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  • Like Sandy Hook, scene of Fort Hood carnage to be demolished

    Like Sandy Hook, scene of Fort Hood carnage to be demolished
    Ft. Hood, the Texas base that was the site of the worst mass shooting on a military installation, shares a similar sad chapter with Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where one of the worst civilian shooting massacres took place. In both...
  • Fender Bender

    Fender Bender
    I saw Tom Foley’s little ad on New York television inviting New Yorkers to move to Connecticut because of progressive Bill DeBlasio’s victory for mayor ending with “I’m Tom Foley and I approve this message."  We’re going to...
  • The Line Forms On The Right

    The Line Forms On The Right
    OK, let me get this straight. The OTHER Republican candidates for governor are Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and State Senate Republican leader John McKinney with the very strong possibility of Sen. Toni Boucher, Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti and tea party...
  • Facts? Thinking It's True Sets Foley Free

    Today in this space, we're introducing a new Tom Foley-inspired game called "I Think It's True But It Might Not Be." As many of you know, Tom Foley, not yet a candidate for governor, has been touring the state directing charges at Gov. Dannel P. Malloy,...
  • Connecticut's Hollywood Treatment: State Has Been A Backdrop And Star In Movies

    Connecticut's Hollywood Treatment: State Has Been A Backdrop And Star In Movies
    Hollywood has spent some time in Connecticut over the years. Some big box-office hits have been filmed here. Some flops have, too. But what has Connecticut looked like to movie goers? Some movies shot and set here take a jaundiced look at Connecticut....
  • Floods: Connecticut Knows The Power Of Water

     Floods: Connecticut Knows The Power Of Water
    August 1955 is hot, and wet. On the 12th and 13th, the tail end of Hurricane Connie has passed, dropping up to 8 inches of rain over much of Connecticut. And now it is hot again, this being one of the warmest months on record, thanks to a persistent...
  • Moving Female Inmates To Rural Alabama Still A Very Bad Idea

    The Federal Bureau of Prisons intends to resume its misguided transfer of 1,120 female inmates from its women's prison in Danbury to a new facility in the Alabama hinterlands and other locations. The bureau had suspended the transfers recently to answer...
  • Devastating Winds Raked State During Historic Hurricanes

    Devastating Winds Raked State During Historic Hurricanes
    In August 1635, Connecticut consisted of a tiny settlement in Wethersfield and a crude fort in Old Saybrook. This was probably a good thing. It limited the devastation when the Great Colonial Hurricane arrived. The ocean surge from this welcome-to-the-...
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

    Thumbs down on Hartford officials for failing to address a house at 94 Homestead Ave. that was gutted by fire five months ago. How long does this thing sit there, an eyesore and potential liability? Congratulations to Wesleyan University's football...
  • Bill Eppridge dies at 75; took famed photo of RFK after shooting

    Life magazine photographer Bill Eppridge was on assignment taking pictures of wild horses in the Montana mountains in 1968 when he got word that Robert F. Kennedy was running for president. "I jumped into my Jeep, drove about 20 miles down the worst...
  • PASSINGS: Mary Finch Hoyt, Antonia Bird, Francisco Mayoral, Bill Mazer

    Mary Finch Hoyt Press secretary to Rosalynn Carter Mary Finch Hoyt, 89, White House press secretary to former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, died Oct. 17 in Washington, according to Carter's spokeswoman Deanna Congileo. She had cancer, the Washington...