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  • October Storm Hits Connecticut

    Nov 8 Some 18,000 Connecticut Light and Power customers were still without power midday Tuesday, most in the Simsbury area. About one-third of Simsbury was without electricity, as was a quarter of Avon and Farmington, and many in Granby, Canton,...
  • $50 Million For New Sandy Hook School, Mixed Martial Arts Pass In Legislature's Final Hours

    $50 Million For New Sandy Hook School, Mixed Martial Arts Pass In Legislature's Final Hours
    Legislators scrambled Wednesday to finish their work on the final day of the 2013 session – granting final approval for more than $2 billion in bond projects, allowing police to withhold crime-scene photographs of murder victims, and legalizing...
  • Dissing Giffords: What Was State Rep. Hovey Thinking?

    Dissing Giffords: What Was State Rep. Hovey Thinking?
    In content and syntax, state Rep. DebraLee Hovey embarrassed herself, the General Assembly and the state. Ms. Hovey, a Republican who represents Newtown and Monroe, blasted the visit to Newtown on Friday by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, a Democrat,...
  • States Provide Lucrative Subsidies For Gunmakers

    — Governments in nine states have awarded at least $49 million in subsidies in the past five years to gun and ammunition makers whose products are under scrutiny after the school shootings in Newtown. Almost 85 percent of those tax breaks or...
  • Crime & Punishment: Video of New Milford Police Officer Screaming at Pepsi Truck Driver and Calling Him "Asshole"

    Crime & Punishment: Video of New Milford Police Officer Screaming at Pepsi Truck Driver and Calling Him "Asshole"
    Gabrielle Giffords, the one-time Democratic congresswoman from Arizona who was critically injured in a shooting, privately met with families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre. Not everyone was touched by the gesture. "Gabby Gifford...
  • Legislative Task Force Leaders: No Pressure To Keep Up With N.Y. In Passing Post-Newtown Gun Restrictions

    Legislative Task Force Leaders: No Pressure To Keep Up With N.Y. In Passing Post-Newtown Gun Restrictions
    General Assembly leaders, in announcing Tuesday the formation of a task force on the Newtown massacre, said they want to pass a major legislative response by the end of February but denied feeling pressured by New York state lawmakers' having already...
  • Reaction To President Obama's Initiatives To Reduce Gun Violence

    Reaction was extensive and varied to President Barack Obama’s noontime speech Wednesday in which he proposed legislation and announced executive actions intended to reduce gun violence after the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre. Gov. Dannel P....
  • Obama's Words Resonate In State Whose Tragedy Prompted Them

    President Barack Obama's landmark proposals to reduce gun violence echoed loudly through the state whose tragedy prompted them: Connecticut citizens and political leaders reacted mostly with praise, although gun owners said that the measures would...
  • Gabrielle Giffords Meets With Newtown Residents

    Gabrielle Giffords Meets With Newtown Residents
    jenwilson@courant.com NEWTOWN -- Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, critically wounded in a 2011 shooting rampage in Arizona, met with Sandy Hook Elementary School families Friday afternoon, as a renewed campaign to tighten federal gun laws grew more...
  • Son Survived Sandy Hook Shooting; Father Speaking Out For Gun Control

    Son Survived Sandy Hook Shooting; Father Speaking Out For Gun Control
    — Bear Nikitchyuk, 8, and another student were headed to the principal's office at Sandy Hook Elementary School with attendance sheets last Friday when they heard loud noises "like banging on a door" and ran, only to be pulled into a classroom by...
  • NRA Response Comes Under Attack

    NRA Response Comes Under Attack
    The National Rifle Association's response Friday to the Newtown school massacre — a proposal to post armed police officers in every school in the country — failed to impress many in Connecticut on a day when funerals were still being held...