Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and his Republican challenger Tom Foley put aside their talking points to attack each other's personal character during a live televised debate on Thursday night.
The debate did focus on the economy, taxes, education and jobs. But it became personal after Foley repeatedly accused Malloy of lying to Conn. voters. He went further to say Malloy is untrustworthy because he had been investigated for corruption when he was mayor of Stamford. Malloy responded by referring to a 1981 car crash that involved Foley.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is surrounded by U.S., state, and local officials to announced the Department of Transportation's funding plan for the $465 million cost for replacing the Walk Bridge in Norwalk, Conn.
The 118-year-old Walk Bridge in Norwalk, Conn., will be replaced. On Thursday, Connecticut officials announced a funding plan to replace the bridge, which is vital to the Metro-North New Haven line.
Built in 1896, the bridge has seen better days. It's now decayed and prone to failures. The four-track bridge broke down twice this past summer within a two-week period. The malfunction left Metro-North passengers stranded for hours.
New York’s health department is requesting permission from the federal government to import out-of-state marijuana for medical purposes until its in-state program can finish the regulatory process.
In July, New York became the 23rd state to authorize the use of medical marijuana for patients with diseases, including AIDS, cancer and epilepsy. The program requires the health department to write rules and license marijuana production companies. The department says that will take until 2016 to get the program underway.
Officials are set to announce that a neighborhood in Hamden, Conn., has won $1.5 million in federal money to kick start business development. The town plans to use the money to turn an abandoned school into a business space for the Newhall neighborhood.