| Mar 17, 2014
| 1:51 PM
Spring training is a time for renewed beginnings, preparing for a season of endless possibilities, all in a relaxed atmosphere.
When Jonny Venters took the mound for a game last spring against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, a week before opening day,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:22 PM
It was the Doonesbury character Mark Slackmeyer, speaking on the radio about Watergate conspirator John Mitchell, who said that all known facts made Mitchell look guilty. And then he added, "Guilty, guilty, guilty!"
It's fun to say.
So let's see who...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 12:12 PM
It’s great to be pulling the Eddie Perez picture file again. When I draw a caricature of somebody, the first one is usually the least interesting. It’s only after awhile and many more drawings that the likeness comes alive. It’s like the...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Poor unlucky Hartford.
Three years ago, Connecticut's capital city had to endure the indignity of seeing its mayor — its first "strong" mayor with greater power granted by a new charter — put on trial for corruption.
It wasn't exactly...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Evan S. Dobelle, the former Trinity College president who made the school a national model among urban colleges, has been fired for unspecified reasons as president of the University of Hawaii.
The university's board of regents voted to fire...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Mayor Pedro Segarra said Wednesday that although he was at first "extremely angry" about the actions of Jared Kupiec, his former chief of staff, he won't let Kupiec's arrest sway the public's trust in city hall, something he's worked to rebuild.
| Jun 18, 2013
| 8:36 PM
The school board Tuesday night rejected Superintendent Christina Kishimoto's request for a two-year contract extension that would have kept her in charge of Hartford's education reform efforts through mid-2016.
Mayor Pedro Segarra said that he was "very...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Saundra Kee Borges, who was named the city's chief operating officer in March pending city council approval, withdrew from consideration for the job Monday.
The council had been scheduled to vote on Kee Borges' appointment Monday night. Council...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 12:05 PM
The nine city council members sworn in at the start of 2012 spent their first year largely in step with Mayor Pedro Segarra.
The council approved numerous proposals set forth by the mayor, and both sides communicated regularly on major issues, from...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Councilman Kenneth Kennedy on Monday introduced a proposal that would ban the use of all city purchasing cards or credit cards used by city employees for travel, dining and other expenses.
Kennedy said he made the proposal after reviewing some...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's nomination of a charter school executive to the state Board of Education has met with a brushfire of opposition from a teachers union.
Earlier this month, Malloy nominated Andrea Comer, 47, chief operating officer for the...