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October 29, 2014

5th District Notebook: Esty Defends Opposition To Death Penalty

by Matt DeRienzo | October 29, 2014 10:03am

Matt DeRienzo photo Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty offered a passionate defense of her opposition to the death penalty Tuesday night, a week before voters will decide whether to re-elect her to a second term representing Connecticut’s 5th District.

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October 27, 2014

Top Priority For Esty, Greenberg? Gun Control, Term Limits

by Matt DeRienzo | October 27, 2014 1:26pm

Matt DeRienzo photo CHESHIRE — As one might expect, 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty and Mark Greenberg, her Republican challenger, talk a lot about creating jobs and fixing the economy. But they each had a different answer when Cheshire High School students asked them Monday what their single most important issue would be if they are elected on Nov. 4.

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October 20, 2014

Greenberg Uses Old Cheshire Budget Hearing Video To Hit Esty On Taxes

by Matt DeRienzo | October 20, 2014 7:19am

Mark Greenberg unveiled a new TV commercial Monday morning that uses old video from a budget hearing in Cheshire to attack 5th District Congreswoman Elizabeth Esty for what he says is a “pattern” of supporting higher taxes.

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October 10, 2014

NRA Downgrades Greenberg From ‘A’ to ‘F’ Following Comments During Debate With Esty

by Matt DeRienzo | October 10, 2014 7:42pm

matt derienzo photo CHESHIRE — Republican congressional candidate Mark Greenberg said Friday that the mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 led him to his change his position on gun control.

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November 9, 2012

Update: No Recount In 13th Senate District

by Hugh McQuaid | November 9, 2012 3:13pm

When amended vote returns were counted in Meriden and Cheshire Friday, the 13th senatorial district race was no longer close enough to force a recount, leaving Democrat Dante Bartolomeo the winner in a tight race over Meriden Republican Len Suzio.

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November 7, 2012

Lawmaker: Powerful Special Interests Played Role in Defeat; Opponent Says She Won on Shoe-Leather

by Christine Stuart | November 7, 2012 4:17pm

State Rep. Vickie Nardello of Prospect, who lost her re-election bid, said Wednesday that she had a big target on her back from both the Republican Party and special interest groups.

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October 3, 2012

Bond Commission Approves ‘First Five’ Funding

by Christine Stuart | October 3, 2012 6:13pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is unapologetic about his approach to the state budget or his controversial economic development program, which critics are calling “corporate welfare.”

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June 20, 2012

Republican Lawmakers Call For Tax Incentive Transparency

by Christine Stuart | June 20, 2012 5:30am

While New Haven leaders cheered a pharmaceutical company’s return to the city Tuesday, two suburban Republican lawmakers weren’t sold on the idea and prodded Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration for more information.

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June 19, 2012

Alexion Flees Cheshire For New Haven

by Thomas MacMillan | June 19, 2012 12:47pm

History went into reverse Tuesday, as a major employer crossed municipal limits on I-91—but this time it moved from the suburbs into the city.

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February 28, 2012

A View of Malloy’s Education Proposal From The Classroom

by Natalie Missakian | February 28, 2012 6:29am

Amy Farrior, a first-grade teacher in Marlborough, was excited at first when she heard Gov. Dannel P. Malloy calling 2012 the year for education reform.  But then she heard the governor’s remarks on tenure, and how he suggests teachers can earn it. “Basically the only thing you have to do is show up,” he said.

Farrior says she was shocked.

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