Politics & Elections
U.S. Rep Jim Himes (D-4th), shown visiting the Hersam Acorn Newspaper offices, received a very high score from the League of Conservation Voters. (Jeannette Ross photo)

Connecticut representatives score high environmental marks

Connecticut’s legislative delegation in Washington scored among the highest representatives nationwide on environmental issues according…

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal talks with Hersam Acorn Newspapers staff at an editorial board meeting in Shelton. Photo by Aaron Marsh

Blumenthal: Increasing safety to prevent rail crossing accidents

More than 270 people are killed at railroad crossings each year, including six on Metro-North…

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal talks with Hersam Acorn Newspapers staff at an editorial board meeting in Shelton. Photo by Aaron Marsh

Blumenthal: Better data can help police relations

Better understanding and more data can help in improving relations between police and the residents…

President Barack Obama signs the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act. At the signing are, left to right, Susan Selke (Clay Hunt’s mother), Richard Selke (Clay Hunt’s father), Sen. Joe Donnelly, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Paul Rieckhoff (founder and CEO, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, IAVA), Sen. John McCain, Bonnie Carroll (president and founder, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, TAPS), Gary Augustine (executive director, Disabled American Veterans), Michelle Obama, Jake Wood (co-founder and executive director of Team Rubicon), Rep. Tammy Duckworth, Rep. Timothy Walz.

Preventing suicide to save veterans’ lives

In a Congress known for gridlock and dysfunction, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal was proud to…

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