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April 21, 2014

OP-ED | Surviving on Just Above The Minimum Wage

by Josh Griffin | April 21, 2014 10:09am

My name is Josh Griffin and I’ve worked at the McDonald’s on the Tolland Turnpike in Manchester for more than two years. Eventually, I’d like to go back to school to study graphic design, but making less than $10 an hour, just a bit above the minimum wage, I can’t afford to get the training I need to launch a career in graphic design. In fact, money is so tight that I am sometimes forced to go to a food pantry when I can’t afford groceries.

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February 12, 2014

Malloy Commits To Higher Ed, Hopes Future Governors Will Too

by Hugh McQuaid | February 12, 2014 3:47pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Calling his recently announced higher education investments a good first step, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday he’s committed to additional funding increases even as he nears the end of his current term as governor.

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December 4, 2013

Committee Hears Pros & Cons of For-Profit vs. Nonprofit Hospitals

by Christine Stuart | December 4, 2013 6:30am

Christine Stuart photo Tempers flared at the end of the this year’s legislative session over a bill that would have made it easier for a private, for-profit hospital company to purchase physician practices from a nonprofit hospital that it planned to take over.

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February 11, 2013

Municipalities Confronted With Weather Challenges

by Hugh McQuaid | February 11, 2013 4:30pm

With severe winter weather impacting the state frequently in recent years, some municipalities are wondering if they are experiencing a new normal and whether their tools are up to the task of responding.

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December 26, 2012

From Diner Tour To Cliff Diving

by Hugh McQuaid | December 26, 2012 4:59pm

Retiring U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman will be cutting his farewell diner tour short to return to Washington in the hope that Congress and the president will be able to strike a deal and avoid the fiscal cliff.

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October 26, 2012

Lawmakers Decry Outside $$

by Christine Stuart | October 26, 2012 5:30am

Two state Senators expressed anger that a billionaire from Greenwich would spend more than $37,969 on a television ad to oppose a candidate running in a district that covers Manchester, Glastonbury, Bolton, and Andover.

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October 5, 2012

OP-ED | Still No Justice For Richard Lapointe

by Terry D. Cowgill | October 5, 2012 5:30am

If it’s true, to paraphrase the writer Linda Blandford, that justice is a concept but muscle is the reality, then the sad saga of Richard Lapointe is a textbook case. For it was Lapointe who ran up against the steely spine of a Connecticut law enforcement establishment that not only wronged him, but to this day has refused to admit its error in the face of a mountain of evidence.

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August 17, 2012

State Used Primary to Pilot New Election Results Reporting System

by Susan Bigelow and Doug Hardy | August 17, 2012 11:00am

Despite some opening-night hiccups, the Secretary of the State’s office is hoping municipal election officials will embrace an instantaneous, public, digital returns reporting system in time for November.

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May 22, 2012

Autism Amendment On Its Way To U.S. Senate

by Elizabeth Bowling | May 22, 2012 9:27pm

A teary-eyed military wife and mother of an autistic child thanked U.S. Rep. John B. Larson Tuesday for introducing legislation that calls for better coverage of autism.

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January 25, 2012

Senate Dems Outline 2012 Jobs Agenda

by Hugh McQuaid | January 25, 2012 7:00am

(Updated 9:30 a.m.) MANCHESTER—Senate Democrats want to expand on programs created during the jobs special session and organize a “Connecticut Made” marketing campaign when the new legislative session starts Feb. 8.

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