by Sarah Darer Littman | Jan 27, 2017 9:00am
Posted to: Business | Equality | Local Politics | Opinion | Greenwich
“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.”
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by Susan Bigelow | Jan 5, 2017 6:30pm
Posted to: Analysis | The Economy | Education | Town News | Greenwich | Simsbury | West Hartford | Local Politics | Opinion
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.
Continue reading "OP-ED | The State of the State: Get Ready for Another Brutal Year" »
by Christine Stuart | Dec 8, 2016 12:23am
Posted to: Business | Startups | Election 2010 | Election 2012 | Jobs | Greenwich
Twice-defeated U.S. Senate candidate and former wrestling executive Linda McMahon was nominated Wednesday by President-elect Donald Trump to head the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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by Sarah Darer Littman | Nov 23, 2016 4:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Election 2016 | Equality | Media Matters | Opinion | Public Safety | Danbury | East Windsor | Greenwich | Wilton
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.”
Continue reading "OP-ED | Actions Speak Louder Than Words - No Time for Indifference" »
by Christine Stuart | Nov 15, 2016 1:19pm
Posted to: State Budget | State Capitol | Greenwich
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.
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by Christine Stuart | Nov 14, 2016 4:08pm
Posted to: Town News | Greenwich | Jobs | State Budget
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.
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by Christine Stuart | Oct 13, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | 4th CD | Election 2016 | Bridgeport | Darien | Fairfield | Greenwich | Stamford
It’s not easy being a Republican in Connecticut even when you’re running in a swing district known for being generous to political candidates.
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by Terry Cowgill | Oct 7, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Campaign Finance | Election 2016 | Greenwich | New Preston | Warren
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.
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by Sarah Darer Littman | Apr 8, 2016 9:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2016 | Equality | Ethics | Opinion | Greenwich
by Sarah Darer Littman | Feb 21, 2016 12:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Campaign Finance | Consumer Protection | Education | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Law Enforcement | Opinion | Health Care Opinion | Public Health | Transparency | Greenwich
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).
Continue reading "OP-ED | Connecting Dots Between the Heroin Epidemic and Campaign Donations" »