Tag: connecticut

Stefanowski concedes Connecticut’s gubernatorial race

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Just after 9 a.m. this morning, Bob Stefanowski and Joe Markley conceded the gubernatorial and lieutenant governor races to Ned Lamont and Susan Bysiewicz, respectively. “I called Ned Lamont to concede the race for governor…

Southington woman wins national pageant title

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Southington’s Kimberly Beaudoin now has a national platform. Competing as Mrs. Connecticut USA Universal, Beaudoin received the top honor—Mrs. USA Universal—at a pageant in Las Vegas on Thursday night. On Friday morning, she woke up…

Have you got stuff worthy of ‘American Pickers?’ Show comes to CT

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are returning to Connecticut. They plan to film episodes of the series “American Pickers” throughout Connecticut with filming scheduled for this summer. “American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the world of…

Lake Compounce announces new roller coaster

BY TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER Lake Compounce visitors will begin to see orange tracks piling up through the park’s midway this month, when construction will begin on the new roller coaster, Phobia. The new coaster is the first of its…

In Connecticut: FBI agent alleges abuses

By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ FBI bosses retaliated against an agent for complaining about personnel decisions, managed by fear and were so dysfunctional that the bureau’s director apologized to the Connecticut staff for problems with local…

Money pouring into governor’s race despite system

By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ When Connecticut set up its public campaign financing system nearly a decade ago, it was supposed to ensure politicians were not beholden to special interests and corporations in the wake of…

In the state: 7 hospitals join Conn. alliance to coordinate care

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Five health care systems that operate seven hospitals in Connecticut are forming an alliance intended to help coordinate care, improve efficiency and reduce costs. The Value Care Alliance includes Danbury, New Milford and Norwalk hospitals and…

State: Conn. employers shed 3,600 jobs in August

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ Employers in Connecticut cut 3,600 jobs in August, with schools taking a hit due to a quirk in statistical sampling, state labor officials said Thursday. The state’s unemployment rate of 6.6 percent was unchanged from July…