| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:53 AM
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote today to approve national park status for Hartford’s Coltsville neighborhood, including Samuel Colt’s factory and it’s iconic blue onion dome as well as surrounding buildings and the city’s...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 12:33 PM
The sausage-making was a little unorthodox, but after two decades of work, Coltsville will become a National Historic Park.
The measure was part of a $577 million defense authorization package passed by the Senate on Friday. President Obama has said...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 8:43 AM
HARTFORD — Final congressional approval came Friday for the creation of a Coltsville National Historical Park dedicated to the accomplishments of Samuel Colt and the role that his firearms and factory played in the Industrial Revolution.
| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Legislation that would allow for the creation of a Coltsville National Park passed the House of Representatives on Thursday as part of the federal defense bill.
The bill would allow for the establishment of a new unit within the National Park Service at...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 2:49 PM
We have been teased on Coltsville before, so let's not get hopes too high. But there's reason for cautious optimism.
We speak of the long-running effort to win national historic park designation for the great 19th-century industrial village in Hartford'...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 5:03 PM
HARTFORD — Developer Larry Dooley's office in the renovated South Armory comes with a sweeping view of downtown towers, the state Capitol in the distance and, just west of I-91, a closeup of the cobalt blue Colt dome.
That city landmark, shaped...
| 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
| 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,...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 11:12 AM
U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, the Democrat representing the state's 1st Congressional District, is seeking his ninth term in Congress, a career point when some members begin to lose their enthusiasm and rely on their seniority. Mr. Larson hasn't succumbed...
| 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...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 5:50 AM
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