| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:53 AM
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote today to approve national park status for Hartford’s Coltsville neighborhood, including Samuel Colt’s factory and it’s iconic blue onion dome as well as surrounding buildings and the city’s...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 8:43 AM
HARTFORD — Final congressional approval came Friday for the creation of a Coltsville National Historical Park dedicated to the accomplishments of Samuel Colt and the role that his firearms and factory played in the Industrial Revolution.
| Nov 4, 2014
| 7:09 PM
State Attorney General George Jepsen, a Democrat, won re-election predictably Tuesday, easily turning aside two challengers at opposite ends of the political spectrum.
Jepsen's election to a second term extends the uninterrupted hold that Democrats...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:42 PM
The controversial decision by regulators Wednesday to approve a higher fixed customer fee for Connecticut Light & Power's customers has triggered a strong response from lawmakers and energy advocates who say they will push for legislation to cap those...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 9:39 AM
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides inconsistent treatment to veterans with depression and may be underestimating the number of vets who suffer from the condition, according to a government watchdog agency.
The VA also needs to do a...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Connecticut Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey reportedly said some Democrats, particularly freshmen, lost seats in the General Assembly because they voted yes on the 2013 gun safety reform bill. Speaker Sharkey's assessment of the political risk of...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Legislation that would allow for the creation of a Coltsville National Park passed the House of Representatives on Thursday as part of the federal defense bill.
The bill would allow for the establishment of a new unit within the National Park Service at...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 2:49 PM
We have been teased on Coltsville before, so let's not get hopes too high. But there's reason for cautious optimism.
We speak of the long-running effort to win national historic park designation for the great 19th-century industrial village in Hartford'...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:25 AM
Can you bring a llama onto an airplane if it helps relieve your anxiety? What about a monkey or even a miniature horse?
The questions are not as far-fetched as they sound and were recently in the national spotlight when a woman was booted off a US...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 5:03 PM
HARTFORD — Developer Larry Dooley's office in the renovated South Armory comes with a sweeping view of downtown towers, the state Capitol in the distance and, just west of I-91, a closeup of the cobalt blue Colt dome.
That city landmark, shaped...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:07 PM
Emails between General Motors and its ignition switch supplier appear to show that GM decided to replace the defective parts before alerting customers or regulators that they might cause dangerous wrecks.
The emails, turned up by lawyers representing...