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Blumenthal, Lieberman, Himes in the house

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As I write, it was only hours ago that Democrat Richard Blumenthal was being sworn in for his first term as U.S. Senator. But he, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes and Sen. Joe Lieberman all managed to make it back to Connecticut in time for Dan Malloy’s inaugural festivities. Blumenthal was among the elite group of […] [Read More]
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It’s time to party in Hartford

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Cathy Malloy hits the dance floor. [Read More]
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Nancy’s killer kicks

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Nancy Wyman’s shoes do not disappoint. [Read More]
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Nancy Wyman knows how to get down

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Dan and Cathy Malloy kicked off the dancing at the inaugural ball tonight with Frank Sinantra’s “Fly Me to the Moon.” But Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman just might have showed everybody up with her disco moves. Wyman, wearing an ankle-length topaz blue gown and six-inch silver heels, tore up the dance floor with husband Mike […] [Read More]
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A night on the town

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Denise Order strikes a pose as she arrives for the 2011 Inaugural Ball honoring Connecticut’s 88th Governor Dannel P. Malloy at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday evening, January 5, 2011. Thousands turned out for the ball, which is hosted by the Board of Trustees of the First Company Governor’s Foot Guard. [Read More]
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Gov. guard: Inaugural ball at “no cost to state”

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With all the talk about strapped state finances, Governor Malloy’s inaugural festivities at the Connecticut Convention Center bypasses talk of inappropriate extravagance with an event that will have “no cost to the state,” according to he First Company Governor’s Foot Guard, the event’s organizers. Tickets cost $2,250 a table for a sit down dinner, and […] [Read More]
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Gov Malloy: “Time for shared sacrifice.” Mayor Finch: “Cities already gave.”

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With lawmakers facing a $3.5 billion deficit, “shared sacrifice” is the new buzz word up in Hartford. Freshly sworn-in Democratic Mayor Dannel Malloy is particularly fond of the term, and employed it today during both his inaugural speech and his subsequent address to the full General Assembly. Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, who backed Malloy’s opponent […] [Read More]
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Planes, trains and automobiles

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Even U.S. senators have a little Steve Martin in them. A mere three hours in office, Richard Blumenthal was skedaddling with his wife and four children to Union Station to catch an Amtrak train to Baltimore Washington International Airport to catch a commercial flight to Hartford for Gov. Dannel Malloy’s inaugural dinner and dance. [Read More]
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