April 8, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid & Christine Stuart | April 8, 2013 7:22pm
March 14, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | March 14, 2013 12:41pm
Colt Manufacturing emptied its West Hartford plant for a brief show of force at the state Capitol Thursday morning. Ten busloads of the plant’s employees flooded the Legislative Office Building, appealing to lawmakers to save their jobs.
March 7, 2013
by Christine Stuart | March 7, 2013 1:44pm
January 30, 2013
by Christine Stuart | January 30, 2013 5:55pm
A day after one of their colleagues was criticized for using social media to communicate with her constituents on Facebook during a 17-hour hearing on gun control, a group of lawmakers and staffers gathered at the Legislative Office Building to learn about how to better communicate with their constituents on social media.
Tags: Beth Bye, Facebook, Bob Duff, Julie Germany, Katie Harbath, Twitter, guns, dh
December 24, 2012
by Christine Stuart | December 24, 2012 6:29am
Not all of the more than 100 residents who attended U.S. Rep. John B. Larson’s forum Sunday on violence prevention agreed with his desire to reinstate a nationwide ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. But most of them did.
December 12, 2012
by Tikeyah Whittle | December 12, 2012 6:30am
The administration may believe it’s a good idea to move the University of Connecticut’s West Hartford campus to downtown Hartford, but students offered mixed feelings about the decision.
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November 6, 2012
by Hugh McQuaid | November 6, 2012 6:32pm
A sample of midday voters in Farmington universally hated this year’s onslaught of negative political ads, but that doesn’t mean the ads didn’t resonate. In fact, in many cases voters who said they didn’t like the ads then offered voting rationales that seemed to come straight from transcripts of the TV commercials.
Tags: Linda McMahon, Chris Murphy, TV ads, Democrats, Republicans, Farmington, West Hartford, dh
by Christine Stuart | November 6, 2012 3:29pm
The voting line at Conard High School in West Hartford had dwindled around 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, but earlier in the day voters complained of having to wait for more than 90 minutes to cast their votes.
September 17, 2012
by Enrique Sepúlveda | September 17, 2012 10:56pm
One key point about the discourse on education reform that is mentioned repeatedly yet gets very little scrutiny has to do with the way commentators and educators describe low-income urban and immigrant families (this includes NY Times writer Paul Tough, Hartford Courant artist Bob Englehart (week of Feb. 6, 2012), Courant columnist Rick Green (February 8, 2012), Colin McEnroe (Feb. 10, 2012), and even some Hartford school administrators.
Tags: Enrique Sepúlveda, education, immigrants, Latinos, teachers, dh
August 13, 2012
by Hugh McQuaid | August 13, 2012 4:44pm
At a West Hartford construction site Monday Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker said contractors are working on extended hours and using creative techniques to ensure the New Britain-Hartford busway is completed on time and within its budget.