6:07 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

In debate, Himes & Debicella claim mantle of bipartisanship, paint each other as partisan

Republican Dan Debicella (left) and Democrat Jim Himes at a debate at the Norwalk Inn on Tuesday.
Credit Craig LeMoult

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Jim Himes of Connecticut’s Fourth District and Republican Challenger Dan Debicella debated in Norwalk Tuesday.  The candidates both bragged of their own bipartisanship, while trying to paint each other as partisan extremists.

From his first answer, Debicella sought to establish himself as the alternative to what he called incumbent politicians who put their party above country.

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blessing of the "animals"
12:58 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Patchogue church blesses stuffed animals

Pictured are Rev. Dwight Lee Wolter (left) and Bill Paauwe.
Credit Titus Kana

  Earlier this month, Catholics celebrated the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Many churches held blessings of the animals, which stems from St. Francis's own love for all Earth's creatures. Yesterday, a Long Island church held a blessing for stuffed animals.

WSHU's Charles Lane went to check it out and brought back this postcard. 

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Carter calls out NAA, CAGV & NRA
6:10 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

State Rep. for Newtown tweets that anti-gun activists "accountable for gun deaths"

A tweet by Republican State Rep. Dan Carter, whose district includes Newtown, has been criticized by the anti-gun violence activists he mentioned in it.
Credit Twitter

A comment made in a Twitter exchange Thursday by a Connecticut state representative whose district includes Newtown has advocates against gun violence asking for an apology.

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Election 2014
5:19 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

US Labor Secretary Perez Campaigns with Malloy

In Connecticut, Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy is getting help from high profile Obama administration officials for his campaign for reelection. U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez made several campaign stops with Malloy in eastern Connecticut on Friday.

The governor is a friend of the administration, Perez said, on a telephone conversation while traveling with Malloy. He said Malloy is someone who’s been able to implement initiatives important to the White House including pushing Connecticut to be the first state to pass a law raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

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Election 2014
1:09 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Foley a no show at Conn gubernatorial debate hosted by WVIT-TV

Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy and petitioning candidate Joe Visconti at the WVIT-TV debate on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2014.

The latest Connecticut gubernatorial TV debate was overshadowed by the elephant who was not in the room — Republican candidate Tom Foley. 

Foley was a no show at WVIT’s 7 p.m. debate Thursday night even though the station left a seat on the stage open for him until 6:45. Foley’s campaign spokesman said he was instead taping a segment for a Sunday talk show on a rival TV station.

That left the stage to Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy and petitioning candidate Joe Visconti.

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