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  • This Ain't Lionel — Time To Fix The Bridge

    This Ain't Lionel — Time To Fix The Bridge
    If we were living in the model train set of some giant kid, the Norwalk River railroad bridge would be one of his favorite pieces. It's 562 feet long, and 202 feet of that can "swing" or pivot on an axis to let boats come through. Of course, it's a two-...
  • Malloy Forced To Shift From Rebate To Reality

    The end of the legislative session has featured an unusual amount of gear-shifting by the state's leading policy-makers. The most notable came last week when reality forced Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to abandon his $55-a-person income tax refund under pressure...
  • Primary Gives Hartford Residents A Vote On Stadium

    Primary Gives Hartford Residents A Vote On Stadium
    Thanks to state Sen. Eric Coleman, D-Bloomfield, many Hartford voters get to participate in an August referendum on city leaders' secretly hatched plan to spend $60 million on a minor league baseball stadium. Coleman, seeking re-election as a primary...
  • Sentiment In Hartford Stadium Neighborhood: Play Ball!

    Sentiment In Hartford Stadium Neighborhood: Play Ball!
    Hartford would appear to be divided by the Rock Cats stadium plan if you follow the political winds at city hall. But along Albany Avenue and Main Street, where the ballpark would greatly affect residents of the Clay Arsenal and Upper Albany...
  • State's Denial Of Pension For Controversial Mayor 'Taco Joe' To Be Appealed In Court

     State's Denial Of Pension For Controversial Mayor 'Taco Joe' To Be Appealed In Court
    The next chapter in the saga of East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo's quest for reinstatement of his disability pension apparently will play out in court. He and his lawyer said Friday that they plan to sue the state in Superior Court to appeal the state...
  • Controversial Judge, Suspended In 2009 After Racially Charged Rant, Seeks Reappointment

     Controversial Judge, Suspended In 2009 After Racially Charged Rant, Seeks Reappointment
    Superior Court Judge E. Curtissa R. Cofield — who in recent years has served two disciplinary suspensions, one for 240 days after hurling racially charged taunts at a black state trooper during her October 2008 drunken-driving arrest — has...
  • Heavy Lobbying Keeps Red Light Cameras On Track

    Heavy Lobbying Keeps Red Light Cameras On Track
    Up to now, the Connecticut General Assembly has never approved any of the bills offered in recent years that would enable cities and towns to install cameras at red lights and collect fines by mailing tickets to violators. But this year's bill —...
  • Ousted Democratic Mayor Given State Job With No Competitive Process

     Ousted Democratic Mayor Given State Job With No Competitive Process
    Many hardworking, qualified people can't land a full-time job in this discouraging economy — despite months or years of applications and interviews — and they end up piecing together part-time jobs to make ends meet. And then there's...
  • Springer Enjoys Fenway Visit

    Springer Enjoys Fenway Visit
    BOSTON — His favorite Fenway memory is his first Fenway memory. "Mo Vaughn hit a walk-off grand slam against Seattle," George Springer said Thursday in the Houston Astros' clubhouse. Vaughn drove an 0-and-1 from Paul Spoljaric down the right...
  • A Night Ranaudo Will Never Forget

    Ranaudo was only 7 when he went with his family to his first major league game, the Yankees' home opener against the A's. Seventeen years later, after seeing Jeter for the first time in person, Ranaudo saw The Captain again. This time it was from 60 feet,...
  • Gluten-free baking questions

    Gluten-free baking questions
    Q: I have been diagnosed with celiac a while back and I am learning a lot about gluten-free. As I am reading the newspaper, to my surprise I see a gluten-free Portuguese sweet bread ("Gluten-free bread: It's all about trust," Feb. 5, 2014). I have...
  • Why Malloy Must Pay For Part Of Rock Cats Plan

    Why Malloy Must Pay For Part Of Rock Cats Plan
    For those of us who follow economic development in Connecticut, it seems odd to see the Rock Cats saga unfolding without Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The governor's apparatus kicks into gear every time a bakery considers expanding in Bozrah, and he's been...