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  • A Hillary Clinton Loss Would Hobble Gun Reform, Says Connecticut Senator

    08/20/2016 8:08:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 8/18/2016 | Philip Elliott
    Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy does not shy away from the fact that guns on are on the national ballot this November. “If Donald Trump wins, it will be a pretty dramatic setback,” says Murphy, who has emerged as the Democratic Party’s most vocal champion of new gun regulation. “Not just because how terrible he’ll be on the issue, but the fact that a presidential candidate who ran asking for a mandate on guns lost.” For Murphy, the fight is personal. He had just been elected to the Senate in 2012 when word arrived that there had been an incident at...
  • Try, Try Again: Conn. Lawmakers Again Consider Letting Doctors Assist With Suicide

    03/16/2014 10:42:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | March 16, 2014 | Catherine Glenn Foster
    Last year Connecticut state senator Ed Meyer introduced a bill to create “physician-assisted suicide.” It failed, but this year he and state representative Elizabeth Ritter are trying again. H.B. 5326 would permit a competent person who is suffering from a terminal illness to “request aid in dying” through administration of prescribed medication. The bill is an affront to human life generally, but especially to elder or infirm adults and disabled individuals. For Connecticut citizens who respect life, it is unconscionable. The bill’s proponents say that assisted suicide is the compassionate answer. But an article in The New York Times summarized...
  • Vet: Conn. Cop said 'I cannot wait to get the order to kick your door in

    03/10/2014 7:08:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies ^ | 3/10/14 | Joe Newby
    John Cinque, a Navy veteran who told Connecticut lawmakers last year he would not comply with the state's new gun control law, told Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti that a Branford police officer said he couldn't "wait to get the order to kick your door in," Freedom Outpost reported Saturday, citing a YouTube video posted Friday. "I live in Branford, and his words straight out were 'I cannot wait to get the order to kick your door in,'" he told Visconti. Freedom Outpost's Tim Brown said Cinque provided the name of the officer in the incident, and posted a screenshot...
  • Up To 8-Foot Long, 160-Pound Mountain Lion On The Loose In Greenwich, Conn.

    06/10/2011 8:03:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 164 replies
    CBS 2 ^ | June 9, 2011 | Lou Young
    Conservation Experts: This Size Cat Hasn't Been Seen Here In 100 Years. There has been a wild animal alert issued in the northern suburbs. A mountain lion, yes, a mountain lion, is on the loose. ... We’re not looking for your Aunt Mildred’s kitty here, either. This is a big cat, a 160-pound predator that hunts and eats things. ... Ironically the Eastern mountain lion was officially declared extinct only a few months ago — in March.
  • State Of Emergency In Bridgeport,CT, After Storm Hit

    06/24/2010 2:41:13 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 24, 2010 | Luke Funk
    MYFOXNY.COM - There are numerous reports of damage after a fast-moving line of storms crossed the suburbs north and east of New York City. A state of emergency was declared in Bridgeport, Conn. after the storm. A building collapsed at 588 East Main Street. Emergency crews rushed to the scene. People are reportedly trapped in the muilti-story building, according to . State Police are bringing in a canine unit to help locate anyone trapped inside.
  • Severe storms in East; multiple injuries in Conn.

    06/24/2010 1:32:32 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 10 replies · 1+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 24
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Severe storms swept across the Northeast and tore through Connecticut's largest city Thursday, downing trees and power lines, shattering windows and toppling church steeples. The mayor's office reported multiple injuries and rescuers were searching one building that had collapsed. Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch declared a state of emergency after the fast-moving system of wind and rain caused widespread damage....
  • Hartford mayor to submit resignation Friday

    06/22/2010 1:03:52 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 14 replies
    hosted ^ | Jun 22
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Mayor Eddie Perez said Tuesday that he will submit his resignation Friday, a week after he was convicted on five corruption charges, and would stay in office long enough to ensure an easy transition. Perez, a former gang leader who became Hartford's first Latino mayor, said last week he would step down after being convicted of extortion, accepting a bribe and other counts....
  • Conn AG Blumenthal defends Vietnam-era service

    05/17/2010 9:09:41 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 1,012+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 17, 2010 | SUSAN HAIGH
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal is defending himself against a report he misstated his military service in Vietnam. Blumenthal's campaign on Monday night called a report on the New York Times website, which includes video of him at a 2008 event saying he had served "in Vietnam," an "outrageous distortion" on his record.
  • Family sues over boy's gun show death [ 8-year-old boy with Uzi submachine gun]

