| Dec 8, 2014
| 12:50 PM
WASHINGTON — The massive defense authorization bill that's making its way through Congress is an early Christmas present for Connecticut's defense contractors, containing billions of dollars for submarines, helicopters and other weaponry made by...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 8:16 AM
In 1771, some years before he became the country's second president, John Adams reportedly made a visit to Stafford Springs to bathe in its refreshing and rejuvenating mineral waters. Renowned for their medicinal qualities, the springs of Stafford Springs...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Students are borrowing a lot more to go to college than their parents did. Nationwide, student debt is greater than any other household debt except mortgages.
Debt seems particularly high in Connecticut. At $30,191, Connecticut's students owe more on...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:49 PM
President Barack Obama's decision to take executive actions to protect almost 5 million people who live in fear of deportation because they are undocumented immigrants met with some enthusiasm in Connecticut among immigrants and their supporters Thursday,...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Members of Connecticut's Democratic congressional delegation expressed strong supprt for President Obama's executive order on immigration.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal:
President Obama is using his well-established legal powers to reform a sadly-broken,...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 10:12 AM
Connecticut immigration activists like Lucas Codognolla believe President Obama’s plan to push ahead with reforms on his own is a “monumental win for the immigrant rights movement,” but one that remains incomplete.
| Nov 17, 2014
| 7:31 AM
The East Putnam Fire District held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 15 to mark the official opening of the new $3.5 million fire station on Route 44. The building boasts bays to fit all of the station's equipment with additional room for expansion....
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Connecticut ranked sixth in the nation in average student loan debt for 2013 graduates, according to a new report that found national debt levels are rising for students earning bachelor's degrees.
At $30,191, Connecticut's average student debt was...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:27 AM
U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney won a fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday in a race against Republican opponent Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh, a New London real estate broker.
Speaking before a small crowd of supporters in Norwich about 10:15 p.m.,...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 5:50 AM
Below are The Courant's picks in top state races, as well as congressional and Hartford legislative races, which are marked with an asterisk and in boldface type.
For the full editorials explaining our choices, please go to courant.com/opinion....
| Oct 30, 2014
| 8:48 AM
HARTFORD — Ever since longtime Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Shays lost in November 2008, the entire Connecticut delegation to Washington, D.C., has consisted of Democrats.
The five-member delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives has...