| Nov 14, 2014
| 7:23 AM
News quiz time!
1. QUESTION What are "a Mickey Mouse pin, heart pendant necklace, digital picture frame and a costume hat?"
a. Items brought to the polls by Hartford registrars in lieu of actual voting lists.
b. Gifts provided to Heather Bond Somers...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 4:20 PM
The race for governor has brought Connecticut a notable distinction. Wesleyan University's Media Project reported last week that the state's contest for governor features a higher percentage of negative ads than any other contest for governor in the...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 3:23 PM
One of the must-reads of this week was an interview, on the often interesting Waterbury Observer blog, with a juror in the trial of John G. Rowland.
The juror, Bob McCormack, was a high school classmate of Rowland. He went into the trial thinking the...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 2:42 PM
OK, let's add a word to our vocabulary, shall we?
Degringolade is a French word, but it's anglicized enough so that you can use it in most Scrabble games. It means a rapid decline or deterioration.
We may be watching the degringolade...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Back in the 1930s, it was believed that sunshine along with the sea air and soothing waves of Long Island Sound could cure children with bone and glandular tuberculosis. So the state built the Seaside Sanatorium on Magonk Point in Waterford overlooking...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 3:42 PM
The landscape of Connecticut education last week was darkened by the shadow of a villainous slasher, blood dripping from his knife as he forces helpless screaming women to give up their last shreds of dignity and hope.
What's that? Oh, yes, it does...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Plagiarism has reared its pernicious head in Connecticut's gubernatorial race.
Last week, the campaign staff for Republican candidate Tom Foley posted a plan for improving Connecticut's cities. The opposing campaign quickly accused him of plagiarizing...
| Apr 24, 2011
Up to now, the Connecticut General Assembly has never approved any of the bills offered in recent years that would enable cities and towns to install cameras at red lights and collect fines by mailing tickets to violators.
But this year's bill —...
| May 15, 2011
A big question at the end of Gov. M. Jodi Rell's term was what would become of her powerful chief of staff, M. Lisa Moody, who some observers said had more of a direct hand in running the government than Rell did during their 6½ years in the famous...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 4:55 PM
Last week some Democratic office-holders including the maor of New Haven, re-launched the annual and so-far-unsuccessful legislative push to legalize red-light enforcement cameras in Connecticut.
That sparked now-familiar arguments pro (saving lives,...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 11:35 PM
The first priority is to get the electricity back on and to make sure all citizens, particularly elderly residents living alone, are safe.
But it's also time to ask what Connecticut Light & Power was doing in the days and hours before the storm when a...