Sunday, December 03, 2006

Newspapers and Other Sources

As we head into municipal elections next year, I thought I'd make available the list of sources that I used during 2005 to keep track of what was happening around the state. I'm also posting this list over at the wiki, so you can add to it.

Online Local Sites

MyTownHall (North Central Connecticut)
Hamden Daily News
New Haven Independent
Westport Now
Yankee Institute's "Connecticut ~FreedomWire"
The Corner Report (NW Connecticut)

Daily Newspapers (CT)

Hartford Courant
AP STATE WIRE
The Day
CT Central (NH Register, Torrington Register-Citizen, NB Herald, Bristol Press, Middletown Press)
The Connecticut Post
"The Waterbury Connecticut Republican American Newspaper"
NewstimesLive.com Greater Danbury's News and Information Source
thechronicle.com - Eastern Connecticut's News and Events Source
Journal Inquirer
Stamford Advocate
Record-Journal
Norwich Bulletin - www.norwichbulletin.com
The Westerly Sun

Advocate Newspapers

Hartford Advocate: News Contents
New Haven Advocate: News Contents
Fairfield County Weekly: News Contents


Local Weeklies (CT)
Greater Hartford Weeklies

Newington Town Crier - News
Valley News
West Hartford News
Wethersfield Post
Windsor Journal
Rocky Hill Post
Bloomfield Journal - News
Windsor Locks Journal
East Hartford Gazette
Farmington Valley Post
The Berlin Citizen
The Tattoo Teen Newspaper
Hartford Business Journal
The Inquirer - New England's Largest African American Newspaper
The Plainville Citizen
Cheshire Herald
Southington Citizen

Eastern CT/Shoreline Weeklies

Pictorial Gazette (Old Lyme, Old Saybrook)
Regional Standard (East Haddam, East Hampton, Colchester, Marlborough, Lebanon, Salem, Hebron)
Main Street News (Chester, Deep River, Essex, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Westbrook)
Valley Courier (Chester, Deep River, Essex)
Town Times (Durham, Middlefield)
Lyme Times
New London Times
Mystic Times
Waterford Times
Groton Times
Guilford Times
Montville Times
Thames River Times (Preston, Ledyard)
Stonington Times

Greater New Haven Weeklies

The Orange Bulletin
Shore Line Times
East Haven Advertiser
Branford Review
Clinton Recorder
Milford Sunday
Hamden Chronicle
North Haven Post
West Haven News
Wallingford Voice
Amity Observer (Orange, Bethany, Woodbridge)
The Sound (Branford)
Harbor News (Clinton)
East Haven Courier
The Source (Guilford)
Connecticut Business News Journal (New Haven based)
North Haven Courier
West Haven Voice

Fairfield County Weeklies

Acorn Online (links to several Fairfield newspapers)
The Hour Online (sub.)
Stratford Bard
New Milford Times
The Brookfield Journal
Fairfield Minuteman
Westport Minuteman
The Valley Gazette
Darien News
Fairfield Citizen
The Fairfield County Bee
Greenwich Time
Norwalk Citizen
Huntington Herald
Westport Now
Westport News
Stratford Star

Litchfield and Waterbury Area Weeklies

Litchfield County Times
The Kent Good Times Dispatch
The Litchfield Enquirer
The Bethel Beacon
The Thomaston Express
Voices - News (Naugatuck Valley, Greater Waterbury)
The New Milford Spectrum
Lakeville Journal
TriCornerExtra
The Newtown Bee
Prospect Pages
Cheshire Herald
My Citizen News (Naugatuck)

News (local TV)

CT-N
nbc30.com
WTNH.com
WFSB Home
Fox61

25 comments:

Tim White said...

Cheshire's online paper has a few new articles every week.

https://cheshireherald.com/Home.html

This Naugatuck newspaper doesn't have much online content yet. But I think the intention is to start adding content.

http://www.mycitizensnews.com

And this Prospect paper is a monthly.

http://www.prospectpages.com/

Anonymous said...

where's the Cheshire Herald?

bluecoat said...

GC: The Weston Forum and the Wilton Forum published by the Acorn Group (or something like that) have some interesting stuff once and a while.

Genghis Conn said...

Will add. Post links if you have them.

bluecoat said...

www.acorn-online.com

Tim White said...

GC, you may have it. But I didn't notice

http://www.thesouthingtoncitizen.com/

posted above.

Tim White said...

GC, you may have it. But I didn't notice

http://www.thesouthingtoncitizen.com/

posted above.

Genghis Conn said...

I've got it now. Thanks, Tim!

Keep 'em coming if you know of any more. I'm also sure that some of the above will be defunct, so some link checking is probably in order.

Tim White said...

and here's fox's link to local news:

http://fox61.trb.com/news/?track=nav

Genghis Conn said...

FOX61's online news coverage is lousy, to say the least. I don't think it adds much, which is why I didn't include it.

But I probably should toss it up there, just to be complete.

Genghis Conn said...

FYI - I've also added this list to the CT Research page (linked in menu above).

Tim White said...

hahaha... i watch Fox's local sunday morning show and that's about it for local TV for me. I rarely watch any broadcast news... local or national.

But here's one more idea...

http://www.ctn.state.ct.us/

Genghis Conn said...

I stopped watching local TV news a while ago... the way it's presented really annoys the heck out of me.

CT-N should absolutely be on the list of TV news sources. In fact, I put it first.

Genghis Conn said...

BTW - for upcoming May elections, the Amity Observer and the Orange Bulletin were gold mines for Bethany and Woodbridge.

The Rep-Am worked for Naugatuck (Doug Dalena did a great job of covering a strange mayoral race there), although if there is a local Naugatuck source, it's probably a lot better.

The J-I did a decent job covering Andover and Bolton. No one knows what the heck is happening in Union. They may not have had elections in 2005.

Tim White said...

I know the Naugatuck paper doesn't have content online yet, but they do cover (I think) Beacon Falls, Naugatuck & Prospect.

And here's a link to the parent company of the Amity Observer:

http://www.htponline.com/

Similar to Acorn Online, they've got links to a whole bunch of their hometown newspapers online.

MikeCT said...

WNPR FM and WTIC AM. Both have good podcasts. WNPR's Where We Live is probably the best public affairs program in the state.

Your Shore Publishing links under Eastern CT aren't working. Here's a corrected Stonington Times, for instance.

WSHU FM doesn't have a regular podcast, but who knew that someone created campaign songs for Chris Murphy, John Destefano, and Ned Lamont? Really bad campaign songs!

Genghis Conn said...

MikeCT,

Funny, the Shore Publishing links were working this morning. Maybe those are old links. I haven't really followed those papers too closely since 2005.

cgg said...

This post should be on the front page. It's invaluable.

Genghis Conn said...

On the front page how? As a link?

cgg said...

Yes as a link, or at least linked from the research page.

Genghis Conn said...

I did put it as a link on the research page. I don't know if it merits its own link on the top nav bar, though.

Anonymous said...

FYI: Bethel is located in Fairfield County, not the Litchfield/Waterbury region.

Dave Mooney said...

Stratford Star - http://stratfordstar.com

Anonymous said...

www.whatsupfairfield.com may also be of interest.

bluecoat said...

There's a new freebie out claiming 20,000 in circulation that I just saw today in a library - the Bridgeport Phoenix published by Bridgeport Republican Rick Torres. www.bptphoenix.com

Lots of ads from the Shays Real Estate Co. - undoubtedly a relative