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Connecticut troopers fired after kidnapping, assault charges

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:06:20 GMT

Two Connecticut state troopers who are charged in connection with the beating of a man in Wethersfield while off-duty have been fired. State police say Rupert Laird, of Manchester, and Xavier Cruz, of Wethersfield, were terminated effective this week.

Editorial: Longer commutes a way of life for Nutmeggers

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:00:44 GMT

It is not just in our highway-weary minds that commuting to work seems to take longer these days. The U.S. Census Bureau recently confirmed what we already know.

Rosa DeLauro to face primary challenge

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:39:45 GMT

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro speaks with the press following a meeting with mayors and first selectmen from Connecticut's 3rd Congressional District at Brazi's Italian Restaurant in New Haven on 8/1/2017. At left is West Haven Mayor Edward O'Brien and at right is New Haven Mayor Toni Harp.

Fitness studio makes Connecticut debut in Fairfield

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:18:27 GMT

F45 Training staged its grand opening in Fairfield Saturday, Sept. 23, with the studio located at the Fairfield Shopping Center at 915-917 Post Road, its first in Connecticut.

Don't gut Connecticut Citizens' Election Program

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:18:26 GMT

This newspaper sincerely hopes that it was uncomfortable for state Sen. Heather Somers, the first-term Groton Republican, when she had to explain to the Connecticut Mirror why she voted to gut the state's major electoral reform program even though the funding provided under the Citizens' Election Program helped get her elected. We hope the rest of the Republicans in the region's state house delegation squirmed, too, as they voted to re-open Connecticut elections to the influence of out-of-state political action committees and other special interests.

Westport financier barred in Connecticut

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:01:56 GMT

After admitting to selling unregistered securities in his Westport tire recycling company Tirex, John Threshie Jr. accepted a Connecticut Department of Banking ban on his acting as a financial advisor or agent for 10 years in Connecticut in a consent order issued in September 2017. less After admitting to selling unregistered securities in his Westport tire recycling company Tirex, John Threshie Jr. accepted a Connecticut Department of Banking ban on his acting as a financial advisor or agent ... more The Connecticut Department of Banking barred the CEO of a Westport company from acting as an investment agent in Connecticut for 10 years, or having any ownership stake direct or otherwise in any firm offering such services.

Potential budget cuts hit hard days after UConn achieves highest national ranking everPotential budget cuts hit hard days after UConn achieves highest national ranking ever

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:03:45 GMT

This is UConn's seventh year in the Top 25 and highest ranking to date. News of budget cuts totaling over $300 million over two years were proposed in the state budget just days after the University of Connecticut climbed to No.

Save UConn rally held in Hartford

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:23:04 GMT

A rally was taken place in the field house about the recent news of budget cuts. The cuts will effect things from academics to sports to regional campuses.

Left lanes reopen on I-91 northbound in Hartford

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 13:50:55 GMT

The four left lanes have reopened on Interstate 91 northbound in Hartford. According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, the four left lanes were closed due to overturned car accident, which took place between exits 33 and 34 on I-91 northbound.

Bigelow Teas To Two Roads: CT's Best Brands Bask In Spotlight At Capitol

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:34:50 GMT

A number of familiar - and delicious - brands were in the spotlight this week for the "Discover CT" event in Washington, D.C., as local Connecticut businesses showcased their products in the Capitol. Some of the brands in attendance were from Fairfield County, dishing up tastes or spreading their wares for a welcoming crowd.

Environmentalist: conservation and marine industry are both...

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:22:22 GMT

Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of NAMEPA speaks to members of the Greenwich Sail and Power Squadron during a meeting at the Greenwich Boat and Yacht Club in Greenwich, Connecticut on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.

Cigarette Tax Has Far-Reaching Effects

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 03:16:54 GMT

Outcasts in a health conscious society, Connecticut smokers soon could face even more pressure to quit or figure out how to continue their increasingly costly habit. Backed by the governor and Democratic legislators, a proposed 45-cent increase in the state cigarette tax to $4.35 per pack would place the state in a tie with New York for the highest smokers' tax in the nation.

Vt. Man Accused in Attempted Murder Caught at Mohegan Sun

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:51:04 GMT

Alfred Craven is accused of trying to kill a man with a 2X4 in Vermont and robbing a bank in Massachusetts before being arrested at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. A man accused of trying to kill someone with a 2X4 in Vermont, robbing a Massachusetts bank and fleeing in a stolen truck earlier this month has been arrested as a fugitive at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.

Shelton school becomes Belden Cultural Center

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:22:16 GMT

John F. Anglace, president of the Shelton Board of Aldermen, gives a tour of the exhibit in honor of long time Shelton State Rep. Richard Belden, including his state house chair, at the new Richard O. Belden Cultural Center, the former Lafayette School, in Shelton, Conn. on Thursday, September 21, 2017.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy attends a Hearst Connecticut Editorial Board session earlier this month.

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 16:09:12 GMT

His promised veto of a mostly Republican budget could send the General Assembly back to square one. There is virtually no way the 151 House members and 36 senators can cobble together the two-thirds needed to override the veto.

Police: Selectman shoplifted more than $600 from 2 stores

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:55:00 GMT

A government official in an affluent Connecticut town has been charged with shoplifting more than $600 in merchandise from two stores. The Greenwich Time reports that 46-year-old Greenwich Selectman Drew Marzullo has been charged with larceny.

09/22/2017 Gov. Malloy Announces Connecticut Has Deployed Additional...

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:22:58 GMT

Gov. Malloy Announces Connecticut Has Deployed Additional Airmen and Supplies to Puerto Rico and St. Thomas for Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the State of Connecticut has deployed a C-130H cargo plane and seven Airmen from the 103rd Airlift Wing of the Connecticut National Guard to help with Hurricane Maria response and relief efforts in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas. The unit, which departed from Bradley Air National Guard Base in East Granby this morning, includes C-130H pilots, crewmembers, loadmasters, and maintainers.