It took 40 years to write my latest book, Connecticut Characters, Personalities Spicing Up The Nutmeg State. Yes, I write slowly. But soon, it will be available for your reading pleasure or in lieu of that a nice flat surface for target practice. After all, the front cover features images of political luminaries such as […]
Entries Tagged as 'Ella Grasso'
March 23rd, 2017 · 6 Comments · News and Events
November 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment · News and Events
Former Superior Court Judge John Maiocco who served as president of the Common Council, as well as state representative and judge of probate passed away on Friday. CT Post scribe Dan Tepfer who covered his courtroom has more here. His death notice follows.
October 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Ed Caldwell was one of the good guys in city politics. Decent and caring, Caldwell goes back to an era when Bridgeport elected officials had real juice in Hartford. He served as a state senator from Bridgeport and also as state comptroller. His influence locally was such some of his political peers referred to him […]
October 18th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Joe Owens had editorial juice across the state when he served as editorial page editor of the Bridgeport Post and the morning Telegram, predecessor papers of the Connecticut Post. And he wasn’t bashful in letting reporters know about his independent thinking on his pages. He was cozy with a variety of pols, but not so […]
March 26th, 2012 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
In a commentary published in the Connecticut Post, former Mayor Nick Panuzio is weighing in against a mayoral-appointed Board of Education. A former administrator at the University of Bridgeport (and currently a member of the Board of Trustees), Nick served as Bridgeport’s Republican mayor from November 1971 to September of 1975 when he resigned from […]
February 29th, 2012 · 1 Comment · News and Events
Bob Slate, Small Business Advocate at the statewide nonprofit Operation, Fuel, Inc. runs its new pilot program, “Project/BEST,” a provider of electricity grants/credits of $1,000 to small businesses, particularly women and minority-owned firms. Bridgeport is one of five cities included in the program. The Bridgeport program runs from March 1st through April 20th.
December 27th, 2010 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment
Yikes! This was a big one. I’ve been digging out all morning and more work to do. My blizzard of choice is made by Dairy Queen. This one is the queen of storms in some time. The Blizzard of 1888 dumped about two feet. In February 1978 more than two feet of snow caused Governor Ella Grasso […]
December 1st, 2010 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment
The governor’s Bridgeport office opened by Lowell Weicker 18 years ago is in jeopardy of closing. Essentially it’s hammered shut, unless Governor-elect Dan Malloy, who told more than 100 Bridgeport supporters last week that he will not forget them, weighs in.