HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced Friday that he's chosen Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton to be the state's new tax commissioner.
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Comedian John Oliver made a secret trip to Connecticut last week to help cut the ribbon on a sign naming a sewage treatment plant in his honor.
It's official. Every time residents of Danbury, Connecticut, flush, they will be sending their special deliveries to the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant.
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut city won't waste an opportunity to get a sizeable donation from comedian John Oliver about a weeks-long joke pertaining to the name of a sewage plant in the...
Comedian John Oliver upped the stakes in a tongue-in-cheek spat with a Connecticut city, offering to donate $55,000 to charity if officials follow through on a joke to name its sewage treatment...
State and local officials on Tuesday urged residents of Danbury to get tested for COVID-19 and pick up the phone when a contact tracer calls, saying it's crucial to stopping the current “uptick”...
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town's officials are showing comedian John Oliver what they think about his expletive-filled rant about their city — they're naming the local sewage treatment...
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A battery-powered glider crashed into the roof of a Connecticut home, injuring the pilot and scaring a mother and her two children who were watching TV.
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for the Connecticut woman injured when police shot and killed her son has filed notice of intent to sue the city of Danbury.
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Authorities have lifted a shelter-in-place order at Western Connecticut State University that was triggered by a report of a man with a long gun.
There were no reports of gunshots or injuries. The university tweeted Tuesday afternoon that police were continuing to investigate but "the campus has been declared safe."
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Bob Stefanowski, a former GE executive who pitched himself to voters as Bob the Rebuilder, won Tuesday's Republican primary for Connecticut governor in an upset and will face a fellow wealthy businessman, Democrat Ned Lamont, in November.
ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — The five Republican candidates for Connecticut governor are talking about abortion, albeit reluctantly.
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, the endorsed candidate in Tuesday's primary, said at a WBSB-TV debate Wednesday that he personally opposes abortion but believes "government should not get between a woman and her doctor."
Westport tech entrepreneur Steve Obsitnik says he shares the same view.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Obsitnik (ob-SIT-nik) has finally received public campaign financing for the Aug. 14 primary.
Connecticut's Elections Enforcement Commission on Wednesday approved a $1.35 million grant for the Westport tech entrepreneur. The funding has been delayed amid an investigation into possible campaign finance violations.
Obsitnik campaign manager Dan Debicella says he wishes the process was faster but is "pleased with the outcome."
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Republican governor candidates are pushing proposals to eliminate or scale back Connecticut's income tax.
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton on Monday released a 31-page plan Monday that includes phasing out the personal income tax over 10 years. He says there will be $381 million in reductions in the first year.
Boughton, the Republican Party's endorsed candidate, faces four challengers in the Aug. 14 primary.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two more names will be on the ballot for governor when Connecticut voters turn out for the primaries in August.
Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, a Democrat, and former hedge fund manager David Stemerman, a Republican, each gathered enough signatures through petition drives to compete in the primaries.
The office of the secretary of the state says both will be on ballots for the Aug. 14 primaries.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut businessman Bob Stefanowski has qualified to participate in this summer's Republican primary for governor.
The Secretary of the State's Office confirmed Monday that 10,951 primary petition signatures have been tabulated for Stefanowski. He needed 9,081 to appear on the Aug. 14 primary ballot.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Republican candidates for Connecticut governor are facing off in a primary debate.
The Connecticut Association of Realtors and WTNH News 8 are hosting the event on Monday. It will be held in the Shubert Theatre in New Haven. Approximately 1,000 Realtors and their guests will be on hand.
The event will be aired live on WCTX, which is also known as MyTV9, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Four major party candidates for Connecticut governor each showed their congenial side on Thursday night, in the early days of a highly contested election that's likely to become heated in the coming months.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Secretary of the State's office has begun tabulating signatures collected by potential Connecticut governor candidates trying to petition their way onto the August 14 primary ballot.
Late Monday, the office reported 381 signatures for Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, who hopes to challenge Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont, the Democratic Party's endorsed candidate. Ganim needs roughly 15,500 signatures from registered Democrats.
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police officials at Western Connecticut State University are giving the all clear.
The school was locked down as police investigated an unconfirmed report of a person on campus with a gun.
School officials say the report was a misunderstanding that turned out to be an employee with a microphone stand.
NEW YORK (AP) — Powerful storms pounded the Northeast on Tuesday with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least two people dead and hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without power.
In Connecticut, a man was killed when a tree fell on his truck, according to Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton. A teenager also suffered serious injuries when he was hit by the roof of a dugout on a baseball field, Boughton said.
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — Danbury Mayor Boughton, a Republican known for political success in a Democratic city, narrowly received the Connecticut GOP's endorsement for governor on Saturday.
ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — Two physicians who treat Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said Wednesday the Republican gubernatorial candidate is in good health, blaming a recent collapse at a political event on dehydration and his failure to take prescribed anti-seizure medication.
"He's fine," said Dr. Robert Friedlander, Boughton's neurosurgeon at the University of Pittsburgh who removed a noncancerous tumor from the politician's brain last year.
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Connecticut governor has made his first public appearance since collapsing at a meet-and-greet event.
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton attended an Irish flag raising at Danbury City Hall Saturday afternoon for St. Patrick's Day. Boughton gave a short speech, saying he plans to rest Sunday and return to his campaign Monday.
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Republican contender for Connecticut governor who collapsed at a meet-and-greet event has been released from a hospital.
UConn Health officials say Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton was discharged from the Farmington medical center Friday after being treated for dehydration.
No additional details of his condition have been released. Representatives for Boughton declined to discuss his condition.