The Daily

Jeff Cohen / WNPR

A federal jury has convicted insurance executive Earl O’Garro on three counts of fraud after barely 90 minutes of deliberations, the U.S. Attorney’s office said Monday.

Lucy Nalpathanchil / WNPR

Naval Submarine Base New London has a new leader. U.S. Navy Captain Paul Whitescarver, formerly of Norfolk, Virginia, is the SUBASE's new commanding officer.

International Whaling Commission / iwc.int

A whale’s majesty can be glimpsed during a whale watching trip anywhere the regal mammals roam. But the chances of that vision being marred are increasing as more whales become entangled in fishing gear.

Chion Wolf / WNPR

College professors say that the state's higher education system is not employing enough full-time teachers. And some professors claim this has caused the full-time faculty to look down on their adjunct colleagues. 

Jeff Cohen / WNPR

The effort to revive the neighborhood around downtown Hartford’s new minor league baseball stadium is gaining some big name support -- and a new hotel.

Hard Rock Hotel Hartford will open near the Dunkin’ Donuts Park, the new home of the Hartford Yard Goats, the developers said. 

Crative Commons/Pixabay

School evaluations of teachers are currently not made public. But a former school board member in New Milford wants to change that, and has taken the issue to the state's Freedom of Information Commission.

iStock Photo

Family-based day care workers can be powerful allies in the state's battle to curb childhood obesity by influencing diets and physical activities, said new research from the University of Connecticut.

Ryan Caron King / WNPR

When eleven people – eight adults and three children – moved into a mansion in Hartford’s West End, neighbors cried foul.

Ross MacDonald

Flags are at half-staff in Connecticut on Monday on the anniversary of the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown in 2012.

Thawt Hawthje / Creative Commons

As world leaders in Paris approach what could be a historic agreement on climate change, a new Yale University survey finds Americans have very complicated attitudes about the environment.

WestportWiki / Creative Commons

A business student from China who said a bout with depression led to his expulsion for academic reasons has become the face of a labor-driven push for better mental health care at Yale University.

murphy.senate.gov, blumenthal.senate.gov

Two members of Connecticut's congressional delegation are once again calling for action to curb gun violence as the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre approaches.

Ryan Caron King / WNPR

Metro-North riders may notice an increase in security during their commute this month as New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut beef up law enforcement presence at stations in response to the attacks in San Bernardino and Paris. 

ilirjan rrumbullaku / Creative Commons

Tourism and the arts took a hit in the budget adjustment agreed on by Governor Dannel Malloy and the legislature in special session earlier this week. The adjustment was needed to fill a $350 million hole in the state budget.

Dominik Skya flickr.com/photos/dominiksyka-photography/ / Creative Commons

A Connecticut judge said police have been improperly using data from cell phones to track the location of suspects.

UTC

United Technologies said it wants to save $1.5 billion through closures and layoffs. But CEO Greg Hayes told The Hartford Courant that Connecticut is likely to be spared the worst of the cuts. 

Bill Streicher / USA TODAY Sports

The University of Massachusetts has announced a deal that will have New England's three FBS football programs facing each other several times over the next five seasons. 

Michael Saechang / Creative Commons

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is proposing an executive order that would ban gun sales to people on federal no-fly watch lists. He said Thursday his policy would further limit the purchase of ammunition or guns already outlawed in the state. 

Chris Coomber / Creative Commons

I was visiting my brother in Goshen recently. We were looking at the majestic blue spruce trees in his backyard that he planted as Christmas trees years ago, when his kids were younger.

They've created a backdrop for privacy, and have cherished memories for him and his kids.

Demetri Mouratis flickr.com/photos/dmourati / Creative Commons

Last year at this time, I foolishly offered my choices for the ten best pop Christmas songs. I say foolishly because these list things are always a bad idea for so many reasons. In fact I’m working on a piece that will list the ten biggest reasons why list stories are a bad idea.

City of Milford Adaptive Recreation / Facebook

Adaptive arts link those with disabilities to artistic expression. This Friday, the city of Milford’s Recreation Department partners with the New England Ballet Company for the sixth annual production of "The Nutcracker Suite."

Jeff Cohen / WNPR

Hartford City Treasurer Adam Cloud took the stand in the federal criminal trial of former insurance executive Earl O’Garro Wednesday. Afterwards, Cloud said he had been betrayed by his former friend and maligned by the media. 

Ryan Caron King / WNPR

Governor Dannel Malloy said he thinks the Connecticut Juvenile Training School should close by July 1, 2018. 

Doug Kerr / Creative Commons

Just over half of renters in the U.S. are older than 40, a new study released on Wednesday found. The change comes in the wake of volatile housing issues in the last several years.

Michelle Lee flickr.com/photos/michellerlee/7610741336 / Creative Commons

The Connecticut General Assembly approved a $350 million plan to close the budget deficit in the current $20 billion state budget.

Chion Wolf / WNPR

Washington lawmakers passed the long-debated education bill that minimizes the federal government's role in public education.

DonkeyHotey / Creative Commons

Business leaders are digesting the changes that will be introduced by the budget bill passed in special session by the General Assembly on Tuesday night. 

Jimmy Katz

Inspired by the age-old Delta blues, Noah Preminger and his delta force quartet create a 21st century re-imagining of two soul-drenched songs by legendary blues singer Bukka White on the young tenor saxophonist's dynamic, new album, Pivot: Live at the 55 Bar, a jazz bistro in Greenwich Village.

Jim Bowen / Creative Commons

Voters will have to wait to possibly change Connecticut's constitution to ensure transportation revenues are spent only on transportation projects.

Anonymous Inmate / Permission by Ron Jenkins

Dante's painful journey through the nine circles of hell in "Dante’s Inferno" defies description: "If I had verses harsh and grating enough to describe this wretched hole…"

Yet this is the most alluring section of the "The Divine Comedy," in the most enduring poem of all time. Dante Alighieri was a 14th century poet and politician who wrote his epic poem about sin and redemption upon his permanent exile from his beloved city of Florence.

Pages