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6:15 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Conn. GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley might be pulled to the right by gun rights advocate

Petitioning candidate for governor Joe Visconti, right, and volunteer Jessica Chiong, left, at the Connecticut Republican Convention, Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn.
Credit (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Now that gun rights advocate Joseph Visconti has qualified to be on the ballot for Connecticut governor in November, Republican Tom Foley may be facing some competition for voters concerned with that issue.

According to UConn political scientist Ron Schurin, Visconti now being in the race may force Foley to reach out to the right to keep gun rights voters from going to Visconti. This is something Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy might be able to exploit, Schurin said.

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Pedestrian and bike safety among goals
10:20 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Touring Stamford's downtown with an eye for safety

City planners and community advocates tour downtown Stamford on Wednesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

Stamford is the fastest developing city in Connecticut, but some are concerned its becoming too dangerous for pedestrians. Three pedestrians have been killed by cars in recent months. City planners and advocates were out on Wednesday to gather ideas on how to make the city’s streets safer.

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Neighboring houses burned
7:55 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Fire at former Remington plant highlights danger of abandoned buildings

The former Remington Arms factory was the site of a fire on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.
Credit Craig LeMoult

Two buildings at what was once the largest munitions plant in the country caught fire Tuesday in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  It’s the latest fire in a city full of vulnerable, abandoned buildings.

John Cardoba lives across the street and several houses down from the old abandoned Remington Arms factory in Bridgeport.

“You could see the fire starting from the top of the building, and then you start seeing just this black and white smoke just as far as you can see in the sky,” Cardoba said.

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Election 2014
8:30 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Conn. Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor says he's leaving

Conn. education commissioner Stefan Pryor at his legislative confirmation hearing at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn., Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut’s Education Commissioner has informed Governor Dannel Malloy that he won’t serve a second term should the governor win re-election. Commissioner Stefan Pryor was in charge of implementing the Democratic governor's education reform agenda.

Pryor came under fire from teachers and parents for overseeing that agenda. It included efforts to implement the Common Core education standards, new teacher evaluations guidelines, a program for failing schools, and other changes.

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Not a big turnout for August GOP primary
6:10 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Connecticut primary pulled just 20 percent of voters

In Connecticut's statewide Republican primary last week, just 20 percent of eligible voters in Connecticut showed up at the polls. The overall low turnout raises some questions about what could be done differently.

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