, documents...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 5:51 PM
TicketNetwork announced Wednesday that the company was pulling out of a high-profile economic development program following a tumultuous three days that began when CEO Donald Vaccaro was arrested early Monday.
"TicketNetwork is regrettably withdrawing...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 10:54 AM
Anne Spurzem is apparently miffed that her alma mater, Smith College, is admitting more gays and poor girls “of color,” making it less appealing to college applicants in Westchester and Fairfield counties. In a letter to the student...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 11:00 AM
The phrase "Only in Bridgeport" is usually uttered when a mayor goes to prison or an election snafu holds statewide results in limbo. It's also the title of a local-focused web site that chronicles the good, the bad and the ugly in the Park City.
| Sep 27, 2011
| 6:03 PM
Gov. Dannel Malloy announced the agenda for his Oct. 6 "Economic Summit" yesterday. It follows his months-long Jobs Tour in which he talked to businesses, labor groups and other stakeholders across the state.
From what I can tell, neither the tour...
| May 13, 2011
| 8:16 PM
No one expects the puck to drop in downtown Allentown before the 2013 hockey season, but there's going to be a fight there a lot sooner than that.
As city officials set an aggressive pace to clear the block west of Seventh Street and north of Hamilton...
| May 18, 2011
| 8:29 PM
It was drop-the-gloves time in Allentown City Council chambers Wednesday night.
A parade of downtown merchants, their attorneys and supporters laid into city officials, saying their heavy-handed efforts to pressure them into selling their properties...
| 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'...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 6:05 AM
Name: David B. Panagore
Found at: Salute (Hartford)
Note: Mr. Panagore was the city of Hartford's chief operating officer. He was hired to be the city's director of development services by former Mayor Eddie Perez and was...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 2:18 PM
Arguing that the two-party system is corrupt, a Montgomery County businessman is pouring his own money into an independent bid for the U.S. Senate from Maryland.
Rob Sobhani, 52, who announced his candidacy this month, is the first candidate to buy...