February 15, 2017
by Susan Bigelow | February 15, 2017 6:07pm
It suddenly feels like the bad old days of the Cold War around here, and for good reason. Russia, led by President Vladimir Putin, is constantly and aggressively testing the strength and resolve of the NATO alliance. But unlike the 1980s, the United States has no clear policy on Russia, has weak and vacillating leadership, and is entirely unpredictable.
by Christine Stuart | February 15, 2017 2:09pm
Connecticut’s Congressional delegation was quick to sound the alarm bells Wednesday morning when it confirmed a Russian spy ship Viktor Leonov was spotted 30 miles off the coast of the Groton submarine base.
December 23, 2016
by Terry Cowgill | December 23, 2016 6:30am
If you’re a public official involved in questionable behavior, the last thing you want to hear is someone in the media attaching a Nixonian suffix to your dubious doings. But that’s exactly what’s happened in Norwich, where ratepayers are outraged at an annual Kentucky Derby junket for board members that has over the last four years cost the local utility more than $1 million.
The resulting scandal has earned the moniker Derbygate.
October 25, 2016
by Christine Stuart | October 25, 2016 5:30am
Connecticut Republican Party Chairman JR Romano is accusing, in an election complaint, a Democratic state Senate candidate of violating clean election laws by likening his Republican opponent to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
October 7, 2016
by Christine Stuart | October 7, 2016 5:30am
One lawmaker continues to push for the resignation of Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz, while another is calling for a public hearing in the wake of the Child Advocate’s report on the near-death of a toddler.
October 4, 2016
Child Advocate: Near Death of Toddler Points To Systemic Problems in DCF’s Kinship Foster Placements
by Christine Stuart | October 4, 2016 10:00am
The “near-death from starvation and abuse” of a toddler points to systemic issues with some of the state’s recently touted kinship foster placements, according to a report released today by the state Child Advocate’s office.
September 23, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | September 23, 2015 4:00pm
Police in Connecticut continued to target black and Hispanic drivers at a disproportionate rate over the past winter in both the number of stops and the likelihood of getting a ticket, according to the latest installment of racial profiling data mandated by the state legislature.
August 3, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | August 3, 2015 5:30am
The U.S. Marine Corps has announced that its version of the controversial F-35 joint strike fighter is ready for use. The aircraft was developed in part in Connecticut and has been hailed by members of Connecticut’s delegation, some of whom have taken many thousands of dollars in campaign cash from the plane’s developers.
April 7, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | April 7, 2015 5:18pm
Police departments in Groton, Granby, and Waterbury and state police troops in Tolland and Hartford are more likely to stop black and Hispanic drivers, according to a study conducted by the Institute for Municipal Regional Policy.
by Jordan Fenster | April 7, 2015 9:00am