Keith Whamond

Senior product manager, Hearst Newspapers

Is Spark Energy Connecticut trying to use the tsunami in Japan to score some fans on Facebook?

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Am I missing something here? I was catching up on some tweets this morning when I saw this doozy, retweeted by the unimpeachable @NewsTimes: I’m confused. Is the Connecticut division of Spark Energy trying to guilt people into liking them on Facebook by threatening to withhold donations? I tried to reread the tweet carefully, piece by […] [Read More]
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Poll: Do you text and drive?

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HARTFORD — Tougher penalties for drivers who violate Connecticut’s cell phone ban and streamlined environmental permitting for development projects are among the new state laws set to kick in Friday that were passed by the General Assembly. Connecticut currently bans using hand-held mobile telephones and other devices while driving. This latest law eliminates a one-time […] [Read More]
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Attention users: Our new comments are now live!

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After many months of preparation, our new commenting platform on CTPost.com, NewsTimes.com, StamfordAdvocate.com and GreenwichTime.com is now live! If you already had an account to leave a comment on our sites, don’t worry. You’ll be able to log in and post using your existing account. But you’ll also now be able to do way more […] [Read More]
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Report: Danbury Hospital CFO arrested on federal fraud charges

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The Times-Tribune in Scranton, Pennsylvania is reporting that Danbury Hospital CFO William Roe was arrested on federal wire fraud and interstate transport of stolen funds charges on Aug. 17 – and has since been arrested on still more charges. The government alleges that Roe was in contact with Danbury Hospital CEO Dr. John Murphy just hours […] [Read More]
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Courant.com: Fox TV reporters assaulted by husband of Manchester beer theft suspect

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Sean P. Quail, the husband of the suspect police say received stolen beer from Omar Thornton, the shooter who killed eight people in Manchester earlier this month assaulted two Fox television reporters outside of a Hartford court room earlier this morning. According to Courant.com, Reporter George Colli and photographer Alan Chaniewski were sprayed with wasp […] [Read More]
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Quick update on our commenting platform

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As I mentioned in a previous post, we’re hard at work to bring you a brand new way to leave comments on stories and photos! Here’s a quick update: If you’ve registered an account on more than one of our sites, you may be receiving an e-mail from us in the very near future regarding […] [Read More]
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Video: Woman attempts suicide in New York subway

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I haven’t seen any news stories about this yet, but a video on YouTube shows an unidentified woman laying down on subway tracks recently somewhere in New York. An equally unidentified man eventually climbs onto the tracks, with the train approaching, and convinces her to hop back onto the platform. A horrifying situation, one that probably […] [Read More]
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We’re out of beta! Plus: RSS feeds and a moved search box

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A quick note on two changes to our sites as of this morning: After relaunching the sites several  months ago, we’re out of beta! We’ve moved dozens of enhancements to the sites over the past months and improved our stability. We’re pretty thrilled with the sites, and judging by the tremendous increase in traffic we’ve […] [Read More]
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