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November 10, 2017

West Hartford Attorney Named First Independent Consumer Advocate for the MDC

by Doug Hardy | November 10, 2017 2:09am

doug hardy / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — David Silverstone, a 71-year-old West Hartford attorney, came out of semi-retirement to represent customers of the Metropolitan District Commission, the Hartford region’s water and sewer authority.

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October 19, 2017

OP-ED | City Impossible: The Weird, Wonderful World of the Amazon HQ2 Proposal

by Susan Bigelow | October 19, 2017 4:52pm

Connecticut Dept. of Economic and Community Development
Imagine a striking city of skyscrapers, greenery, pedestrian-filled bridges over a glistening river, buried highways, and a riverside ferris wheel, all contained within a “cohesive ecosystem” of nearby towns. This is the remarkable, radical revisioning of Hartford dreamed up by the creators of Connecticut’s longshot bid for Amazon’s second headquarters.

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October 4, 2017

Lt. Colonel Explores Run For Democratic Nomination For Governor

by Christine Stuart | October 4, 2017 4:58pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie EAST HARTFORD, CT — After stepping down from his post as Connecticut’s Commissioner of Veterans Affairs, Sean Connolly stood in the parking lot of Augie and Rays with about 200 of his closest friends, former grade school teachers, and supporters to announce he’s exploring a run for governor.

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September 20, 2017

Partisan Criticism Continues In Connecticut Budget Crisis

by Christine Stuart | September 20, 2017 3:28pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie EAST HARTFORD, CT — “One hot mess.” That was the phrase Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy used Wednesday to describe the way the Republican budget would distribute state education funds to Connecticut’s cities and towns.

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August 8, 2017

Larson Proposes Carbon Tax To Pay For Nation’s Infrastructure

by Christine Stuart | August 8, 2017 12:52pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie EAST HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Rep. John B. Larson has a big idea about how to solve the nation’s crumbling infrastructure and he wants to create a carbon tax to pay for it.

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July 20, 2017

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Pratt & Whitney Flying High With New Commercial Engine

by Peter Urban | July 20, 2017 4:30am

Peter Urban / CTNewsJunkie WASHINGTON — Pratt & Whitney President Bob Leduc was all smiles Wednesday standing in front of the company’s future — a shiny new “PurePower Geared Turbofan Engine” or GTF — on display on Capitol Hill. The engine, which took the company 20 years and $10 billion to take from idea to reality, drew a steady stream of sweaty lawmakers and staff into the July heat.

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June 23, 2017

OP-ED | School Year in Review: DeVos Receives Failing Grade

by Barth Keck | June 23, 2017 4:30am

REUTERS / Aaron P. Bernstein
Another school year has come to an end. As I look back, one persistent image in my mind is U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos using a Congressional testimony to dismiss East Hartford High School as “nothing more than adult day care ... a dangerous daycare.”

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May 30, 2017

State Officials Say DeVos Should Have Done Her Homework

by Christine Stuart | May 30, 2017 11:35am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie EAST HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman stood with members of the East Hartford community Tuesday to question whether U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had done her homework and invited her to visit the school she painted with such a broad brush last week.

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March 29, 2017

House Leader Ponders Phasing In Shift In Teacher Pension Costs To Municipalities

by Christine Stuart | March 29, 2017 1:00pm

ctnewsjunkie photo EAST HARTFORD, CT — House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, said he hasn’t ruled out Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to shift one-third of the teacher pension costs to cities and towns.

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February 15, 2017

East Hartford Developer Continues Casino Pursuit

by Christine Stuart | February 15, 2017 11:54am

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT—An East Hartford developer isn’t giving up on his push to convince state lawmakers that his East Hartford location is the best site for a third Connecticut casino.

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