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Former President George H.W. Bush, strapped to Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott, a retired member of the Army's Golden Knights parachute team, preapre to land on the lawn at St. Anne's Episcopal Church while celebrating Bush's 90th birthday in Kennebunkport, Maine, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Bush country: Greenwich pays tribute to “41″

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Birthday cards are for amateurs. So are cakes. Ninety candles — not gonna do it. Not when you’re feting the oldest living former president: George H.W. Bush. Friends and family members are throwing a belated birthday bash in Greenwich July 9 for the 41st president, who turned 90 on June 12, Hearst Connecticut Media has […] [Read More]
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The Twitter feed of Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton on July 1, 2014.

Bend it like Boughton

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The USA survived the “group of death.” Mark Boughton wasn’t as fortunate. Boughton’s failed conquest for the GOP nomination for governor hasn’t tempered his enthusiasm for U.S.A. soccer. Danbury’s longest-serving mayor jokingly announced via his Twitter account Tuesday that the Hat City is imposing a ban on brussel sprouts and Belgian waffles ahead of this […] [Read More]
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Office of State Ethics fines Diageo and Pfizer $5,000 each for unreported partying at 2012 Democratic National Convention

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Diageo North America, Inc. the liquor and wine importer and Pfizer, Inc. the druggists, violated the state Code of Ethics by failing to report expenditures associated with receptions that each hosted during the 2012 Democratic National Convention. ┬áThe firms agreed to $5,000 fines for hosting┬áseparate receptions in Charlotte, North Carolina during the 2012 Democratic National […] [Read More]
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley set to get $1.35 million on Wednesday

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Here is the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting of the State Elections Enforcement Commission meeting, which will approve grants for upcoming primaries. Foley, who spent more than $11 million of his personal fortune in a losing cause against Dan Malloy in 2010, is in line for $1.35 million in public financing for the run up to […] [Read More]
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U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., right, seen with her daughter, Sarah Esty, in the White House briefing room.

Nice work if you can get it: Esty’s daughter snags White House internship

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It’s good to be Sarah Esty. You went to Harvard. You’re on track to get your MBA and JD from Yale. Your LinkedIn profile screams over-achiever. And now the White House is calling. Esty, the 24-year-old daughter of Connecticut Democratic Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, was accepted Thursday to the White House internship program. The graduate student […] [Read More]
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State treasurer Denise Nappier, left, laughs with Stratford Democratic mayoral candidate Joe Paul outside Nichols School in Stratford, Conn., on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

Nappier to fill her coffers in New Canaan

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In Connecticut politics, the treasury goes by another name: the Gold Coast. Democrat Denise Nappier, the nation’s first black female state treasurer and Connecticut’s longest-serving statewide office holder, will prime the pump for her re-election campaign at a New Canaan fundraiser Friday night, Hearst Connecticut Media has learned. Marilyn Ford, a professor of law at […] [Read More]
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Then-Gov. M. Jodi Rell, left, and then-Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy discuss a 2006 fire that destroyed numerous businesses in the city's South End.  Andrew Sullivan/Staff photo

Rell: Malloy “lies”

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She was the last Republican to win a statewide election in Connecticut. Eight years later, former Gov. M. Jodi Rell may have accidentally thrust herself back into the cauldron as an unlikely messenger for the GOP. Rell, who has shied away from playing armchair general since leaving office, broke her silence Wednesday night on the […] [Read More]
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Republican Tom Foley announces his plans to run for governor in 2014 at VFW Post 201 in Waterbury, Conn. on Wednesday, January 29, 2014.

Another delay for Foley’s application for public campaign funding

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For Tom Foley, crossing the Ts isn’t as simple as it sounds. For the second week in a row, the GOP’s endorsed candidate for governor had his application for public campaign funding held up. Foley accepted responsibility for the delay in an interview Wednesday with Hearst Connecticut Media, saying that his campaign was unable to […] [Read More]
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