| Jun 19, 2012
| 10:54 AM
It's a lovely word that conjures up nightmare visions of vast sums of taxpayer money squandered by political idiots or crooks. A dictionary definition calls it "a wasteful or impractical project often involving graft."
Which leads us, not...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Connecticut transportation officials are putting a lethal three-mile stretch of Route 44 (aka Burnside Avenue) in East Hartford on a radical "road diet" before it kills again.
One state Department of Transportation official calls it a "groundbreaking"...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 4:14 PM
In a victory for the state police union, a judge has refused Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's request to dismiss a lawsuit by the union regarding Malloy's layoff of 56 troopers.
The judge also said that the state's law requiring a minimum of 1,248 troopers is...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 1:04 PM
After fighting brain cancer for more than a year, state Rep. Terry Backer said Tuesday that he will run for re-election if he keeps feeling as good as he does now.
Backer, a Stratford Democrat who is among the longest-serving legislators, was looking...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 11:35 AM
East Haven’s racial-profiling scandal produced an abundance of outrage during a Connecticut Civil Rights Coalition news conference Wednesday, but maybe not enough of it was directed at the people who ultimately made the scandal possible.
| Jan 27, 2012
| 1:21 PM
Gov. Dannel Malloy's estimate of pension savings over 20 years was wrong by $3.1 billion, the legislature's nonpartisan fiscal office said Friday.
Malloy had announced that the state would save $4.8 billion over 20 years from a negotiated deal last...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 10:12 AM
I attended two events Wednesday in Hartford about arts funding in Connecticut and taken together they speak of new -- and troubling -- ways the state is attempting to deal with its cultural treasures.
The first event was an "arts forum," one of several...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:39 AM
Tim Coffey, a Stamford photographer, takes political animals and puts them in their natural habitats.
Coffee has a new exhibit of his photographs, opening on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Concourse Gallery of the State Capitol Building in Hartford. It's...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Painting of George Washington: $20 million. Two-headed calf: $2,000. Iconic industrial statue: $1.5 million. New Haven church records covering 138 years: $2,550. Documents of a disgraced governor: $500,000.
Those are just a sampling of the hundreds of...
| Feb 7, 2010
| 3:46 PM
A devastating explosion that was heard and felt for miles destroyed a power plant Sunday morning as workers purged a natural gas piping system, killing at least five and injuring many more, emergency response officers said.
Homeowners miles away said the...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 4:34 PM
While Congress went backwards a step in diversity in regards to African American senators (there are now zero), the nation elected three more women as governors: Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, Nikki Haley of South Carolina, and Susana Martinez of New......