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September 29, 2017

OP-ED | Words Matter: ‘Patriotism’ and ‘Racism’ in the National Anthem Controversy

by Barth Keck | September 29, 2017 5:30am

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Words matter. Two words that matter a great deal right now are “patriotism” and “racism,” the critical concepts surrounding NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem. Thanks to Donald Trump’s incendiary criticism of that activity, the heated issue got much hotter last weekend.

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September 25, 2017

Auriemma Offers To Give Up Salary During Budget Stalemate

by Christine Stuart | September 25, 2017 5:29am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma told the Hartford Courant that he would give up his $2.4 million salary next year to help balance the state budget.

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September 5, 2017

UConn and Father-and-Son Football Coaches Appeal Ethics Decision

by Christine Stuart | September 5, 2017 11:30am

ASPEN PHOTO VIA SHUTTERSTOCK HARTFORD, CT — The University of Connecticut, the school’s head football coach, Randy Edsall, and Edsall’s son, Corey, are appealing a decision by the Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board, which concluded that Edsall violated state ethics laws by negotiating a deal to allow his son to be hired as an assistant coach.

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September 1, 2017

OP-ED | Dunkin Donuts Park: Was it Worth It?

by Susan Bigelow | September 1, 2017 9:00am

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Let me get it out of the way right up front: I didn’t get to see the Hartford Yard Goats play this summer. But man, I wish I had.

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August 11, 2017

OP-ED | Getting Urban Revitalization Wrong, Bridgeport Style

by Susan Bigelow | August 11, 2017 7:00am

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When is a ballpark not a ballpark? In Bridgeport, the answer seems to be “when it’s an amphitheater.”

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June 15, 2017

VIDEO: The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity

by The Hill | June 15, 2017 9:42pm

The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity Watch The Hill’s broadcast of this year’s Congressional Baseball Game for Charity in its entirety.

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June 2, 2017

OP-ED | Make Sportech Part of the Casino Solution

by Ted Taylor | June 2, 2017 11:00pm

Sportech — as the only other licensed gaming operator in the state besides the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes — should be included in any legislation that expands gaming in Connecticut if we are to protect jobs and grow our economy.

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May 12, 2017

OP-ED | Capital Prep Admissions Debacle Teaches Valuable Lessons

by Barth Keck | May 12, 2017 5:30am

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The first news bomb hit on May 3 when the Hartford Courant reported “10 cases of student-athletes who were admitted” to Hartford’s Capital Preparatory Magnet School “outside the blind lottery system.”

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April 7, 2017

OP-ED | It’s Almost Opening Day - Did We Learn Anything?

by Susan Bigelow | April 7, 2017 10:00am

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The new ballpark’s finally opening next week, only a year late and millions of dollars over budget. Great! Let’s never do that again.

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February 23, 2017

FRONT ROW CT | UConn Basketball Highlights Jam-packed Month of Events

by Kelly Byrnes | February 23, 2017 12:30am


With March Madness basketball quickly approaching, the UConn Huskies men’s and women’s teams are gearing up to make strong tournament runs. First up, however, is the American Athletic Conference Tournament.

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