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  • Tolls would be required for Larson’s ‘big dig’

    10/16/2017 12:11:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Manchester Journal Inquirer ^ | September 21, 2017 | Kym Soper
    Connecticut abolished tollbooths more than 30 years ago, and every attempt to reinstate them since has been blown out of the water. But that would have to change, says U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, D-1st District, should his proposed underground highway system in Hartford become reality. For the last eight months Larson has talked to nearly every civic group, news editorial board, local business, municipal government, state agency, and federal office, trying to drum up support for his proposed $10 billion “big dig” project. So far, support has been hit or miss for the plan that would sink interstates 84...
  • College football players, fans sing 'Star-Spangled Banner' after PA system fails

    10/14/2017 10:02:33 AM PDT · by topher · 22 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 12-Oct-2017 | By Caleb Parke, Fox News
    It was just another college football game on Saturday in Hartford, Connecticut, until just before kickoff, an announcement came over the loud speakers that there would be no playing of the national anthem. Everyone was on the field, the coin toss had just happened, and players had their helmets off, standing at attention, ready for the anthem to be played, Coach Jeff Devanney told Fox News. But after a few moments of silence, it was announced the PA system failed – and there would be no playing of the Anthem. Trinity senior fullback Ethan Suraci told Fox News the silence...
  • Charter Communications to build new Stamford HQ, adding over 1K new jobs (Connecticut)

    10/03/2017 12:51:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WTIC-TV ^ | October 3, 2017 | Jennifer Glatz
    STAMFORD — Governor Malloy announced Tuesday that the second largest cable operator in the country, Charter Communications, is planning to build a 500,000 square foot, 15 story headquarter building in Stamford, and plans to add 1,100 new jobs. It follows the company’s commitment to create and retain 400 jobs under the stat’s First Five program back in 2012, which was created to invest in companies with incentives to get them to invest back in the state. Charter now has committed to create an additional 1,100 new corporate headquarters jobs, and has agreed to a $100 million in planned capital expenditures...
  • MGM Resorts Proposes To Build $675 Million Casino In Bridgeport, Connecticut

    09/19/2017 6:46:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Tight Poker ^ | September 19, 2017
    MGM Resorts recently announced that it is willing to invest $675 million to develop a third casino in Bridgeport, Connecticut. MGM Resorts Chairman and CEO James Murren who is a native of Bridgeport said that this waterfront proposal would include developing an entertainment complex along with a casino that would also bring in thousands of visitors from New York. MGM Resorts Ready To Embrace Connecticut Connecticut legislators will have an interesting decision to make as the state of Connecticut has been in a legal tussle with MGM Resorts over a proposed third satellite casino that the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan...
  • Sen. Chris Murphy A Top Contender For 2020 Democrat Presidential Nomination: Report

    09/11/2017 1:31:17 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 70 replies
    The Stonington-Mystic Patch ^ | 11 Sep 2017 | Rich Scinto
    A Washington Post analysis puts Murphy near the top of the list. Murphy has said he doesn't want higher office at this time. Sen. Chris Murphy’s name is near the top of a list of potential Democratic challengers for the 2020 presidential race, according to a recent analysis by the Washington Post. Murphy appeared third on the Fix’s list behind former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders. Here’s part of what the Post had to say on Murphy: He's also got clear progressive bona fides — on gun control and fighting Trump — without seeming like too much...
  • Mayor denies discriminating against 'furry' councilman forced to resign

    09/10/2017 9:26:00 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 10
    A Connecticut town councilman forced to resign after discovery of his interest in the "furry" subculture was not unfairly discriminated against, the town's mayor says. New Milford Councilman Scott Chamberlain, a Democrat, resigned Friday after initially defending his role in the community of people interested in animal role play.
  • College Student Who Lied About Getting Raped Begs to Dodge Jail

    09/08/2017 10:45:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 83 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 8, 2017 | Lorena Mongelli
    The young Long Island woman accused of falsely crying rape against two football players at her Connecticut college was back in court Friday, continuing her bid to dodge jail by getting treatment for an undisclosed mental health issue. During a brief hearing, a Bridgeport judge granted defendant Nikki Yovino’s request that her lawyer be present as she undergoes a psychological exam that will help determine her eligibility for the jail diversion program. “She’s hanging in there,” lawyer Mark Sherman told The Post of Yovino, 19, of South Setauket. “She’s looking for a result in this case that would not involve...
  • Councilman resigning after secret ‘furry’ life revealed

