Posts tagged "connecticut"

How’d You Like To Buy Your Very Own Ghost Town?

Johnsonville, Connecticut, is a 62-acre historic village comprised of gorgeous New England houses, a general store and a one-room schoolhouse. It’s also a ghost town — and it could be yours! Johnsonville goes up for auction today with a starting bid of just $800,000, just in time for Halloween. The beautiful town has been abandoned…

By: Claire Hannum / October 28, 2014

UCONN Settles With Students Whose Sexual Assault Complaints It Mishandled

In October 2013, a group of current and former students accused the University of Connecticut of violating Title IX by mishandling their sexual assault cases which occurred at the school between 2010 and 2013. The Department of Education’s Office For Civil Rights launched an investigation into the school and whether it failed to follow the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 19, 2014

UCONN Students File Federal Complaint Over Alleged Mishandling Of Sexual Assaults

More than half a dozen current and former students filed a federal complaint against the University of Connecticut for the alleged mishandling of their sexual assault accusations.

Seven female students filed their complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, following the lead of women from Emerson College in Boston and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 22, 2013

Creepy Politician “Doesn’t Want” Female Interns Because Sexism Keeps Him “Good”

Last week Connecticut State Rep. Ernest Hewett (D) creeped out America with his lewd and inappropriate comment to a 17-year-old girl about the “snake” under his desk. (He meant his dick.)  Now Hewett has explained to the Hartford Courant that this was not his typical behavior.  How has he kept his record clean?

By: Sarah Gray / March 7, 2013

Connecticut Lawmaker Stripped Of Title Over Lewd “Snake” Comment To Teen Girl

Rep. Ernest Hewett of Connecticut, a Democrat, was caught on audiotape making a lewd sexual comment regarding a 17-year-old girl who testified to the state legislature about her internship. The unnamed girl. who interned at the Connecticut Science Center, said the experience helped her overcome her fear of snakes:
“I am usually a very…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 1, 2013

The Most Amazing Connecticut Stereotypes In The New York Times’ Candace Bushnell Profile

No one would accuse Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell of being not-fancy. This is the woman, after all, who popularized Manolo Blahniks and finance fiancés named Mr. Big. But even I’ll admit this entire New York Times Magazine profile of Bushnell, whose book The Carrie Diaries, has just debuted as a CW drama,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 19, 2013

High School Football Coach Spanked For Giving Freshmen Access To Porn

There seems to be an influx in creepy football coaches, or at least in the public stepping forward to report them: An assistant coach at Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut is in trubs for allegedly providing freshman players with his personal username and password for a membership-only porn site. A student reported the incident…

By: Stefanie Blejec / November 22, 2011

Linda McMahon Of The WWE Ready For A Congressional Smackdown

Her hubby Vince may have been the chairman willing to jump in the ring and get hit over the head with a metal folding chair, but, behind the scenes, Linda McMahon has been the one running the WWE as its CEO for the past 12 years. Having already smacked down wrestling’s glass ceiling, Linda i…

By: Jessica Goldberg / September 17, 2009

Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal

Same-sex marriage was legalized in Connecticut today when the state Supreme Court issued a 4-3 decision at 11:30 this morning saying that same-sex couples cannot be denied the freedom to marry according to the state’s constitution. Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell said she will abide by the decision even though she believes a marriage should…

By: Catherine Strawn / October 10, 2008