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Governor’s Thanksgiving Day Message

by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy
Posted: Nov 26, 2014 1:45pm

It’s been nearly 400 years since the first Thanksgiving, and while there have been countless changes during that time, one aspect of the original holiday is as true today as it was back then.

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State Offices To Close At 12:30 p.m. Wednesday

by Staff Report
Posted: Nov 25, 2014 4:17pm

Thanksgiving will start early this year.

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Study: Pediatricians Could Help Identify Mental Health Illnesses In Moms

by Cara Rosner
Posted: Nov 25, 2014 3:00pm

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U.S. Senators Continue Call for Better Mental Health Services

by Mary E. O'Leary
Posted: Nov 24, 2014 11:00pm

The failure to coordinate care for Adam Lanza and provide intervention early in his life are viewed as important lessons that should help drive future federal mental health policies and resource decisions.

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Foodshare Needs 1,200 More Turkeys

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Nov 24, 2014 2:07pm

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Medicaid To Cover Autism Therapies For Children, Teens

by Magaly Olivero
Posted: Nov 24, 2014 1:10pm

Plans are underway to provide thousands of individuals under age 21 with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with home-based interventions and other services through the state’s Medicaid program beginning Jan. 1.

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Williams Scores Job With Teacher Union

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Nov 24, 2014 11:04am

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All Aboard: Startup Business in New Haven on a Roll

by New Haven Register
Posted: Nov 24, 2014 9:55am

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Child Advocate Report Examines Role of School and Mental Health System

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Nov 21, 2014 5:27pm

Even though the parents of the gunman who took the lives of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School allowed doctors from Yale to share information with the school system, not all the information was transmitted, according to a new report Friday from the Office of the Child Advocate.

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Newtown Shooter’s History Reviewed In New Report

by New Haven Register
Posted: Nov 21, 2014 12:27pm

The gunman in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings showed an early preoccupation with violence, became increasingly isolated and he had been diagnosed with autism, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder, according to a 114-page report released Tuesday.

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OP-ED | Early Childhood Education is Not the Panacea You Might Think It Is

by Suzanne Bates
Posted: Nov 21, 2014 10:00am

The early childhood lobby wants you to believe that getting children in school a year earlier is going to lead to big educational gains for our schoolchildren - especially our economically disadvantaged schoolchildren - but the research does not support that claim.

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OP-ED | Looking Beyond Connecticut’s Borders

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Nov 21, 2014 8:00am

If you live in Connecticut you live with - and surprisingly close to - state borders. In fact, no matter where you go in our state, you’re never more than about 50 miles away from either New York, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island. So why do we continually treat the state lines as if they’re the edge of the world?

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OP-ED | Malloy’s Journey From Porcupine To Alfred E. Neuman

by Terry D. Cowgill
Posted: Nov 21, 2014 5:30am

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2014 Connecticut International Auto Show to Feature Electric Vehicles And More

by Luke Foster
Posted: Nov 20, 2014 12:14pm

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Family Institute Hopes to Get Message Out Against Assisted Suicide

by Ellen R. Delisio
Posted: Nov 20, 2014 5:30am

Concerned that a bill allowing terminally-ill people to request medication to end their own lives will get raised next year by the General Assembly, the Family Institute of Connecticut is co-hosting a conference this weekend to build its opposition.

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Second Malloy Appointee Announces Departure Before Second Term

by Hugh McQuaid
Posted: Nov 19, 2014 3:43pm

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Bond Commission Approves More Money For Sandy Hook Elementary School

by Hugh McQuaid
Posted: Nov 19, 2014 1:31pm

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New Haven Receives $4 Million Grant to Help Children with Behavioral Issues

by Mary E. O'Leary
Posted: Nov 18, 2014 10:02pm

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NTSB Rules That Drones Are ‘Aircraft’

by Dan Klau
Posted: Nov 18, 2014 12:41pm

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) ruled Monday that drones are “aircraft” within the meaning of FAA regulations.

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CT Ranks 7th in U.S. in Number of Women Serving In The Legislature

by CTByTheNumbers
Posted: Nov 18, 2014 9:08am

Election results indicate that there will be fewer women serving in state legislatures around the country  in 2015 than this year.  In Connecticut, the number remains unchanged from this year, slightly below the recent peak in 2009.

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Connecticut Utility Regulators Approve Power Rate Hikes

by New Haven Register
Posted: Nov 18, 2014 7:37am

Less than two weeks after the United Illuminating Co. and Connecticut Light & Power submitted their requests to state utility regulators, Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority on Monday approved the generation charges for the next six months.

