| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:39 PM
In recent days, Gov. Dannel Malloy and U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy have endorsed state Sen. Toni Harp for mayor of New Haven. This is fairly unusual, but maybe it makes up for the fact that Harp did not initially endorse herself.
No. She originally...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:07 AM
What demographers call the "silver tsunami" began in 2011, when 10,000 members a day of the huge baby boom generation began to retire. That will continue until 2030, and will shape our state, since nearly one-third of Connecticut's population is made up...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 1:40 PM
The marijuana landscape, both in Connecticut and across the nation, is changing kind of fast these days:
- A state legislative committee last week put its final stamp of approval on proposed regulations for Connecticut's new medical marijuana system....
| Sep 6, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Four Republicans who have their eye on the 2014 race for governor are making their way to the starting gate. The next four months may narrow the field for the contenders who rely on taxpayer funds to finance of their campaigns.
State Sen. Toni Boucher...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:43 PM
You can buy a T-shirt in London that says "Mind The Gap," the popular message of caution to London Underground riders. In Connecticut we need to produce a T-shirt that says "Close the Gap," a message of hope to Farmington Canal Heritage Greenway bicycle...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Connecticut is betting big that natural gas will give us a cheaper and cleaner energy future than fuels like oil and coal. The problem with that wager could turn on how we're going to handle fracking and the hundreds of millions of gallons of toxic...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:45 AM
If you've been convicted of a federal crime, it's almost impossible to get a pardon. Doesn't matter if you've served your time and turned your life around, or that the crime happened decades ago — your chances of getting pardoned remain virtually...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 12:10 PM
The twists and turns involved with some public employees' pensions are seldom illustrated better than by the case of Marilyn Cruz-Aponte — a longtime Democratic activist in New Britain who retired years ago from that city's work force and now serves...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Two East Haven cops are right now on trial for alleged racial profiling and police brutality. The timing probably couldn't be better.
Connecticut is this week rolling out a new reporting system designed to keep track of who police are stopping for...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:15 AM
The fact that a small minority of Tea Party Republican conservatives in Congress have shut down the federal government isn't playing well with the American people and has lots of GOP leaders worried about their party's future.
Connecticut state Senate...
| May 19, 2013
| 6:34 PM
About 30,000 commuters in Connecticut and New York braced for a sluggish trek to work on Monday -- and for the rest of the week -- as officials continued to investigate why two trains slammed into each other in Bridgeport, Conn., on Friday evening.
| May 10, 2013
| 8:20 PM
— A new Sandy Hook Elementary School building will be built at the site of the existing school, a task force of town leaders decided Friday night.
The school, at a cost of almost $60 million, will take the place of the old building, where a mass...