Keith Whamond

Senior product manager, Hearst Newspapers

Alive @ Five: Share your experience!

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Well, despite the threat of rain and pretty significant storm just to the east in Bridgeport, the first Alive @ Five concert of 2010 went off without a hitch last night. Soul Asylum and Gin Blossoms played to a huge crowd, and at least one downtown restaurant owner told me that business was very good […] [Read More]
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New York Times op-ed slams Boughton over “Danbury 11″

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An op-ed piece in The New York Times Thursday slammed Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton over his involvement in the now-infamous “Danbury Eleven” immigration case. The opinion piece, titled “11 Day Laborers a Mayor Can’t Get Past”, centers around Boughton’s recent efforts to delay the deposition until after the election, citing a schedule that is simply too […] [Read More]
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Will thunderstorms ruin your Alive @ Five plans?

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The city of Stamford has been waiting all year for Alive @ Five to unofficially kick off the summer, but don’t look now: Thunderstorms are predicted to rain down for the better part of the night. As a relatively new resident of Stamford, I was looking forward to checking out my first-ever Alive @ Five, […] [Read More]
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We’ve heard you: Changes coming to our commenting platform

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Over the past nine months, we’ve gotten plenty of feedback from our users about our article comments. From a confusing registration process to undefined character limits to posts not displaying, there’s plenty of room for improvement. Because of your feedback, we’re working hard behind the scenes to completely overhaul our story comments. Eventually, our story […] [Read More]
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Landon Donovan almost broke the Internet

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Pretty amazing statistics from the United States’ dramatic 1-0 victory over Algeria Wednesday morning: According to Akamai, which caches content for millions of web sites around the world (including the site you’re reading right now), the last minutes of the U.S./Algeria match topped over 11 million visitors per minute on the company’s network. That would […] [Read More]
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Boston.com: What makes an anonymous online poster tick?

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We’ve all seen them. Anonymous commenter trolling news websites, posting incendiary comments and setting off a raging debate for pages and pages. You may have even seen some on this very website. But what makes an anonymous commenter tick? What’s the motivation for posting a comment without leaving your name behind it? Are these commenter […] [Read More]
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‘Today Show’ catches up with Charla Nash, chimp attack victim

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The Today Show aired an exclusive interview this morning with Charla Nash, the woman who was attacked by Travis the chimpanzee in Stamford last year. In the interview, Nash told Meredith Vieira that she was ‘sad’ to learn of the death of Travis’s owner, Sandra Herold, on Monday. Nash also expressed her deep desire to […] [Read More]
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Poll: Are you now less likely to vote for Richard Blumenthal?

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Given allegations he’s misstated his military record, are you less likely to vote for Richard Blumenthal?Market Research [Read More]
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