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July 20, 2016

Connecticut Filmmakers Make Pitch For Recovery High Schools

by Jack Kramer | July 20, 2016 3:38pm

Courtesy of Generation Found Two Connecticut men who made a film tracking a recovery high school in Houston over the course of two years said Connecticut needs to jump on board if it’s serious about battling drug addiction.

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June 28, 2016

In Rematch, Incumbent Promises Not To Abuse Spirit of Clean Election Law

by Jack Kramer | June 28, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer photo The race for the 12th District State Senate seat will be a rematch, but according to the incumbent it won’t involve as much money as it did in 2014.

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June 7, 2016

Wolf’s Signature Drive Ends, Election Officials Will Work to Verify

by Max Moran | June 7, 2016 3:44pm

Christine Stuart file photo Today was the last day that August Wolf, who wants a chance to compete for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, has to submit signatures to local election officials.

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State Law Dating Back To the 70s is Responsible For Food Truck Relocation

by Jack Kramer | June 7, 2016 12:03pm

Jack Kramer photo For more than a year a familiar site on the south side of the Guilford Green, right across the street from the iconic Page Hardware store, has been the Taqueria Cinco food truck.

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March 21, 2016

Lawmakers Take Steps To Address Opioid Epidemic

by Jack Kramer | March 21, 2016 5:30pm

Christine Stuart photo The Public Health Committee voted unanimously Monday in favor of two bills designed to address what many on the committee referred to as the “opioid crisis’’ in the state of Connecticut.

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February 12, 2016

Blumenthal, Advocates Applaud White House Study of Synthetic Turf

by Jack Kramer | February 12, 2016 3:37pm

Jack Kramer photo President Barack Obama, at the urging of U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, is seeking $1 million for a federal investigation into the safety of artificial turf fields and playgrounds.

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February 10, 2016

School Officials Want The State To Take The Lead On Changing School Start Times

by Jack Kramer | February 10, 2016 1:00pm

shutterstock Educators and officials are nearly unanimous in believing that teenage children would be better students if high school classes started later in the morning.

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January 27, 2016

Shoreline Communities Give Mixed Signals About Medical Marijuana Business

by Jack Kramer | January 27, 2016 12:44pm

Jack Kramer photo Within the space of a few days the state approved plans to place three new medical marijuana dispensaries in two cities while another town passed legislation that would prevent a similar facility from ever opening there.

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April 22, 2015

On Earth Day, A Push To Ban Plastic Bags, Microbeads

by Christine Stuart | April 22, 2015 3:40pm

Christine Stuart photo On Earth Day, Republicans and Democrats held a Capitol press conference to proclaim their support for legislation that would phase out the use of plastic bags and the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetic products.

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December 19, 2014

DiNardo Ends 10-Year Tenure as Democratic Party Chair

by Hugh McQuaid | December 19, 2014 4:00pm

CTNJ file photo Nancy DiNardo, the long-time chairwoman of the state Democratic Party, will not return to the position next year and will instead run for the party’s vice chair position. DiNardo has endorsed Vice Chair Nick Balletto to succeed her.

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