July 26, 2015
by Christine Stuart | July 26, 2015 11:22pm
Believe it or not, we have just completed our 10th year in business at CTNewsJunkie. The site was launched in May 2005 and in many ways we still feel like we are just getting started.
Ten years is no small feat as we are not foundation supported, and we are very happy to have made it this far. As such, it is time to switch gears and offer some added value for the readers who support us financially. We are calling it the Capitol Gains Club . . .
July 28, 2015
by Christine Stuart | July 28, 2015 1:02pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continues to support a constitutional “lock box” for transportation funding, but was unclear Tuesday if he will call lawmakers back into a special session this fall to approve it.
July 27, 2015
by Doug Hardy | July 27, 2015 11:59pm
Our story is really rare.
The news industry is in a terrible state of disruption and has been since the arrival of the Internet. For CTNewsJunkie to still be here after 10 years is very much an anomaly. Thousands of news websites and blogs have come and gone — too many to count. It’s not hard to figure out why.
Traditional news revenue mechanisms did not convert to the web very well.
by Madeline Stocker | July 27, 2015 11:19pm
Greenwich native Luke Bronin may have won the Hartford Democratic Town Committee’s endorsement 49-0 on Monday, but Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra managed to take the spotlight when he rejected his own nomination and quickly walked out of the auditorium.
by Christine Stuart | July 27, 2015 4:00pm
by Christine Stuart | July 27, 2015 2:52pm
Two years after Glastonbury residents fended off a proposal to build a state police shooting range in their town, two other communities are working to make sure it doesn’t come to theirs.
by Madeline Stocker | July 27, 2015 11:59am
After the New York Wage board unanimously approved a $15 dollar minimum wage for fast-food workers in that state, advocates throughout Connecticut are hoping it gives them a little more momentum here.
Tags: wages, New York, Fight for $15, Connecticut, Peter Tercyak, Ed Gomes, Lori Pelletier, Marti Murphy, fast-food, dh
by Jordan Fenster | July 27, 2015 5:30am
Manufacturing, and the need to maintain and develop Connecticut’s manufacturing base, remains a primary focus for Connecticut’s congressional delegation even as industry analysts show a shifting manufacturing landscape in the state.
July 24, 2015
by Christine Stuart | July 24, 2015 2:21pm
by Jason Courtmanche | July 24, 2015 1:29pm
If you’ve been reading about Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, you have surely heard several disturbing things about the 72-year old Atticus Finch. He’s attended a Klan rally, he possesses racist literature, and he’s a segregationist. I’d also point out that Atticus has crippling arthritis that makes him unable to perform simple tasks like buttoning his shirt or handling kitchen utensils. Throughout the novel he frequently asks Jean Louise to drive him places because he can no longer manage the steering wheel of a car. This is not an insignificant detail nor a digression on my part.