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October 24, 2014

Unions Continue To Express Concerns Over Hospital Conversions

by Cara Rosner | October 24, 2014 12:49pm

New Haven Register file photo A senior official at the Dallas-based corporation trying to buy community hospitals in Bristol, Vernon, Manchester and Waterbury says privatizing them is the best way to keep them viable, but employee representatives have major concerns about the potential buyouts. 

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July 14, 2014

Blumenthal to Lead Protest of Hobby Lobby

by Christine Stuart | July 14, 2014 5:30am

Later this morning U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and advocates will gather outside the Hobby Lobby in Manchester to call on the company to offer its employees full contraceptive coverage.

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June 2, 2014

Go Back To Get Ahead Goes Live Today

by Christine Stuart | June 2, 2014 2:00pm

Christine Stuart photo Julie Larkin received her associates degree from Manchester Community College in 2012, but she wants to go back and get a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

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April 21, 2014

OP-ED | Surviving on Just Above The Minimum Wage

by Josh Griffin | April 21, 2014 10:08am

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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