    11/10/2009 12:00:13 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 29 replies · 1,254+ views
    hosted ^ | Nov 9
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- The family of an 8-year-old boy who fatally shot himself at a gun show in western Massachusetts say the Uzi submachine gun jammed twice before he lost control of the weapon and fired into his head. The family of Christopher Bizilj (bah-SEEL') of Ashford, Conn., says in a civil lawsuit filed Friday that a 15-year-old instructor who cleared the gun and handed it back to the victim failed to provide proper guidance.....
  • Conn. holds first exotic animal amnesty day

    07/25/2009 5:09:43 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 729+ views
    courant. ^ | July 25, 2009
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Five months after a privately owned chimpanzee escaped his home and mauled a Stamford woman, Connecticut officials are giving owners of exotic pets a day of amnesty to turn in the illegally-owned animals at the Bridgeport Zoo. The state Department of Environmental Protection's first exotic amnesty day ends at 3 p.m. Saturday. They're hoping that people surrender anything from large felines to primates and exotic reptiles and amphibians. Officials say they'll ask about the animals' diets, medical history and temperament, but owners won't be asked their names and won't be prosecuted for owning illegal animals. It's illegal...
  • A loss for Lieberman would be a win for progressives (PIGRESSIVE JESSE JAGMO 'TAKES ON' HOLY JOE)

    08/08/2006 7:40:12 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 33 replies · 903+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 8, 2006 | JESSE JACKSON
    Joe Lieberman has been in the Senate for 18 years. He's a leader of the Democratic Leadership Council, the money wing of the party. He became the party's vice presidential nominee, even as he championed the DLC's "triangulating" politics, pushing off of the Democratic Party base to demonstrate his "independence" by embracing key elements of the conservative agenda -- championing the war in Iraq, attacking affirmative action, pushing capital gains tax cuts that benefit only the very wealthy. Now he's pushed off so long, he seems confused about whom or what he represents. He now says he's a good Democrat,...
  • In Conn., Lieberman Defends Seat, War Stance

    07/07/2006 3:37:29 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies · 549+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, July 7, 2006 | Shailagh Murray
    HARTFORD, Conn., July 6 -- Shunned by many in his own party because of his vigorous support for the war in Iraq, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman clashed in a debate Thursday with a well-financed challenger who has roiled Connecticut politics and turned the Democratic primary into a national test of the antiwar movement. In a hard-hitting 30-minute exchange about the war, Lieberman sought to portray his opponent, Ned Lamont, as a fringe candidate with little grasp of the military and geopolitical stakes in Iraq. Lamont assailed the incumbent for ignoring reports of rising violence and instability, and for cheering on...
  • 2 Charged in Conn. Boy's Death, Possible OD

    05/07/2006 1:53:59 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 467+ views ^ | 5 7 06 | associated press
    SHELTON, Conn. - A 13-year-old boy on a sleepover was found dead in what police suspect was a heroin overdose, and his friend's sister and ex-husband were charged with manslaughter. Frank Korondi was spending Friday night at the home of a 10-year-old friend, authorities said. During the night, police said, the friend's sister, 23-year-old Angela Krasowski, picked up the boys and took them to the home of her ex-husband, James Krasowski, 32. On Saturday morning, police responding to a 911 call from the home found Frank unresponsive on the bathroom floor. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police were...
  • 2nd Circuit: Conn. city can force police to cover tattoos

    02/03/2006 5:32:00 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 7 replies · 725+ views ^ | 2 2 06 | associated press
    NEW YORK — A federal appeals court said yesterday that Hartford, Conn., police officers with offensive tattoos can be ordered not to display them, disappointing five officers who claimed the ban violates their First Amendment rights. "A police department has a reasonable interest in not offending or appearing unprofessional before the public it serves," the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said. The three-judge panel said a lower court judge was right last March to dismiss the lawsuit brought by five policemen against the city and its former police chief. The plaintiffs had argued that a city order giving the...
  • Research Papers Needed, Vanity, Humor I Hope

    08/01/2005 8:33:00 PM PDT · by Little Bill · 8 replies · 380+ views
    self | Self
    I just got home running the slot, Viginia to New Hampshire, the horror the pain, the bad driving. This is a call for research papers for bad driving in Conn. These papers must cover the following. 1.) Why do Conn. drivers slow down for no reason at all. 2.) What constitutes a traffic slow down. 3.) Do Conn. signs that warn of a traffic slow down make a slow down? 4.) Is the unacknowledged speed limit in Conn. 100 mph. The following research areas are open5.) Is the Speed limit on I 81 in Harrisonberg, Va. 100 MPH? 6.) Do...
  • Editor Arrested on Sex Charges in Conn.

