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 […]

Mayor Ganim, City of Bridgeport Hosts Regional Collaboration School Safety Forum

Mayor Ganim, City of Bridgeport Hosts Regional Collaboration School Safety Forum

LEADERSHIP FROM FAIRFIELD, TRUMBULL AND STRATFORD AGREE AN “ARMY OF TEACHERS” IS NOT AN APPROPRIATE SOLUTION from Dalmarys Matos, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (Mar. 23, 2018) — Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim this week joined municipal, law enforcement and education leadership from neighboring towns to collaborate on security practices to aid in school safety and evoke change in the state […]

Mayor Ganim, Senator Blumenthal Call for Common Sense Gun Reforms in Connecticut and Nationally

Mayor Ganim, Senator Blumenthal Call for Common Sense Gun Reforms in Connecticut and Nationally

MAYOR CALLS ON CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO PASS BAN ON BUMP STOCKS AND GHOST GUNS; BLUMENTHAL PROPOSING BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION IN CONGRESS TO PREVENT DANGEROUS INDIVIDUALS FROM OWNING FIREARMS from Av Harris, Director of Legislative Affairs/Public Policy, City of Bridgeport (Mar. 9, 2018) — Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Joe Ganim today joined Connecticut US Senator Richard Blumenthal […]

March Storm Slams East Coast

March Storm Slams East Coast

WINTER STORM QUINN BRINGS THUNDER, LIGHTNING, HEAVY SNOW by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 7, 2018) — It took a long time to arrive, but the storm which has been moving from the West into Pennsylvania, Western Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York is now in this writer’s neighborhood. On Wednesday evening under the hashtag “#ctweather,” local […]

Breaking: UConn Spokeswoman: Gateway Pundit Reporter “in UConn Police Custody”

Breaking:  UConn Spokeswoman:  Gateway Pundit Reporter “in UConn Police Custody”

“ON CAMPUS” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 28, 2017) — On Tuesday night, Gateway Pundit owner Jim Hoft wrote on his website that he did not know the whereabouts of his reporter, Lucian Wintrich, following an altercation at the end of Wintrich’s scheduled speech at the University of Connecticut (UConn) at Storrs and Wintrich’s subsequent arrest. […]

Is The Hartford Courant a Propaganda Machine?

Is The Hartford Courant a Propaganda Machine?

EMBEDDED VIDEO STREAM HARDLY POLITICALLY BALANCED by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 28, 2017) — While this writer was reading a balanced, although arguably initially misleading, article in The Hartford Courant on Tuesday morning, a series of videos began to play without prompting featuring a single political viewpoint for more than ten minutes. Muslim, pro-refugee and anti-Trump […]

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