January 27, 2017
by Sarah Darer Littman | January 27, 2017 8:00am
“Boys will be boys.”
“Locker room talk.”
“His life will be ruined.”
“But I know him, he’s such a nice guy.”
We’ve all heard such excuses for sexual harassment and assault. Here’s a new one I’ve been hearing in recent days: “But he’s made so many contributions to the town.”
January 5, 2017
by Susan Bigelow | January 5, 2017 5:30pm
Well, we knew it wasn’t going to be a sunny, positive, or inspirational speech. The only thing to recommend Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s seventh State of the State address is that his budget speech, to be delivered next month, will be a lot worse.
December 7, 2016
by Christine Stuart | December 7, 2016 11:23pm
November 23, 2016
by Sarah Darer Littman | November 23, 2016 3:00pm
In his election night speech, President-elect Donald Trump claimed, “I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important to me.”
November 15, 2016
by Christine Stuart | November 15, 2016 12:19pm
Two members of the state Bond Commission voted against giving AQR Capital, the second largest hedge fund in Connecticut, $35 million in incentives to expand and create jobs, but the item received support from the other eight members.
November 14, 2016
by Christine Stuart | November 14, 2016 3:08pm
After a controversial decision earlier this year to give $22 million to the world’s largest hedge fund, Connecticut’s Bond Commission is looking to give $35 million to a Greenwich hedge fund managing $172.4 billion in assets.
October 13, 2016
by Christine Stuart | October 13, 2016 4:30am
October 7, 2016
by Terry Cowgill | October 7, 2016 4:30am
The state of Connecticut during presidential campaigns sort of mirrors our reputation nationally: we’re boring. The land of steady habits hasn’t voted Republican since Greenwich native George Herbert Walker Bush was looking to succeed his boss, Ronald Reagan, in 1988. Most recently, Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney, the former governor of neighboring Massachusetts, by a whopping 17 points in 2012.
April 8, 2016
by Sarah Darer Littman | April 8, 2016 8:00am
February 21, 2016
by Sarah Darer Littman | February 21, 2016 11:00am
Deaths from heroin and opioids increased again in Connecticut last year, and suddenly everyone’s talking about it. Press releases on the topic went out last week from five of Connecticut’s seven Congressional delegates (Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and Reps. John Larson, Rosa DeLauro, and Joe Courtney).