Monthly Archive for October, 2009

: October, 2009

Amid Recessionary Gloom, a Bright Spot for State Finances:Nappier

State Treasurer Denise Nappier, who started out the week watching Moody’s Investment Services place a “negative” outlook on the state’s Aa3 rating, had some good news this morning for the State Bond
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Fred Biebel, Who Put The “G” in GOP, Is Dead at Age 83

The Blogster is sad to learn that Fred Biebel of Stratford, a grand-old man of the GOP who was born on April 5, 1926, is dead. Here’s the statemetn from Chris Healy, chairman of the Republican State
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News Conference Rescheduled at UConn

This came through at about 10:45 from Mike Kirk, UConn spokesman. “University of Connecticut Police and CT State Police will announce significant developments in the investigation into the stabbing
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Breakthrough in UConn Stabbing Case! Maybe Yes, Maybe No.

What’s up with the State Police? They sent out a news advisory this morning for a 10 o’clock news conference at the University of Connecticut to make a “major announcement” into the investigation into
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Pelto, a Thorn In Rell’s Side, Quantifies The Big Retirement Incentive Plan

Jonathan Pelto, a former Democratic lawmaker who is a political consultant, recently filed for a potential annuity with the State Elections Enforcement Commission over alleged in-kind contributions to
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What? You Didn’t Have a Cool $1,000 Sitting Around To Give Chris Dodd?

Well, here’s the transcript of what went down in Stamford last night when the President appeared at a fund-raiser for Sen. Dodd. The White House Press Office cranks these out for nearly every
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Merrick Alpert Wants To Be Chris Dodd’s Worst Democratic Nightmare

    The stunt of the week belongs to Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Merrick Alpert of Mystic, whose most recent news release has him requesting a meeting with President Obama when he comes to Stamford
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Garfield Speaks During Apparent Illegal Session of Legislative Committee

At 10:45 this morning, 15 minutes before the scheduled informational meeting of the Government Administration & Elections Committee, Jeff Garfield, outgoing executive director of the State
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Garfield’s 120-day Bonus Draws Nearer to End and SEEC Hires Lenge, Long-time Counsel, To Replace Him

  Jeff Garfield is finally finishing his double-dipping stint as a retirement-collecting former director of the State Elections Enforcement Commission, back on the state payroll, receiving 70 percent
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Jazz Howard, Survivor of Miami’s Little Haiti, Becomes Victim Of Black-on-Black Crime in Storrs

STORRS – The Blogster never thought it was a good idea for UConn to go “big time” and turn its football program into a Div. 1-A contender. That kind of program means more out-of-staters getting
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