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Entries Tagged as 'Hartford Courant'

Get Out! Hartford Courant Castrates Drew For ‘Municipal Shakedown’

October 15th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

The editorial board of the Hartford Courant hasn’t been bashful excoriating Mayor Joe Ganim’s past. He’s got company. Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, a Democratic candidate for governor, is now under fire for dubiously soliciting campaign funds from public employees. As we approach the new year, get ready for charges and counter charges from a host […]

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Hardy Har Haar–Hearst Media Poaches Veteran Courant Columnist In Readership Footprint Expansion

October 9th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

It used to be the Hartford Courant had the cachet to poach seasoned journalists. The newspaper powerhouse now has a rival that may very well surpass its digital readership footprint in Hearst Connecticut Media, owners of all daily newspapers from Greenwich to New Haven, as well as the Danbury News-Times, Middletown Press and Connecticut Magazine. […]

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Bridgeport Officials: Don’t Screw State’s Largest City When Bailing Out Hartford

September 15th, 2017 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events, State Politics

In an excruciatingly tight–and tardy–state budget season with municipalities across the state facing major cuts, the financially hemorrhaging city of Hartford is poised for a major bailout with oversight strings attached to overt bankruptcy as well as $115 in capital funding over two years for the XL Center. Mayor Joe Ganim and the city’s legislative […]

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Lembo Exits Race For Governor, Seeks Reelection As Comptroller

August 31st, 2017 · 12 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From the Hartford Courant: With (Kevin) Lembo exiting the race, attention turned to Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, who has yet to announce her re-election plans. Lembo had said on multiple occasions that he would bow out of the race if Wyman chose to enter.

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Ganim Marches On Behalf Of Former Offenders

June 15th, 2017 · 43 Comments · News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday joined community leaders in Hartford to march and rally on behalf of the formerly incarcerated called “NOTHING ABOUT US–WITHOUT US.” Hartford Courant coverage here.

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When Radio’s Voice Becomes A Whisper

June 12th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

Back in the day, Bridgeport was a radio town: WICC, WNAB, WDJZ, WEZN, all with newsrooms and most with regular talk shows to examine issues, events and public officials. NAB, DJZ and EZN are now gone or different animals. WICC remains with Jim Buchanan’s talk show weekdays 4 to 7 p.m. but no reporters on […]

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Moore Opposes City Slots, Extreme Fighting Approved

June 6th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Led by State Senator Marilyn Moore’s opposition, a sweetener bill to add slots into state parimutuel facilities including one in Bridgeport is apparently dead, replaced by a demand by urban legislators to back mixed-martial arts in exchange for approving a third state casino in East Windsor operated by a joint venture of Connecticut’s tribal nations. MMA […]

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Major Newspaper Purchases And Clicks For Hearst Connecticut Media

June 5th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

Hearst Connecticut Media owns the Connecticut Post as well as dailies in Danbury, Norwalk, Stamford and Greenwich. Add the New Haven Register and two other Connecticut dailies to the list. And Connecticut Magazine too. As former Mayor Bill Finch said often, “It’s all about the clicks.”

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