Kyle Constable

Kyle Constable

Kyle, the former State Capitol beat writer for The Daily Campus at the University of Connecticut, is a reporter at the Connecticut Mirror. He is an undergraduate at UConn, studying journalism, and previously worked for the Mirror as the 2016 summer reporting fellow and as an intern during the 2016 state legislative session. Email him at kconstable@ctmirror.org.

Recent Posts

Hartford rally draws 10,000: ‘Complacency is over’

Sharlene Kerelejza was awestruck when she looked out at the crowd gathering Saturday outside the north steps of the State Capitol in Hartford, a throng that Capitol police say reached 10,000. Kerelejza, the chief organizer of the Women’s March in Hartford, who had seen interest in the rally grow on Facebook in recent days, said what she saw meant one thing: “Hope.” Continue Reading →

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In Voluntown, anticipation of job growth over next four years

VOLUNTOWN — When President-elect Donald J. Trump stands in front of the U.S. Capitol at noon today to take the oath of office, Diana Kowalsky will be in front of her television. “I took [the day] off for the inauguration,” she said. “We’re going to celebrate.” This is the fifth and final in a series of visits to Connecticut towns leading up to the inauguration. Continue Reading →

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In Avon, a feeling of unease lingers as inauguration nears

AVON — For some, the anxiety is driven by the uncertainty surrounding Trump. But for others, it is the circumstances they have endured over the last eight years that drive it – and they hope Trump will bring solutions. Fourth in a series of visits to Connecticut towns leading up to the inauguration. Continue Reading →

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In Ansonia, a shift toward Trump as new symbol of hope

ANSONIA — Donald J. Trump’s message of a strong defense and economic growth resonates in the Naugatuck Valley, a region that’s never recovered from the disappearance of brass mills and other heavy industry. This is the third in a series of visits to Connecticut towns leading up to the inauguration. Continue Reading →

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In Darien, residents hope Trump will bring economic growth

DARIEN — There is a cautious optimism about the next four years in much of lower Fairfield County. Many residents are hopeful that President-elect Donald J. Trump will usher in an era of economic growth not seen over the last eight years. This is the second in a series of visits to Connecticut towns leading up to the inauguration. Continue Reading →

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In East Haven, a split on what kind of change Trump will bring

EAST HAVEN — As President-elect Donald J. Trump prepares to be sworn in Friday, a middle-aged woman who cast her first presidential for Trump is ready to celebrate him as the new Ronald Reagan. An unemployed landscaper just hopes Trump can bring him a job. This is the first in a series of reports on visits to Connecticut towns leading up to the inauguration. Continue Reading →

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Q&A: Wyman talks budget, her role in the legislative discussion

Democratic Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman may not have been elected in one of 36 districts of the Connecticut Senate, but she will effectively be the 37th state senator in the next legislative session. The Mirror sat down with Wyman to talk about her role. Continue Reading →

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GOP looking to gain CT House seats, despite presidential year

The last time Republicans won a majority in the Connecticut House, they had the assistance of a Ronald Reagan landslide and a party lever that encouraged straight ticket voting. But the GOP sees opportunity for gains this year in open Democratic seats and polls showing an electorate deeply dissatisfied with a Democratic governor and General Assembly. Continue Reading →

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Federal rail official: ‘No elevated track’ in Old Lyme; spokesman creates doubt, but later clarifies

OLD LYME — Less than an hour after a top federal rail administrator Wednesday renewed her agency’s promise not to build an aerial rail line through Old Lyme’s historic district, a spokesman for the agency backpedaled on the statement and said it could not be ruled out entirely. The spokesman later amended his comments and reaffirmed the agency’s commitment. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal, others who helped sales of EpiPen, want probe of price hikes

WASHINGTON — Like other lawmakers who are now calling for an investigation of the massive price hikes in price hikes of EpiPens, Sen. Richard Blumenthal backed legislation that encouraged schools to stock the auto injector that delivers a drug that counters the effects of a fatal allergic reaction. Continue Reading →

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