Monthly Archives: July 2016

As Sandy Hook school opens, senators say gun legislation on hold

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, left, and U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, right, hold a press conference in Hartford's North End Friday.

Hours before the opening of a new elementary school in Newtown to replace the one where a lone gunman killed 26 people nearly four years earlier, Connecticut’s two U.S. senators said Friday action on gun control will probably not come until after the November elections. Continue Reading →

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Hillary Clinton accepts nomination, steps into history

Hillary Clinton acknowledges sustained applause as she accepts the nomination to be president. Read the story here.

PHILADELPHIA — On a night choreographed to mark the moment as an overdue breakthrough for women, Hillary Rodham Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president Thursday, opening what promises to be a bruising campaign against one of the most unconventional candidates ever to run for president, Donald J. Trump. Continue Reading →

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Amtrak favors one rail overhaul plan, Old Lyme pans another

An Amtrak Acela train bound for Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is backing an ambitious plan proposed by the Federal Railroad Administration to overhaul rail transportation in the Northeast corridor, a proposal that would cost more than $300 billion. An alternative proposal for a new line through Old Lyme and other shoreline towns drew opposition. Continue Reading →

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Obama says election a choice ‘about who we are as a people’

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton after the president's address supporting her candidacy. Read the story here.

PHILADELPHIA — Led by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic National Convention shook off shook off two nights of intra-party dissent Wednesday to deliver a relentless assault on the character and temperament of Republican Donald J. Trump and his dark view of an America in decline. Continue Reading →

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Murphy raises gun control – and his profile – at convention

Sen. Chris Murphy addresses the convention on gun control. Read the story here.

PHILADELPHIA — Sen. Chris Murphy’s impassioned, prime time speech on gun control Wednesday helped the Democratic Party showcase its commitment on the issue and helped raise a profile that has been elevated since he led a filibuster on the Senate floor to press GOP leaders to hold votes on gun legislation. Continue Reading →

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Malloy’s ’14 re-election yields new GOP campaign complaint

Timothy M. Herbst

A Republican official, Trumbull First Selectman Timothy A. Herbst, filed a complaint Wednesday with the State Elections Enforcement Commission over the Connecticut Democratic Party’s acceptance of free legal representation in defending against a previous GOP complaint. Continue Reading →

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Old State House will lose historical memorabilia — for now

The Old State House in Hartford

Connecticut’s Old State House in Hartford, recently closed to the public because of budget cuts, will soon lose the paintings, antiques and other historic memorabilia it has housed for years — for the same reason. Continue Reading →

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Kaine a hard sell to some CT delegates

Virginia Sen. Tim Caine on stage with Hillary Clinton for the announcement of his selection as her vice presidential running mate. Read the story here.

PHILADELPHIA – Hillary Clinton’s pick for vice president, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, will be officially introduced to the nation Wednesday evening, but he isn’t the first choice of some Connecticut delegates, a few of whom still have reservations. They would have preferred a more progressive candidate or a minority.
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