    09/08/2017 8:07:15 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 75 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 8, 2017 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Connecticut councilman is resigning after his profile on a website catering to “furries” appeared on social media — but the outgoing first-term Democrat insists his animal costume fetish has “nothing to do with sex.” New Milford Councilman Scott Chamberlain, who was up for re-election, is stepping down after a town resident posted several screenshots on Facebook of the lawmaker’s profile on a private website for “furries,” a subculture of people who don animal costumes, sometimes for sexual gratification. “In response to information about ‘likes’ on a personal page by Councilman Chamberlain, I have called for his immediate resignation from...
  • ECSU students rally against President Trump’s plan to roll back DACA (Dozens in Connecticut)

    09/05/2017 4:24:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    WTIC-TV ^ | September 5, 2017 | Katie Corrado
    WILLIMANTIC -- Dozens of Eastern Connecticut State University students gathered on campus Tuesday to rally against President Trump’s announcement to roll back the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrives, or DACA. Students held signs, chanted and gave speeches. Some even put tape over their mouths. There are 104 DACA students at ECSU and roughly 10,000 Dreamers in Connecticut. “It just feels like I’m being betrayed by my own country because this is my home,” said Johana Vazquez, an ESCU student whose family came to the U.S. from Mexico when she was two. “Immigrants have never been here to take anyone’s place....
  • Trump Says Blumenthal Lied About Vietnam (He Did) and Cried (He Didn’t)

    08/07/2017 5:03:36 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    NBC News ^ | 08-07-2017 | Jane C. Timm
    President Donald Trump on Monday unleashed a hostile tweet storm on Sen. Richard Blumenthal, making a number of claims against the Connecticut Democrat, including that he had lied about serving in Vietnam. Trump's Twitter fusillade was apparently set off by Blumenthal's appearance on CNN earlier Monday in which he spoke about the investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia. "I think is very important to protect and safeguard the independence and integrity of that investigation," Blumenthal said. Later Monday, Trump suggested Blumenthal take a long vacation in Vietnam "so he can at say he was there."
  • Why people are getting the hell out of the Northeast

    07/26/2017 9:06:34 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 155 replies
    Winter is coming for the North. Last year, three states in the Northeast — New Jersey, New York and Connecticut — landed in the top five places people were moving out of fastest, according to 2017 data from United Van Lines. (The other two states on the list were Illinois and Kansas.) And data from Pew Charitable Trusts found that while people are all about moving to the South (their population grew by nearly 1.4 million people from 2014 to 2015) and the West (866,000 more people,) the population growth in the Northeast is “sluggish.” The Northeastern exodus is particularly...
  • INC buys another US town

    07/16/2017 5:15:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Philippine Star ^ | July 17, 2017 | Edu Punay
    MANILA, Philippines - The expansion of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) continues in the United States with the acquisition of a second town: the long-abandoned Johnsonville in Connecticut, reportedly for $1.85 million. Glicerio Santos Jr., general auditor of the INC, announced over the weekend that their church acquired Johnsonville as part of its aggressive expansion in the US. Reports said the seller of Johnsonville was the Meyer Jabara Hotels, which bought the property for $2.5 million in 2001. Reports also said the sale of the property was quick; emissaries first visited Johnsonville only in late June. The INC earlier acquired...
  • Job Site Indeed To Add 500 Jobs To Stamford Office (Connecticut)

    07/12/2017 6:01:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Hartford Courant ^ | July 12, 2017 | Rebecca Lurye
    Job search website Indeed will be adding at least 500 employees to its Stamford office over the next few years for a total of 1,200 workers in Connecticut, chief financial officer Dave O'Neill said Wednesday morning. O'Neill made the announcement inside the company's 177 Broad St. offices, the downtown building where Indeed leases five floors of office space and will soon expand to two more, with plans to invest $26.5 million in expansions and renovations....
  • Hartford Debt Dropped to Junk Status by Standard & Poor's

