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September 11, 2014

Republicans Say Recent Murder Highlights Deficiencies In Risk Reduction Program

by Hugh McQuaid | September 11, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid photo The August murder of an infant in Bristol highlights deficiencies in a state program aimed at rehabilitating prisoners, a group of Republican senators said at a Wednesday press conference.

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May 5, 2014

Senate Pays Tribute To Retiring Members Starting With Meyer, Welch

by Hugh McQuaid | May 5, 2014 5:48pm

Courtesy of the Senate Democrats Retiring Sen. Ed Meyer has so many stories that his colleagues in the Senate compared him to Forrest Gump — the character played by Tom Hanks in the film of the same name — during a two-hour tribute Monday.

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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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December 4, 2013

Committee Hears Pros & Cons of For-Profit vs. Nonprofit Hospitals

by Christine Stuart | December 4, 2013 6:30am

Christine Stuart photo Tempers flared at the end of the this year’s legislative session over a bill that would have made it easier for a private, for-profit hospital company to purchase physician practices from a nonprofit hospital that it planned to take over.

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October 10, 2013

Some Veterans’ Benefits On Hold During Shutdown

by Christine Stuart | October 10, 2013 5:30am

It took Jordan Massa two years to get the disability and education benefits he earned after sustaining injuries from an IED explosion in Iraq.

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October 7, 2013

OP-ED | Children’s Education Shouldn’t Come Down to Chance

by Jennifer Alexander | October 7, 2013 7:06pm

Whether it’s in Bridgeport, Bristol, or Brooklyn, budget cuts and teacher layoffs are an unwelcome prospect but sometimes an unavoidable reality. The manner in which school districts choose which teachers to let go is often decided long in advance, during collective bargaining negotiations.

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August 16, 2013

Malloy Hunts For Boot Bargains At Insane Irving’s

by Christine Stuart | August 16, 2013 1:56pm

Christine Stuart photo In an effort to promote the Aug. 18 start of Connecticut’s annual sales tax free week, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy visited Bristol retailer Insane Irving’s on Friday afternoon.

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June 25, 2013

Gun Manufacturer Makes Move South Official With Press Conference

by Jacqueline Wattles | June 25, 2013 12:33pm

Screen grab It’s official. A Connecticut-based gun manufacturer announced its intention Monday to leave the state in response to the sweeping gun control legislation that the state General Assembly passed in April.

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November 8, 2011

Democrats Win Big Tuesday In Some City Elections

by Christine Stuart | November 8, 2011 11:35pm

Josalee Thrift photo Early Election results showed Democratic candidates making big gains in Tuesday’s election, knocking out Republican incumbents and in some instances winning open seats vacated by Republicans.

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