Blumenthal: Trump “Threatened to Shut Down the Internet”

Blumenthal: Trump “Threatened to Shut Down the Internet”

TRUMP ON TWITTER:  “BIG ACTION TO FOLLOW!” by Sharon Rondeau (May 27, 2020) — At a Wednesday afternoon joint press conference with Gov. Ned Lamont, U.S. Senator from Connecticut Richard Blumenthal claimed that Trump “threatened to shut down the internet” in response to Twitter’s imposition of a “fact-checking” initiative visibly applied to two of Trump’s […]

Two Days Before Reopen Date, Lamont Backtracks on Hair Salons, Barbershops

Two Days Before Reopen Date, Lamont Backtracks on Hair Salons, Barbershops

HOW “REGIONAL” IS THE PLAN? by Sharon Rondeau (May 18, 2020) — After including hairdressers and barberships in the initial phase of Connecticut’s coronavirus “reopen” plan, on Monday Gov. Ned Lamont (D) reversed course on that industry, declaring that their return to business would be delayed until “early June.” The move was made, the press […]

First Connecticut Reopenings Scheduled for May 20

First Connecticut Reopenings Scheduled for May 20

“PHASE 2” TO BEGIN ONE MONTH LATER by Sharon Rondeau (May 13, 2020) — During Wednesday’s Connecticut update on the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Ned Lamont (D) hosted two state legislators who are also restaurant owners to discuss strategies they have employed to remain open as well as to reopen their establishments to sit-down guests in […]

Connecticut Governor Tells Citizens to “Wear a Mask”

Connecticut Governor Tells Citizens to “Wear a Mask”

CITING OTHER GOVERNORS’ POLICIES by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 15, 2020) — At Wednesday’s press conference, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) appeared with a black cloth around his neck which he used as a prod to convince state residents to wear a mask when they are outside. Earlier on Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued […]

Has Connecticut Turned the Corner?

Has Connecticut Turned the Corner?

RECENT DATA SHOW IMPROVEMENT by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 2, 2020) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) said at his daily presser on Thursday afternoon that efforts are under way to expedite unemployment compensation to individuals who lost their jobs as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. On Tuesday, Lamont said that the state unemployment computer […]

Connecticut: Unemployment Compensation to Take “Five Weeks” to Arrive

Connecticut:  Unemployment Compensation to Take “Five Weeks” to Arrive

SMALL STATE HEAVILY-IMPACTED BY DEADLY VIRUS by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 31, 2020) — In his daily 4:00 p.m. briefing, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) said that unemployed workers who filed for unemployment compensation as a result of business closures from the coronavirus pandemic will have to wait “five weeks” to receive their first check. Lamont […]

Connecticut Coronavirus Cases Increase along with Spiraling Unemployment Claims

Connecticut Coronavirus Cases Increase along with Spiraling Unemployment Claims

NEARLY ALL BUSINESSES, GOVERNMENT OFFICES SHUT DOWN by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 18, 2020) — Along with governors of three other northeastern states, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signed an executive order further shutting down businesses effective at 8:00 p.m. Thursday. The order applies to “indoor portions of large malls,” amusement parks and bowling alleys, joining bars, […]

Three Governors Order Eating, Entertainment Establishments Closed at 8:00 p.m.

Three Governors Order Eating, Entertainment Establishments Closed at 8:00 p.m.

OVERREACTION OR NECESSARY CONTAINMENT? by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 16, 2020) — Following a number of executive actions over the weekend, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) joined the governors of New York and New Jersey in a “regional” approach to fighting the coronavirus consisting of ordering bars, restaurants, movie theaters, gyms and fitness centers to close […]

Retired Connecticut State Trooper: Another Tax Won’t Stop Gun Violence

Retired Connecticut State Trooper:  Another Tax Won’t Stop Gun Violence

“NO CONSEQUENCES FOR THE CRIMINAL” February 15, 2020 [Editor’s Note:  The author, a retired Connecticut state trooper, sent the following letter to his state senator and representative in response to a bill proposal for an “excise tax” on ammunition.] Just heard the latest tax insanity tax proposal for the State Legislature. The local news reported […]

