America took a deep breath and watched Joe Biden uneventfully inaugurated outside a Capitol invaded two weeks ago by rioters.
Sunday in Hartford: Massive show of police, not protesters
Reporters outnumbered protesters. Cops outnumbered everyone. Sunday at the Connecticut Capitol was peaceful and well-documented.
UConn President Katsouleas announces free tuition program at ‘big fat Greek inauguration’
Thomas Katsouleas kicked off his inauguration ceremony Friday as UConn’s 16 president with an announcement that lower-income Connecticut undergraduates starting at the university next fall will be eligible for free tuition.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Capitol security gets new test on Wednesday
The state Capitol complex’s security system, which was activated after the 2014 session, will get its first serious test Wednesday when hundreds of visitors arrive for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s inauguration and the opening of the 2015 General Assembly session.