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Lieberman: Hillary Clinton’s Server Should Be Examined

“It was wrong.”  That’s what former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman said about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct official business when she was secretary of state. … Continue reading

06/28/2015 · 2 Comments

An Amazing Tour of Connecticut

We all know Connecticut is a beautiful state from our beaches,  to the hills to the architecture that spans nearly 400 years.   Check out this video from the “World From … Continue reading

06/26/2015 · Leave a comment

Before the Travelers Championship

The first Hartford stop on PGA tour happened in 1952, to the Wethersfield Country Club, as the Insurance City Open, it later became the Greater Hartford Open, and then the … Continue reading

06/26/2015 · Leave a comment

WFSB in 1974

In 1974, Channel 3 was sold by the Travelers to the Washington Post, and our call letters changed from WTIC to WFSB.   Some of the anchors and reporters moved on … Continue reading

06/24/2015 · Leave a comment

A Lesson From Lester

In 1990, as a young news anchor, I attended a journalism seminar in Chicago sponsored by Broadcasting Magazine and the Society of Professional Journalists and left there with a lesson … Continue reading

06/24/2015 · Leave a comment

Tree Falls on Ex-Congressman’s House

Tuesday’s wild weather left its mark all over the state, with trees blocking roads, knocking down power lines, damaging homes and crushing at least one car.   One of the homes … Continue reading

06/24/2015 · Leave a comment

10th Annual Capital Catwalk

The 10th annual Capital Catwalk to benefit Dress for Success was a great night for an awesome cause.  Members of the community came together along with members of the WFSB … Continue reading

06/22/2015 · Leave a comment

Remember Trump vs. Weicker?

Donald Trump is in the headlines this week as a freshly declared candidate for president.  22 years ago Trump was making news here in Connecticut for a highly publicized feud … Continue reading

06/19/2015 · Leave a comment

Governor Carlson?

How’s that for a provocative headline?   Our guest  Sunday on Face the State might some day run for office and one option is that big corner suite with the fireplace … Continue reading

06/19/2015 · 1 Comment

Hartford Hospital CEO: State Budget Not Good for Patients

Hartford Healthcare CEO Elliot Joseph recently had a meeting with the CEO of the State of Connecticut, Governor Dannel Malloy.  It did not end well.   “He listened and expressed concern … Continue reading

06/19/2015 · 5 Comments

Stanley Cup Coaches Have Hartford Whalers Roots

Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville and assistant coach Kevin Dineen are celebrating a big Stanley Cup victory this week.  Both are familiar faces to people in Connecticut, who remember … Continue reading

06/16/2015 · Leave a comment

Scarborough: Connecticut is in Crisis

“I absolutely love Connecticut, and that’s the irony.” said Joe Scarborough during a taping of Face the State that aired Sunday.   The host of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC has become … Continue reading

06/11/2015 · 17 Comments

Reason #750 to Own a Buick Roadmaster

My new Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon is picking up where my old one left off, serving as the family hauler and delivery truck.  With the back seat and the way … Continue reading

06/10/2015 · 1 Comment

Governor Malloy Endorses Hillary Clinton

It is not a complete surprise, but Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy has endorsed Hillary Clinton in the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.  Malloy announced the endorsement on Face … Continue reading

06/07/2015 · 1 Comment

Dermatologist Presents Gift to Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton came to a fundraiser near Yale University this month and left New Haven with 50 to 60 checks for $2700, and a goody bag of … Continue reading

06/06/2015 · 4 Comments

Governor Defends Budget: “Overall It’s Pretty Good”

It’s been a tough week to be Governor Dan Malloy.   A budget proposal that wasn’t wholly his was barely passed by the legislature after that body was warned by three … Continue reading

06/05/2015 · 12 Comments

CBIA to Legislature: Do Not Raise Taxes

There will be late nights at the State Capitol over the next several days as lawmakers work to pass several bills and tackle their biggest challenge:  the state budget.  With … Continue reading

05/29/2015 · 1 Comment

Ouch! That First Childhood Injury

A month ago he was on training wheels.   This weekend, he was speeding down a hill at the West Hartford Reservoir, sans that support system.  And then he crashed. My … Continue reading

05/26/2015 · 6 Comments

This Sunday on Face the State

It is Memorial Day weekend and this week on Face the State, we will be talking about taxes, wages and Letterman. State Senators Mae Flexer (D) Killingly and Rob Kane … Continue reading

05/22/2015 · 1 Comment
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