Flags to be half-staff for National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, Oct. 7, in recognition of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day, an annual observance honoring the sacrifices of fallen firefighters throughout the country. Accordingly, since no flag should fly higher than the U.S. flag, … read more

DMV expands license and ID services in Fairfield, New Haven counties

The Department of Motor Vehicles announced today the expansion of its DMV Express license and ID card renewal program focused on bringing convenience to residents seeking these services. The agency and its partners plan to soon open new locations in Southington and North Haven as well as expand service times in Stamford. This follows the start earlier this year of … read more

Stemerman: Run state like a business

David Stemerman of Greenwich started his own business in January 2008. Immediately, he faced “the worst financial crisis in 70 years.” Steering his company through that and beyond, he said, gave him the experience needed to get Connecticut through its current fiscal crisis. Stemerman is one of five candidates in the Aug. 14 Republican gubernatorial primary, along with endorsed candidate … read more

Health official: Complications from flu caused death of New Canaan 10-year-old boy

[UPDATED 10:39 a.m JAN. 16] The cause of the death of the 10-year-old New Canaan fourth grader was flu complicated by pneumonia followed by sepsis, according to a New Canaan health official on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m. A New Canaan health official reported to the Advertiser information that he received from a New York State medical examiner. “It … read more