Noah Daponte-Smith
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Kasich comes to Fairfield

After months of campaigning across the U.S., presidential candidates have finally turned their attention toward Connecticut.

Board of Alders pushes for new elementary school

New Haven residents urged the Board of Alders to accept Mayor Toni Harp’s proposal to build a new public elementary school on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University at a Finance Committee hearing on Thursday.

Emerging from the Gaslight

One of the finer albums of rock ’n’ roll music that has emerged from this millennium is “The ’59 Sound,” the 2008 release from The Gaslight Anthem. Dripping with silver-tinged nostalgia, full of memories of nights at drive-in theaters in classic cherry-red convertibles, it performed all the tasks that good rock music should: wistful looks back into the past, hopeful ruminations on the future and homage to our predecessors.

Appropriations passes alternative budget

With Connecticut facing a looming $911 million deficit for fiscal year 2017, the General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee passed a budget Wednesday that would close less than two-thirds of the gap.

GOP mobilizes against Blumenthal

In a tense national political atmosphere, where control of the Senate is up for grabs should presidential candidate Donald Trump win the Republican presidential nomination, two Connecticut Republicans have emerged to challenge Sen. Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73 in his bid for re-election this November.

Three run for Dem Registrar of Voters

Presidential election years are typically uneventful for New Haven politics, with the exception of the contest for two positions: the Democratic and Republican Registrars of Voters.

Malloy’s welcome earns national award

Gov. Dannel Malloy’s national profile has grown all the more prominent this week, as he can now claim one of the country’s most revered honors: […]

Alders mandate quarterly financial reports

The Board of Alders met Thursday to preliminarily approve a portion of Mayor Toni Harp’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 at a Board Joint […]

Alders continue budget scrutiny

For the second straight evening, city officials came before the Board of Alders’ Finance Committee to make their cases for their requested levels of funding in Mayor Toni Harp’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017.

Alders grapple with city budget

Members of the Board of Alders’ Finance Committee sparred with City Hall officials on Tuesday evening over funding for the Mayor’s Office, in the first of the year’s workshops on Mayor Toni Harp’s proposed budget.

AIDS activist’s wake held in City Hall

Few New Haveners are granted the privilege of having their wake in City Hall.