Danbury, Connecticut Mayor Mark Boughton’s gubernatorial campaign said on Tuesday its collected more than the 8,190 signatures needed to get Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti on the ballot for Lieutenant Governor in the state GOP primary. The outcome of Lauretti’s petition drive will determine the lineup for the August 15th GOP gubernatorial primary.
The town of East Haven, Connecticut has reached a settlement in a civil rights lawsuit against its police department. The town will pay $450,000 to plaintiffs, and adopt heavy limits on immigration law enforcement. The settlement resolves a 2010 lawsuit. It was filed on behalf of a priest and Latino residents who alleged repeated abuses by police officers, including false arrests, illegal searches and obstruction of justice.
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the state has to pay for experts to assist an indigent defendant who is representing himself in a murder trial. The court decided the money should come from the state Public Defenders office.
An onlooker waves an American flag as World War II military vehicles are displayed on the beach of Arromanches, France, Friday, June 6, 2014, as part of D-Day commemorations. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of Normandy, northern France, on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the World War II D-Day landings.
Political leaders and veterans gathered in Normandy Friday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion there. U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut was part of the U.S. Congressional delegation. DeLauro says one of the most moving experiences was meeting U.S. veterans who were there, including Joseph Myjack of Hamden, Connecticut. On Friday, Myjack recalled his experience 70 years ago.