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  • DCF Problems Merit Governor's Attention

    Brace yourself. The state's Child Fatality Review Panel will issue a report next month that reveals deadly failures at the Department of Children and Families in protecting a Danbury child who was killed at the end of September. The child's father has...
  • Autism Links In Newtown Case Unfounded

    Usually, at this time of year, I write my "Stanta" column, complete with a mug of me decked in a red Santa suit and hat — and giving good-natured, gift-giving jabs at some notable Nutmeggers. It's meant to end the year with a little merriment...
  • Police Report Fatally Taints Foley Ambition

    Republican Tom Foley has been conniving to keep a damaging secret for years. The release at any time in the past decade of a 1981 police report account of a chilling summer night on Long Island that tells a tale of an alleged assault with a motor...
  • With Year Fast Fleeting, A Happy Greeting

    Dear readers, we've come to the end of a year. It's time for my poem, delivered with cheer. I write it with gusto and plot it out happily. I swing for the bleachers, like Papi and Napoli. By bringing you joy, I couldn't be happier If I had the...
  • Republican Governor Candidates Building Their Bases

    Republican Governor Candidates Building Their Bases
    The race for the Republican nomination for governor is an odd and complex affair. The candidates are campaigning around the state seeking support from the 1,200 people they expect to be delegates at the May nominating convention at the Mohegan Sun casino....
  • An Embarrassing Sandy Hook Report

    Some high-ranking state officials continue to plunder their credibility in their quest to shut the public out of the people's business. The assault on the public's sensibilities reached a Captain Queeg-like level of madness with the release of Danbury...
  • Public Financing Race Consumes Candidates

    Connecticut's expensive public financing of election campaigns was intended to take the emphasis off money in politics. A candidate would raise a modest amount of money in small contributions of no more than $100 each and then dive into the honey pot of...
  • City Officials Get Stadium Perk — A Skybox

    City Officials Get Stadium Perk — A Skybox
    It's the luxury box. That's why Hartford city officials want to put taxpayers on the hook for $60 million to build a minor league baseball stadium. The proposed contract between the city and the Rock Cats, owned by Boston real estate developers,...
  • What We Should Have Learned From Watergate

    What We Should Have Learned From Watergate
    So this thing happened. And 40 years ago this week, the president resigned. The previous summer, I came home from college to find my father, a Goldwater Republican, glued to the Watergate hearings. "These people are evil," he said, over and over, as much...
  • Malloy Misses Chance To Lead, Set Tone

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's state of the state address Wednesday began with notes of promise. It started with a meditation on the slaughter of innocents in Newtown last month. It would have been appropriate for the governor to devote his speech only to the...
  • Heavy Lobbying Keeps Red Light Cameras On Track

    Heavy Lobbying Keeps Red Light Cameras On Track
    Up to now, the Connecticut General Assembly has never approved any of the bills offered in recent years that would enable cities and towns to install cameras at red lights and collect fines by mailing tickets to violators. But this year's bill —...