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  • Blumenthal Calls Vietnam Serviced Comments Misplaced Words

    Blumenthal Calls Vietnam Serviced Comments Misplaced Words
    Democratic Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday conceded he had "misspoken" in claiming repeatedly that he served in Vietnam, dismissing the furor as a matter of "a few misplaced words." At a news conference backed by veterans, the popular...
  • Some Veterans Standing By Blumenthal

    The commander of Connecticut's Veterans of Foreign Wars called Attorney General Richard Blumenthal's claims to have served in Vietnam "outrageous." But most rank-and-file veterans across the state said Tuesday that they are standing behind a politician...
  • Ex-WWE Exec Wins GOP Primary For Conn. Senate Seat

    Ex-WWE Exec Wins GOP Primary For Conn. Senate Seat
    Appointed Sen. Michael Bennet won the Democratic nomination to a full term in Colorado Tuesday night, overcoming a fierce primary challenge at home and an outbreak of anti-establishment fever nationwide. In Connecticut, Linda McMahon easily captured the...
  • Former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons

    Former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons
    The Courant asked several key political figures how Sept. 11 unfolded for them. Below is an edited transcript of a recollection by former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, as told to Staff Writer Daniela Altimari. I had just completed a speech to a group of...
  • Experience Gives Shays Edge In GOP Senate Primary

    Experience Gives Shays Edge In GOP Senate Primary
    Voters have been treated to a clash of titans in the U.S. Senate primary race — Connecticut's last U.S. House Republican vs. an enormously successful businesswoman with a compelling life story. The Courant endorses Christopher Shays in the Aug....
  • Connecticut's Top Billionaire Making Headlines of the Wrong Sort

    Of course, it's always nice when one of Connecticut's billionaires is getting lots of national attention, and in this case it's our richest resident: Stephen A. Cohen. Cohen is a denizen of Greenwich and founder of SAC Capital Advisors, one of the...
  • New London Board Votes Against Giving Contract To Carter

    New London Board Votes Against Giving Contract To Carter
    NEW LONDON — The board of education Thursday night voted 6-0 against entering into a contract with Terrence Carter, whom it had previously named the district's new superintendent. Carter, a highly touted Chicago school administrator, was selected...
  • Terrence Carter's Ph.D. Award Date Arrives, But Doctorate Doesn't

    Terrence Carter's Ph.D. Award Date Arrives, But Doctorate Doesn't
    Embattled New London school superintendent candidate Terrence P. Carter had been scheduled to receive his Ph.D. in education Monday from Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass. — but that didn't happen. "I can confirm that Terrence Carter does not...
  • Lieutenant Governor Race Remains Too Close To Call

    Lieutenant Governor Race Remains Too Close To Call
    The race to become the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor remained too close to call early Wednesday, with former Groton Mayor Heather Somers and state Rep. Penny Bacchiochi awaiting official results from a handful of towns. Early results...