| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:11 PM
It's not surprising that the state economy lost $62 million owing to the partial shutdown (there's that phrase again) of Metro-North's New Haven line from Sept. 25 until last weekend because of an electrical breakdown.
The figure comes from the state...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:05 PM
I've noted that some citizens of Connecticut have expressed chagrin at the cost of governors' portraits. While I won't evaluate the aesthetic merits of Gov. M. Jodi Rell's portrait, I will say I have no qualms regarding its existence and its placement...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:30 PM
German industrial giant Siemens will close a factory with 256 employees in Brookfield, with the first layoffs coming in November. The company will continue to wind down operations through September 2016.
The plant makes diagnostic instruments for...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:11 PM
The unveiling Wednesday of former Gov. M. Jodi Rell's official portrait in the state library is a reminder that a regular protocol needs to be established for paying for this legacy going forward.
Two years ago, we were among those wondering why the...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s official portrait was unveiled this week in Memorial Hall in the State Library, raising the question of whether the state should continue to finance such memorials. The oil painting’s cost of $36,639 was paid for by the...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 1:50 PM
"Monsignor Meth," as suspended Roman Catholic priest Kevin Wallin has come to be known, admitted earlier this year to selling more than $300,000 worth of methamphetamine out of his Waterbury apartment.
Only about 23 grams (sold for $3,400) of Wallin's...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
On Monday the state’s gross receipts tax is scheduled to go up, which will cost motorists almost 4 cents more a gallon at the pump; the tax on diesel fuel also goes up. The increase was approved by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. M. Jodi...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Thirty years ago today, on June 28, 1983, a section of the I-95 highway bridge 70 feet above the Mianus River in Greenwich collapsed, killing three people and seriously injuring three more. The tangle of mangled bodies and vehicles along the peaceful...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:26 AM
Republican gubernatorial challenger Tom Foley leads incumbent Gov. Dannel P. Malloy by 43 percent to 40 percent in the latest Quinnipiac Poll released on Wednesday morning as the two rivals prepare for a rematch.
Foley, a Greenwich millionaire and...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The state House of Representatives has voted for a state budget that includes the introduction of Keno, described as electronic bingo. The budget bill would authorize 600 Keno lottery terminals in Connecticut. Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 11:52 AM
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...