Jake Kara

Jake is a former managing editor of The Ridgefield Press, a Hersam Acorn newspaper. He worked for the community newspaper chain as a reporter and editor for five years before joining the Mirror staff. He studied professional writing at Western Connecticut State University and is a graduate student in computer science at Harvard Extension School.

Recent Posts

State releases revamped grades for every school – and most drop

The zero-to-100 grade the state gives every public school and district each year declined for the vast majority of public schools and districts. But the state’s education commissioner said the widespread declines should be seen as part of a recalibration of the grading system. Most students scored better on standardized tests. Continue Reading →

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Clinton out-raises Trump in CT defense-industry campaign cash

WASHINGTON — Following a national trend, Connecticut’s defense workers and their bosses overwhelmingly gave to the campaign of Hillary Clinton while slighting that of Donald Trump. According to a Connecticut Mirror analysis, as of the end of August, the Clinton campaign raised more than $56,000 from individuals who work for the state’s defense industry, while the Trump campaign raised only $3,094. Continue Reading →

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CT financial industry that backed Romney shunning Trump

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney raised more than $1.5 million from people connected to Connecticut’s financial services industry, but few of those deep-pocketed donors are giving to Donald Trump. An analysis by the Connecticut Mirror shows that, as of the end of July, Trump had only raised about $11,000 from that sector. Continue Reading →

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Trump’s fundraising woes extend to Connecticut

Washington – Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has raised less than $50,000 in political cash in Connecticut, while Democratic rival Hillary Clinton pulled in $3.6 million, the latest filings with the Federal Elections Commission shows. Trump’s money deficit in the state is in line with the yawning gap with Clinton he has in fundraising across the nation Continue Reading →

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Republican primary results in Connecticut, town by town

These town by town results shown are drawn from the first use of a new electronic reporting system run by the Secretary of the State’s office to gather election returns shortly after the polls close. Results are likely to be incomplete, because participation by town election officials was voluntary. Use of the new system will be mandatory in the general election in November. Check the Democratic results

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Democratic primary results in Connecticut, town by town

These town-by-town results are drawn from the first use of a new electronic reporting system run by the Secretary of the State’s office to gather election returns shortly after the polls close. Results are likely to be incomplete, because participation by town election officials was voluntary. Use of the new system will be mandatory in the general election in November. Check the Republican results

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