| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:45 AM
If you've been convicted of a federal crime, it's almost impossible to get a pardon. Doesn't matter if you've served your time and turned your life around, or that the crime happened decades ago — your chances of getting pardoned remain virtually...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 12:10 PM
The twists and turns involved with some public employees' pensions are seldom illustrated better than by the case of Marilyn Cruz-Aponte — a longtime Democratic activist in New Britain who retired years ago from that city's work force and now serves...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Two East Haven cops are right now on trial for alleged racial profiling and police brutality. The timing probably couldn't be better.
Connecticut is this week rolling out a new reporting system designed to keep track of who police are stopping for...
| May 19, 2013
| 6:34 PM
About 30,000 commuters in Connecticut and New York braced for a sluggish trek to work on Monday -- and for the rest of the week -- as officials continued to investigate why two trains slammed into each other in Bridgeport, Conn., on Friday evening.
| May 10, 2013
| 8:20 PM
— A new Sandy Hook Elementary School building will be built at the site of the existing school, a task force of town leaders decided Friday night.
The school, at a cost of almost $60 million, will take the place of the old building, where a mass...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:27 AM
The state Senate and House, after short debates, voted overwhelmingly early Wednesday to approve a bill blocking public disclosure of photos of homicide victims and some other records in reaction to the Newtown school massacre.
The Senate took up the...
| 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 22, 2013
| 3:14 PM
It would be a blow to the city of Bridgeport's school system and its 21,000 students if Paul Vallas is not permitted to stay on as superintendent. Someone of Mr. Vallas' experience and gravitas is just what the doctor ordered for the city's ailing...
| Jul 23, 2013
State Senate Republican leader John McKinney declared his candidacy for governor this week. He said he’ll leave his seat to run for the Republican nomination. Greenwich businessman Tom Foley, another Republican, has long said he would run for...
| 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'...