| Aug 25, 2012
| 8:20 PM
William Tucker of Hampton beams with pride when he talks about meeting President Barack Obama last month when the president made a campaign stop in Hampton.
Tucker, 83, a veteran of three wars who has also been the head of the state longshoremen's union,...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 9:25 AM
Most states are lucky to have one theater that's won the Tony Award for Best Regional Theater. Connecticut has five, and two of them are in New Haven.
The Yale Repertory Theatre [1120 Chapel St., New Haven; (203) 432-1234, yalerep.org], right downtown on...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 6:28 PM
When sitting down with the Courant, Julie Paolino, 49, identified herself as a physical therapist who, in addition assisting patients, also oversees and supports nine physical therapy clinics. An employee surveyed this year by WorkplaceDynamics...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 10:52 AM
A closer look at last week's University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant Poll on our state's heated U.S. Senate race raises some interesting questions about who was actually answering the poll questions.
Like, where the hell were all the independent...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 8:01 AM
Is it possible for Republican Senate candidate Tom Smith to be trailing incumbent Democrat Bob Casey by just six points while Mitt Romney is down by 12 against Barack Obama in Pennsylvania?
That's what the latest Quinnipiac University survey of likely...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 9:35 AM
Quinnipiac University's Theater for Community presents a student performance of the Naomi Wallace's The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek this week. The play is about teenagers in the Great Depression and a dare that puts 15-year-old Dalton Chance in a race over...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:33 PM
A proposal to expand equal-pay protections for women, long championed by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, was thrust into the national political spotlight Wednesday in a Democratic effort to court female voters — a crucial demographic in this year's...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 10:26 AM
Rick Santorum is the favorite Republican presidential candidate in Pennsylvania, but all of the GOP contenders trail President Barack Obama in the important battleground state.
Santorum overwhelmingly leads the remaining primary field with 43 percent...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 6:08 AM
A new poll released Wednesday indicates Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorumis leading by a wide margin in his home state of Pennsylvania.
The former two-term senator from the Keystone State has the backing of 36% of registered Republicans,...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 6:24 AM
On the heels of a group of establishment Republicans endorsing Mitt Romney in Harrisburg this week, Pennsylvania's former Gov. Tom Ridge declared his support for the former Massachusetts governor as well Wednesday morning.
Ridge, also the nation's...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 12:35 PM
The good news: Connecticut's "hate group" index appears to be holding fairly steady. The bad news: the number of far-right wing, anti-federal-government-conspiracy "Patriot groups" in Connecticut more than doubled last year.
That's the word from the...