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April 5, 2016

Barnes and Bristol Hospital President Bicker Over Medicaid Funding

by Christine Stuart | April 5, 2016 11:00am

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 10:30am

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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 5:30am

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 10:55pm

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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April 1, 2015

Hospital Executives Lobby Lawmakers Against Tax Hike, Cuts

by Christine Stuart | April 1, 2015 5:30am

Executives from Connecticut’s hospitals are asking lawmakers to “pause” and rethink the hospital tax and the promises that were made when it was first implemented.

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December 19, 2014

OP-ED | Collapse Of The Tenet Deal An Ominous Sign

by Terry Cowgill | December 19, 2014 6:30am

The apparent collapse of a deal allowing a for-profit company to buy five hospitals in Connecticut could deal a devastating blow to the patients who depend on those facilities — and to the healthcare access of hundreds of thousands across the state.

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October 24, 2014

Unions Continue To Express Concerns Over Hospital Conversions

by Cara Rosner | October 24, 2014 12:49pm

New Haven Register file photo A senior official at the Dallas-based corporation trying to buy community hospitals in Bristol, Vernon, Manchester and Waterbury says privatizing them is the best way to keep them viable, but employee representatives have major concerns about the potential buyouts. 

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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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