| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:25 AM
By some estimates, there are more than 60,000 unregistered all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes in Connecticut. There are also very few places where you can legally ride them.
The result is a long-running guerrilla campaign of "rogue" riders taking to...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:31 PM
The gun industry does get into a snit on those rare occasions when it doesn't get its way.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation, which represents gun and ammunition manufacturers, issued a letter this week to members of the state's Congressional...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:19 PM
WINDSOR — When a small tornado tore through OJ Thrall's tobacco fields in Windsor on Monday afternoon, the fragile leaves were within a week of being harvested.
Shade nets were torn away from nearly 20 percent of the crop — about 40 acres'...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Connecticut gun owners are angry as hell at Gov. Dannel Malloy. Connecticut's gun industry is pissed at him too. So are pro-gun lobbies like the NRA and the Newtown-based National Shooting Sports Foundation.
Those gun groups appear certain to pump big...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:39 PM
In recent days, Gov. Dannel Malloy and U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy have endorsed state Sen. Toni Harp for mayor of New Haven. This is fairly unusual, but maybe it makes up for the fact that Harp did not initially endorse herself.
No. She originally...
| Jun 28, 2013
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state Department of Transportation Commissioner Jim Redeker have embarked on an 18-month planning process for the state’s transportation network. Along with road and rail, should that network include more bike and...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:07 AM
What demographers call the "silver tsunami" began in 2011, when 10,000 members a day of the huge baby boom generation began to retire. That will continue until 2030, and will shape our state, since nearly one-third of Connecticut's population is made up...
| Jun 21, 2013
On July 1, the state’s gross receipts tax on petroleum products, which is based on a percentage of the wholesale price of gas, is slated to rise from 7.53 percent to 8.81 percent, an increase that could generate about $60 million for the state. It...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 1:40 PM
The marijuana landscape, both in Connecticut and across the nation, is changing kind of fast these days:
- A state legislative committee last week put its final stamp of approval on proposed regulations for Connecticut's new medical marijuana system....
| Sep 8, 2013
Normally, The Weak tries to avoid anything that has to do with state or local budgets because they generally involve leaps of logic, magical thinking, and computations in which the numbers add up to whatever the people doing the figuring want them to....
| Jun 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
On Monday the state’s gross receipts tax is scheduled to go up, which will cost motorists almost 4 cents more a gallon at the pump; the tax on diesel fuel also goes up. The increase was approved by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. M. Jodi...