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  • New Law To Restrict Excessive Judges' Pensions Has Holes In It - Intentionally

     New Law To Restrict Excessive Judges' Pensions Has Holes In It - Intentionally
    State legislators vowed to pass legislation to cut back an overly generous judicial retirement provision that will give $100,000-a-year lifetime pensions to two newly appointed judges after they serve less than four years on the bench. But the...
  • As Decades Pass, WWII Vets Reassess Memories

    As Decades Pass, WWII Vets Reassess Memories
    Their memories are clear, undimmed after seven decades. John Fletcher can see dead German soldiers stacked in a truck and multicolored parachutes dropping on Bastogne, Belgium, in the desperate winter of 1944-45. A scene from August 1942 plays in...
  • In Shadow Of Probe, Rowland Leaves As WTIC Talk-Show Host

     In Shadow Of Probe, Rowland Leaves As WTIC Talk-Show Host
    HARTFORD — Former Gov. John G. Rowland, identified Monday in federal court as a co-conspirator in an alleged campaign financing scheme, announced Thursday that he was leaving as WTIC-AM's afternoon talk-show host. "Today will be my last show as...
  • A Kennedy Stirs Connecticut's Politics

    State Sen. Ed Meyer, D-Guilford, will not seek a sixth term in November. He has been a brave soldier in the endless battle to protect the public's right to know what its government is doing. This is harder duty than most people think. Those invested...
  • 1977 Mass Murder In Prospect Claimed Woman, 8 Children

    1977 Mass Murder In Prospect Claimed Woman, 8 Children
    Until the Newtown shootings in December 2012, the 1977 slaying of a mother, her seven children and a young family friend was the largest mass murder in Connecticut history. In the wee hours of July 22, 1977, at about 4:15 a.m., neighbors smelled smoke...
  • A Tong War Murder At A Manchester Laundry

    A Tong War Murder At A Manchester Laundry
    Of the 55 men who were hanged by the state between 1894 and 1936, 41 were immigrants. Two were Chinese — Chin Lung and Soo Hoo Wing — convicted in 1927 of murdering a member of a rival tong. Ong Ging Hem, 36, was killed in his cousin's...
  • Unraveling Crimes, Henry Lee Transformed Art Of Forensic Science

     Unraveling Crimes, Henry Lee Transformed Art Of Forensic Science
    Long before he became an internationally known forensic scientist sought out by the likes of the Kennedys and O.J. Simpson, Henry Lee began his career in a converted bathroom at the Bethany state police barracks. Virtually a one-man operation with a...
  • Judge Pension Tweak Opens Lucrative Door To Insiders

    Judge Pension Tweak Opens Lucrative Door To Insiders
    State lawmakers were supposed to fix a law that gives two freshly appointed judges pensions of $106,000 each, plus lifetime health benefits, when they retire — in less than four years. Before they finish their first eight-year term. Instead,...
  • UConn Women's Freshmen Learning Ropes From Upperclassmen

    UConn Women's Freshmen Learning Ropes From Upperclassmen
    WEST HARTFORD — Over the course of the summer, the UConn women's basketball staff will do what it always does to help its freshmen assimilate to campus and court life. It will teach the players to work and sometimes even take them on day trips to...
  • Policía de Hamden: Mujer amenaza de bomba a la Universidad de Quinnipiac para cancelar la graduación

    Policía de Hamden: Mujer amenaza de bomba a la Universidad de Quinnipiac para cancelar la graduación
    Una mujer de Massachusetts que no quería que su familia supiera que había abandonado la escuela y que no se graduaba llamó haciendo dos amenazas de bomba a la Universidad de Quinnipiac el domingo en un esfuerzo por cancelar la ceremonia. Danielle Shea,...
  • Classic Films At Bargain Prices All Summer At Southington Drive-In

    Classic Films At Bargain Prices All Summer At Southington Drive-In
    Southington Drive-In, at 935 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, starts a new summer season of fun weekend classic film events with the most iconic summer blockbuster ever: "Jaws" on Saturday, June 7. The drive-in charges $15 per carload, $10 for Southington...