You can practically see the robin here, playing tug-and-war with an earthworm in Bushnell Park next to the Capitol’s north parking lot. The Blogster has to figure out how to enlarge a photo, save it, then send it via email. Oh yeah: it’s Opening Day of the baseball season.
Archive for March, 2011
Malloy, his Kentucky counterpart, can’t play the game but they can make side bets featuring regional delicacies
The Blogster would prefer the Kentucky ham, all things considered. Ah yes, the Final Four means wagers from on high.
Gov. Dannel Malloy has somehow succeeding in conning his Kentucky counterpart, Gov. Steve Beshear, into wagering a classic Kentucky ham against Storrs-made UConn Dairy Bar ice cream, over the outcome of the Cats/Huskies throwdown Saturday night in Houston.
“Governor Beshear’s Wildcats have been playing impressively, but it’s unfortunate for him that Kentucky’s run will end on Saturday when they meet our UConn Huskies,” said Malloy in some of the less-riveting copy to emerge from his communications office. “Governor Beshear will probably want to drown his sorrows in a big bowl of UConn Dairy Bar ice cream when his Wildcats lose, but I’ll be the one enjoying his ham instead! I’m looking forward to an exciting game, and another chance to cheer on Kemba Walker, Jeremy Lamb and the UConn Huskies.”
The release even included a canned quote from Beshear, whose basketball-crazy state, by comparison, makes Connecticut a front-runner-oriented locale that is great in its support for winners, but interest drops off sharply when they’re not that good.
“Everyone knows that Kentucky is the premier state for outstanding college basketball and fine country hams,” said Governor Beshear. “I’m putting up one of our best hams in a bet with Governor Malloy, and I am looking forward to enjoying the homemade UConn Dairy Bar ice cream. The Big Blue Nation is primed and ready for this Final Four game against the UConn Huskies, and we’re expecting a fantastic game on Saturday night.”
The Blogster, once a supporter of Kentucky hoops, thinks UConn might run out of gas for this one. Somebody, sooner or later, has to figure out Kemba Walker.
”It would be nasty and ugly,” the governor just told reporters asking about the contigenciy plans he’s developing if state union don’t agree to concessions totaling a billion dollars in each of the next two fiscal years.
Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch was among members of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities who told the legislative Appropriations Committee that Gov. Dannel Malloy’s budget is about as good as cities can expect. “I’ve seen the other options over the last 20 years, where we started out by targeting the revenue of the municipalities and hospitals. They were the big recipients and always had the target on their back. There’s always things in the budget that I wish were different. I was faced with two $21-million budget deficits in a row. This budget hits me about $700,000. I am going to lose other revenue. I’m going to lose federal revenue. I’m going to lose property-tax revenue.”
Attorney General George Jepsen on Thursday will sponsor a fund-raiser for U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy’s bid to win the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated next year by U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman. The minimum contribution is $250 for the event, which will be held at Hot Tomato’s, next to the Hartford train station, between 5 and 7.
It’s the 100th anniversary of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire on Friday, but you don’t have to go down to Washington Square to commemorate the horrible fire that killed 147 young women textile workers on Saturday afternoon, March 25, 1911. There will be a program in the first-floor atrium of the Legislative Office Building, starting at 4:30 p.m. There will be music, refreshments and a performance by the Colchester Community Theatre, sponsored by the Connecticut Council on Occupational Safety and Health and the Injured Workers Unite Coalition.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday appointed Fairfield First Selectman Kenneth Flatto to the post of executive director of the state Division of Special Revenue, which oversees gambling operations including the lottery and the two Indian casinos.
“Ken will bring his 30 years of experience as a financial and accounting manager to this integral position,” Malloy said in a statement. “Although we are trying to maximize revenue that comes into the state, we always need to be mindful that it does not come at the expense of our state’s citizens.”