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CT friends and foes of Trump give inauguration mixed reviews

WASHINGTON – With a light rain falling, President Trump took the oath of office Friday and gave an inaugural address painting a dark picture of America that was panned by many Democrats but praised by his supporters. Trump promised to stand up for “forgotten” Americans and “put America first.” Continue Reading →

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Thousands from CT heading to D.C. to celebrate – and protest – inauguration

WASHINGTON — The inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump and related events may bring a record number of Connecticut residents to Washington, both to support the swearing in of the 45th president and to protest policies they expect him to implement. 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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Malloy takes oath for second term: ‘I most assuredly do’

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s second term as Connecticut’s 88th governor began Wednesday at 2:15 p.m. as Andrew McDonald, the state Supreme Court’s first gay justice and the governor’s former legal adviser, administered the oath of office in the cavernous drill shed of the State Armory. Asked if he would swear to uphold the duties of the office, Malloy raised his right hand and replied, “I most assuredly do.” Continue Reading →

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Maynard’s unexpected return upstages an inauguration

The General Assembly opened its 2015 session Wednesday on an emotional note as the Senate welcomed the surprise return of Sen. Andrew M. Maynard, D-Stonington, who was re-elected without campaigning after sustaining a traumatic brain injury last summer. Continue Reading →

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