Dan Haar, Stamford Advocate

Dan Haar

Stamford Advocate

Hartford, CT, United States

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Past articles by Dan:

Dan Haar: CT's long-battling mortgage banker makes appeal to lawmakers

After nearly five years of vying in courts and hearing rooms against the state Department... → Read More

Dan Haar: Wine in supermarkets? 1,000-foot buffer from package stores adds a twist

CT lawmakers hear arguments Thursday on the long-running battle over wine sales in... → Read More

Dan Haar: $37M in public cash for a CT governor race? Could happen

Massive spending of personal wealth by Bob Stefanowski and especially Gov. Ned Lamont has led to calls for a boost in public grants to candidates for governor → Read More

Dan Haar: Today we celebrate CT's cannabis market. What happens in 5 years?

Adult recreational marijuana in CT means social equity ownership and state revenue but deep challenges threaten to undercut the promise of Tuesday's glitzy launch → Read More

Gov. Ned Lamont takes to the dance floor at inaugural ball highlighted by Kevin Bacon

Gov. Ned Lamont's inaugural ball at the Bushnell Theater featured a performance by the Bacon Brothers Band and the governor dancing. → Read More

Dan Haar: How much will you pay for electricity? This calculator might surprise you

A rate increase will cause your Eversource or United Illuminating bill to increase in 2023. The amount of the historic price spike may be less than you fear -- or more. → Read More

Dan Haar: Lamont will seek a modest CT income tax cut, 'a pretty good start'

It won't be large, but the governor will propose the first reduction in the state's marquee tax aimed at the middle class. → Read More

Malloy recounts Sandy Hook shooting 10 years later: 'I was trying...to protect the families'

Looking back at his handling of the crisis that took 26 lives in an elementary school, the former CT governor describes his sense of duty and anxieties → Read More

Standard & Poor's upgrades CT's credit rating in a sign of budget progress

The credit rating upgrade for CT bonds by Standard & Poor's follows strong reports on the state's budget and a vow by Gov. Lamont to extend financial reforms → Read More

Dan Haar: Transilvania Restaurant unites old Europe, new world in East Haven

Transilvania Restaurant & Bar in East Haven: A longtime dream for CT couple, a nod to... → Read More

Larry Lazor faces Rep. Larson and his own Republican party

Republican Larry Lazor, opposing 12-term incumbent John Larson for Congress in the... → Read More

Building strength in weirdly normal times

You would not call an economy normal in a year when the nation, and the state, clocked in... → Read More

Dan Haar: CT election ballot reveals a geographic oddity, an ethnic miss and a racial streak

The Democratic ticket is more diverse than the Republicans’ but greater Hartford is... → Read More

Dan Haar: CT treasurer candidate Dita Bhargava wins Hulu abortion ad battle

Hulu blocked CT treasurer candidate Dita Bhargava’s TV ad on abortion rights, then... → Read More

Dan Haar: For CT Archbishop Blair, joy over Roe reversal but ‘no champagne bottles’

The Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade means ‘a new beginning’... → Read More

Dan Haar: 50 years after Watergate, gun control deal, Jan. 6 hearings bring mixed promise of reforms

Democrats push for reckonings on gun culture and on the political chaos surrounding the... → Read More

Dan Haar: Cannabis retail applications flooding into state as deadlines near

Thursday’s update by the state Department of Consumer Protection showed 4,715... → Read More

Dan Haar: Why a flawed poll shows Lamont with oversized lead in race for governor

Most accounts have Gov. Ned Lamont slightly ahead of Republican Bob Stefanowski, nothing... → Read More

What to know about Final Four teams South Carolina and Louisville

South Carolina and Louisville will meet in the NCAA national semifinals Friday night at 7... → Read More

UConn women’s basketball in the Final Four: A look back at the history

New Orleans Result: Lost to Virginia 61-55 in national semifinal. You should know: Future UConn assistant Tonya Cardoza hits four free throws in the final seconds to secure win for the Cavaliers over Huskies, who were making their first Final Four appearance. Future South Carolina coach Dawn Staley, playing for Virginia, is named Most Outstanding Player of the tournament. Minneapolis Result: Won… → Read More