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March 2, 2017

OP-ED | Savings Over Safety Just Won’t Work

by Glenn Terlecki | March 2, 2017 10:00am

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Since 1971 the UConn Health Fire Department has been the premier fire department in the Farmington Valley. The Department responds to over 2,000 emergency calls annually and was the first fire department in the State to have a paramedic response service, but now, they are scheduled for closure. The decision to shut down the fire department comes at a time when the State of Connecticut struggles to rein in a $1.7 billion budget gap. While State lawmakers argue over partisan politics and who’s to blame for the state’s fiscal deficit, UConn Health officials have apparently figured out who’s at fault for their own budget woes; 16 career firefighters.

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February 17, 2017

Closure of UConn Health Center Fire Department May Have Broader Implications

by Christine Stuart | February 17, 2017 1:10pm

Wikipedia image / Creative commons HARTFORD, CT—The decision by the University of Connecticut Health Center to shutter its fire department in June may have broader implications for the state than just the closure of a 16-member fire department.

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October 27, 2016

Health Disparities Will Be Discussed This Weekend In Farmington

by Cara Rosner | October 27, 2016 9:16am

Public health experts, community leaders and others will discuss the underlying causes of — and potential paths to eliminating — health disparities at a summit this weekend in Farmington.

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March 29, 2016

State Urged To Seek Cheaper, Faster, Better Broadband To Bolster Economy

by Steve Majerus-Collins | March 29, 2016 5:30am


Connecticut has the potential to become a national leader in offering the ultra-high speed Internet that many companies are looking for in an increasingly digitalized business world, according to a new state study.

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August 20, 2015

UConn Begins To Close Budget Gap With Layoffs

by Christine Stuart | August 20, 2015 3:14pm

shutterstock The University of Connecticut confirmed Thursday that it started sending layoff notices last month to its employees in Storrs, its regional campuses, and its health center.

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July 7, 2015

Malloy Maintains Optimism Over State Budget

by Christine Stuart | July 7, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he didn’t believe the “dust up” over the state budget would impact family-owned jet engine parts manufacturers like Turbine Technologies, but company officials had a different take.

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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 9:03pm

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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 1:00pm

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 2:56pm

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 12:23pm

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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