Monthly Archives: September 2010

Gubernatorial Candidates Talk Tourism

Three candidates for governor met this morning for a forum on the future of the state’s culture and tourism industries.

Listen at 5:30 p.m. for our story, or listen online now.

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Hartford Councilwoman Applies For Special Form Of Probation

Hartford Republican Councilwoman Veronica Airey-Wilson applied for a special form of probation today/yesterday.  She was arrested with former Mayor Eddie Perez last year and charged with faking payment to a city contractor for work done on her home.

Listen to our story tonight during All Things Considered, or listen online now.

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Blumenthal Moves To Revoke Perez Pension

Perez After 2007 Election. (WNPR File Photo)

Christine Stuart at ctnewsjunkie has the story.

We’ll have more for our afternoon broadcast.

Here’s our story.

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City May Settle Lawsuit With Perez Home Contractor

The city of Hartford may settle a lawsuit brought by contractor Carlos Costa – the man who did deeply discounted renovations on the home of former Mayor Eddie Perez while falling behind on a multi-million dollar contract with the city.

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Winch May Have To Pay Back State Campaign Funds

City Council President rJo Winch (Chion Wolf/WNPR)

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Hartford’s City Council President rJo Winch may have to pay $1,000 back to the state.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, it appears Winch violated state campaign finance laws when she donated leftover public funds to charity.

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High School Students Create Mob Scene Downtown

A fight on Asylum Street last Friday. (Screen Grab From YouTube)

Eleven Hartford students were arrested last week following a high school fight.  But police say this wasn’t a regular brawl.  It was pre-arranged by students from various city schools – and they spread the word by text message.  And as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, police say the possibly gang-related event converged on the heart of downtown.

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Judge Dewey’s Full Sentencing Remarks

A lot was said at the sentencing of former Mayor Eddie Perez on Tuesday.  But most relevant — and newsworthy — may have been the actual sentencing remarks of Judge Julia Dewey.

With that in mind, I’m posting tape of her full remarks here.  They last around 10 minutes and are worth a listen. (There are a couple of audio feed issues that resolve themselves in the tape.)  They make for an interesting lesson in civics.

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