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Blumenthal mum on future of the Big East, UConn — for now

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Remember what happened the last time a Big East school decided to hit the eject button on the conference? Democrat Richard Blumenthal, then attorney general of Connecticut, initiated a lawsuit against Boston College, its athletic director and four officials from the Atlantic Coast Conference, accusing them of a “backroom conspiracy to try to destroy the […] [Read More]
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McMahon announcing Senate candidacy

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Greenwich resident and 2010 GOP Senate nominee Linda McMahon is scheduled to formally announce her 2012 Senate candidacy today at an event in Southington. Follow Hearst Connecticut Media Group political reporter Neil Vigdor for live updates throughout the day. [Read More]
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Trumbull first selectman challenger announces fiscal platform

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TRUMBULL – (press release) Trumbull Democratic First Selectman candidate Mary Beth Thornton today outlined her plan for the town’s financial stability, calling for long-term structural change, an examination of internal processes, and the commissioning of a comprehensive analysis by outside experts to make recommendations for long-term structural change. “It’s time to develop and adopt a […] [Read More]
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Lieberman talkin’ bout a revolution?

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Moments after joining 36 fellow Senators to announce the new bipartisan “super committee” that will look for spending cuts, entitlement reform and tax reform, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) took to Twitter, comparing the group’s intentions to those who led Democratic revolutions in Arab nations this spring. “Maybe we 36 began a Washington Spring today,” Lieberman […] [Read More]

Rep. Murphy lands federal grant to relocate residents from Waterbury-Oxford Airport area

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From WTNH News 8: The FAA will provide $5 million in federal grant funding to residents affected by noise levels. Congressman Chris Murphy (D-5) spearheaded the project to get funds for Middlebury residents who were affected by noise levels at the Waterbury-Oxford Airport. Murphy claims that residents of the Triangle Hills area of Middlebury have […] [Read More]
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Primary results in Oxford, Trumbull, Stratford

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Trumbull: GOP District 2 Town Council Jane Deyoe: 205 votes Jeff Donofrio: 170 Robert Pescatore: 103 Overall, 258 votes were cast of 977 eligible voters (26 percent turnout) A two-term incumbent, Robert Pescatore, Jr., R-2, failed in his bid to primary his way onto the November ballot. The party did not endorse him this time […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal included in bi-partisan caucus on oceans

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U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) will take part in the Senate Oceans Caucus, which will meet for the first time Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, of Alaska, will be the co-chairwoman of the caucus. She told the AP the caucus’ mission will be a platform for conversations about the nation’s […] [Read More]
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Holly Sutton-Darr to run for Trumbull Town Council District 7 seat

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The Trumbull Democratic Town Committee met Tuesday and nominated Holly Sutton-Darr to run for the Town Council’s 7th district. Former candidate Louis Bevilacqua announced in August he was resigning from the ticket. Sutton-Darr has lived in Trumbull since 1994 with her husband Ron and two children. Her oldest child graduated from Trumbull High School in […] [Read More]
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