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  • Plenty of outrage over East Haven racial profiling scandal, and plenty of blame for state leaders who let it happen

    Plenty of outrage over East Haven racial profiling scandal, and plenty of blame for state leaders who let it happen
    East Haven’s racial-profiling scandal produced an abundance of outrage during a Connecticut Civil Rights Coalition news conference Wednesday, but maybe not enough of it was directed at the people who ultimately made the scandal possible. Oh,...
  • Is the CRRA's Garbage-Burning Plant Contributing to Hartford's Alarmingly High Rate of Childhood Asthma?

    Is the CRRA's Garbage-Burning Plant Contributing to Hartford's Alarmingly High Rate of Childhood Asthma?
    It was once considered a brilliant, environmentally friendly solution to a disgusting and ever-growing Connecticut problem. Three decades later, the quasi-state agency created to turn our trash into energy has a reputation pockmarked by mismanagement,...
  • Are the State's Watchdog Agencies and Public Campaign Financing all Doomed?

    Are the State's Watchdog Agencies and Public Campaign Financing all Doomed?
    The machinations of a General Assembly session can be ugly even in the best of times. Old scores get settled with the flick of a budget keystroke; backroom deals are brokered or broken; and political resentments give birth to rat-like clauses buried in...
  • Donovan's Feeble TV Ad, Political Ghoulishness, and Connecticut's Ethical Blind Spots

    Donovan's Feeble TV Ad, Political Ghoulishness, and Connecticut's Ethical Blind Spots
    There he was, looking earnest and working class in his shirt sleeves, hoping to somehow salvage what has become a Titanic of a political campaign, post-iceberg. Christopher Donovan’s new TV ad has him talking about how he’s fired several...
  • Developer Gets 6 Years In Shelton Corruption Case

    A Shelton developer was sentenced Friday to six years in prison in a federal corruption case that tarnished the political reputation of popular 10-term Republican Mayor Mark Lauretti. Developer James Botti was accused of hiding large sums of cash and...
  • Senator Helped Wall Street Executive Get A Pardon In 2001

    A Washington, D.C., condominium deal between Sen. Christopher J. Dodd and a Wall Street executive whom Dodd later recommended for a presidential pardon has the state Republican Party chairman comparing the embattled senator to former Gov. John G. Rowland....
  • Foley Addresses 2 Arrests In Past

    Thomas C. Foley, the Republican gubernatorial front-runner who faces an Aug. 10 primary for his party's nomination in the November election, twice has been the subject of allegations - in 1981 and about 12 years later - that he either rammed another...
  • Pensions Paid To Guilty Officials

    Five convicted state officials who left office after pleading guilty to various crimes are cumulatively collecting nearly $100,000 a year in pensions paid by state taxpayers. That total could rise in the next few years, when former Gov. John G. Rowland...
  • Perez Resigns; Segarra Sworn In

    Perez Resigns; Segarra Sworn In
    After a week of uncertainty about when Mayor Eddie A. Perez would resign following his conviction on corruption charges, the transition occurred Friday in the span of a minute. Pledging to change the way city government is run, Pedro Ernesto Segarra, the...
  • Rell Vetoes Bill To Abolish Death Penalty

    Rejecting calls for abolition, Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell vetoed a bill Friday that would have repealed the death penalty in Connecticut. A longtime supporter of capital punishment, Rell said the ultimate penalty should be reserved for those who commit...
  • Family And Friends Remember Harry Gray His Way

    In life, Harry Gray placed a premium on efficiency, and his family has honored the trait after his death. Hundreds attended a memorial service Thursday for the former CEO of United Technologies Corp., including the current chief executive, Louis...
  • Dodd To Have Prostate Surgery, Still Running For Re-election

    When U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer after his annual physical in June, he kept the news largely private. It was a busy few weeks - Dodd was working on a bill to overhaul the health care system, shepherding...