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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

Modernizing the Department of Motor Vehicles

It may not be quite this archaic, but the systems at the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles are old, really old.  Commissioner Andres Ayala told me the computer system dates … Continue reading

07/24/2015 · Leave a comment

CT NAACP: Replace Jefferson & Jackson with Obama & Clinton

There has been much discussion this week about the dumping of two key historical figures by the Connecticut Democratic party.  The names of Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson will … Continue reading

07/24/2015 · 40 Comments

WFSB in 1980

Jimmy Carter was president, Kramer vs. Kramer won the best picture Oscar and the PIttsburgh Steelers were Super Bowl champs.  It was 1980, and here are a few promotions of … Continue reading

07/06/2015 · 1 Comment

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 · 1 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
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