• A dispute over the order of candidates’ names on the ballot will likely be decided by the Connecticut Supreme Court. State Republicans are challenging Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s decision to list Democratic candidates first in the coming November election, saying that decision violates state law.
  • The state Supreme Court of Connecticut has agreed to hear death-row inmate Eduardo Santiago’s request to extend the recent abolition of the death penalty to his own sentence, despite the bill’s iron-clad language restricting the repeal to new cases. Still, pro-death penalty representatives said they fear that the legislation’s specifics will bear no weight in the court’s decision.
  • Facing an onslaught of negative attacks funded by Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Linda McMahon, Democratic nominee and U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy is struggling to regain the lead in the polls. What can his camp do to keep a longtime Democratic seat in the U.S. Senate from turning red?


High of 75 degrees, low of 66 degrees, heavy rain and thunderstorms.


In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Apple Cinnamon Muffin

Lunch: Miso Soup with Watercress & Shiitakes, Hot & Sour Soup, Korean Barbecued Pork Chop, Thai Coconut Chicken, Indonesian Vegetables & Noodles (Peanuts), Asian Pork Sandwich with Asian Peanut Slaw, Scallion Jasmine Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Cucumber Salad, Peanut Noodle Salad, White Chocolate Macademia Cookie, Organic Plain Brownie

Dinner: Chicken Orzo Soup, Baked Chicken with Herbs, Jewish Style Tilapia, Bean Curd With Spiced Leeks, Potato Pancakes, Couscous with Seven Vegetables, Fresh Herbed Green Beans, Roasted Butternut Squash, Cucumber Salad, Peanut Noodle Salad, Apple Crisp

In Commons

Breakfast: Maple Flavored Organic Oatmeal, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Waffle Bar, Western Style Scrambled Eggs, Omelets To-Order, Buttermilk Pancakes, Scrambled Egg Whites, Home Fries, Apple Cinnamon Muffin

Lunch: Vegan Lentil & Mushroom Soup, Chicken Orzo Soup, Chermoula Stuffed Chicken Breast, Roman Orecchiette with Chard, Chili & Tofu, Penne, Organic Tomato Sauce, Pandorato (Italian Grilled Cheese), Mediterranean Foccacia , Pepperoni Pizza, Fresh Vegetable Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Broccoli & Tofu, Beef & Snap Peas, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Stir Fried Chinese Vegetable, Chicken Club Wrap, Forbidden Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Roasted Zucchini & Yellow Squash, Cucumber Salad, Peanut Noodle Salad, White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie, Organic Plain Brownie