| 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...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 4:24 PM
When is a lobbyist not a lobbyist?
The answer, according to the complicated state laws that determine who's allowed to influence government officials in decision-making (which is what lobbying is, pretty much), is: When a person lobbies a public official...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 1:29 PM
As the legislature convenes just weeks after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, its focus is sure to include the issue of school security and questions over how to pay for needed upgrades.
But fewer than three years ago the state pulled the plug...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Our public bureaucrats don’t normally pay much attention to matters involving seconds. (At least, not when you’re standing in line at the DMV or waiting for your income tax refund check to arrive.)
There is one area, however, where state...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 4:11 PM
The foundation charged with distributing more than $11 million donated after the Sandy Hook massacre is bringing in a former federal judge to help decide how that money will be allocated, two sources familiar with the selection said Thursday.
| Nov 8, 2011
| 9:02 PM
Democrats swept to victories Tuesday in Waterbury, New Britain, Middletown and Milford as well-organized candidates pounded away on local issues and got their voters to the polls in the state’s big cities.
In Middletown, Democrat Dan Drew...
| Apr 23, 2011
In 1786, citizens gathered in New London to watch the public hanging for homicide of Hannah Occuish, a 12-year-old girl of mixed race. She might have been the youngest person in the United States ever to meet such a fate.
In 1905, 73-year-old Gershom...