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Inauguration Day schedule

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Here’s a rundown of today’s ceremonies and festivities in Hartford. We’ll have coverage of it all right here throughout the day. 10:00 a.m.: Lieutenant-Governor Nancy Wyman takes the oath of office inside the Senate Chamber. Governor-Elect Malloy will administer the oath of office to Lieutenant Governor-Elect Wyman. 1:00 p.m.: Inaugural Parade begins at the Arch, […] [Read More]
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Activist hopes for no repeat of 2007 inaugural arrest

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By Brian Lockhart, Staff Writer As Democratic Gov.-elect Dan Malloy prepares to take office today, the activist whose arrest cast a cloud over the last inaugural parade four years ago is urging the new administration to avoid similar mistakes. “If a person can’t stand on a sidewalk and take photos, we’re in trouble,” said Ken […] [Read More]
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Leone, Kolenberg confirm run for McDonald seat

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Above: State Rep. Carlo Leone, (D-Stamford), left, and Republican Bob Kolenberg, right. It took little time for nearly half a dozen candidates to line up to run for the soon-to-be-vacant seat of state Senator Andrew McDonald. When incoming Gov. Dan Malloy last month announced his decision to pluck longtime pal Andrew McDonald from Senate to […] [Read More]
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Landmark court ruling: Blumenthal mere spectator

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  The Lakers have Jack Nicholson. The Knicks have spike Spike Lee. And the UConn women? None other than U.S. Sen.-elect Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., who sat courtside at the XL Center tonight in Hartford for the record-setting 89th consecutive victory by the Huskies. Wonder if Jack has a spare set of Ray Bans. [Read More]
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Mr. Speaker: Himes subs for Pelosi

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    U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., channeled his inner Conan O’Brien just before midnight on Wednesday, subbing for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as the presiding officer of the chamber in front of skeleton crew of lawmakers. Himes occupied the speaker’s chair for nearly two hours while Republican lawmakers Glenn “GT” Thompson of Pennsylvania, Phil […] [Read More]
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Day 2 at the recount

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Counting has resumed at the City Hall Annex Tuesday morning. We have a fewer volunteers than we did on day 1. As a result, we are only able to have 2 groups of counters. As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, we have results from 4 of the precincts completed, which leaves 21 precincts plus the absentee […] [Read More]
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Recount underway

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By Tim Loh, Staff Writer The Bridgeport recount is now one hour underway, but we’re still waiting on the first results. First up: the City Hall voting district, 130-4. According to the moderator’s report, there were 278 votes cast at City Hall out of 892 eligible voters. The portion of that report that we’ve been […] [Read More]
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Second group of volunteers opening ballots

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The second group of volunteers is now counting a batch of ballots. [Read More]
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