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Reporter — New York Times

Metro reporter at NYT. Began On the Records column to share documents that tell stories. Lover of big ideas and stories that matter. Try me at cowan@nytimes.com

Tone of a House Race in Connecticut Between Ivy League Alumni Turns Nasty

nytimes.com — CHESHIRE, Conn. - His is not one of those hard-up campaigns that have to worry where the next sign or brochure is coming from. As a 60-year-old businessman whose fortune runs into nine figures, Mark Greenberg has been able to furnish plenty for his run for Congress.

In Connecticut Race, a Loophole Lets Party Money Flow for a Kennedy Scion

nytimes.com — STAMFORD, Conn. - Entering the race for State Senate in April, Ted Kennedy Jr., the son of a United States senator and the nephew of a president, denounced the way "money pollutes the political process," and pledged to respect Connecticut's fledgling system of public campaign finance.

Connecticut Trooper Kills Man Accused of Slashing Bus Passengers

nytimes.com — STAMFORD, Conn. - A man who slashed two fellow passengers with a box cutter on a bus to a Connecticut casino was shot dead by a state trooper moments after the bus stopped in Norwalk, Conn., the police said.

Rowland Name Endures on Connecticut Public Buildings, Despite Convictions

nytimes.com — HARTFORD - Voters in Connecticut may prefer to forget that they elected John G. Rowland as their governor three times now that he has been convicted of political corruption - again. But the state just will not let them.

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Malloy Says Rail Service in Connecticut Will Expand

nytimes.com — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut announced a pre-Election Day present for beleaguered commuters on Wednesday in the form of additional train service between the New Haven station and Grand Central Terminal.

Damning Testimony and Telling Emails in Rowland Trial

nytimes.com — NEW HAVEN - He was a thrice-elected governor, and last week he became a twice-convicted felon. Watching John G. Rowland come and go each day for his 13-day trial in federal court here offered some surreal moments, and not just because the people of Connecticut had seen this story unfold before.

Rowland, Ex-Connecticut Governor, Is Convicted in Campaign Finance Case

nytimes.com — NEW HAVEN - Former Gov. John G. Rowland was found guilty in federal court here on all seven counts of corruption. The verdict came just one day after closing arguments in the case.

Lawyers Present Contrasting Motives at Rowland Trial as Jury Begins Deliberations

nytimes.com — NEW HAVEN - After 12 days of testimony laying bare some of the dirty tricks and subterfuge that can course through political campaigns, the defense lawyer appealed to jurors not to let any distaste they may have for the political process sway them in weighing the seven felony counts against his client, former Gov.

Closing Arguments Ahead in Rowland’s Corruption Trial

nytimes.com — NEW HAVEN - As former Gov. John G. Rowland of Connecticut politely observes the proceedings from his front-row seat, the gloves have been coming off all week here at his federal trial on corruption charges, with both sides trying to tie up loose ends before the closing arguments on Thursday.
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Oct 31, 2014

In this campaign, Cheshire Herald concludes, @Elizabeth_Esty emerges as a "run-of-the-mill politician using attacks" vs rival @MarkGreenberg

Oct 31, 2014

Cheshire Herald said #Esty, a local, has disappointed those who hoped she'd be "independent-minded voice in gov't" who'd shun partisan muck

Oct 31, 2014

Endorsement by #Esty's home paper of her rival #Greenberg stems more from "dissatisfaction with Esty and way she has approached" time in DC

Oct 31, 2014

#Esty's hometown paper, Cheshire Herald, just endorsed GOP challenger #Greenberg. Editorial behind paywall so can't send link but will recap

Oct 31, 2014

Hartford Courant editorial chastises @TedKennedyJr. for damaging CT's election law by taking "basket of golden eggs" fw.to/Q0W2rJh

Oct 31, 2014

Race for CT's 5th so bare-knuckled, issues take backseat while candidates field Q from HS kid over use of attack ads nyti.ms/1vnYQuH

Oct 31, 2014

It's Connecticut's version of the Punch-and-Judy show: the race to represent CT's 5th district in Congress nyti.ms/1vnYQuH

Oct 31, 2014

Cautionary tale by @MonicaDavey1 about many states that have gone with one-party rule nyti.ms/1wP1C1I

Oct 31, 2014

See my 1/1/14 scoop about #Skakel's libel case to read how @NancyGraceHLN and guest got into trouble bantering on-air nyti.ms/1dUReZ4

Oct 31, 2014

Useful backdrop to today's news that @NancyGraceHLN retracting on-air remarks implying Skakel DNA tied him to murder nyti.ms/1dUReZ4

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