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October 14, 2016

OP-ED | Common Sense Should Prevail In Vo-Tech Discussion

by Terry Cowgill | October 14, 2016 4:30am

For good reason, they say cutting Social Security is the third rail in American politics. For the moment in Connecticut, the untouchable seem to be vocational-technical high schools.

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September 22, 2016

Connecticut Exchange Hires New Call Center Vendor

by Christine Stuart | September 22, 2016 1:42pm

Courtesy of Faneuil Connecticut’s health insurance exchange, Access Health CT, will start enrollment on Nov. 1 with a new call center vendor.

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September 16, 2016

Is There Hope for Afghanistan? Afghan Visitor Shares Perspective in Bristol

by Kristi Allen | September 16, 2016 1:36pm

kristi allen / ctnewsjunkie Edrees Kakar has lived a life few people in America can imagine: He has walked through war zones, lived as a refugee for 10 years, and survived a terror attack that killed more than a dozen people.

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August 30, 2016

State Touts Increase In CTfastrak Ridership (w/Chart)

by Christine Stuart | August 30, 2016 1:21pm

Christine Stuart photo (Updated Thursday, 2 p.m.) Ridership on the 9.4-mile dedicated busway between New Britain and Hartford has reached another milestone. According to state officials, it has carried over four million riders since its launch on March 28, 2015.

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August 9, 2016

Working Families Party Claims Victory In Handful of Tuesday Primaries

by Staff Report | August 9, 2016 9:53pm

Max Moran photo There were local issues at play in each of the 12 legislative primaries throughout the state Tuesday, but it looks as if Hamden Democrat Josh Elliott pulled off a victory against Hamden Council President Jim Pascarella, while Sens. Marilyn Moore and Terry Gerratana each held onto their seats.

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July 8, 2016

OP-ED | Sleepy Summer Primaries in Connecticut Test Voter Resolve

by Susan Bigelow | July 8, 2016 9:00am

I bet you didn’t know primary season is sneaking up on us. Sure, we had a presidential primary season back in April, but that had passionate public interest, media attention, and huge turnout. The upcoming primaries, scheduled for the hot and drowsy depths of August, will be the opposite of that.

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April 5, 2016

Barnes and Bristol Hospital President Bicker Over Medicaid Funding

by Christine Stuart | April 5, 2016 10:00am

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration agreed to send the 2016 supplemental hospital payments when it signed the deficit mitigation package last week, but it never agreed to be nice about it.

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December 31, 2015

OP-ED | Media ‘Heroes’ For The Holiday Season

by Terry Cowgill | December 31, 2015 9:30am

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For journalists across the country during the holiday season, the word “hero” usually conjures up images of those who feed the hungry, give presents to poor children, or travel to spread Christmas cheer to our troops abroad. Not this year. The holiday hero of 2015 is himself a journalist.

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August 18, 2015

OP-ED | A Tale of Two Cities

by Kiernan Majerus-Collins | August 18, 2015 4:30am

Democrats in Bristol were jubilant on the night of Nov. 6, 2001. On a ticket led by then-Mayor Frank Nicastro, the Democrats had won a clean sweep of the local races.

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June 23, 2015

Republicans Pick Derby Native Romano for State Party Chairman

by Christine Stuart | June 23, 2015 9:55pm

Courtesy of Facebook The youngest of the three candidates for Republican Party Chairman walked away Tuesday with the endorsement of the 72-member Republican State Central Committee at Nuchie’s in Bristol.

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