Middletown Council Works On $525,000 Snow-Removal Deficit

MIDDLETOWN — The city has a $525,696 deficit in its snow-removal budget this winter, and the common council plans a March 12 special meeting to consider a special appropriation. The money, if moved from the general fund, will pay for overtime, repairs, sand and salt and mailbox replacement, and will provide money for any additional […]

Authorities provide security for holdout juror in Arias case

Authorities were providing security Friday for the sole juror who voted to spare the life of convicted murderer Jodi Arias. No threats had been reported against any of the 12 jurors, authorities said. However, the lone holdout on the death penalty had requested the security after her name was posted on social media. Prosecutors also […]

Sen. Menendez: I’ve behaved appropriately in office

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, under federal investigation for his relationship with a Florida doctor and political donor, is expected to face criminal charges in the coming weeks, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. But Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, defiantly told reporters that he had always behaved appropriately while in office. lRelated HomeHillary […]

Ohio terrorism suspect says he would have shot Obama

An Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol called a television station from jail and said if he hadn’t been arrested, he would have gone to Washington and put a gun to President Barack Obama’s head. lRelated Nation WorldOhio man pleads not guilty to charges in Capitol terror plotSee all related WXIX-TV […]

"Gari Melchers: An American Impressionist at Home and Abroad"

Hugely successful during his own lifetime, the Detroit-born artist Julius Garibaldi (“Gari”) Melchers left behind an artistic legacy that is as varied as it is compelling. From engaging peasant scenes inspired by his years at Egmond aan Zee, Holland (where he shared a studio with the great American painter George Hitchcock in the late 19th […]

Women Composers Festival

For the past 14 years, the festival has provided an education and entertaining platform for the promotion of women’s music. This year’s festial will feature award winning composer-in-residence and sound artist Lisa Coons and guest ensemble Iktus Percussion. Additional events include concerts and presentation by Hartford-based musicians including the New England Guitar Quartet and the […]

Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast"

Based on the Academy Award winning animated feature film, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has won the hearts of millions of people worldwide. This this eye-popping spectacle is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Article source: http://www.ctvisit.com/events/summary?eventid=70299

Moving Juvenile Justice To Problem-Plagued DCF A Mistake

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget includes plans to strip Connecticut’s Judicial Branch of its juvenile justice programs and hand that authority over to the Department of Children and Families. This plan would be a huge mistake for Connecticut’s children. It would transfer control over a vulnerable population of children to the executive branch of state […]

In Ferguson, Police Are The Problem

No wonder Ferguson blew up last summer. It was only a matter of time. The St. Louis suburb’s police force, inadequately trained, led by moral incompetents and largely ignorant of rudimentary constitutional concepts, was bound to touch off an explosion among the citizens it misrules. That event was the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed […]

N.Y.-Boston Trains Must Stop Here

First the good news. The House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that should improve Amtrak service on the heavily traveled Northeast Corridor, and calls for a study of high-speed rail service on the 450-mile corridor between Boston and New York. Now the bad news. As presented Wednesday, the high-speed train would make no stops […]

St. Patrick’s Day Parades: Celebrating The Day Everyone Is Irish

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Thaw Out With These Cozy, Warm Cocktails

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Bill Proposes Boosting Minimum Wage For Tipped Workers

Activists speaking for about 34,000 waiters, waitresses and bartenders in Connecticut say it’s time to stop having a two-tiered minimum wage, for tipped workers and for everyone else. “The women who put food on your tables can’t afford to put food on their own tables!” thundered Saru Jayaraman, a New York-based activist speaking at a […]

Contracting Watchdog Concedes It Has Limited Oversight Of UConn

Members of the watchdog board that oversees state contracting are not convinced they have the authority to investigate most complaints made against the University of Connecticut. “Right now, we don’t have jurisdiction, according to all the lawyers,” Julia Lentini Marquis, the Contracting Standards Board’s chief procurement officer, told the group Friday. “Whether anyone likes that […]

Seizure Of Election Agency’s Computer Protested As ‘Major Security Breach’

The head of the state’s new government accountability office in recent days ordered the seizure of a computer from the state’s elections enforcement agency — a move that a top election enforcement official calls a “major security breach” because the computer might “contain sensitive and confidential investigatory data.” The episode reawakens a controversy over Gov. […]