Noah Daponte-Smith
Staff Columnist
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Malloy lauds DCF reforms

In January 2011, Gov. Dannel Malloy came into office with a promise to reinvent how the Department of Children and Families approaches foster care. Five and a half years later, Malloy held a press conference last week to announce those promises have now been realized.

$640,000 Youth grant moves forward

It can be hard to get ahead in New Haven, especially as a youth in one of the city’s toughest neighborhoods. But a grant accepted on Wednesday by the Board of Alders’ Youth Services Committee may make succeeding a little bit easier.

State gears up for opioid fight

For years, it was thought that opioid epidemics were a thing of the past. But after hundreds died of heroin overdoses in Connecticut last year, the narcotic pain medications are back in the spotlight.

Brexit, the Morning After

I rediscovered PJ Harvey on the morning of June 24, 2016, the day after Britain voted to leave the European Union. I had spent the […]

New Haven Academy opens new building

Just in time for the start of New Haven Public Schools’ academic year, New Haven’s newest school building is open for business. Around 50 people […]

Malloy’s mileage tax faces opposition

Gov. Dannel Malloy has made transportation central to his second-term agenda. At the core of his vision for Connecticut is an ambitious $100-billion transportation “lockbox,” […]

Malloy relents on watchdog cuts

With a federal probe investigating the finances of his 2014 re-election bid, Gov. Dannel Malloy’s administration made an announcement early this month that sparked a political firestorm: the state will proceed with cutting $183,000 from three government watchdog agencies meant to combat corruption. Weeks later, on Aug. 19, following a barrage of criticism from both sides of the aisle, he reversed that decision.

Federal probe dogs Malloy’s summer

Gov. Dannel Malloy’s tumultuous year has only become more turbulent, as federal investigators have probed into alleged improprieties in his 2014 re-election campaign’s fundraising.

Murphy filibuster to yield Senate vote

Sen. Chris Murphy took to the Senate floor Wednesday morning to demand a vote on gun control.


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UP CLOSE: The many faces of Malloy

Recounting a Donald J. Trump rally may seem like an unconventional way to introduce a story about Connecticut politics. But the scene in the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford on April 15 was too good to pass up.