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  • New Jersey voters says U.S. not ready for President Christie

    New Jersey voters says U.S. not ready for President Christie
    New Jersey voters say the rest of the United States is not ready for a "Jersey Guy" president and neither is the Garden State, where Gov. Chris Christie's presidential appeal continues to slide, a poll released on Thursday showed. A telephone poll of 1,...
  • Connecticut's Nicknames Evidence Of Early Inventive Spirit: A Chronology

    Connecticut's Nicknames Evidence Of Early Inventive Spirit: A Chronology
    Connecticut started with an innovation, called the "Constitution State" because it formed a formal government with what some say is the first ever such charter – the Fundamental Orders – in the late 1630s. As the "Provision State," it...
  • Chris Christie interviewed by prosecutors over 2013 N.J. lane closings

    Chris Christie interviewed by prosecutors over 2013 N.J. lane closings
    U.S. prosecutors interviewed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as part of a probe into the George Washington Bridge lane closings in 2013. “Governor Christie made clear from Day One that he and his administration would fully cooperate with all...
  • Two years after Sandy Hook, schools aren't safer

    Two years after Sandy Hook, schools aren't safer
    Two years after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., it's tempting to think of the horrific incident as a remote, rare event, unlikely to ever hit home. That would be naive. There have been two gun-related incidents in my...
  • Obama tackles different agendas in BET, 'Colbert Report' interviews

    Obama tackles different agendas in BET, 'Colbert Report' interviews
    President Obama's first sit-down TV interview since the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case touched off protests around the country will air tonight on BET. Obama's interview with BET reporter Jeff Johnson is set to air in part at 5 p.m. ET...
  • Gardening: Meet winter's beautiful native holly and its beneficial butterfly

    Gardening: Meet winter's beautiful native holly and its beneficial butterfly
    Today, you meet the nice native yaupon holly and not-so-nice nandina – both red-berried beauties this time of the year. You also meet the beneficial Henry's Elfin butterfly. Information on these species comes courtesy of Helen Hamilton, author...
  • Presidential orders are constitutional

    Presidential orders are constitutional
    If an opinion expressed in a letter to the editor is correct, then not only has President Obama bypassed the Constitution with his recent executive order but so has every president since George Washington because each issued executive orders in some way...
  • Obama's inexcusable snub of our oldest ally

    In Paris on Sunday, the United States really led from behind — so far behind that President Barack Obama and other important U.S. officials stayed stateside as 40 other world leaders joined about 1.5 million Frenchmen in a stirring riposte to...
  • Vanishing Mount Vernon Inn mirrored national roadside style

    In car trips along southern highways, I've become a seasoned road warrior when it comes to motels — even motels where my fellow travelers come to the free breakfast bar in pajamas and bare feet. I witnessed that during recent holiday travels. Such...
  • Wethersfield, Newington Were Together For Years

    Wethersfield, Newington Were Together For Years
    Once upon a time, Newington and Wethersfield shared everything for a very good reason – they were the same town. Now, however, they share little but still have a lot in common. Wethersfield is among the oldest towns in Connecticut. It was...
  • House pushes through defense bill, budget deal awaits

    House pushes through defense bill, budget deal awaits
    The House on Thursday authorized $585 billion in defense spending that contains mixed news on pay and benefits for service members and funds key projects for Newport News-based Huntington Ingalls Industries. The compromise bill now heads to the Senate,...