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Premium Content State Independent Party nominates Formica in 20th State Senate District race

 August 22, 2014; Updated: 1:46 pm

Danbury – East Lyme First Selectman Paul Formica, the Republican candidate for the 20th State Senate district, earned the nomination of the state Independent Party Thursday night, according to Formica’s...


Former Connecticut Lt. Gov. Fauliso dies at 98

 August 22, 2014; Updated: 2:52 pm

Former Connecticut Lt. Gov. Joseph Fauliso has died. He was 98.


Connecticut toddler's death in hot car ruled a homicide

 August 22, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Hartford (AP) - The death of a 15-month-old boy who was left in a hot car in July has been ruled a homicide, the office of the state medical examiner said Thursday.The medical examiner determined that Benjamin Seitz died of...


Some U.S. colleges calling students back from Israel

 August 22, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Hartford - Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, though the relative calm beyond the immediate battle areas is raising questions in some quarters about why they had to...


Malloy, education commissioner unified at funding event

 August 22, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Rocky Hill - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy rejected suggestions Thursday that he asked Connecticut Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor to publicly announce he was seeking another job, instead praising him for doing "great work."The two...


Premium Content Court approves state request for receivership of Amistad America

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 1:30 pm

A state-appointed receiver took control Thursday over Amistad America Inc., owner of the replica 19th century La Amistad schooner built at Mystic Seaport that has been widely used to tell the story of a slave rebellion and an early victory for civil...


Biden arrives to lend political help to Malloy's re-election bid

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

East Hartford - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy received praise and likely financial help on Wednesday from Vice President Joe Biden, who lauded his fellow Democrat as "an incredibly innovative governor" who deserves a second term.Biden was...


Charges dropped against man in police assault case

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Enfield (AP)- A state judge has dismissed charges against a man who alleges Enfield police beat him up before arresting him on a bogus claim that he assaulted an officer.Enfield Superior Court Judge Howard Scheinblum dropped charges...


Man charged in fatal stabbing of 1-year-old niece

 August 20, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Bristol (AP) - A Connecticut man was charged with murder, accused of fatally slashing his 1-year-old niece in her abdomen while babysitting, police said.Authorities in Bristol responded to a 911 call about an injured baby shortly...


Foley receives Independent Party backing

 August 20, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Hartford - Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley won the cross-endorsement of the Independent Party of Connecticut on Tuesday night, securing a second spot on the November ballot.The backing comes a week after the Greenwich...


State lawmakers demand liquid nicotine rules for e-cigs

 August 20, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Farmington - Two Connecticut lawmakers on Tuesday announced a drive in Congress to require child-proof bottles of liquid nicotine used for e-cigarettes.Backed by 12 Senate Democrats, it's the latest effort seeking regulations of the...


Bristol man charged with killing 1-year-old niece

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 6:23 am

A Bristol man has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of his 1-year-old niece while baby-sitting for her.


Outside groups play expensive role in Malloy-Foley race for governor

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Hartford - TV viewers in Connecticut can expect to see more and more political ads, funded by big donors and targeting the two major-party candidates for governor as Election Day approaches.With the contest between Democratic Gov.


Premium Content UConn bomb threat closes admissions office

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 1:04 pm

Storrs — The Tasker Building, the facility that houses the University of Connecticut’s admission office, was evacuated for about an hour Monday morning after the school received a bomb threat.


Premium Content Malloy touts aid to municipalities in visit to region

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 3:26 pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made the rounds in southeastern Connecticut on Monday, chatting with patrons at local coffee shops and highlighting his accomplishments, especially those that benefitted local municipalities.


Pryor won't serve 2nd term as education chief

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 12:39 pm

The commissioner of Connecticut's Department of Education says he won't serve a second term should Gov. Dannel P. Malloy win re-election.


Cops: Mom left toddler alone in SUV outside bar

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 7:41 am

Police have arrested a Connecticut woman on allegations she left her 22-month-old child alone in a vehicle outside a bar as she enjoyed drinks with friends.


In Rhode Island governor's race, Raimondo touts her pension fix

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 10:50 pm

Providence - At first, Gina Raimondo thought solving Rhode Island's pension problem was just a matter of math: Billions of dollars of unfunded benefits were owed to the state's teachers, police officers, firefighters and others.But...


Premium Content Guns, taxes, leadership emerge as top issues in governor's race

 August 17, 2014; Updated: 11:23 pm

Experts say the 2014 race, unlike the 2010 race between Tom Foley and Dannel P. Malloy, will be about Malloy’s record.


Foley's comments at Fusion Paperboard in Sprague focus of continuing debate

 August 16, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley has been constantly blasted by Democrats for two weeks for his statements outside a soon-to-be-closed paper mill in Sprague, generating an issue that has already been featured in political attack ads...


Premium Content State has begun audit of Amistad's two years run by Ocean Classroom

 August 15, 2014; Updated: 12:01 am

The state Office of Policy and Management says it has begun an audit of Amistad America’s finances for 2013 and 2014.


'62 Ferrari sold at auction for $34 million

 August 15, 2014; Updated: 8:52 am

A rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO once owned by a famed racing driver and Olympic gold medalist has sold for $34.65 million.


Premium Content Foley and Somers kick off their campaign in Trumbull

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 7:13 am

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley of Greenwich and Republican lieutenant governor candidate Heather Bond Somers of Groton held a press conference Thursday at their field office in Trumbull to get their campaign message out and answer...


Premium Content Sen. Fasano says state needs more thorough auditing of Amistad America

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 3:43 pm

State Sen. Len Fasano, R-North Haven, is asking the state Office of Policy and Management why it did not conduct a more complete audit of Amistad America.


Minor earthquake reported in Connecticut

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 6:25 am

Some residents in southern Connecticut say they were awoken by their homes shaking, and the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed a minor earthquake.


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