| Nov 14, 2014
| 7:23 AM
News quiz time!
1. QUESTION What are "a Mickey Mouse pin, heart pendant necklace, digital picture frame and a costume hat?"
a. Items brought to the polls by Hartford registrars in lieu of actual voting lists.
b. Gifts provided to Heather Bond Somers...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 7:22 PM
HARTFORD — The last time a non-Democrat held the office of attorney general in Connecticut was in 1959. The current Democratic occupant, George Jepsen, was all of 5 years old back then.
In this election, Jepsen is being challenged by opponents...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 4:09 AM
EAST HAVEN — Joe Visconti has no money, few connections and little clout.
But the one-term council member from West Hartford has a strategy that he believes will propel him into the governor's office on Nov. 4.
"I'm not here to just influence...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:18 PM
GREENWICH — Senate Republican leader John McKinney had no idea that Thursday would be among the worst traffic days in Greenwich in recent years.
Traffic is often bad in lower Fairfield County, but a tragic accident that killed a Connecticut Army...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:01 PM
As governor, my focus would be on making sure state government does what it is supposed to do, only — and does it very well, and that it stops infringing upon citizens' fundamental rights.
I hear Connecticut's citizens saying loud and clear that...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:34 PM
With an "I'm in" message emailed to supporters Friday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced his candidacy for a second term after a meeting of the State Bond Commission.
Everyone, of course, has assumed Mr. Malloy would seek re-election with Lt. Gov. Nancy...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:38 PM
I told you that new electric can opener was loud! -- Paul McDonnell, Simsbury
We're gonna need a bigger litter box. -- Susan Breitman, West Hartford
George! You have a response from your personals ad! -- Calvin A. Bensch II,...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Martha Dean, you had me at "snakes and vermin."
Lee Whitnum, you had me at "whore."
No wonder gentlemen prefer blondes. They talk nasty to you!
Dean's first gubernatorial campaign appearance Tuesday was just a sword, sandal and chariot shy of a De...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 1:11 PM
I think Martha Dean's Republican gubernatorial campaign strategy will be quite simple. Get embarrassingly negative (if that's possible) attention for all the gun owners in Connecticut. If you don't think those folks are riled up now, you will when she...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:11 PM
There is madness abroad in the land. Martha Dean is running for the Republican nomination for governor. Dean is the doyenne of guns who, in January 2013, signaled her agreement with an insane theory that the Sandy Hook slaughter of 20 children and six...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 10:54 AM
Anne Spurzem is apparently miffed that her alma mater, Smith College, is admitting more gays and poor girls “of color,” making it less appealing to college applicants in Westchester and Fairfield counties. In a letter to the student...