Dan Freedman, New Haven Register

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Past articles by Dan:

Hamden police seek man they believe filmed child in TJ Maxx bathroom

HAMDEN - Authorities are looking for a man they believe may have filmed a child in a TJ Maxx bathroom last month, according to a release from Hamden police Capt. Ronald Smith. Police responded to the store on Nov. 22 at around 4:00 p.m., after a 10-year-old boy told his guardian he saw an unknown man take out a cell phone and record the boy after he entered a bathroom stall, the release says.… → Read More

Letter: Remembering a day of infamy 78 years later

Dec. 7, 1941; the date that will "live in infamy." It is now Dec. 7, 2019, 78 years after Japan's surprise and unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor that killed over 2,000 U.S. service personnel; to this date, Japan refuses to apologize for this act. We were not at war with Japan when they struck at Pearl Harbor. They were supposed to deliver to the U.S. an ultimatum which basically amounted to a… → Read More

Rabid skunk found in East Haven

EAST HAVEN - A skunk picked up on Short Beach Road has tested positive for rabies, according to the East Shore District Health Department . The East Haven animal control department picked up the skunk on Monday, the health department said. The department also asks that anyone whose dogs or other domestic animals have been in contact with a skunk in that area this area in the past week or so… → Read More

CT members of Congress look ahead in impeachment process

Conviction is a process that under the Constitution requires a two-thirds vote in the Senate. → Read More

D.C. Buzz: Himes ponders opening day of impeachment hearings

"I'm not even sure that two years ago I would have imagined I would be part of an impeachment process." → Read More

D.C. Buzz: Blumenthal chuckles at GOP senators’ juror excuse

"Just as they are not precluded from commenting, they also are not required to comment." → Read More

D.C. Buzz: Durham digging true dirt or riding witch’s broom

What is not clear is to what degree Durham is out to bolster conspiracy theories favored by Trump → Read More

Cisneros addresses Latino student group at Yale

Cisneros was on the Yale campus Oct. 12 and talked about his own path as a "trailblazing Latino leader and encouraged the students to pursue their dreams in the business world." → Read More

Things to do in CT arts, entertainment for the week of Oct. 20-26

BOOKS, POETRY, TALKS, ETC. Clinton: Richard Taylor, master wldlife conservationist supporting the Connecticut DEEP Wildlife Team, will be presenting Bats of Connecticut, 6 p.m., Oct. 22, Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton. Free. Details, hchlibrary.org Derby: Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave., presents "Beer Snob" Will Siss, Connecticut author and beer historian, Oct 26, 6:30 p.m., with an… → Read More

CT secretary of the state prepared for 2020 election threat

The Department of Homeland Security identified 21 states as targets in 2016, including Connecticut. → Read More

Milford police: Man arrested in threats to shoot children

MILFORD - Police said a man who was allegedly yelling threats, including statements that he was going to shoot children, was arrested on Monday, Oct. 7. Andrew Taylor, 41, whose last known address was in Princeton, N.J., was charged with two counts of breach of peace around 12:30 p.m. He was released on a promise to appear in court Nov. 5. Police were alerted to a suspicious man in the area of… → Read More

Area people of note, Oct. 13, 2019

* The Family Music Center recently announced that Skye Sims was named the August 2019 Student of the Month for her dedication to and appreciation of music. Skye is one of our youngest students that began learning the piano at age three, and has now been taking lessons for more than two years. She is doing very well because of the support she has from her grandmother and her parents. Skye also… → Read More

In the drama of Trump’s world, CT connections abound

Former Kent School student Marie Yovanovitch, ex-ambassador to Ukraine, is scheduled to testify Friday before a joint session of three House committees. → Read More

West Haven adding porous pavement in ‘tree pits’ for safety and the environment

WEST HAVEN - The city is renovating "tree pits" along Campbell Avenue as a safety and conservation measure, according to a city spokesman. The project requires removal of brick pavers and debris in the tree pits from Captain Thomas Boulevard to Brown Street "to make way for the installation of Flexi-Pave, a porous pavement made with shredded car tires and a urethane bonding agent," which is… → Read More

D.C. Buzz: Muphy plays the odds (maybe) and Himes dons cloak and dagger

Rep. Jim Himes made it back to Washington in time for a closed-door House intel hearing Friday that featured intelligence community IG Michael Atkinson. → Read More

CT senators see daylight for gun laws, despite impeachment clouds

President Donald Trump may be inclined to deal on guns as a way of diverting attention from the impeachment probe. → Read More

D.C. Buzz: Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world

With House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., set to announce House Dems would go forward on impeachment, they fell into line one by one. → Read More

CT senators open to negotiations with Trump on background checks

WASHINGTON - Connecticut's Democratic senators both say they are open to negotiating with the Trump administration on the dimensions of expanded background checks _ even though strong headwinds from the National Rifle Association and other Democratic senators may prevent such horse-trading from ever taking place. "If we have the opportunity to save lives by changing the country's gun laws, we… → Read More

Report: Candace Owens calls white supremacy ‘isolated,’ faces criticism

Candace Owens, a black conservative and far-right commentator from Stamford who has repeatedly claimed that racism is overblown, is once again taking heat, this time for comments she made at a congressional hearing about confronting white supremacy Friday. Owens called white supremacy an isolated issue that Democrats play up for political, the Washington Post reported. When other witnesses… → Read More

3rd annual Stamford Brew & Whiskey Festival benefits New Neighborhoods

On Friday, Sept. 27, New Neighborhoods' annual Stamford Brew & Whiskey Festival is back at Harbor Point. Brew and whiskey lovers from throughout Fairfield County will enjoy live music on the waterfront, whiskey and craft beer tasting from local vendors, boardwalk games and food samples from local restaurants while supporting affordable housing in Fairfield County, organizers said. The… → Read More