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'He kind of failed with converting Obamacare to Trumpcare.'

Sat, 27 May 2017 11:13:45 GMT

"Everything he's getting into is going to cost a lot of money, and right now we've got a dollar problem ...We don't know if we'll find the money to rebuild America, build the Mexican wall and all these things he promised," Stanley Muzyk, 86, Derby, retired loan recovery banker. Donald Trump voters are outnumbered and often unheard in Connecticut.




Connecticut's fiscal crisis described and explained

Sat, 27 May 2017 02:52:00 GMT

Home to Yale University with its $25-billion endowment, numerous high-flying hedge funds and top-drawer celebrities ensconced in opulent estates worth tens of millions of dollars, Connecticut possesses great wealth and boasts the highest per capita income of any American state. But look a little closer and it's a fiscal train wreck.




Neil Vigdor, political reporter Hearst Connecticut Media

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:14:59 GMT

Hearst Connecticut Media Group has won the highest award for investigative reporting from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists , along with first-place awards in 12 other categories and 33 awards overall. Ken Dixon , Angela Carella and Neil Vigdor won the Theodore Driscoll Award for Investigative Reporting, the society's highest honor for investigations, for their report " Inside the money game ," which tracked the circuitous path of political donations from state contractors to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy 's 2014 re-election campaign.




Summer concerts across southwestern Connecticut

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:28:02 GMT

The CHIRP free concert series at Ballard Park in Ridgefield begin May 30 and run through August 31. Check out the lineup. The CHIRP free concert series at Ballard Park in Ridgefield begin May 30 and run through August 31. Check out the lineup.




Federal Judge Framed

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:05:07 GMT

Ten judges, draped in black, jostled for views from the front of a federal courtroom, while a dozen more spilled into the jury box. Tipped off that U.S. District Court Judge Janet Bond Arterton was finally getting her due, the visiting VIPs did not want to miss seeing their longtime colleague framed and, maybe, even hung.




Lieberman latest person to withdraw from FBI director search

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:28:58 GMT

Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman has withdrawn from consideration for the role of FBI director, becoming the latest contender to pull out of a search process President Donald Trump said a week ago was moving quickly. Lawyers, law enforcement officials, judges and politicians have interviewed either with the Justice Department or the White House for the director's job, which became open with Trump's May 9 firing of James Comey.




I-95 ranked one of the most dangerous roads in the country

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:07:58 GMT

As we head into the holiday weekend, people are getting ready to hit the roads in Connecticut. Many will be taking I-95.




Connecticut's Fruit Prospects Looking Peachy This Year

Fri, 26 May 2017 01:51:34 GMT

John Lyman III, executive vice president of Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, talks about the prospects for a bountiful peach crop this summer. Last year's crop was wiped out by an arctic cold snap in February that killed all the peach blossoms.




Senate votes to prohibit "mileage" tax

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:05:17 GMT

The Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would prohibit state transportation officials from studying a so-called mileage tax, without legislative approval. But lawmakers warned that future fundi ng mechanisms, including electronic tolls, will be needed to pay for infrastructure projects.




J.C. Penney closure in Milford to result in 89 layoffs

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:46:31 GMT

The J.C. Penney store in the Connecticut Post Mall in Milford is among the nearly 140 stores across the country expected to close this year, seen here in Milford, Conn. March 17, 2017.




Live at 11: HAN Connecticut News, Thursday, May 25

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:26:26 GMT

On Thursday, May 25, the Coffee Break News crew brings you the latest local news, including an update on an Weston animal abuse case, front page previews and much more. We have a look at the forecast and bring you the latest in high school sports.




CT: Connecticut Office of Policy and Management Backs New Haven in Union Station Fight with DOT

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:40:45 GMT

May 24--NEW HAVEN -- New Haven apparently has an ally in the Office of Policy and Management when it comes to criticism of the garage proposed for Union Station. New Haven officials, neighborhood groups and cycling advocates have rejected the design of the garage as half a century out of date.




Connecticut lawmakers consider bill to waive some license fees for veterans

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:11:26 GMT

A bill has passed the Connecticut house that would waive certain license replacement fees for veterans. H.B. 6061 - An Act Waiving the Fee for Veterans Who Have Certain Driver's Licenses or Identity Cards Reissued Prior to Expiration, requires the DMV commissioner to waive the fee for one duplicate license or identity cards issued to veterans who want to include the state's veteran status designation on the identification.




Darien Men's Association vets honored with Connecticut Wartime

Thu, 25 May 2017 02:46:14 GMT

Lt. Col. Sean Connolly, commissioner of ConnecticutA's Department of Veteran Affairs, spoke at a ceremony awarding members of the Darien Men's Association with the Connecticut Wartime Service Medal on May 17, 2017 in Darien, CT.




Schaghticokes threaten to sue over 3rd casino

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:07:18 GMT

Kevin Brown, left, Mohegan tribal chairman and Rodney Butler, Mashantucket Pequot chairman talk about their latest proposal to try to win legislative approval of a third Connecticut casino, their joint venture, in East Windsor. less Kevin Brown, left, Mohegan tribal chairman and Rodney Butler, Mashantucket Pequot chairman talk about their latest proposal to try to win legislative approval of a third Connecticut casino, their joint venture, ... more State Sen. L. Scott Frantz, R-Greenwich, early Wednesday voted against the approval of a third casino in East Windsor.




The 36th annual Prescott Bush Awards Dinner at the Stamford Hilton,...

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:07:17 GMT

The 36th annual Prescott Bush Awards Dinner at the Stamford Hilton, Stamford, Conn., Thursday night, April 10, 2014. The Connecticut Republican Party bestowed two-time U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon with its highest honor.




Work to improve pedestrian safety at dangerous intersections

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:31:02 GMT

The state Department of Transportation plans to improve pedestrian crossings across busy roads in five southwest Connecticut towns. Five of the 10 intersection improvement projects planned in southwest Connecticut are on Route 1, a road that one group found to be the most dangerous road in Connecticut for pedestrians.