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December 1, 2017

Malloy Chides Trump Over Anti-Muslim Tweets, Says UConn Handled Incident Appropriately

by Christine Stuart | December 1, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy didn’t mince his words Wednesday when asked about President Donald Trump’s retweets of three videos from a fringe group in Great Britain.

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November 15, 2017

It’s Not Magic. It’s Money - CTNewsJunkie Needs Your Support

by Christine Stuart | November 15, 2017 11:28pm


Recently, I had an eerie flashback to 2006. I walked into a press conference to discover I was the only one there. Eventually one other reporter showed up and it got started.

Unfortunately, I’m sometimes still the only reporter who shows up at a press conference. It happens more than anyone realizes.

But it’s always a stark reminder of why CTNewsJunkie exists.

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Danbury Lawmaker Says Restore CT-N or Get Rid of It

by Christine Stuart | November 15, 2017 3:30pm

screen grab HARTFORD, CT — After the House adjourned the longest special session in history, Rep. Bob Godfrey, D-Danbury, stood up and called the recent issues with the legislature’s television network “fraudulent.”

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Senator Asks For Hearing On Future of CT-N

by Jack Kramer | November 15, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Sen. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford, is asking that the legislature hold meetings and a public hearing on the future of the Connecticut Television Network, but the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate Tuesday said they have no immediate plans to do so.

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November 14, 2017

There Is No Substitute for Real News - But It Needs Everyone’s Support To Survive And Thrive

by Jack Kramer | November 14, 2017 10:17pm

Javier Brosch via shutterstock As I wrap up my 41st year in the business of writing/editing/reporting news, I can say with all honesty that the last two of those years have been the most fun.

For most of my previous years in the business, I sat behind a desk — mostly in New Haven, but also in New Britain, Bristol, Torrington, Middletown, New Milford, Storrs, Woonsocket, R.I., Fall River, Mass., Trenton, N.J., Saratoga, N.Y. … OK, you get the idea.

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November 13, 2017

The Journalism You Depend On Also Depends On You

by Christine Stuart | November 13, 2017 11:29pm

ctnewsjunkie We have been so focused this year on covering the state budget deadlock, and what it means for Connecticut’s taxpayers, that we fell behind a bit and missed a few of our much-needed quarterly fundraisers.

Hear me out.

Being a small, independent news publisher means keeping up with the latest developments in the news cycle in addition to trying to manage your business in a quickly changing economic landscape.

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CT-N Back On The Air

by Christine Stuart | November 13, 2017 12:30pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie photo HARTFORD, CT — It’s been in reruns since Nov. 2, but the Connecticut Television Network was back on the air and streaming live at CT-N.com Monday morning.

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November 9, 2017

CT-N Still Airing Reruns

by Christine Stuart | November 9, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — It’s been almost a week of previously taped shows and there still is no definitive plan for the Connecticut Television Network, CT-N.

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November 3, 2017

Too Little, Too Late For Nonprofit Operating CT-N

by Christine Stuart | November 3, 2017 1:37pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT —(Updated 8 p.m.)  With five hours to spare Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman tried to salvage the legislature’s contract with the nonprofit operator of the Connecticut Television Network by offering $400,000 in operating funds and $1 million in bonding.

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November 2, 2017

It’s Lights Out For The Nonprofit Operator of CT-N

by Christine Stuart | November 2, 2017 10:24pm

HARTFORD, CT — After a few tense days of back-and-forth negotiations, the nonprofit Connecticut Public Affairs Network (CPAN) said it will cease operations of the Connecticut Television Network at 5 p.m. Friday.

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