| Mar 11, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Louis Goldberg, a commissioner of the state Department of Motor Vehicles in the 1990s, had an explanation for why some people dearly want low-number license plates. "People will do anything to get these things so they can get that look from a passing car,...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:41 PM
The state-government half of one of Connecticut's political power couples is departing Gov. Malloy's administration and heading back to academia, and there's a real question about what Daniel Esty is leaving in his wake.
Esty (husband of U.S. Rep....
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:08 PM
State employees are supposed to use their public e-mail addresses — the ones that end in ct.gov — to conduct public business.
But as Courant columnist Kevin Rennie reported last week, members of the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Republicans could squander a golden opportunity to reclaim the governor's office unless they present a compelling, moderate vision to the hundreds of thousands of unaffiliated voters who will decide this year's election.
Anything is possible when the...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Genetically speaking, about 70,000 people in Connecticut are living in an informational black hole that could end up killing them.
That's approximately the number of adoptees here, and a Connecticut law passed in 1975 prevents them from finding out...
| 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...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and sleep apnea are just a few of the medical ailments associated with obesity. Yet we Americans keep eating more, exercising less and getting fatter. One-third of us are obese, and another...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 3:00 PM
Here are a few items from Connecticut's annals of guns and mental illness:
—A man who once was arrested for weapon violations was reported to Berlin police in 2004 by his landlord for having allegedly said, "I am going to kill myself and take a...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Connecticut, one of the richest states per capita in the union, just can't seem to get on the plus side of the budget ledger.
It's past time that it did.
Despite a special session of the General Assembly called in December to eliminate a projected...
| 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...
| 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...