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Recent articles by John:

TV ads, staff and a dancing troupe: A look at fundraising and spending by the Lamont, Stefanowski campaigns so far

Gov. Ned Lamont has not shown any desire to avoid spending some of his fortune on his... → Read More

Murphy declines to temper optimism after Supreme Court expands stance on gun rights

“There’s no question that the country is a lot safer today,” Sen. Chris Murphy told... → Read More

In gift to Christmas movie industry, the rules on importing live reindeer to CT have been loosened

A provision tucked into a larger agricultural bill was described as a benefit to the... → Read More

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm promotes energy independence in eastern CT tour; ‘We’re on a war footing’

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm rode in a fuel-cell-powered car as she made stops... → Read More

Millions of ‘nips’ sold in CT come with nickel surcharge for litter control. Where were the most sold?

Tens of millions of mini-bottles of liquor are sold in Connecticut each year. Now, a... → Read More

Nearly all gun-control measures removed from Lamont’s Connecticut crime bill

Lawmakers achieved bi-partisan support for Gov. Ned Lamont’s crime bill, but only after... → Read More

Frustrated by bears, CT farmers support bill that would ease rules on shooting of ‘nuisance’ wildlife

Legislation that farmers say would make it easier for them to shoot nuisance animals came... → Read More

‘We’re done’: Public-access TV stations in Connecticut warn of cable revenue losses

Battered by a drop in fees associated with cable subscriptions, public access television... → Read More

Should Biden look beyond Yale and Harvard for Supreme Court pick?

As Biden considers a Black woman for Supreme Court, there’s no shortage of Yale... → Read More

Former Waterbury mayor, a convicted child sex offender, wants out of prison due to COVID

Former Waterbury Mayor Philip Giordano is seeking compassionate release from the... → Read More

The crumbling historic structures at Connecticut’s Seaside State Park face an uncertain future

Nearly a decade after the shoreline property became a state park, preservationists and... → Read More

Former CT doctor to be arraigned today in Vermont road rage killing

Jozsef Piri will be arraigned Monday on a second-degree murder charge after being... → Read More

From fishways to stormwater management, $10.2 million in projects funded in Long Island Sound watershed

“Every one of these dollars is a force multiplier; it will have ripple effects... → Read More

Officials: $300 million available for new paid family and medical leave benefits

On Jan. 1, Connecticut will become the eighth state to guarantee paid family and medical... → Read More

Lawsuit: CT prison had 'brown, cloudy' water years before Legionnaires cases

A class-action lawsuit alleged that prisoners had to drink and bath in dirty, smelly... → Read More

Connecticut retail sports betting launches today in New Haven

Retail sports wagering, the third leg of the state’s expansion of casino gambling,... → Read More

Meet the four candidates running for Westbrook Board of Selectmen

There are four candidates running for the Board of Selectmen in Westbrook. Here are their... → Read More

Meet the candidates for Old Lyme's Board of Selectmen

Old Lyme’s First Selectman faces a reelection challenge and two other candidates are... → Read More

Lawsuit challenging Lamont's school mask rule heads to CT Supreme Court

A lawsuit challenging Gov. Ned Lamont’s authority to order masks in schools is headed... → Read More

Meet the candidates for Killingworth's Board of Selectmen

There are seven candidate running for a spot on Killingworth’s governing board,... → Read More