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  • October Storm Hits Connecticut

    Nov 8 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,...
  • A candidate for Connecticut's U.S. Senate seat drives to Mexico for a campaign stunt

    A candidate for Connecticut's U.S. Senate seat drives to Mexico for a campaign stunt
    Ya gotta give Sylvester Salcedo credit: it’s not every Connecticut U.S. Senate candidate who’d drive 2,000 miles to stage a campaign stunt in a Mexican border town where litter problems can include severed heads. Salcedo made the trip last...
  • Deluxe: Wine and Dine

    Deluxe:  Wine and Dine
    Dine by the vines at Chamard Vineyards (115 Cow Hill Road, Clinton; 860-664-0299, chamard.com), hosting an al fresco Singer-Songwriter and Food Truck Series that pairs live tunes with good eats throughout the summer from 5:30-8:30 p.m. On July 2, it's...
  • Connecticut's Leaders in Congress have Evolved Their Views on Gay Marriage

    When the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was passed in 1996, all but one member of Connecticut's congressional delegation voted for the legislation that defines marriage as being between one man and one woman. Times have changed. Connecticut has legalized...
  • High Stakes: Toby Moffett, online poker, billions in tax revenue and liberal ideals

    High Stakes: Toby Moffett, online poker, billions in tax revenue and liberal ideals
    Once upon a time, he was one of this state’s most liberal firebrands: a devotee of Ralph Nader, a founder of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group, a post-Watergate Democratic congressman proud of his efforts to help stop funding for the Vietnam War....
  • New poll: Majority disapproves of Malloy, almost as unpopular as Florida's and Ohio's GOP govs

    New poll: Majority disapproves of Malloy, almost as unpopular as Florida's and Ohio's GOP govs
    Most eyes were fixed last week on the results of a new Public Policy Poll showing Democrat Chris Murphy beating Republicans Chris Shays and Linda McMahon in the 2012 contest for Joe Lieberman 's U.S. Senate seat. While that horse race is just getting...
  • Drug Test: A Connecticut U.S. Senate candidate focuses on the failed War on Drugs

    Drug Test: A Connecticut U.S. Senate candidate focuses on the failed War on Drugs
    Anyone who’s watched Ken Burns’ new PBS documentary on America’s disastrous experiment with Prohibition may have noticed some stinging similarities to America’s 40-year-old war on drugs. At least Silvester Salcedo hopes you have....
  • For Politicians, "Families" are the New "People"

    For Politicians, "Families" are the New "People"
    House Speaker John Boehner is a master of euphemisms. Since taking back the House, he and his party have spurned every chance to pass a jobs bill but have somehow equated taxes with unemployment by insisting, at every opportunity, that the rich are "job...
  • Big Night For Democrats; Upsets In Middletown, Milford

    Democrats swept to victories Tuesday in Waterbury, New Britain, Middletown and Milford as well-organized candidates pounded away on local issues and got their voters to the polls in the state’s big cities. In Middletown, Democrat Dan Drew...
  • Word Spread Quickly At State Capitol On Shootings

    Word Spread Quickly At State Capitol On Shootings
    HARTFORD — It was a quiet December morning at the state Capitol. State officials were working in their offices, and most of the top leaders in the building — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, incoming House Speaker J. Brendan...
  • A Town Profile

    The village of Sandy Hook is within the town of Newtown, the fifth-largest town in Connecticut at about 60 square miles. With a population of about 27,000 people, the suburban town is just east of the city of Danbury, but it also has large rural areas....