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  • First Selectwoman says Fusion Paperboard's closure is 'investment' decision by owners

    The blow that struck the town of Sprague two weeks ago reads like the script of a Hollywood drama, except the events in this little town are all too real. Workers at Fusion Paperboard in the Versailles section of Sprague were told on July 23 that they...
  • 'Energized' Malloy Defends Record, Raps Foley

    'Energized' Malloy Defends Record, Raps Foley
    HARTFORD — A fired-up Gov. Dannel P. Malloy kicked off his re-election campaign Wednesday night with a passionate defense of his record and a bracing critique of his rival, Republican Tom Foley. Speaking to his fellow Democrats at the party's...
  • Female pitcher leads Philly team to Little League World Series

    After a full morning's batting practice, while her teammates were having lunch, Mo'ne Davis stood in a field at the Little League Eastern Region headquarters Saturday, calmly facing a cameraman for the Today show. It would be the second interview of the...
  • Manchester's Camp Kennedy Celebrates 50 Years

    Manchester's Camp Kennedy Celebrates 50 Years
    Every April, Bobby Phelps reminds his older brother John that he should start filling out Bobby's application to attend Manchester's Camp Kennedy, which starts in August. Bobby Phelps, who is 61, was one of the original Camp Kennedy campers in 1964....
  • John McKinney Takes Hard, Closing Shot In GOP Primary

    John P. McKinney is closing his GOP primary campaign for governor with a hard shot at front runner Tom Foley, branding him as "arrogant, ill-informed, uncaring" in a commercial that shows Foley scolding workers and a small-town first selectwoman outside a...
  • The Crowd: Giving back on a 94th birthday

    The Crowd: Giving back on a 94th birthday
    Newport Beach's Margaret Sprague, known affectionately as Peggie, celebrated her 94th birthday July 24, and rather than receive a birthday present, she gave one. In a reception area at Children's Hospital of Orange County, Peggie presented Kimberly...
  • Blame Corporations, Not Mill Workers

    Again we hear that workers are to blame for a small town, Sprague, losing its paper mill along with 140 jobs [July 31, Connecticut, "Foley Media Event Erupts In Dispute"]. Tom Foley's criticism and blame follows Mitt Romney's same rhetoric when Bain...
  • Foley Uncaring About Workers' Plight

    Our household has been trying to decide whether Tom Foley or John McKinney might be the better Republican choice for governor of Connecticut. Wow! Did Foley's recent campaign stop in Sprague make up our minds [July 31, Connecticut, "Foley Media Event...
  • Governor's Race Between Fear And Loathing

    Governor's Race Between Fear And Loathing
    Last week, former U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd, the epitome of a fallen angel, his once-white wings smeared with oligarchic slime and movie popcorn grease, stepped forward to endorse Gov. Dan Malloy. In an interview with The Courant's Chris Keating, Dodd said...
  • Kathleen Kane's credibility is on the line

    Kathleen Kane's credibility is on the line
    In January 2013, Kathleen Kane charged into Harrisburg on a Nittany Lion. The former assistant district attorney from Lackawanna County became the first Democrat and woman to be elected state attorney general by vowing to examine her predecessors'...
  • Jim Shea: New York Times Feels The Need For Weed

    Weak News Note: Last Sunday, in a full page editorial, the New York Times called for the national legalization of marijuana. Here is a transcript of the meeting at which Times' editorial board and opinion writers decided to take this position. Yo, hey...