CTNewsJunkie Is Turning 10: Here’s How You Can Support Public Service Journalism!

Believe it or not, CTNewsJunkie is turning 10 in 2015. Our 10-year anniversary (since we began publishing in 2005) is coming up in March.

This is no small feat as we are not foundation supported, and we're very happy to have made it this far. As such, it's time to switch gears and offer something new. We're calling it Capitol Gains . . . and these will be for CTNewsJunkie members only.

What are Capitol Gains?

capitol gains logo For members who support us with $10 per month or $120 for the year, we will mail you a monthly packet of deals from restaurants in and around Hartford and elsewhere in Connecticut. Each deal will be worth at least $5, and we'll be sending you $25-$50 worth of opportunities each month.

If you become a member and go to lunch or dinner three times, you will have more than made up the $10 monthly cost of supporting public service journalism from CTNewsJunkie.

***If you are already a member from our previous coffee mug extravaganza, you are grandfathered in for the year.***

We hope to open our readers up to some new experiences around the state's restuarant scene ... and keep an eye open for other discounts we may find for you on theater seats and other attractions as well. Connecticut has a lot to offer!

Our Capitol Gains mailer will be a monthly packet of fun and we're certain that our readers and supporters will enjoy it.

Check back here for more information in the coming days - we'll provide a Roadmap to our Capitol Gains partners and more.

--Christine Stuart, Editor

Our thanks to the following for their generosity in 2014 and 2015:

Company Pledges & Sponsorships

• 21st Century Digital
• The Online Journalism Project
* OnTheHORN - The Hartford Online Radio Network

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• Paul Gionfriddo
• John Clark and Ellen Andrews
• The Connecticut Health Policy Project
• Paul Bass
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• Sullivan & LeShane Public Relations, Inc.
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• Capitol Strategies Group, LLC
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• Thomas Dorsey
• On behalf of Margaret Wirtenberg
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