Ella Grasso

Chief Of Staff, Communications Director Leave Malloy Administration

In a blow to the administration, Governor Dannel Malloy's trusted chief of staff, his deputy chief, and communications director are all leaving.

Timothy F. Bannon, a workhorse who has held numerous positions in state government and the private sector, will be leaving by year's end. Colleen Flanagan, a well-known spokeswoman for Malloy and previously for U.S. Senator Christopher J. Dodd and the Democratic Party, will be taking a new job with the state's higher education system in the coming weeks.

A third key employee, Alvin Wilson, who was the operations director and essentially Bannon's deputy chief of staff, will be leaving along with his boss.

Malloy said that all...