| Aug 4, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The leader of Connecticut's largest teachers' union sees the recent education scandals in Hartford and New London as evidence that nontraditional school-reform efforts are unraveling and could collapse under their own weight. He took issue with both...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:03 PM
What's your line in the sand?
When do you finally say, "Enough," decide to sell your house, pack up your things and move your life to another state that offers more freedom and liberty?
For me and my family, the straw that broke the camel's back was...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 11:27 AM
5th Senate District
Democrat Beth Bye held on to an open seat vacated by a Democrat, defeating Republican Joseph Merritt.
The race pitted Bye, a Democratic state lawmaker, against Merritt, a Bloomfield Republican who said his decades of business...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:45 PM
A guy from Darien named Paul Streitz thinks the only way to solve the $1.1 trillion (that's right, trillion) crisis over college student debt is to get radical.
He's launched an online petition drive to force Congress to get off its collective ass and...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:44 PM
Legislators scrambled Wednesday to finish their work on the final day of the 2013 session – granting final approval for more than $2 billion in bond projects, allowing police to withhold crime-scene photographs of murder victims, and legalizing...
| Nov 9, 2012
Facing an estimated $25 million in renovations to its Greater Hartford branch in West Hartford, UConn plans to move the campus to downtown Hartford within a year, bringing along 2,100 students and 60 faculty members.
UConn President Susan Herbst...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Some 18,000 Connecticut Light and Power customers were still without power midday Tuesday, most in the Simsbury area.
About one-third of Simsbury was without electricity, as was a quarter of Avon and Farmington, and many in Granby, Canton,...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 6:11 PM
HARTFORD — Less than a week after the Newtown school massacre, state lawmakers are calling for sweeping new restrictions on guns and ammunition — while a key legislative leader says that the Bushmaster semiautomatic rifle used in last Friday's...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Students will rise to the level of expectation.
This line from Stand and Deliver, many a teacher's favorite movie, could very well describe the philosophy behind Public Act 12-40, the higher education reform law signed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy earlier...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 3:35 PM
When Kevin Witkos proposed legislation to require bicyclists to ride single file on Connecticut roads, he never expected it would land him in the middle of a firestorm.
"I got taken to the woodshed," he now says a little ruefully. "I didn't realize such...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 8:06 PM
Both chambers of the state legislature voted Wednesday night in favor of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's controversial plan to recruit the nonprofit Jackson Laboratory to Farmington with a $291 million offer to construct a new building and create 300 direct...