In the church hall where Tim Hollister’s friends gathered after his teenage son, Reid, was killed in a car crash in 2006, Hollister greeted friends once again Monday night, this time to mark the launch of a new book on teen driving, “Not So Fast.” The paperback is the byproduct of a nationally recognized blog […]
Bridgeport – Republican Tom Foley was full of surprises Tuesday as he took the first formal steps in his 2014 bid for governor in the Democratic city where the last votes were counted in his tantalizingly close loss to Democrat Dannel P. Malloy in 2010. Foley, 61, a Greenwich businessman who underwrote most of his […]
Time is running out for thousands of uninsured Connecticut residents who must decide whether to comply with a federal mandate to buy health insurance starting Jan. 1, 2014 or pay a penalty instead. “We are undertaking a paradigm shift in how we think about health insurance,” said Dan M. Smolnik, a tax attorney from Brookfield. […]
Purchase, N.Y. – Frank Farricker perches on a stool in the Cobble Stone, a favorite pub not far from his home across the state line in Greenwich, and suggests a lead for this story. “I would like your story to be: ‘I was sitting at the bar with the chairman of the Connecticut Lottery when we […]
Washington – As President Obama prepares to sell the nation on the need for military action against Syria with a prime-time address tonight (9 p.m. in the East), Connecticut lawmakers remain skeptical of the plan and at least one has embraced an alternative by Russia that would avoid the need for a U.S. airstrike. The […]
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Democrats who have not been shy about faulting their predecessor Republican administration for leaving them a whopping deficit, nonetheless will help mark the unveiling of a portrait Wednesday of former Gov. M. Jodi Rell. Look for Malloy to be nice. He is engaged in the early […]
Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield, the only top-tier GOP contender who is a declared candidate for governor, employed a bit of genteel criticism Tuesday as he used Tom Foley’s decision to create an exploratory committee in a fundraising appeal. McKinney described Foley, the GOP nominee in 2010, as absent from the political arena in […]
Gregory Gray, the new president of the state’s largest college system, has 23 goals. The president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education — which oversees the state’s dozen community colleges, four universities and online college — on Tuesday informed regents that he has compiled a list of the items he intends to accomplish this year.
New Haven — Kermit Carolina, an educator running for mayor, gave Gov. Dannel P. Malloy a vivid lesson Tuesday on the downside of endorsing a candidate in a Democratic primary. As reporters and photographers watched, Carolina confronted the Democratic governor outside a polling place, admonishing him for his decision to endorse and campaign for state […]
Should a university that is more selective in who it enrolls be ranked higher than a university that accepts everyone who applies? If faculty members are paid more, should they be ranked higher? And what if a university’s reputation is more highly regarded than another’s? Should the more popular university be ranked higher?
Washington – Connecticut’s congressional delegation, skeptical about President Obama’s planned military strike against Syria, welcomed the president’s willingness to give last-minute diplomacy a chance. In a 16-minute prime time address Tuesday night, Obama was firm in his determination to end Syrian President Bashar Assad’s capability to use chemical weapons. “If we fail to act, the […]