The Beams in their Own Eyes

The Beams in their Own Eyes

“UNCONSCIONABLE” February 10, 2020 Dear Editor: There are many reasons to question the integrity of the movement to impeach Trump, including the fact that impeachment was threatened and plotted from the moment he was elected and the fact that the rationale for impeachment has morphed from collusion with Russia to a phone call with Ukraine. […]

Greenwich RTM Shoots Itself in the Foot, Spits at Connecticut

Greenwich RTM Shoots Itself in the Foot, Spits at Connecticut

“NO REGARD FOR THE AVERAGE PERSON” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 14, 2019) — The vote of 101 to 89 to indefinitely postpone a vote on tolling Connecticut was worse than short-sighted.  The decision to do nothing is clearly a backhanded vote for tolls and a display of gutless conduct totally out of step with most […]

The Post & Email Asks Sen. Murphy’s Office about Federal Employees’ Alleged Claims of Financial Hardship

The Post & Email Asks Sen. Murphy’s Office about Federal Employees’ Alleged Claims of Financial Hardship

DESPITE NO MISSED PAYCHECK by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 13, 2019) — On Thursday evening, WTNH in New Haven, CT depicted during its 10:00 PM news hour Connecticut’s junior U.S. senator, Chris Murphy, reading portions of two letters he allegedly received from constituents who are federal employees affected by the partial government shutdown, then in its […]

Connecticut Congressman Accuses Trump, DHS, Fox News Host of Dishonesty

Connecticut Congressman Accuses Trump, DHS, Fox News Host of Dishonesty

“NOW YOU’RE LYING” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 25, 2018) — On this morning’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT4) accused the Department of Homeland Security, President Trump and substitute host Trish Regan of “lying” about there being “500 felons” in the thousands-strong “caravan” of Central-American travelers originating primarily from Honduras last month. Regan, who […]

Record-Breaking Lines on Election Day

Record-Breaking Lines on Election Day

AT THE HOME OF THE POST & EMAIL by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 6, 2018) — At approximately 10:30 AM on Tuesday, the line in which voters in Canterbury, CT had to wait to cast their ballots stretched from the side entrance of the town hall community room to the back of the room, an estimated […]

Blumenthal Responds to Comment on Kavanaugh Hearings…

Blumenthal Responds to Comment on Kavanaugh Hearings…

OR DOES HE? by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 5, 2018) — On Tuesday this writer sent a comment to the office of Sen. Richard Blumethal (D-CT) regarding the conduct of Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats toward Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) which began seconds into his opening remarks in the confirmation hearings for U.S. District Court of Appeals […]

Connecticut Town to Employ Armed School Resource Officers

Connecticut Town to Employ Armed School Resource Officers

TO COMMENCE IN THE FALL by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 26, 2018) — WTNH-New Haven reported Tuesday evening that the North Haven, CT schools will have armed school resource officers beginning this fall. Last month the Record-Journal reported that a proposal to place SROs in all of the town’s six schools was under consideration.  The town […]

Bridgeport Recognized as “Flagship Place” in 4th Regional Plan for New York Metropolitan Region

Bridgeport Recognized as “Flagship Place” in 4th Regional Plan for New York Metropolitan Region

BRIDGEPORT’S OWN SERVES AS PANELIST FOR 28th ANNUAL RPA ASSEMBLY from Dalmarys Matos, (203) 576-7201, Dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (May 4, 2018) — Bridgeport, CT – As a part of its Fourth Regional Plan, the Regional Plan Association (RPA) has identified the city of Bridgeport as one of nine Flagship Places, a distinction given to areas within the New […]

Connecticut Residents Once Again Urged to “Pick Up the Phone!” to Support Largest-Ever Survey on Neighborhood-Level Quality of Life, Health, and Happiness

Connecticut Residents Once Again Urged to “Pick Up the Phone!” to Support Largest-Ever Survey on Neighborhood-Level Quality of Life, Health, and Happiness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Mark Abraham, info [at] ctdatahaven.org, 203.500.7059, www.ctdatahaven.org (Apr. 9, 2018) — NEW HAVEN, CT, March 20, 2018 – How happy are you? Have you seen a dentist lately? Are local government officials responsive to your needs? Those are just a few of the questions being asked by friendly survey-takers helping DataHaven […]

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