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Dormant Skyscraper Coming Back to Life

The old Hartford National Bank Shawmut Fleet Bank of America Tower in downtown Hartford is coming out of hibernation. The 26 story skyscraper has been mothballed for the past couple … Continue reading

09/15/2014 · 1 Comment

Governor Talks Polls, His Record, and Likeability

Four years this week Dan Malloy’s quest to become governor got a big boost thanks to a Quinnipiac University poll showing him nine points ahead of Republican rival Tom Foley. … Continue reading

09/12/2014 · 13 Comments

95% of Men are Doing it Wrong

Most guys think they know how to throw a football. They don’t. That’s according to a local quarterback coach, who’s trained UConn’s Casey Cochran and others at the pro, college … Continue reading

09/11/2014 · Leave a comment

Congress, Corruption, and Clinton on Face the State

This week on Face the State we are talking about the Rowland Trial, the race for governor and the race for congress in the 5th district. We are joined by … Continue reading

09/05/2014 · Leave a comment

How to Own a Police Cruiser

I spotted this cool find on Craigslist, a Bridgeport Police cruiser from 1964. It’s a Buick Special and appears to be in pretty good shape. The ad reads: Original unrestored … Continue reading

08/29/2014 · Leave a comment

Welcome Mark Zinni

We have a new anchor joining us on the evening news this fall, Mark Zinni, currently at WJW in Cleveland. The television business is a small one and it seems … Continue reading

08/28/2014 · 4 Comments

Cash for My Artwork?

I’m hardly an artist, so I was really surprised when someone shelled out cash to buy one of my works of art, and I use that term loosely. It all … Continue reading

08/27/2014 · Leave a comment

Want a Picture with the President?

A picture with a U.S. president is a great memento to have on your mantel or hanging in your office but it’s not easy to get. The trendy thing to … Continue reading

08/25/2014 · Leave a comment

Shades of 1994 in 2014 Governor’s Race?

Twenty years ago voters in Connecticut were faced with a multiple choice dilemma for governor: a four way race. Could it happen this year? Democrat Jonathan Pelto and Republican Joe … Continue reading

08/15/2014 · 1 Comment

The Day the King Died

Thirty-seven years ago today, I was a junior high school student enjoying the final weeks of the summer of ’77. I was playing golf at the Lost Brook Golf Course … Continue reading

08/15/2014 · Leave a comment

Ted Kennedy Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

In response to my challenge made on the 11PM news last night at 11, Ted Kennedy, Junior promptly responded with an icy dousing that led to a priceless reaction to … Continue reading

08/14/2014 · Leave a comment

Ice Bucket Challenge

I took the ice bucket challenge last night to help raise money for ALS research.   A bucket of cold ice water as chilly as Long Island Sound in January … Continue reading

08/14/2014 · 2 Comments

The First Big News Story I Ever Delivered

I really mean “delivered,” as in to a doorstep. It was August 9, 1974 and I was a ten year old paper boy in Norwood, Massachusetts. My brother Chris and … Continue reading

08/13/2014 · Leave a comment

McKinney on Foley, Malloy, Newtown, and Debates

With Tuesday’s primary looming, Republican candidate for governor John McKinney came in for a taping of Face the State that aired Sunday. Joined by Daniela Altimari of the Hartford Courant … Continue reading

08/08/2014 · Leave a comment

Weicker: Don’t Fly the Flag Every Day

Former Governor and former U.S. Senator Lowell Weicker continues to make headlines, even as he enjoys life from the political sidelines at age 83. Forty years ago this summer, he … Continue reading

08/08/2014 · 3 Comments

GOP Lieutenant Governor Debate

The three Republicans vying for the nomination for lieutenant governor debated this morning on Face the State at 11 on WFSB Channel 3. Penny Bacchiochi, David Walker and Heather Somers … Continue reading

08/03/2014 · Leave a comment

Foley on Taxes, Jobs, Guns, and the Governor

With the primary just over two weeks away, we are joined this Sunday by Republican candidate for governor, Tom Foley. During our taping the 2010 GOP gubernatorial nominee talked about … Continue reading

07/25/2014 · 6 Comments

CapChat on Brain Drain, Baseball and the ‘Burbs

This week on CapChat on Face the State we are talking about new developments in the baseball stadium proposed for the Downtown North section of the city, attracting suburbanites to … Continue reading

07/18/2014 · Leave a comment

Bacchiochi Responds to Somers Criticism

The race for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor has been the most explosive of the primary races featuring accusations, negative ads, and apologies. With us this Sunday on Face … Continue reading

07/18/2014 · Leave a comment

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