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OP-ED | Three Suggestions on Education Policy for the Governor’s Second Term

by Barth Keck
Posted: Nov 17, 2014 12:51pm

As he ponders an education policy for his second term as governor, Dannel P. Malloy would do well to talk to a few teachers first.

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Company Fined $200,000 For Operating Unapproved Blood Collection Centers

by Kate Farrish
Posted: Nov 17, 2014 5:30am

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OP-ED | Sandy Hook Commission Homeschool Proposal: Don’t Fix What Isn’t Broken

by Camden Archambeau
Posted: Nov 14, 2014 2:33pm

In the wake of the shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 26 people were killed by Adam Lanza, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy formed a commission to review and reform policy regarding public safety, especially on school safety, gun violence, and mental health.

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ANALYSIS | Republicans Swing and Miss in the 4th and 5th Districts

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Nov 14, 2014 11:36am

On a night where Democrats got tossed out of Congress all over the country, Connecticut’s five Democrats held firm. How did that happen, and can Republicans ever hope to win a Connecticut congressional seat again?

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November 26, 2014

Patients Seek To Add Their Conditions To Medical Marijuana List

by Christine Stuart | Nov 26, 2014 11:54am
Posted to: Health Care | Legal

Christine Stuart photo Hertz Nazaire, 41, lives with sickle cell disease and while he says he’s never tried marijuana to ease his chronic pain, he hates the narcotics he because they make him dizzy and nauseous. He said he would like medical marijuana to be an option.

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Braddock’s Sentence

by Hugh McQuaid | Nov 26, 2014 5:30am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Congress | 5th Congressional District | Courts | Legal | Smoke Shop Investigation

Hugh McQuaid file photo A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of Robert Braddock Jr., a political aide serving more than three years in prison for campaign finance conspiracy while working for former House Speaker Chris Donovan’s congressional campaign.

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November 25, 2014

Malloy: Stay Off The Roads Wednesday If You Can

by Hugh McQuaid | Nov 25, 2014 12:43pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy urged holiday travelers and other motorists to stay off the roads if possible Wednesday as the year’s first major snowfall coincides with Thanksgiving travel.

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Malloy Administration Personnel Changes Are Under Way

by Christine Stuart | Nov 25, 2014 10:28am
Posted to: Election 2014 | Labor | Legal

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday that there will be some changes in his administration as he starts his second term.

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Traveling Up, Gas Prices Down

by Kristi Allen | Nov 25, 2014 5:30am
Posted to: Transportation | Weather

Courtesy of the NOAA The 41 million Americans who will hit the road for Thanksgiving travel this week have something to look forward to: the lowest gas prices in five years.

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November 24, 2014

Lawmakers Will Try Again To Pitch Overtime Pay for Workers Who Work Thanksgiving

by Hugh McQuaid | Nov 24, 2014 1:00pm
Posted to: Business | Jobs | Labor

Hugh McQuaid Photo A group of Democrats in the House will try again in the coming months to pass a labor-backed bill designed to discourage retailers from opening stores on Thanksgiving by requiring them to pay their workers holiday overtime.

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November 23, 2014

Retailers Anticipate Improved Sales for 2014 Holiday Season

by Cara Rosner | Nov 23, 2014 1:43pm
Posted to: Business

shutterstock While holiday displays and merchandise starting popping up in some stores as early as August this year, retailers are officially bracing for big business now that the holiday season is ramping up in earnest.

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November 21, 2014

Republicans Call For Special Session On Budget Deficit

by Hugh McQuaid | Nov 21, 2014 4:25pm
Posted to: State Budget

Hugh McQuaid Photo Republican lawmakers called upon Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday to convene a special legislative session to address a shortfall in the state budget, which Republicans believe is larger than the administration has acknowledged.

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Consumers File 840 Complaints Against Frontier

by Cara Rosner | Nov 21, 2014 9:10am
Posted to: Legal

Nearly one month after the conversion from AT&T to Frontier Communications, more than 840 Connecticut customers have filed written complaints with the state about the changeover.

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Greater New Haven Undocumented Immigrants Cheer Obama Action

by Mary E. O'Leary | Nov 21, 2014 7:52am
Posted to: Immigration | White House | New Haven

New Haven Register After almost eight years in the country, Jose Luis Piscil is in deportation proceedings, but hopes he can qualify to stay here and raise his two American children.

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