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  • Connecticut's Airport Dreams Are Stuck in a Holding Pattern

    Connecticut's Airport Dreams Are Stuck in a Holding Pattern
    Connecticut's biggest airports seem to be stuck in a strange and frustrating limbo. Lots of local and state folks see them as potentially high-flying engines of economic prosperity, but they never quite achieve lift-off. Bradley International Airport...
  • If I Was A Rich Man

     Summertime, and the living is easy. You would think that I'd be happy.     Here I sit in my leafy suburb, making big bucks writing the occasional column for The Courant -- and basking in all the afterglow of having my photo in the Oldest Newspaper of...
  • Voters To Head To The Polls, With Governor's Race Too Close To Call

    Voters To Head To The Polls, With Governor's Race Too Close To Call
    Connecticut voters will decide the state's next governor, choose a new U.S. senator, and determine whether Republicans gain any of the state's five congressional seats, now all held by Democrats. The governor's race is expected to be the closest in...
  • Latest Tally: Malloy Leads Foley In Conn. By 5,644 Votes

    Latest Tally: Malloy Leads Foley In Conn. By 5,644 Votes
    Unofficial results posted on Connecticut's secretary of the state's website show Democrat Dan Malloy edging out Republican Tom Foley in the governor's race by 5,644 votes. The results were posted Friday shortly after police delivered paper copies of...
  • Malloy, DeStefano, Finch and Segarra urge Congress to repeal DOMA

    Malloy, DeStefano, Finch and Segarra urge Congress to repeal DOMA
    The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a measure to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act last week. It was a party-line vote in favor of sending a bill called The Respect for Marriage Act to the Senate and House. Ten Democrats voted for it; eight...
  • CCM Pushing For President Obama's Controversial Jobs Bill

    President Obama's jobs bill remains stalled in Congress at the moment, but the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities is calling for its passage. CCM pushed for the state's seven-member Congressional delegation, including five House and two Senate...
  • Original Gangster: New Haven man immortalizes John DeStefano in tattoo form

    Original Gangster: New Haven man immortalizes John DeStefano in tattoo form
    A public employee in one of the city's most detested departments found an unorthodox way to pay homage to his boss, and got a handful of city residents and aldermen to foot the bill. The worker, who asked not to be named because he works for the city...
  • Why you should expect a lot more from Connecticut's Occupy protesters in 2012

    Why you should expect a lot more from Connecticut's Occupy protesters in 2012
    If you think Connecticut's Occupy movement is going to wither away in the winter cold, or get co-opted by unions or lefty groups, or get sucked into Obama's re-election push, you'd better listen to what Danielle Digirolamo and other “occupiers&...
  • Malloy Making Good Start On Cities

    Urbanites hoped that because he had been mayor of what is arguably the state's most successful large city, Gov. Dannel Malloy would bring some of the Stamford mojo to the Capitol — be a friend and champion of the state's large and mid-sized cities....
  • Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene

    Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene
    At least 25 homes in East Haven were destroyed, one person has died, others are missing and more than half the state is without power after Tropical Storm Irene tore through Connecticut Sunday. East Haven mayor April Capone said that at least 25 homes in...
  • Get ready for another battle over stop-light camera legislation 'cause those New Haven dudes ain't giving up

    Get ready for another battle over stop-light camera legislation 'cause those New Haven dudes ain't giving up
    They tried in 2007 and failed. Tried again in 2009, and 2010 and 2011, and failed every time. But those determined dudes in New Haven aren’t giving up on their quest to win legislative approval for cameras at stop lights to catch law-breaking...
  • Crime & Punishment: Woman leads police on high-speed chase to avoid paying $9.15 tab

    Crime & Punishment: Woman leads police on high-speed chase to avoid paying $9.15 tab
    Cardinal Edward Egan has had time to think it over and he's not sorry about that outbreak of child sex abuse at the Archdiocese of Bridgeport. Speaking to Connecticut Magazine, Egan, who was bishop of the archdiocese from 1988 to 2000, looked back on...