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Monthly Archive for March, 2010

: March, 2010

Is The Government’s Rhetoric Against Lauretti Fair?

The trial of developer James Botti, whom the government accuses of greasing Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, except the mayor hasn’t been charged with wrongdoing, just took another kooky twist. U.S.

Wet, Wet, Wet

Is the South End under water? What about Black Rock and the East End? I hope folks in Seaside Village near Seaside Park are okay. I published the Bridgeport Light, a community weekly paper, 20 years

A Mouthful Of Baccala

Connecticut Post scribe Michael Mayko, the dean of federal court reporters and my brother in arms covering the dark side of political life (yeah, yeah, I know some of us went too dark) understands the

Big Lead For ‘Undecided’ Party

Today’s Q Poll shows again why moolah matters. But the gubernatorial race is still wide open. Tom Foley will continue to maintain a nice lead until the largely unknown GOP gubernatorial candidates

Why Money Matters

Nice to have plenty of loot to build name recognition. Linda McMahon spends millions on television, radio, direct mail then — swoosh — the effort juices her to a polling lead among candidates for

You Don’t See Lauretti, Do You?

I’ve covered lots of federal court trials through the years — was a key witness in one as well — but I can’t recall anything like what’s playing out in New Haven where developer James Botti is on

Sanity Prevails

Say what? No Jodi’s Jail! It’s not easy for a high-profile pol to reverse course. Governor Jodi Rell did that today when she announced Bridgeport was not a fit for her proposed juvenile detention

Shays: State In Deep Doo-Doo

Although not running for governor former Congressman Christopher Shays has this to say about the state of the state. From Betsi and I wrestled with the fact I would relish the

File A Lawsuit, Create A Job

Merrick Alpert had everything to gain. Dick Blumenthal had everything to lose. Bottom line of the debate between the two Democratic candidates for Chris Dodd’s U.S. Senate seat: Dick lives and Merrick