Blumenthal applauds lack of base closures

The Pentagon’s decision to back away from another round of military base closings next year won applause Tuesday from Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that the

Onlookers cheer as presidential motorcade arrives in Westport

Local Government > Federal Government?

Here’s an ironic realization: One of the most interesting observations I’ve heard about town government in Westport came while I was reporting Monday on the visit of the totem of federal government,

Obama’s night in Connecticut on Twitter

President Obama spent Monday evening in Fairfield County, attending fundraisers in Stamford and Westport before heading back to Washington. Here’s how the night unfolded on Twitter: [View the story

Sights and sounds from the president’s visit

The presidential motorcade outside Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s home Monday. (AP) President Barack Obama’s visit to Fairfield County Monday was a whirlwind of suits and high heels, security

Come November, first-time voters say they will cast ballots for Obama

Anna Burns, 19, of Fairfield (left) and Annika Heumann, 18, of Southport, camped out near movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s estate on Beachside Avenue in Westport Monday afternoon in hopes of catching a

‘Westport loves Obama’

Westporters Victoria Sybelnik, Randy Henkels, Pearl Keehan, Kim Keehan and Sophia Henkels await the arrival of the presidential motorcade on Greens Farms Road.

Obama protestors chanting for Chick-Fil-A

About an hour before President Barack Obama was scheduled to speak at the Stamford Marriot, a group of several dozen protestors camped out across the street from the hotel shuffled through several