| Oct 27, 2014
| 11:08 AM
On Nov. 7, Coventry will be dedicated as a Purple Heart Town. The recognition honors the service and sacrifice of the country's men and women in uniform that were wounded or killed in service. Organizers sought out Coventry residents who have received the...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 12:16 PM
A health care discussion and tour for area legislators was held Friday, Oct. 17, at Westview Health Care Center in Dayville. Westview Administrator David T. Panteleakos hosted Connecticut 2nd District U.S. Rep. Joseph Courtney; 50th District state Rep....
| Oct 30, 2014
| 8:48 AM
HARTFORD — Ever since longtime Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Shays lost in November 2008, the entire Connecticut delegation to Washington, D.C., has consisted of Democrats.
The five-member delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives has...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 5:50 AM
Below are The Courant's picks in top state races, as well as congressional and Hartford legislative races, which are marked with an asterisk and in boldface type.
For the full editorials explaining our choices, please go to courant.com/opinion....
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:27 AM
U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney won a fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday in a race against Republican opponent Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh, a New London real estate broker.
Speaking before a small crowd of supporters in Norwich about 10:15 p.m.,...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Connecticut ranked sixth in the nation in average student loan debt for 2013 graduates, according to a new report that found national debt levels are rising for students earning bachelor's degrees.
At $30,191, Connecticut's average student debt was...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Elections in the state's 2nd Congressional District, with its huge plurality of unaffiliated voters (177, 663 unaffiliated to 121,310 Democrats and 85,514 Republicans), used to be competitive. They have been less so in recent years, largely because of the...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 9:25 PM
Democratic U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty has a huge cash advantage over Mark Greenberg, her Republican challenger, newly filed campaign finance reports show.
Esty, a freshman representing Connecticut's 5th District inCongress, had $923,010 on hand as of...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 1:55 PM
On Oct. 10, Congressman Joe Courtney (D-2) joined state Rep. Susan Johnson (D-49) and local administrators at the Windham Region Community Council's offices on Main Street in Willimantic to celebrate GROW Windham's two new USDA grants intended to fund the...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Today I received a cancellation notice for my health insurance policy. This action started when all my representatives in Congress -- Democrats Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Sen. Chris Murphy and Rep. Joe Courtney all voted for socialized medicine several...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 4:40 PM
An important state law went into effect this week that requires Connecticut hospitals to give all patients critical information: whether they are being admitted to the hospital or being kept only for observation.
This new law could save Medicare...