July 21, 2016
by Jack Kramer | July 21, 2016 10:58am
A public hearing Wednesday on whether it’s a good idea for Hartford’s Brainard Airport to remain open turned into a heated debate as to what benefit the city of Hartford and its residents receive from its continued operation.
July 8, 2016
by Susan Bigelow | July 8, 2016 10:00am
I bet you didn’t know primary season is sneaking up on us. Sure, we had a presidential primary season back in April, but that had passionate public interest, media attention, and huge turnout. The upcoming primaries, scheduled for the hot and drowsy depths of August, will be the opposite of that.
by Terry Cowgill | July 8, 2016 5:30am
For observers of government like yours truly, there are few things in life more amusing than one government entity trying to divorce itself from its parent. And no, I’m not talking about last week’s Brexit vote, which, since it has such profound consequences for a large swath of the world, is hardly amusing.
Tags: Black Rock, Bridgeport, secession, David Walker, revaluation, mill rate, grand list, Joe Ganim, terry cowgill, dh
May 27, 2016
by Christine Stuart | May 27, 2016 5:30am
Two weeks ago, Chief Medical Examiner Dr. James Gill warned that his office could lose accreditation due to budget cuts and an increase in overdose deaths. On Thursday, Gill sent a letter to municipalities to tell them that any “unclaimed” dead person will now be their responsibility.
May 15, 2016
by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2016 8:43pm
May 13, 2016
by Jack Kramer | May 13, 2016 11:14am
Despite a ruling from a federal court in Florida calling the practice unconstitutional, Connecticut’s General Assembly failed to pass a bill last month to end prison gerrymandering in the Nutmeg State.
April 19, 2016
by Jack Kramer | April 19, 2016 7:54pm
April 15, 2016
by Christine Stuart | April 15, 2016 2:26pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s second budget proposal released earlier this week would not only reduce education funding for 139 towns, but it would eliminate most of the money lawmakers set aside last year to reduce local property taxes.
April 13, 2016
by Christine Stuart | April 13, 2016 3:00pm
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s revised budget zeroes out funding for 28 school districts in Fairfield County and along the shoreline, and reduces funding for another 111 other towns throughout the state.
Tags: education cost sharing, ECS, budget cut, Fairfield, Lon Seidman, Barbara Henry, Mark Lyon, dh
March 25, 2016
by Terry Cowgill | March 25, 2016 5:30am
It’s been a long march for Rob Simmons. And as a former colonel in the U.S. Army, Simmons knows something about marching — and expecting the unexpected. But there is little Simmons’ time as a CIA officer, or his five terms in Congress, could have done to prepare the man for what awaited him as First Selectman of Stonington.