Photograph By John Murray

Moments before entering a packed gymnasium at Walsh Elementary School in Waterbury to engage hundreds of teachers opposed to his education reform legislation, Governor Dannel Malloy, middle, paused to collect his thoughts. Waterbury attorney, Gary O’Connor, was a law school classmate of Malloy’s at Boston College and is pictured on the left. Waterbury Democrat Party Chairman Ned Cullinan is pictured on the right. The Observer is producing a photo essay and article on the evening and will post them soon. Stay tuned.