by Bill Finch | September 11, 2014 5:30am
We face an amazing opportunity in Bridgeport.
Working in partnership with my administration, United Illuminating plans to install 9,000 solar panels atop a closed and unused landfill, as well as a 2.8 megawatt fuel cell. The site of this project is in the midst of a formerly rundown section of the city that has been transformed into Eco-Technology Park.
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by Christine Stuart | August 18, 2014 5:30am
It’s less than 80 days before the November election and Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley says he’s still working on his urban strategy.
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by Bill Finch | July 23, 2014 8:38am
I’m a proud father of four kids. So when the doctor asks for our family medical history, why does the government keep that information locked away? I may be the mayor of our state’s largest city, but because of outdated laws, I’m just another adoptee who is treated as a second-class citizen.
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by Christine Stuart | July 15, 2014 4:30pm
Looking at a map of the 2010 race for governor it’s easy to see why Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has been very visible in Connecticut’s major cities this summer.
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by Owen Francis | July 8, 2014 3:53pm
We’ve seen a lot of news in the last few weeks about problems with Family Urban Schools of Excellence (FUSE) and their operation of schools in Hartford. But in all of the coverage, there has not been much talk about the students, like my own kids, whose school districts had failed them and whose lives have been changed for the better by attending a Connecticut charter school.
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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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by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2014 12:52pm
Republican lieutenant governor candidate David Walker demanded an apology from his opponent, Penny Bacchiochi, on Friday for “playing the race card” on a radio program this week.
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by Christine Stuart | April 3, 2014 2:52pm
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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by Christine Stuart | March 19, 2014 3:53pm
If she was forced to choose, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp said she prefers Sen. Martin Looney’s proposal to change how cities and towns receive money from the payment in lieu of taxes program.
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by Christine Stuart | March 13, 2014 5:30am
It’s an issue that doesn’t impact a majority of state lawmakers, which makes a bill that shrinks drug-free school zones from 1,500 to 200 feet, a tough sell.
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