January 4, 2011
by Hugh McQuaid | January 4, 2011 6:32pm
January 21, 2009
by Paul Bass | January 21, 2009 8:21am
As a new president took the oath of office, an eighth grader with big dreams raised her hand in Fair Haven and recited the words along with him.
De’Vonna Gray was sitting, not standing, in the auditorium of Fair Haven School, not the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
But she was saying the same words Barack Obama was uttering up on the auditorium screen as schoolchildren from Fair Haven to Jakarta interrupted their daily routine to watch history being made.
January 9, 2009
by Melissa Bailey | January 9, 2009 4:49pm
Luvena Leslie took a break from snipping hair, opened her email box, and found a note from her senator: “Congratulations!” Out of over 10,000 people who applied for tickets to the presidential inauguration, she was among the few to be chosen.
“I could not believe I won,” said Leslie, sitting down between shampooing assignments at the Jo Bruno Hair salon Thursday afternoon.
Click here to continue reading Melissa’s report.
December 20, 2008
by Christine Stuart | December 20, 2008 10:43am
Click here to read our piece in the New York Times on the Lieberman debate Wednesday night.
December 18, 2008
by Christine Stuart | December 18, 2008 12:22am
After struggling with how to express themselves,a majority of Democratic State Central Committee members agreed to send US Senator Joseph Lieberman a strongly worded letter of disapproval for his support of Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain.
The resolution proposed Wednesday was a watered-down version of the original one proposed by Audrey Blondin in September.
Blondin’s original resolution called for censure and went as far as asking Lieberman to leave the Democratic Party, however, on Wednesday the resolution turned into a strongly worded letter. Blondin and Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo will author the letter by the end of the month.
We’ll have a more in-depth report this Sunday in The New York Times.
December 16, 2008
by Christine Stuart | December 16, 2008 10:51pm
The Democratic State Central committee is expected to vote Wednesday evening on a resolution that expresses the party’s disappointment in US Senator Joseph I Lieberman’s support of Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain.
Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo said Monday that censure has been taken off the table. She said while she hadn’t yet seen the resolution it was expected to be a watered-down version of the first one tabled at the party’s meeting in November.
Click here to read the draft resolution submitted by Audrey Blondin of Litchfield.
December 15, 2008
by CTNewsjunkie Staff | December 15, 2008 4:29pm
US Senator Chris Dodd’s office has received over 10,000 requests for tickets to the swearing-in ceremony for the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.
In a press release Monday, Dodd’s office said he will receive 393 tickets and of those 200 will be given out at random.
If you are a Connecticut resident and want your name thrown into the hat then please contact Dodd’s office by fax at 202-224-1083 or email: inauguration at dodd.senate.gov before 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17.
December 8, 2008
by Christine Stuart | December 8, 2008 11:07pm
The Windsor Democratic Town Committee voiced their displeasure last week with US Senator Joseph I. Lieberman and his decision to back Republican Senator John McCain during the recent presidential contest.
The voice vote to support the Democratic State Central Committee’s pending resolution to censure Lieberman at its Dec. 17 meeting was not unanimous, Windsor’s Democratic Town Chairman Leo Canty said in an emailed statement. However, a majority of the town committee members in the room supported it, he said.
by Paul Bass | December 8, 2008 6:29am
Adolfo Carrion Jr. revealed in New Haven Friday night that he’s being nominated for a top post in the incoming Obama administraiton.
Carrion imparted the news at a gathering at Yale’s Slifka Center for Jewish LIfe, according to people present. Carrion, who is Bronx Borough president in New York, was there to deliver a Sabbath evening lecture on Latino-Jewish relations. Two campus groups, Yale Hillel and La Casa, cosponsored the event.
Click here to continue reading Paul’s report.
November 25, 2008
by Christine Stuart | November 25, 2008 4:53pm
In his first public appearance in Connecticut since the election, U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman praised president-elect Barack Obama’s cabinet choices and credited Obama with helping him retain his Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee chairmanship.
“President-Elect Obama clearly asked Senator Reid, the majority leader, and my colleagues in the Senate Democratic caucus to do whatever they could to keep me as a member of the Democratic caucus,” Lieberman said Tuesday afternoon at a press conference in his Hartford office.