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CT mayors network, seek money and meet the Obamas in D.C.

Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst, left, was among the Connecticut mayors and town leaders in Washington, D.C, to network with their peers and rub shoulders with the President. In this photo also are  Lucia Rilling and Norwalk Mayor Harry Rillin and, at right,, Bristol Mayor Ken Cockayne.

WASHINGTON — Connecticut’s mayors made their annual pilgrimage to Washington this week, looking for money, connections and ideas. The three-day conference, cut short for many by the prospect of a historic blizzard expected to hit Washington tomorrow, is a rare chance to meet President Obama, and much of his cabinet. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal, McCain press ‘paid patriotism’ ban at sports games

A halftime tribute

WASHINGTON — Tributes to U.S. troops at New England Patriot games and other professional sporting events are wasteful “paid patriotism” costing taxpayers millions of dollars, say several U.S. senators, including Richard Blumenthal, who have pressure the Pentagon to stop the practice. Continue Reading →

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