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April 3, 2014

Consumer Protection Approves Six Marijuana Dispensaries

by Christine Stuart | April 3, 2014 2:52pm

istockphoto The Consumer Protection Department approved six medical marijuana dispensaries Thursday that will be located in Hartford, Branford, Bridgeport, South Windsor, Uncasville, and Bristol.

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March 28, 2014

Two Tech Companies, Pitney Bowes Get Money From Bond Commission

by Christine Stuart | March 28, 2014 2:13pm

istockphoto The state Bond Commission released funding Friday for a number of projects, including $25 million for two technology companies and Pitney Bowes.

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March 7, 2014

OP-ED | The Brave New World of being ‘College and Career Ready’

by Sarah Darer Littman | March 7, 2014 12:07am

One of the oft-stated goals of education reform is to ensure that students are “college and career ready.” Like “excellence,” it’s probably one of the most over-used phrases in the education reform movement.

But as I’ve asked before,  what does this phrase really mean? Do our policy makers even know? Judging by their actions of late, I’m starting to think they don’t.

On March 18, the window opens for field tests of the new Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, the computer-based adaptive test that will go live next year to replace the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) and Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT).

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July 2, 2013

New Law May Help Stop Paint From Ending Up In Sound

by Marcia Chambers | July 2, 2013 12:29pm

Marcia Chambers photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ceremonially tossed the first gallon of unused paint into a bin at Sherwin-Williams in Branford on Monday, officially launching a new recycling program that gives consumers a place to return leftover paint cans.

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February 27, 2013

Lawmakers Unite Behind Screening For Rare Disease

by Hugh McQuaid | February 27, 2013 3:40pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo The parents of a Branford man suffering from a debilitating disease asked lawmakers Wednesday to require screening of the illness in newborns in hopes of preventing others from experiencing the challenges their son has faced.

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January 25, 2013

Senator Seeks To Protect Integrity of Public Campaign Fund

by Hugh McQuaid | January 25, 2013 6:30am

Former Sen. Ernie Newton’s most recent arrest has motivated Sen. Ed Meyer, D-Guilford, to propose legislation prohibiting public officials convicted of corruption from using public campaign funds

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December 31, 2012

Different Speaker, New Committee Assignments In House

by Christine Stuart | December 31, 2012 6:30am

They were a team for four years, but House Majority Leader Brendan Sharkey, who will take over as House Speaker on Jan. 9, has a slightly different view of his caucus than outgoing Speaker Chris Donovan.

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October 29, 2012

Malloy Issues Katrina-Like Warning

by Christine Stuart | October 29, 2012 9:49pm

Thousands of people may people may be trapped in their homes because they didn’t heed the state’s evacuation warnings before Monday’s storm surge hit “and our worst fears were being reached,“ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said in a hastily called press conference Monday night around 9:15.

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June 5, 2012

Knock Knock: Is It Painters? Or Feds?

by Marcia Chambers | June 5, 2012 9:57am

At 7 a.m., the doorbell rang at the home of state Rep. Pat Widlitz, co-chair of the state General Assembly’s powerful Finance Committee.

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10 School Districts Chosen To Shape Teacher Evaluation System

by Natalie Missakian | June 5, 2012 5:30am

Calling it another step to “fix what’s broken in our public schools,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday announced which school districts will test a much-debated plan to grade teacher performance that will soon be mandatory for every teacher in the state.

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