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May 8, 2015

OP-ED | Prayer On Government Property? A ‘Sanctimonious Windbag’ Weighs In

by Terry Cowgill | May 8, 2015 5:30am

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There are a handful of hot-button issues that never fail to arouse the ire of the masses in the letters to the editor sections and in the Internet comment threads: Race, abortion, guns, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama come to mind. Now I can add one more to that list: religious freedom.

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November 24, 2014

Foodshare Needs 1,200 More Turkeys

by Christine Stuart | November 24, 2014 3:02pm

Christine Stuart photo Foodshare in Bloomfield, which plans to distribute 19,896 turkeys for Thanksgiving, is running about 1,200 turkeys shy of where it needs to be to start its distribution on Tuesday.

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May 30, 2014

Bond Commission Approves $570 Million in Borrowing

by Hugh McQuaid | May 30, 2014 1:07pm

The State Bond Commission released about $570 million in borrowing during a Friday meeting, including funding for a new courthouse in Torrington, state assistance for businesses, and bonding for projects sought by lawmakers.

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April 23, 2014

Malloy Gives A Daytime Pitch

by Christine Stuart | April 23, 2014 12:33pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s visit Tuesday afternoon to the Bloomfield Senior Center was his first daytime town hall style meeting and his 54th since taking office.

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February 21, 2014

Suffield Lawmaker Dies After Battle With Brain Cancer

by Hugh McQuaid | February 21, 2014 1:54pm

Christine Stuart file photo Rep. Elaine O’Brien, D-Suffield, died Friday morning after a long struggle with brain cancer. She was 58 years old.

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October 29, 2013

Toledo Bishop Introduced As Hartford Archbishop Designate

by Christine Stuart | October 29, 2013 12:37pm

Christine Stuart photo He joked that he didn’t campaign for the position, but Toledo Bishop Leonard P. Blair said he happened to be in Rome when he learned he was being named Archbishop of Hartford and was able to thank Pope Francis in person.

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August 2, 2013

It’s Summer School By Another Name

by Christine Stuart | August 2, 2013 1:45pm

Christine Stuart photo In the third year of operation of the program, Bloomfield Public Schools saw a 20 percent increase in enrollment in “Early Start,” which in years past would have been called summer school.

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July 5, 2012

Blumenthal Promotes Small Brewery Tax Break

by Elizabeth Bowling | July 5, 2012 5:14pm

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal may be a teetotaler, but he supports federal legislation which will help small local breweries, such as the Thomas Hooker Brewing Company in Bloomfield, get a tax break.

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November 7, 2011

Bloomfield Mayor At Wits End; Threatens Litigation

by Hugh McQuaid | November 7, 2011 5:29pm

Bloomfield Mayor Sydney Schulman told reporters Monday that while he prides himself on keeping his cool, he had reached the breaking point due to what he called Connecticut Light & Power’s “travesty” of a restoration effort in his town.

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10 Towns Consolidate, Move Polling Locations

by Christine Stuart | November 7, 2011 5:02pm

(Updated 10:10 p.m.) Of the 11 towns hardest hit by the October Nor‘Easter all but one of them are planning to go forward with Tuesday‘s municipal Election, while 10 of them will be moving or consolidating their polling locations.

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