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Keeping the Whalers Dream Alive, in Connecticut and Across the USA

When options for a new arena in downtown Hartford were unveiled last week, it made news here in Connecticut of course, but then word of a potential return of the … Continue reading

02/27/2015 · 4 Comments

UConn, Then and Now

This Sunday on Face the State, we are joined by Susan Herbst, the president of the University of Connecticut, who’s here to talk about budget cuts, the progress the state’s … Continue reading

02/27/2015 · 2 Comments

Enjoy Your Next Journey, Mr. Spock

I was saddened to learn of the passing of actor Leonard Nimoy, who died today at age of 83. Mr. Spock, his iconic character from Star Trek will live forever … Continue reading

02/27/2015 · Leave a comment

Teen Idol Rex Smith Faces Bill O’Reilly

I recently found a gem in the Channel 3 archives that gives us a time machine glimpse into the end of the Jimmy Carter era. One of the biggest teen … Continue reading

02/20/2015 · 6 Comments

Republican Response to Malloy Budget

Sunday on Face the State, we had Republican response to Governor Malloy’s budget address. State Representative Chris Davis of Ellington talks about the GOP’s counter proposal, and how his party … Continue reading

02/20/2015 · Leave a comment

New Details on the Hartford Ballpark

In just under fourteen months, baseball will be played in downtown Hartford. The new minor league ballpark, the centerpiece of a massive development in the Downtown North section of town, … Continue reading

02/20/2015 · 5 Comments

Looking for Connecticut Girls from 1980

It was a scene reminiscent of the Beatles and the British invasion of 1964. About two thousand screaming and giggling teenaged girls and some 20 and 30 somethings, too gathering … Continue reading

02/20/2015 · 10 Comments

Americares CEO on Liberia and Our Own Backyard

When disaster strikes on the other side of our planet, often help comes from Connecticut. Americares of Stamford has come to the aid of millions of people since its founding … Continue reading

02/20/2015 · Leave a comment

My Brief Career as a Sportscaster

Almost a quarter century ago I suddenly became a sportscaster, at least I played one on TV. WWMT-TV to be precise, the CBS station in the Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo/Battle Creek market. … Continue reading

02/19/2015 · Leave a comment

Malloy Calls for Slashing State Sales Tax

Governor Malloy is proposing lowering the state’s sale tax to a level not seen since Richard Nixon was president, Tom Meskill was governor and Three Dog Night topped the charts. … Continue reading

02/15/2015 · 20 Comments

That Time I Missed the News #JamDennis

I was knocked off the news yesterday by a 2 x 4, dozens of them actually, strewn across one of the busiest stretches of highway in Connecticut. It’s the first … Continue reading

02/12/2015 · 1 Comment

Dashing Through the Snow at Lime Rock

Every time a winter storm hits Connecticut there are crashes. We see them by the dozens on our traffic cams in the Eyewitness newsroom and yet so many could have … Continue reading

02/09/2015 · Leave a comment

A Face Freshening

You may have noticed some changes this Sunday on Face the State. We have some new graphics, that will be able to provide our viewers with more information about our … Continue reading

02/06/2015 · Leave a comment

Breaking News, 1980 Style

With the exception of ESPN and other sporting events it is rare to see two men anchoring the news together. It wasn’t always that way, in fact, most news organizations … Continue reading

02/06/2015 · 4 Comments

Gale: I Know Hartford

The field in the race for mayor of Hartford grew by one this week, West End attorney John Gale. Gale was on Face the State as an exploratory candidate a … Continue reading

01/30/2015 · Leave a comment

Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and this Sunday on Face the State we are joined by three young, dynamic, black leaders who are working to make Connecticut a better place. … Continue reading

01/30/2015 · Leave a comment

Blizzard of ’78 and the Politics of Storms

Anytime a major storm hits Connecticut, be assured the governor will be on television articulating what the state is doing to keep the citizens safe. If a politician handles the … Continue reading

01/30/2015 · 3 Comments

A New Look for WFSB

The television industry has changed dramatically since Bob Ellsworth delivered the news from the Channel 3 studios in the 1950s. iPads have replaced paper scripts, studio lights don’t take forever … Continue reading

01/23/2015 · 9 Comments

Bronin: Hartford Needs a Strong Leader

2015 seems to be the year Hartford voters and the media could be treated to the most fascinating race for mayor in decades. This is only the fourth mayoral election … Continue reading

01/23/2015 · Leave a comment

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