    07/12/2005 3:32:01 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 12 replies · 829+ views ^ | 7-12-05 | AP
    An editor for the publishing company that puts out the venerable Weekly Reader newspaper for schoolchildren was arrested on charges he solicited sex from a minor on the Internet.
  • Man Believes Confederate President was Nation's First President, Wants Presidential Library Built

    04/22/2005 8:29:46 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 20 replies · 908+ views
    First Coast news ^ | 4/19/2005 | AP
    NORWICH, Conn. (AP) -- A local man believes the first president to serve under the Articles of Confederation -- Samuel Huntington of Norwich -- was technically the nation's first president. Now, Bill Stanley is seeking $10 million to build a presidential library for Huntington here. Stanley, president of the Norwich Historical Society, asked the City Council on Monday night to donate $1 million from funds it expects to receive from the Mohegan American Indian Tribe, owners of Mohegan Sun casino. Stanley is also seeking funding from state and federal governments. "Facts are on our side. History is on our side,...
  • Why Aren't Lots Of People Resigning From CBS And The Kerry Campaign?

    09/21/2004 6:16:09 AM PDT · by Williams · 45 replies · 1,384+ views
    Here is the most basic point I find astounding. Burkett told CBS his source was Conn, who is a real person. How could CBS go with the story without verifying with Conn? And then tell the American people they had good sources? Obviously, they did not check the alleged source because Conn knew nothing of this. How can the CBS personell involved still be in their jobs? This doesn't seem to pass the laugh test.I could as easily say I have documents from President Bush or Donald Rumsfeld. Who would take my word before checking with them?And How can the...
  • Wealthy businessman contributed to Rowland's downfall

    06/26/2004 11:05:34 AM PDT · by The Bandit · 4 replies · 164+ views
    The Advocate ^ | 6/26/04 | AP
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- By all accounts, Robert Matthews prided himself on his list of friends. He hobnobbed with the political glitterati and celebrities. He dropped the biggest of names - Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Billy Joel, Bob Graham - and opened his checkbook to both Democrats and Republicans. And now, the millionaire businessman from New Haven finds himself at the heart of a federal corruption investigation and has contributed to the downfall of his friend, Gov. John G. Rowland. Rowland's resignation, which goes into effect on Thursday, came amid increasing controversy about, among other things, secret real estate deals...
  • State police employee gets probation for deleting friend's records

    11/11/2003 3:53:52 PM PST · by mhking · 13 replies · 404+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 11.11.03
    <p>MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- A judge has granted a special form of probation that may result in charges being dismissed against a state police employee accused of deleting a friend's arrest files.</p> <p>Sharyn Lemley, an office assistant with the state police's Bureau of Identification, was granted accelerated rehabilitation by Middlesex Superior Court Judge Thomas O'Keefe on Friday, The Middletown Press reported.</p>
  • Big East founder says ACC should take only Miami

    06/24/2003 5:53:48 PM PDT · by tvn · 3 replies · 214+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 24, 2003 | Richard Rosenblatt, AP Sports Writer
    Big East Conference founder Dave Gavitt threw his support behind a compromise plan to have only Miami join the Atlantic Coast Conference. Gavitt's proposal follows similar suggestions by North Carolina chancellor James Moeser and Rutgers athletic director Robert Mulcahy as administrators struggle to resolve the Big East-ACC expansion dispute... For more than a month, the nine-team ACC has been talking about expanding by inviting three, or possibly four, Big East teams -- Boston College, Miami, Syracuse and perhaps Virginia Tech. Such an expansion could lead to a lucrative conference football title game... In Tallahassee, Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist said...
  • Report:United States Senator Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) Will Not Run for President

    01/31/2003 3:12:19 PM PST · by ewing · 48 replies · 566+ views
    United States Senator Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) is expected to announce that he will not run for President of the United States in the 2004 Democratic Political Primary season.Citing Democratic party insiders did not identify, the Journal Inquirer newspaper said the announcement will come in the next few days.If Sen. Dodd decides against a run it would put an end to any direct competition with the states junior Senator Joseph Lieberman, who officially announced his candidacy last month.Dodd, 57, a four term senator, was first elected in 1980 and served for a time as Democratic National Committee Chairman.
  • Democrat punished for disrupting Republican campaign

    10/09/2002 9:29:38 PM PDT · by hoosierskypilot · 3 replies · 318+ views
    <p>HARTFORD, Conn. — The campaign manager for Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Bill Curry acknowledged that a staff member helped set up a noisy protest that disrupted a tour by the Republican incumbent.</p> <p>Campaign manager Roy Occhiogrosso said he planned to take action against the worker, but would not say whether the person would be fired.</p>