| Mar 14, 2013
| 1:25 PM
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...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 2:09 PM
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...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:17 PM
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.
| Aug 28, 2012
| 10:55 AM
Connecticut's biggest airports seem to be stuck in a strange and frustrating limbo. Lots of local and state folks see them as potentially high-flying engines of economic prosperity, but they never quite achieve lift-off.
Bradley International Airport...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 5:48 PM
Summertime, and the living is easy. You would think that I'd be happy.
Here I sit in my leafy suburb, making big bucks writing the occasional column for The Courant -- and basking in all the afterglow of having my photo in the Oldest Newspaper of...
| Nov 2, 2010
Connecticut voters will decide the state's next governor, choose a new U.S. senator, and determine whether Republicans gain any of the state's five congressional seats, now all held by Democrats.
The governor's race is expected to be the closest in...
| Nov 5, 2010
| 12:44 PM
Unofficial results posted on Connecticut's secretary of the state's website show Democrat Dan Malloy edging out Republican Tom Foley in the governor's race by 5,644 votes.
The results were posted Friday shortly after police delivered paper copies of...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 1:15 PM
NEW HAVEN — Members of the New 18, a group set on lowering the voting age in New Haven to 16, took to the Green last week to rally and raise awareness. Composed mostly of students at the Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School, the campaign is...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 12:32 PM
Tamara Hall had in her possession a video of the New Haven police stomping, kicking and punching Joseph Donaby while he was on the ground. It was an event she witnessed first-hand from the driver's seat of her car on Blake Street last month. She says it...
| Aug 11, 2010
| 3:24 AM
Appointed Sen. Michael Bennet won the Democratic nomination to a full term in Colorado Tuesday night, overcoming a fierce primary challenge at home and an outbreak of anti-establishment fever nationwide. In Connecticut, Linda McMahon easily captured the...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 8:02 AM
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a measure to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act last week. It was a party-line vote in favor of sending a bill called The Respect for Marriage Act to the Senate and House. Ten Democrats voted for it; eight...