One of the “Donovan Eight” is scheduled to change his plea to guilty on Friday

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David Moffa of Middlebury, caught by the feds in the influence-peddling scheme that touched on the inner-circle of state Speaker of the House Chris Donovan’s now-failed congressional campaign, is set to change his plea on Friday in U.S. District Court. He will face a maximum five-year term and $250,000 fine for Conspiracy to Cause False […] [Read More]

Will Gov. Malloy dress up tonight as Hurricane Sandy, to scare the kids/parents?

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The governor said this morning that it’s up to local officials to decide whether to go ahead with Halloween trick-or-treating tonight. “That’s a call for them to make,” he said. “Kids like Halloween. I’m anxious for the state to be on a trajectory to return to the greatest normalcy it can. If your community is […] [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy can see right through NJ Gov. Chris Christie

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Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy has had more than one public go-round or two with Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, but Hurricane Sandy puts the political jostling into perspective, Malloy said today. After announcing that he would offer state resources to New York and New Jersey once Connecticut is over its recovery crisis, reporters tried […] [Read More]

Gov. Malloy: Don’t pass the Grey Poupon.

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During Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s noon news conference in the State Armory, reporters tried to pin him down on who are and are not essential workers who can use state roads during the hurricane emergency. Hospital workers? Yes. Emergency workers? Of course. Supermarket shelf stockers. Yes. “People who are already at work, obviously have to […] [Read More]
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State Parks will be closed for the storm on Monday

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Here’s their release: DEEP Says State Parks to Close Monday As a Result of Storm Courtesy Docks at Boat Launches Also Being Removed Agency says other steps being taken to prepare for storm The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that all state parks will be closed starting Monday, until further […] [Read More]
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Hey Yankee fans. New York Post finds A-Rod making some extra-curricular moves during game

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A-Rod might have a better swing off the field than on. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/rod_plays_field_3CyBvCsO66Fugdu1bvXCLP [Read More]

Federal influence-peddling probe still active. Trial pushed back for Speaker of the House Chris Donovan’s former campaign staffers

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The Blogster’s calendar was set for a trial to start tomorrow in the federal investigation into Speaker of the House Chris Donovan’s former congressional campaign. But as usual with these things, under the shadow of an active federal investigation, the next court appearance for the defendants to answer influence-peddling charges has been postponed. Eight men […] [Read More]

Attorney General, Consumer Protection commissioner, warn of “charity” drives over the phone that mostly benefit the fundraisers

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You know what the phone calls are like. Someone dials you during dinner asking for contributions for local police and fire departments. Do you know that often the groups get a fraction of the amount donated? A small fraction, at that. And it’s getting toward that donation season. The Blogster always asks the phoners what […] [Read More]

State Bond Commission on Tuesday will approve million$ for Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Danbury, Bridgeport projects

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In a nutshell, the State Bond Commission, headed and controlled by Gov. Dannel Malloy, is scheduled tomorrow to approve: *$7 million for support housing units in Bridgeport. The money will be split between the Fairfield Apartments and the Crescent Apartments, whose 15-year period of federal support is ending. * $298 to fix the roof at […] [Read More]