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  • Fairfield County's Strength Drives State's Job Recovery

    Fairfield County has been Connecticut's jobs engine for the past year, with a growth rate of 2.3 percent, nearly four times faster than the statewide pace. Connecticut employers added 2,400 jobs in July — the sixth consecutive month of job growth...
  • Frank Bensel Wins Third Connecticut Open Championship

    Frank Bensel is one of the greats in Connecticut Open history. He carded a 4-under par 66 to post a 54-hole score of 7-under 203 to win the 80th championship at Rolling Hills Country Club in Wilton. Mike Ballo Jr. (Woodway CC-Darien)  finished two...
  • Kevin Hunt: Debt Collectors Call His Cell (Repeatedly); He Sues, Gets $30,000

    Kevin Hunt: Debt Collectors Call His Cell (Repeatedly); He Sues, Gets $30,000
    It wasn't such a good idea when Diversified Consultants Inc., a debt collection agency, started calling Jamie Davis of Cambridge, Mass., two years ago asking about an account belonging to someone named Rosalee Pagan. Davis, obviously, was not Pagan....
  • Wrestler Ultimate Warrior dead at 54, WWE says

    Wrestler Ultimate Warrior dead at 54, WWE says
    The Ultimate Warrior, a former professional wrestler inducted days ago into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame, has died at age 54, the WWE announced late Tuesday. "WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the...
  • Mark Boughton: Work To Create Jobs

    Twelve years ago, when I became Danbury's mayor, I pledged to put people over politics to address the community's challenges. The results are clear: Danbury's economy grew though the statewide economy shrank, the city's unemployment rate is lower than the...
  • Look To Congestion Tolling, Transit To Unblock Highways

    Look To Congestion Tolling, Transit To Unblock Highways
    In 1999, the consultant Michael Gallis said that Connecticut was in danger of becoming an "economic cul-de-sac" because of bottlenecked transportation. Fifteen years later, this oft-repeated phrase appears prophetic. Rail service on the Metro-North line...
  • Mark Lauretti: Economic Development First

    Economic development would be an immediate priority in a Lauretti administration and would not be defined by the state giving corporations, such as the richest hedge fund in the country, $115 million to move from Westport to Stamford when their CEO made...
  • Gertrude Noone: Once The World's Oldest Living Military Veteran

    Gertrude Noone: Once The World's Oldest Living Military Veteran
    Gertrude Noone was the world's oldest living military veteran when she died in 2009 at age 110 in Milford. But it's not how long she lived, but how she lived that makes her memorable. Noone, by all accounts, marched to the beat of a different drummer...
  • 19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility

     19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility
    Tensions between Irish immigrants and anti-immigrant nativists nearly exploded into violence during newly elected Connecticut Gov. William T. Minor's May 1855 inaugural parade. A month earlier, Minor and his fellow Know-Nothing Party candidates had...
  • State Soldiers Were First To Receive Honor Now Known As The Purple Heart

    State Soldiers Were First To Receive Honor Now Known As The Purple Heart
    Three Connecticut soldiers — Daniel Bissell, Daniel Brown and Elijah Churchill — are not really household names in the state despite their feats of Revolutionary War heroism: mounting daring raids behind British lines, facing enemy fire in...
  • Mental Illness Shouldn't Be Kept In Closet

    Mental Illness Shouldn't Be Kept In Closet
    How special it is when celebrity athletes use their gifts to "win" at causes other than sports. Royce White is a collegiate-turned-professional basketball player. Like many outstanding college players, White gained national attention in high school,...