Lowell P. Weicker Jr.

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A Republican asks: What is party loyalty in the time of Trump?


The backlash experienced by a Republican councilman after endorsing Hillary Clinton illustrates why some GOP candidates might distance themselves from Donald J. Trump, but only a handful have crossed that very bright line to say the Democratic nominee would be preferable as president. Continue Reading →

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Malloy to get JFK ‘Profile in Courage’ for refugee stand

The award is a sterling silver lantern produced by Tiffany and modeled after those found on the U.S.S. Constitution

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be awarded the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for his decision to welcome a Syrian refugee family to Connecticut after the governor of Indiana opposed a plan to relocate them to his state. The same honor went to a predecessor, Lowell P. Weicker Jr., in 1992. Continue Reading →

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Connecticut’s unlikely history of casinos gets a new chapter

A craps table in the Casino of the Earth at Mohegan Sun.

Failing to slam the door on casino gambling in 1991, Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. cut the deal in 1993 that both gave the industry a foundation and firmly capped its reach in Connecticut — until now. Today, the legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee holds a public hearing on what appears to be the strongest attempt in two decades to expand casino gambling off tribal lands. Continue Reading →

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