    07/12/2017 11:05:48 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 12 July 2017 | Dan Haar
    Hartford has hired a lawyer as city officials begin navigating the complex system of bankruptcy. The city is facing a $65 million shortfall this year and it remains unclear whether it will receive any additional state aid. Standard & Poor's downgraded Hartford debt to junk bond status late Tuesday, less than a week after the financially troubled capital city hired a New York law firm with expertise in restructuring municipal finances. The Wall Street ratings agency downgraded most city of Hartford outstanding debt to BB, a level that's classified as speculative, also known as non-investment-grade, or junk, from BBB-. That...
  • Congressman slams Trump’s tweets, says ‘dictators attack the media’

    07/03/2017 4:05:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    AOL News ^ | July 3, 2017
    Democratic Representative Jim Himes of Connecticut appeared on CNN's 'New Day' Monday morning and weighed in on President Trump's anti-media message. "Pretty much every president before this one has understood that the media is absolutely essential to our liberty...Dictators attack the media," Himes said. His comments come one day after Trump shared a wrestling video in which he battles an opponent whose head has been digitally replaced with a CNN logo. After forcing the CNN wrestler to the mat, Trump throws a couple of punches at his head.....
  • Police Probably Ashamed After Busting Suspect With Really Lame “Assault Weapons”

    07/01/2017 10:01:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | March 27, 2017 | Bob Owens
    Richard Avino clearly comes across as someone suffering from what sounds like someone in a bit of a mental health crisis, so we’re glad he was taken into custody by the North Haven (CT) Police Department and that his firearms were removed from his possession for safekeeping. But look at what the laughably named “Constitution State” considers to be “assault weapons.” A North Haven man was arrested after he approached a woman’s car early Sunday morning with a “banned assault weapon” because he thought someone was watching him, according to police. The unidentified woman told police that she was parked...
  • Connecticut, Don't Be Illinois

    06/30/2017 6:05:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Hartford Currant ^ | June 2, 2017
    In Illinois, people are moving out as political leaders are locked in an impasse over the state budget. (Sound familiar?) The bond rating for the Land of Lincoln is close to junk status because of the standoff. There is an ugly lesson here for Connecticut's General Assembly: Don't be like basket-case Illinois. Connecticut is headed there, however, if the legislature doesn't end its budget deadlock and address the problems that are putting the state deep in the hole - a $5 billion budget hole over two years. Aetna drove that point home Thursday morning with the message that it's moving...
  • Professor Calls White People "Inhuman"

    06/22/2017 4:03:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | June 22, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    A Connecticut college is facing national outrage after a professor posted a series of Facebook messages attacking white people – along with a link to an essay that suggested first responders to last week’s congressional shootings should’ve let the lawmakers “f***ing” die. Trinity College Professor Johnny Eric Williams also reportedly shared an essay posted on Medium that included a photograph of Majority Leader Steve Scalise, titled, “Let Them F***ing Die.” The anonymous essayist opined that the Capitol police officers should’ve let Rep. Scalise and otherRepublican lawmakers die in last week’s ball park attack. “Saving the life of those that would...
  • Russian ties? Lawmakers' favorite pro-Moscow groups

    06/24/2017 10:05:44 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 3 replies
    WND ^ | Jun 24, 2017 | Trevor Loudon
    Few members of Congress have been as critical of President Donald Trump’s Russian ties as has the Connecticut delegation. Yet Connecticut’s two senators and five House members all have their own long-standing ties to pro-Moscow organizations operating in their own state. All seven Congress members listed above have direct ties to the pro-Moscow Connecticut Communist Party USA, through one or more of its three main front organizations: The Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans, the New Haven Peace Council, or the New Haven Peoples Center.
  • Police Investigating Threats Against President Trump Found At West Hartford School

    06/19/2017 1:48:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Patch ^ | June 19, 2017 | R.J. Scofield
    WEST HARTFORD, CT - The West Hartford Detective Division is currently investigating threats directed at President Donald Trump posted at a local elementary school. The incident occurred Thursday at the Morley School, according to a release. Police said several areas of the school were damaged with anti-Trump writing and threats directed at the President. A person was caught on surveillance video riding a mountain bike onto the property at the time, police said. Police describe the suspect as a white male in his 30s or 40s who was balding. He was wearing a Boston Red Sox t-shirt and had a...