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Before Newtown Shootings, Adam Lanza’s Mental Problems Were ‘Completely Untreated,’ Report Says — An comprehensive examination of Adam Lanza, the troubled individual who shot dead 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school in 2012, by a panel of medical and child-care experts, concludes that Mr. Lanza was "completely untreated in the years before the shooting" for various psychiatric and physical ailments and was deprived of services during critical periods of his life, which might have mitigated some of the difficulties he faced.

Prosecutions of Parents Can Vary After Children Left in Sweltering Cars Die — Haley Wesley, Lyn Balfour and Mikey Terry each had a different experience with the criminal justice system. Ms. Wesley was charged with involuntary manslaughter in Napa County, Calif., and pleaded guilty to child endangerment. Ms. Balfour was acquitted by a jury in Greene County, Va., after spending much of her savings fighting her case.

Connecticut Father’s Activities Detailed on Day Son Died in Hot Car — DANBURY, Conn. - In some ways, this past July 7 was like any other summer day for the Seitz family. Kyle Seitz awoke at 7 a.m., fed and walked the dog, dressed for work and began tending to his family's newest arrival, a 15-month-old named Benjamin.

Last Dry Town in Connecticut Approves Liquor Sales — BRIDGEWATER, Conn. - Forget last week's small-potato questions of who should govern or represent the people of Connecticut. Here, the big news on Tuesday was that this tradition-bound town of 1,725, which prides itself on an annual tractor parade down Main Street and the handmade chocolates that bear its name in shapes like Pilgrims' hats, was at long last prepared to relinquish the bragging rights of being the last dry town in Connecticut since the adoption of Prohibition almost a century ago.

Ted Kennedy Jr. Wins State Senate Race in Connecticut — Connecticut finally got a Kennedy of its own on Tuesday night when Ted Kennedy Jr., the 53-year-old son of the former United States senator from Massachusetts, overcame opposition over the novel way his race was financed and won his bid to become a state senator representing Branford and five other towns east of New Haven.

A Kennedy’s Campaign Is Sharply Questioned on Finances — BRANFORD, Conn. - Getting a scion of the Kennedy family elected to an open seat in the State Senate in this heavily Democratic state must have seemed as though it would be a cinch. But on Thursday night, Ted Kennedy Jr.

Tone of a House Race in Connecticut Between Ivy League Alumni Turns Nasty — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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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Nov 26, 2014

Overlooked? coauthor of report faulting City Hall for union meeting = deBlaz's excampaign aide

Nov 26, 2014

RT @carolynryan: Line at security at National Airport stretches to Brooks Brothers.

Nov 26, 2014

Judge issues a rare prior restraint order blocking paper in advance from publishing family matter, via @alainegriffin

Nov 26, 2014

Ted Cruz pushes Obama to consider Connecticut's ex-Senator Joe Lieberman for Defense secretary… via @POLITICO

Nov 26, 2014

Report faults City Hall for keeping press out of public meeting after Mayor's team rule press not part of the public

Nov 26, 2014

Shakespeare Folio Discovered in France, bringing world total of surviving first folios to 233.

Nov 25, 2014

Turkish prez also says giving a woman a shovel and making her work would be "vs. her delicate nature" #passtheshovel

Nov 25, 2014

Turkish President says women shouldn’t be considered equals -- and does it at a conference on women's rights

Nov 25, 2014

A "Lost Boy" of Sudan makes it to NY, works as security guard and, oh yes, becomes a chess master, courtesy of @WSJ

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