| Jan 29, 2006
U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, R-2nd District, spoke to The Courant's editorial board on Jan. 26. The following are edited excerpts from the talk.
On congressional earmarks
Should Congress get rid of earmarks (the process by which Congress members' favorite...
| Aug 1, 2009
When U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer after his annual physical in June, he kept the news largely private.
It was a busy few weeks - Dodd was working on a bill to overhaul the health care system, shepherding...
| May 19, 2010
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...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 10:46 AM
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...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 1:13 PM
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....
| Aug 28, 2014
| 8:09 PM
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...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:46 PM
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...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:41 AM
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.