| Oct 29, 2014
| 2:51 PM
To win next week's election for governor, Republican Tom Foley will have to persuade hundreds of thousands of voters outside his own party that he is the best choice to lead blue state Connecticut.
Like other Republicans who run for office in...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 2:27 PM
Charlie Crist sought to turn the Democratic retirees at Century Village into an army of surrogates for the final days of his campaign to unseat Republican Gov. Rick Scott.
He told the crowd — almost all of whom raised their hands to indicate they'...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 3:56 AM
When Ikeoluwa Opayemi walked into Meadowside Elementary School in Milford on Friday, it signaled the end of a legal battle with the school district that had barred her entry because of fears related to Ebola.
Earlier this month, the third-grader was...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The 2014 governor's race hinged largely on which of two unpopular candidates managed to make himself less disliked than the other, each trying to get voters to overcome negative opinions, swallow hard and vote for him.
That's what the pundits and...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 2:54 PM
NORTH HAVEN — Social media lit up Thursday afternoon after famed singer and musician Taylor Swift was spotted at a local Starbucks.
Two Quinnipiac University students were among those who got to meet Swift.
Kathleen Barry, a junior studying...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Connecticut ranked sixth in the nation in average student loan debt for 2013 graduates, according to a new report that found national debt levels are rising for students earning bachelor's degrees.
At $30,191, Connecticut's average student debt was...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 2:20 AM
State Rep.-elect Aundré Bumgardner of Groton is a socially progressive politician with a strong libertarian streak. An environmentalist who was endorsed by the NRA, he supports legalized abortion, reinstating tolls at the state's borders and an earned...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 3:19 AM
MANCHESTER — To Graysha Chinea and just about every other Manchester High School student past and present, it's just another stairwell — brick walls, grey paint, exposed pipes — functional and insignificant.
But this small corner of...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 8:55 AM
A free celebration at the Hartford Public Library will launch "Hartford Through Time" ($22.95), a book published by the library's Hartford History Center. The launch party will be held Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Center, 500 Main St., Hartford....
| Oct 25, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Reports of sexual assault climbed last year on many Connecticut college campuses, an increase that college officials and experts attributed to heightened awareness and expanded educational programs that make it easier for victims to come forward.
| Oct 26, 2014
| 5:06 AM
Newington officials caused a stir recently by eliminating all remaining Halloween celebrations from elementary schools.
The justification for the decision — that Halloween parties and costume parades exclude children whose religion prohibits...