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October 19, 2014

OP-ED | On the Occasion of the Opening of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

by Edison Liu | October 19, 2014 8:03pm

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On Oct. 7, several hundred friends and supporters gathered for the grand opening of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine on the University of Connecticut Health Center campus in Farmington. This will be the newest branch of The Jackson Laboratory — a nonprofit research institute that has been a pioneer in genetics research for 85 years.

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December 4, 2013

Astronaut, Esty Encourage A STEM Education

by Emily Boushee | December 4, 2013 12:00pm

Emily Boushee photo Being in space is like swimming in a pool, Astronaut Randolph Bresnik told a group of Farmington High School students Monday, drawing some laughter.

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September 4, 2013

Malloy, Lawmakers Defend Investment in Bioscience

by Christine Stuart | September 4, 2013 1:56pm

Christine Stuart photo “Would it kill you to have it done before Election Day?” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy asked the project manager as the two stood on a bridge Wednesday overlooking the new Ambulatory Care Center at the University of Connecticut Health Center campus in Farmington.

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August 9, 2013

CDC: Obesity Rates Among CT Children Remain Unchanged

by Christine Stuart | August 9, 2013 11:23am

Courtesy of the CDC The Centers for Disease Control reported earlier this week that national obesity rates among low-income children ages 2 to 4 declined slightly from 2008 to 2011, but Connecticut is one of 21 states that saw no improvement.

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May 9, 2013

Moose On The Loose

by Staff Report | May 9, 2013 11:25am

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is warning motorists in the Farmington area to be on the lookout for a moose.

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November 6, 2012

They Say They Hated The Ads, But The Message Apparently Resonated

by Hugh McQuaid | November 6, 2012 5:32pm

A sample of midday voters in Farmington universally hated this year’s onslaught of negative political ads, but that doesn’t mean the ads didn’t resonate. In fact, in many cases voters who said they didn’t like the ads then offered voting rationales that seemed to come straight from transcripts of the TV commercials.

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October 17, 2012

Construction On Jackson Laboratory Begins

by Hugh McQuaid | October 17, 2012 3:47pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst were on hand Wednesday to watch as construction workers began pulling down building on the UConn Health Center campus to make room for the new Jackson Laboratory.

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August 14, 2012

Roraback Fends Off More Conservative Opponents

by Terry Cowgill, Scott Benjamin & Elizabeth Bowling | August 14, 2012 11:24pm

A moderate Republican, Sen. Andrew Roraback, fended off his more conservative opponents to take the Republican nomination in the 5th Congressional District.

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Esty Picks Up Voters In Farmington; Donovan Fares Better In New Britain

by Hugh McQuaid | August 14, 2012 3:02pm

(Updated 6:35 p.m.) The federal investigation involving Chris Donovan’s congressional campaign was on the minds of some Democrats heading to the polls in Farmington Tuesday. Several former supporters said they casted votes for his primary opponent Elizabeth Esty due to their uneasiness.

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April 17, 2012

Lawmaker Says His Flying Days Have Come To An End

by Christine Stuart | April 17, 2012 11:38am

State Rep. Bill Wadsworth, 59, of Farmington was returning home from the shoreline in his Robinson R22 helicopter Saturday when it started spinning out of control.

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