How “PC” is the Mohegan Sun? “Bow and Arrow Sports Bar” set to re-open, with cigar rolling (!?) and raffle giveaways

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  As a fan of the Cleveland Indians whenever he visits his old college roommates there, the Blogster is kind of ambivalent about the Mohegan Sun’s use of archetype marketing, but figures the Bow and Arrow Sports Bar makes better sense than many other items associated historically with the Native Americans of Connecticut. Indeed, the […] [Read More]

Malloy appoints non-profit veteran Terry Edelstein to cabinet-level liaison post

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today appointed Terry Edelstein of South Glastonbury to be his Nonprofit Liaison, a cabinet-level post. Here’s some of the release from the governor: “For the past thirty years, Edelstein has served as President and CEO of the Connecticut Community Providers Association (CCPA), a trade association that represents organizations providing services and supports […] [Read More]

Westport’s popular Levitt Pavilion set to receive $500K

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It’s still a week away, but the State Bond Commission just posted its agenda for Friday August 31. Among the items up for longterm state bonding is a $500,000 grant to Westport to replace the current temporary stage at Levitt Pavilion with a permanent stage. The project will include better access to the Saugatuck River, a new permanent […] [Read More]

Is that a no? McMahon rejects Murphy debate “stunt.”

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This from Linda McMahon’s campaign manager Corry Bliss, reacting to US Rep. Chris Murphy’s reservation of three possible venues for a debate next week: “Arguing about debates is the last bastion of campaigns devoid of ideas and scrambling for traction. It is the height of irony for Chris Murphy to be clamoring for debates about […] [Read More]
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Murphy looks to force issue on debate next week. He reserves three venues.

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Here’s the release from US Rep. Chris Murphy: ROCKY HILL—Chris Murphy is challenging wrestling mogul and two-time Republican nominee Linda McMahon to stop hiding behind her handlers and immediately debate the number one issue in Connecticut—jobs. Murphy has secured venues in New London, Stamford, and Hartford for Tuesday, August 21st at 7pm. “Why isn’t Linda […] [Read More]

Sen. Ed Gomes can’t accept public financing if he pursues Working Family Party candidacy

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Joshua Foley, staff attorney for the State Elections Enforcement Commission, answered a semi-tough question from the Blogster this afternoon. Since Sen. Edwin A. Gomes lost the Bridgeport Democratic primary last night, could he accept the active Working Family cross endorsement for an independent run and still be eligible for public funding? Nope. It seems that […] [Read More]
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Jerry Labriola, state GOP head, on Tuesday’s elections

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Jerry Labriola, chairman of the Republican State Central Committee:                                                                     “I would like to commend all of our outstanding Republican candidates for participating in a spirited primary season that focused on the issues facing Connecticut voters. I would also like to extend my congratulations to the candidates who prevailed today and will be our nominees in the general election.   […] [Read More]
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Malloy comment on US Rep. Chris Murphy’s victory in US Senate primary

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Statement by Governor Malloy on Outcome of US Senate Primary “Chris Murphy won tonight and he’ll win in November because people know he’s not like a lot of politicians in Washington.  Chris doesn’t spend his time posturing or playing politics; he spends his time working to advance the interests of the middle class, especially when […] [Read More]
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Ying and Yang. Sen Andrew Roraback, the GOP-endorsed 5th CD candidate, agrees a lot is at stake today

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Roraback, R-Goshen, like Speaker of the House Chris Donovan, the Democratic-endorsed nominee in a three-way congressional primary today, is facing multiple challenges in the 5th Congressional District’s four-way GOP primary. Here’s his statement from yesterday about what’s at stake: “Republican primary voters have an opportunity to vote for a winning candidate who already has Democrats on […] [Read More]

Uh oh. Showers on the way. You might want to consider voting soon

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Democrats’ worst election nightmare seems to be a couple hours away, with showers drifting toward the CT\NY border. Of course, it’s intra-party primaries today and would hurt everyone equally, right? Maybe not. Maybe Speaker of the House Chris Donovan needs urban voters to overcome Elizabeth Esty and Dan Roberti’s strength in the suburbs. Maybe US Rep […] [Read More]