DGA wants to buy ads for Malloy campaign
6:12 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Federal judge dismisses Democratic Governor's Association challenge to Conn campaign finance law

A US District Court judge in New Haven dismissed a lawsuit challenging Connecticut’s election campaign law on Wednesday. The national Democratic Governor’s Association had claimed the state’s campaign law is unconstitutional.

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Vintage Radio
1:47 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

A Radio for the Great Depression

Edwin Armstrong as a major in WWI

Last month we looked at the RCA Radiola 46, a lavish high end radio that went into production in the spring of 1929, about 6 months before the October market crash that began the Great Depression. This month will be the first half of a two part article in which we will look at how radio faired in those difficult times and how RCA in particular changed its business philosophy to survive.

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Bills range from tasers to sewage
6:34 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Malloy signs 65 bills on range of topics; vetoes two

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed 65 bills on Monday, dealing with everything from birth certificates to brew pubs.

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Boughton and Lauretti team up on GOP ticket
4:38 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Boughton campaign says Lauretti has enough signatures to qualify for GOP primary

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. 

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Ash trees in region are vulnerable
12:29 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Scientists get ready to battle a tiny killer of trees: Emerald ash borer

Entomologist Claire Rutledge finds an emerald ash borer's tracks on a tree in Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden, Connecticut.
Credit Davis Dunavin

Arborists in Connecticut are getting ready for another summer battling the emerald ash borer. They're beetles that kill trees, and they’ve been spreading across the state since 2012.

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Plaintiffs receive $450K and promise of reform
6:45 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

East Haven reaches settlement in lawsuit over alleged police abuse of Latinos

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.

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Wang is charged with murdering Yale physician
6:18 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Conn Supreme Court rules the state has to pay for experts for indigent criminal defendant

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.

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David Bouchier 6/9/14
6:41 am
Mon June 9, 2014

A Vacation in the Past

The illustrated guidebooks to America’s country inns are irresistible. Every house looks unique, a veritable paradise for the discerning traveler. However, you can read all the guide books without ever grasping what it will really be like. So here, based on extensive personal research and some sleepless nights, are the essential elements of the country inn experience. If you don't get all of these, demand your money back.

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Joseph Myjack, Bill Finch Sr. among those honored
6:05 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Conn and Long Island WWII veterans honored on D-Day

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.
Credit AP Photo/Claude Paris

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.

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