Supremes Say Tommy Marra Will Continue to Rot in Prison on Murder Conviction

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Associate Justice Joette Katz wrote the state Supreme Court decision last week that turned down Bridgeport auto thief\murderer Tommy Marra’s attempt to question the evidence of the decayed foot of Alex Palmieri, the teenager he murdered, stuffed into a fridge and tossed into Bridgeport Harbor, in attempt to prevent the teenage kid’s testimony back in […] [Read More]
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Ethic$ Office Heal Thy$elve$!

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Don’t you hate it when you’re a state ethics commissioner and you have to follow the rules? Here’s today’s amusing release from the Office of State Ethics. Its appointed chairman, Ken Bernhard of Westport, is a former member of the House. Office of State Ethics Issues Statement Regarding Political Contributions by Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board […] [Read More]
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Foley, Malloy, Try a Little Sparring (And Nesting?) During Candidates’ Forum

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 Today’s candidate forum in the Stamford Holiday Inn was kind of like watching the first 100 yards of the Kentucky Derby, except there wasn’t a lot of dirt and certainly not much mud, flying. Republican Tom Foley, who seems to be ready to spend as many million of his own dollars as it takes to […] [Read More]
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DRS Busts Norwalk Biz Man

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  Here’s a release from the Dept of Revenue Services “Department of Revenue Services (DRS) agents on Tuesday arrested the owner of a Norwalk landscaping business for not filing state-mandated tax returns. Michael Delgado, 41, was arrested on nine counts of failure to file state sales tax returns for his Norwalk-based business, Mike Delgado Landscaping. […] [Read More]
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Blogster Beats Everyone to Business Council Debate

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It’s snowing hard in SW CT and the Blogster has just parked the dog sled in the garage at the Holiday Inn in Stamford to cover the Business Council of Fairfield County’s gubernatorial forum. Looks like about 18 tables for 10 have been set up in a ballroom as I type here in a corner. […] [Read More]
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Chemical Investigators Say Any Number of Sources Could Have Caused Middletown Explosion

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  Here’s the statement of the US Chemical Safety Board Investigations Supervisor Don Holmstrom in a public update on the February 7 explosion  at the Kleen Energy plant under construction in Middletown that killed six. Thursday, February 25, 2010 Good morning I am CSB Lead Investigator Don Holmstrom; thank you for coming to this CSB news conference. […] [Read More]
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Rell Administration Regroups After Last Week’$ TIGER Rejection

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  Matt Fritz, Gov. Jodi Rell’s special assistant who has been in charge of sorting out the state’s applications for federal stimulus money, said today that it might have been mistakes on the part of the federal Transportation Department that resulted in Connecticut getting shut out of that TIGER funding last week.  “We put together […] [Read More]
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Republicans, On Business Day in the Capitol, Complain About Paid Sick Days Bill

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House Minority Leader Larry Cafero, R-Norwalk, and Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield, just held a news conference outside the Senate chamber during which they complained that Democratic support for the so-called paid sick days legislation, which has failed in recent years, sends the wrong message to business. Supporters of the bill say that it’s […] [Read More]
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Paycheck Envy III: The Governor’s Office

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Here’s the 2010 list of salaries in Gov. Jodi Rell’s office. Employee   Title       Annual Salary               Borrero, Debra Deputy Director, Policy & Legislative Affairs 58,045.33 Chalwell, Andria Staff Assistant     41,200.16 Ducey, Eric   Director, Boards & Commissions 41,283.16 Duncan, Nora Policy & Legislative […] [Read More]
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Rep. Terry Backer Resigns From Approps Subcommittee Over Possible Conflict

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Veteran state Rep. Terry Backer, D-Stratford, citing a possible conflict, has resigned as chairman of a legislative subcommittee within the budget-setting Appropriations Committee.  Backer, whose day job is director of the non-profit Soundkeeper Fund, said in an interview Tuesday he quit as leader of the conservation and development subcommittee after receiving “inconclusive” advice from the Office […] [Read More]
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