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CBIA to Legislature: Do Not Raise Taxes

There will be late nights at the State Capitol over the next several days as lawmakers work to pass several bills and tackle their biggest challenge:  the state budget.  With … Continue reading

05/29/2015 · Leave a comment

Ouch! That First Childhood Injury

A month ago he was on training wheels.   This weekend, he was speeding down a hill at the West Hartford Reservoir, sans that support system.  And then he crashed. My … Continue reading

05/26/2015 · 2 Comments

This Sunday on Face the State

It is Memorial Day weekend and this week on Face the State, we will be talking about taxes, wages and Letterman. State Senators Mae Flexer (D) Killingly and Rob Kane … Continue reading

05/22/2015 · 1 Comment

There is No Place Quite Like the Cape

One of my recent assignments here at WFSB was to recall my favorite summer vacations from my childhood.   For me, that meant one place, Cape Cod, or just “the Cape,” … Continue reading

05/19/2015 · Leave a comment

Doug Glanville and the Fight to Stop Racial Profiling

He is a former major league baseball player, author, ESPN analyst and like many of us, a family man.  Doug Glanville moved to Hartford a few years ago for his … Continue reading

05/15/2015 · Leave a comment

The Execution of Serial Killer Michael Ross

Our lead story for much of this week has been about a serial killer who dumped his victims in some woods in New Britain near a shopping area that includes … Continue reading

05/15/2015 · Leave a comment

A Mother and a Grandmother Faces the State

The woman who is arguably the state’s most popular politician will be spending this Mother’s Day with her children and grandchildren, but if her boss calls, she’ll be ready to … Continue reading

05/08/2015 · 1 Comment

Face the State Flashback: Equality in Exotic Dancing

The 1970s were a time when many people were focused on women’s rights.  The Equal Rights Amendment was being debated in state capitols across the United States, having been ratified … Continue reading

05/08/2015 · 1 Comment

Remembering First Communion

In  honor of my daughter and nephew receiving their First Holy Communion this month, I thought I’d break out the photo album.  Here’s a look at my rite of passage … Continue reading

05/07/2015 · Leave a comment

Taxes, a Talk Show Host, & the Hartford Riots of ’69

The riots and unrest in Baltimore this week has reminded some people of the riots that damaged the city of Hartford in late summer 1969.  This Sunday on Face the … Continue reading

05/01/2015 · 1 Comment

Rebuilding I-84 and Chatting with Chaz and AJ

The city of Hartford was divided in the early 1960s, when Interstate 84 was built through downtown.   Historic buildings were lost like Hartford Public High school above, an architectural jewel … Continue reading

04/24/2015 · 1 Comment

Face the State Flashback: Governor Grasso Announces she has Cancer

35 years ago this month Connecticut reporters were covering a story that gripped the entire state.  Popular, even beloved Governor Ella Grasso announced she had ovarian cancer.   In this Sunday’s … Continue reading

04/24/2015 · Leave a comment

Inside the Connecticut Supreme Court

This Sunday on Face the State we had an exclusive, rare look inside a place few people in Connecticut have been:  the State Supreme Court.  We talked with some people … Continue reading

04/15/2015 · 3 Comments

Killian: Hartford is in Rough Shape

At 4 o’clock Friday afternoon Robert Killian retired as a probate judge in Hartford, and promptly announced his candidacy of mayor of the capital city.  Killian had sat on the … Continue reading

04/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Ex-Prosecutor: Clinton Violated the Spirit of the Law

Hillary Clinton will dominate the headlines for the next few weeks.  The launch of her candidacy for a second run for the White House will be widely covered, and she’ll … Continue reading

04/10/2015 · 1 Comment

The Stunning Numbers of Distracted Drivers

Hundreds, perhaps thousands of people across Connecticut are getting out the checkbooks this weekend to pay fines for using their cell phones while driving.   It’s all part of a new … Continue reading

04/10/2015 · 2 Comments

Blumenthal Disagrees with Judiciary Chairman on Hillary Clinton

Senator Richard Blumenthal is defending  Hillary Clinton over the email scandal that has damaged her standing in the polls.  During a taping of Face the State set to air Sunday … Continue reading

04/02/2015 · 2 Comments

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
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