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2015 Prom Primer

Prom season is almost upon us and teenagers are busy picking out their formal wear for the big event.   For the guys, I’m told the big thing this year are … Continue reading

03/30/2015 · Leave a comment

Tonii, Tolls, and Tom’s TV Talkers

It seems as if the state legislature is in the fast lane to toll land.  Tolls were a way of life for decades in Connecticut, as you can see in … Continue reading

03/20/2015 · 1 Comment

Coach Jim Calhoun Tapped as Co-Host

Legendary UConn men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun took a break from retirement today and his gig as an ESPN analyst to once again try his hand as a talk show … Continue reading

03/16/2015 · 1 Comment

Pot, Politics and Pecs

This Sunday on Face the State, we were discussing everything from marijuana to the great communicator. We were joined by two young state lawmakers, State Representative David Arconti, Democrat of … Continue reading

03/13/2015 · 2 Comments

Hartford Magazine’s Hartford Habitats

03/11/2015 · 1 Comment

When Connecticut Said Goodbye to Tolls

Tolls were part of life in Connecticut for decades, and vanished after seven horrific deaths. Toll plazas were all over the state, but after a truck driver named Charles Klutz … Continue reading

03/06/2015 · 12 Comments

Cruz Talks About His Run for Mayor

This Sunday on Face the State we continued our look at the race for mayor of Hartford, with our guest being the newest candidate in the race, Joel Cruz of … Continue reading

03/06/2015 · Leave a comment

Connecticut’s First Black Governor?

Could the Newtown Massacre have been prevented? That’s a question I posed to Scott Jackson during a taping of Face the State that aired Sunday, and it’s clear having to … Continue reading

03/06/2015 · Leave a comment

The Clinton Alternatives?

There’s been talk one reason Democrats are privately concerned about the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal is that their party has a weak bench of presidential timber, but a quick look … Continue reading

03/05/2015 · 1 Comment

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 · 7 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
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