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August 21, 2017

Physicians Board Seeks To Broaden Medical Marijuana

by Jack Kramer | August 21, 2017 11:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The state Board of Physicians last week recommended adding two debilitating conditions to Connecticut’s growing medical marijuana program, and also re-categorizing two others.

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June 26, 2017

Apple Executive Seeks To Challenge Murphy

by Jack Kramer | June 26, 2017 5:28am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie BRANFORD, CT — When asked why he’d decided to take on the challenge of running against a well-known incumbent in U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, Dominic Rapini chuckled.

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December 20, 2016

Connecticut Hospice Will Use Marijuana To Reduce Opioid Usage

by Jack Kramer | December 20, 2016 6:30am

Jack Kramer photo BRANFORD, CT — Hundreds, maybe thousands of stories have been written and told in the past few years about the impact the opioid crisis is having on young people, and their families, in the state of Connecticut.

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October 28, 2016

Malloy Touts Improvements To Rail in Branford

by Jack Kramer | October 28, 2016 1:35pm

Jack Kramer photo BRANFORD, CT — Three years after work started, town and state officials, including the governor, Friday celebrated the opening of the newly renovated Branford train station.

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September 26, 2016

Medical Marijuana Program Continues to Grow

by Jack Kramer | September 26, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer photo The number of patients in the state of Connecticut receiving medical marijuana treatment keeps growing, now at 13,440, according to Department of Consumer Protection Deputy Commissioner Michelle Seagull.

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September 1, 2016

Murphy Connects To Constituents While Walking Across Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | September 1, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer photo U.S. Senator Chris Murphy says he would understand if his fellow senators believe “he might be getting a little showy.”

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August 24, 2016

Families Celebrate New Connecticut Law Requiring Screening of Newborns for ALD

by Jack Kramer | August 24, 2016 2:34pm

Jack Kramer / CTNewsJunkie BRANFORD — Connecticut has now joined New York as the only states in the country that require the screening of newborns for a disease that causes rapid degeneration of the nervous system in young boys — Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD).

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August 18, 2016

Gun Violence: No Ready Answers; Outreach Needed

by Jack Kramer | August 18, 2016 5:29am

This article first appeared in Connecticut Town & City magazine and is reprinted here with permission from the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.

Coming to consensus on gun ownership rights in this country is a useless exercise.

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August 10, 2016

Election Regulators Experience Backlog As Funding Disappears

by Christine Stuart | August 10, 2016 4:17pm

New Haven Register file photo (Updated 7:51 p.m.) When Tom Banisch filed an election complaint against Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr.’s campaign on Oct. 27, 2014, Banisch, then the Madison RTC chairman, expected that the matter would be settled before the 2016 election.

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August 2, 2016

Recovery School Documentary Well Received In Branford

by Jack Kramer | August 2, 2016 3:30pm

Jack Kramer photo Moviegoers in Branford Monday were moved by a film that tracked a recovery high school in Houston and were hopeful it would kick start efforts to establish a similar school in Connecticut.

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