August 22, 2014
by Christine Stuart | August 22, 2014 3:00pm
by Sarah Darer Littman | August 22, 2014 9:24am
As soon as the Hartford Courant reported that a state grand jury had issued a subpoena for “all emails of Commissioner Stefan Pryor since January 2012,” it was obvious the controversial head of the state Department of Education was on borrowed time. Frankly, I’m surprised he survived this long.
From the start, Pryor presided over a culture of cronyism and opacity, rather than the transparency Gov. “Dannel” P. Malloy promised.
Take his funneling of $255,000 in no-bid contracts through the State Education Resource Center, for example.
Tags: Stefan Pryor, Tom Swan, SERC, Open Checkbook, SDE, Kevin Lembo
July 21, 2014
by Staff Report | July 21, 2014 2:21pm
The chairman of the legislature’s Transportation Committee is in serious condition at Rhode Island Hospital after he fell outside his Stonington home early Monday morning at around 2:39 a.m.
July 18, 2014
by Brian O'Shaughnessy | July 18, 2014 2:40pm
July 11, 2014
by Sarah Darer Littman | July 11, 2014 8:00am
Chutzpah: unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity
The traditional definition of chutzpah is someone who kills his mother and father and then claims being an orphan as a mitigating circumstance.
I’ve been reminded of this word constantly as the FUSE/Jumoke charter scandal unfolded over the last two weeks.
L’Affaire Sharpe has been quite astonishing, because as a mere mortal, not a Crony of Dan Malloy or part of of the Charter Chicanery Circus, I underwent more due diligence than Sharpe to become a creative writing instructor for an after-school program at one of the local elementary schools for the non-hefty fee of a few hundred bucks.
To teach this Afters program, run by the Cos Cob Elementary School PTA, I had to undergo a criminal background check.
by Terry D. Cowgill | July 11, 2014 5:30am
UConn Foundation Has Become A Slush Fund For Frivolity, Shielded From Public Scrutiny
Why do people hate hypocrisy so much? After all, there are worse sins. Robbing a convenience store or gunning down a bunch of schoolchildren comes to mind, for example. Yet when public officials say one thing and do another, it gets the blood boiling like nothing else.
July 8, 2014
by Christine Stuart | July 8, 2014 5:30am
Last week, the Washington Post reported that former Secretary of the State Hillary Clinton was paid more than $251,250 to speak to 2,300 students at the University of Connecticut in April. The news has at least two gubernatorial candidates crying foul, while Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the foundation defended the decision.
July 4, 2014
by Terry D. Cowgill | July 4, 2014 5:30am
June 26, 2014
by Brian O'Shaughnessy | June 26, 2014 11:32pm
June 13, 2014
by Madeline Stocker | June 13, 2014 12:00pm
A recently-launched database will give Connecticut citizens unprecedented access to widespread amounts of raw government data, information that has been previously unpublished or buried deep in the recesses of agency websites.