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  • Long Hours And Sharp Elbows

     For much of his life, Dannel Malloy has been an avid fan of hockey and rugby.     Both rough-and-tumble sports are highly physical and require quick movements, sharp elbows and fast decisions. A rugby player for 22 years, Malloy finally quit when his...
  • Gun Makers Walk Fine Line At Hartford Hearing

    Gun Makers Walk Fine Line At Hartford Hearing
    They have been largely silent these past six weeks as the debate over gun control has grown nastier. But they are the elephant in the firearms room, and Monday they came together publicly for the first time anywhere since the Newtown tragedy. And for...
  • DeStefano: 'You Leave When They Want You To Stay'

    DeStefano: 'You Leave When They Want You To Stay'
    Mayor John DeStefano, an outspoken political survivor and the longest-serving leader in the city's history, smiled Tuesday as he reflected on his 10 terms leading the Elm City and seemed at peace with his decision against trying to make it to 11. "You...
  • Imaginative Mayor Made New Haven Better

    New Haven was struggling in the early 1990s. Schools were decrepit. Downtown was moribund, with litter wafting past empty storefronts. It looked like another once-bustling urban core that was dying of disinvestment, suburbanization, racism, lack of...
  • Malloy's Budget: A Fiscal High Wire

    Malloy's Budget: A Fiscal High Wire
    TOWNS SEE LOOMING SHORTFALLS By Betsy Gara Town leaders are anxiously crunching numbers as they review Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed budget. Given the size of the budget deficit, the Connecticut Council of Small Towns applauds the intent of the...
  • New Haven Can't Rest On DeStefano's Record

    When New Haven Mayor John DeStefano announced his retirement in January, I knew it was just a matter of time before school Superintendent Reginald Mayo would exit, too. The two served 20 years together in their respective influential positions, a...
  • In Praise Of The "Stickiness' Of Arts Leaders

    Things are getting pretty nostalgic lately, what with the 50th anniversary celebrations first at Goodspeed Musicals and now at Hartford Stage -- with more half-century milestones coming up next year from Waterford's Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and New...
  • New Haven's Bold Renewal Project On Track

    It still boggles the mind. In the 1950s, public officials thought it would be a good idea to demolish a large neighborhood and run an expressway from New Haven to Derby. After nearly 900 households and 350 businesses were cleared so people could get...
  • Nasty Mayoral Race Cleaning Up New Haven

    It is a testament to the excitement factor in New Haven politics that I am sitting here in Paris thinking about the Elm City's mayoral race. Parisians care about democracy. There are so many statues dedicated to liberty, equality and fraternity that you...
  • Harp's Missteps Hobble Bid For Mayoral Coronation

    Some city mayoral candidates are tripping at the starting gate, embarrassed or defeated by simple tasks. The bumbles have brought one contest to an end and made two others more intriguing. In the season's marquee race in New Haven, the Democratic front-...
  • Toni Harp Rolls In New Haven Primary, But Race Not Over

    Toni Harp Rolls In New Haven Primary, But Race Not Over
    It's no surprise that state Sen. Toni Harp ran away with the Democratic primary election for mayor in New Haven Tuesday. But her family's history of tax delinquencies leave a sour taste in the mouth. Ms. Harp was favored to win. Out of the four...