by Christine Stuart | Apr 12, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Business | Congress | 2nd CD | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | Groton
HARTFORD, CT — They were able to come together in 2016 to approve a $220 million economic incentive package for Lockheed Martin to keep helicopter production in Connecticut, and state Sen. Cathy Osten is hoping the legislature can do it again for Electric Boat.
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by Peter Urban | Mar 7, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | Congress | 2nd CD | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | Groton | New London | Manufacturing Sector
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney urged the Navy on Tuesday to find ways beyond what is already in its budgeted plans to speed construction of the U.S. submarine fleet so that it can achieve the 66-boat level called for in its recently released long-term Force Structure Assessment.
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by Susan Bigelow | Feb 15, 2017 6:07pm
Posted to: Analysis | US Foreign Policy | Congress | Military Spending | Opinion | White House | Groton
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.
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by Christine Stuart | Feb 15, 2017 2:09pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | 2nd CD | White House | Groton
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.
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by Terry Cowgill | Dec 23, 2016 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Griswold | Groton | Norwalk | Norwich
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.
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by Christine Stuart | Oct 25, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2016 | Election Policy | Groton | Madison
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.
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by Christine Stuart | Oct 7, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Child Welfare | State Capitol | Groton
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.
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by Christine Stuart | Oct 4, 2016 10:00am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Poverty | Groton
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.
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by Elizabeth Regan | Sep 23, 2015 4:00pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | Town News | Granby | Groton | Tolland | Waterbury | Law Enforcement | Public Safety | State Capitol | Transportation
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.
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