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Face the State Flashback: Hurricane Gloria

30 years ago this weekend, Connecticut was slammed by a powerful storm, Hurricane Gloria.   Roughly a million people in our state were without power, and damage was in the millions. … Continue reading

09/25/2015 · 1 Comment

Ganim to Gov. & Senators: I Need Your Help

Former Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim was our guest this Sunday on Face the State.  We talked about his victory over Mayor Bill Finch in the Democratic primary, and his relationship … Continue reading

09/24/2015 · 2 Comments

Bronin Looking to November and Beyond

Fresh of his victory in the Hartford Democratic primary, Luke Bronin was our guest this Sunday on Face the State.   Bronin talked about his agenda for the seven weeks until … Continue reading

09/18/2015 · Leave a comment

CNBC’s Kudlow Leaning Toward Connecticut Senate Run

We’ve become a little spoiled in Connecticut in terms of being a spectator to some interesting senate races over the past decade thanks to challengers like Linda McMahon and Ned … Continue reading

09/18/2015 · 5 Comments

Roadmaster Road Trip

A few members of the WFSB night crew took a retro road trip to pick up dinner for the newsroom on this primary night.   11PM producer Bill Hall and Face … Continue reading

09/16/2015 · Leave a comment

Hartford & Bridgeport Primary Preview

Democrats in Connecticut’s largest city and its capital city will head to the polls on Wednesday to choose their candidate for mayor in the November election.  It’s been a summer … Continue reading

09/11/2015 · Leave a comment

Mika, Gayle and Me

20 years ago this month, I ditched the alarm clock and became a night owl.   I was anchoring Eyewitness News Daybreak with Mika Brzezinski when I got the call to … Continue reading

09/09/2015 · 1 Comment

Slifka & Rennie: Weekend Pundits on Face the State

  This past weekend on Face the State, we paired West Hartford Mayor Scott Slifka and Hartford Courant columnist Kevin Rennie as pundits, and they weighed in on Hillary Clinton, … Continue reading

09/08/2015 · Leave a comment

A Message for Black Voters from Political Trailblazer

25 years ago history was made in Connecticut, when voters chose for the first time, a black candidate to represent them in congress. In 1990, Gary Franks became the first … Continue reading

09/04/2015 · Leave a comment

We Made it on a Museum Wall

Kara and I sold some art over the summer….art we actually painted ourselves.  Seriously.    It was for a super fun charity event called “Wet Paint.” a fundraiser for the Newport … Continue reading

09/01/2015 · 2 Comments

Going Green with Connecticut Trees

Fences make good neighbors, so the saying goes.   When our neighbors discussed with Kara and me what to do after some trimming opened up our yards to one another, we … Continue reading

09/01/2015 · 1 Comment

Senator Murphy on Iran, Isis, Clinton & More

Summer means vacation for many, but for elected officials in Washington it often means hitting the streets of the district rather than the beaches.  Truth be told, Senator Chris Murphy … Continue reading

08/28/2015 · 2 Comments

Remember Trump Park?

Two politicians very much in the news now were also making headlines in Connecticut in the summer of 1994. Billionaire Donald Trump is now the frontrunner in the race for … Continue reading

08/24/2015 · Leave a comment

Fairfield First Selectman: “There is no Replacing GE”

The story has been percolating all summer: will Connecticut lose one of its most prestigious companies?  General Electric, disgruntled over taxes in Connecticut, is being courted by several other states … Continue reading

08/23/2015 · Leave a comment

WFSB August 21, 1995

Watch the beginning of our news on August 21, 1995, broadcast from the old Broadcast House at Constitution Plaza in downtown Hartford.

08/21/2015 · 1 Comment

The Mystery of this Purple Heart

The Purple Heart is a medal earned by someone injured or killed while serving with the U.S. military.    My father-in-law, Bruce Sundlun was awarded one for his valor in World … Continue reading

08/18/2015 · 2 Comments

Hillary, Hartford & a Homecoming

It seems every day there is a new development in the Hillary Clinton email controversy.  Almost every major Democrat in Connecticut including the governor and both of Connecticut’s U.S. Senators have … Continue reading

08/16/2015 · 10 Comments

So You Want a Hartford Whalers License Plate?

There has been plenty of talk about the Hartford Whalers recently.  The unveiling of the Hartford Yard Goats logo with its Whalers colors was a big deal, and Goats merchandise … Continue reading

07/28/2015 · Leave a comment

Helping Veterans with a Smartphone

It is stunning to think about,  but every year tens of thousands of military veterans miss out on millions of dollars in benefits, benefits they earned for their service.  In … Continue reading

07/24/2015 · Leave a comment
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