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February 1, 2018

Customers Pan Eversource Rate Request

by Jack Kramer | Feb 1, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Branford

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BRANFORD, CT — A month after the average Eversource customer saw their monthly bill increase $7, the utility is looking for another rate increase that would start this May.

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January 8, 2018

Connecticut Officials Confident Medical Pot Is Safe From Feds

by Jack Kramer | Jan 8, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Consumer Protection | Health Care | Jobs | Law Enforcement | Legal | White House | Bethel | Branford | Bristol | Hartford | Milford | Montville | South Windsor | Waterbury

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HARTFORD, CT — While many believe states that have legalized recreational marijuana are being targeted by the Trump administration, what isn’t clear is whether states with medical pot programs, such as Connecticut, are also on the president’s radar screen.

Last week, U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions rescinded the Cole memo, an Obama-era policy that took a hands-off approach to marijuana in states where it was legal. Instead, federal prosecutors, Sessions wrote, should decide for themselves whether to crack down on marijuana businesses.

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October 5, 2017

Shoreline Republicans Renew Push For Veto Override

by Jack Kramer | Oct 5, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Special Session | Branford | Guilford | Madison

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie GUILFORD, CT — Republicans from the Connecticut shoreline are trying to resurrect an effort to override the governor’s veto of the two-year, $40.7 billion budget that was passed in September. The effort comes despite an assertion from the Democratic Speaker of the House that he wouldn’t be raising the override for a vote again.

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August 21, 2017

Physicians Board Seeks To Broaden Medical Marijuana

by Jack Kramer | Aug 21, 2017 10:30am
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Health Care | Legal | Public Health | Branford

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 | Jun 26, 2017 4:28am
Posted to: Congress | Election 2018 | Branford

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 | Dec 20, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Health Care | Legal | Nonprofits | Branford

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 | Oct 28, 2016 12:35pm
Posted to: Town News | Branford | Transportation | Rail

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 | Sep 26, 2016 4:30am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Town News | Branford | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs | Legal

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 | Sep 1, 2016 4:30am
Posted to: Congress | Town News | Branford | East Haven | Guilford | Madison | New Haven

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 | Aug 24, 2016 1:34pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Health Care | Public Health | Branford

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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