Posts tagged "connecticut"

Religious Conservatives Believe There’s A “War On Halloween,” Somehow

In case you haven’t heard, there’s not just a “war on Christmas” now – there’s also a “war on Halloween.” Good lord.
In Milford, Connecticut, a mere hour’s drive from the

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 13, 2015 - 10:00 am

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…

Claire Hannum | October 28, 2014 - 2:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 19, 2014 - 10:00 am

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.


Jessica Wakeman | October 22, 2013 - 11:30 am

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.)…

Sarah Gray | March 7, 2013 - 9:00 am

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

Jessica Wakeman | March 1, 2013 - 2:40 pm

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.

Jessica Wakeman | January 19, 2013 - 10:00 am

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,…

Stefanie Blejec | November 22, 2011 - 2:20 pm

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…

Jessica Goldberg | September 17, 2009 - 4:50 pm

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…

Catherine Strawn | October 10, 2008 - 4:45 pm