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July 25, 2016

Voters In Some Towns Headed To The Polls For Primaries Aug. 9

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | Jul 25, 2016 12:00pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | Election Policy | Town News | Bridgeport | Hamden | New Britain | New London | Shelton | Stamford | West Haven

shutterstock There is no statewide primary in Connecticut this year, but there are 16 Democratic and Republican primaries coming up on Aug. 9, including 12 legislative primaries, two for probate judge, and two registrar of voters.

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June 15, 2016

New Britain Gets Federal Grant To Address Lead Abatement

by Jack Kramer | Jun 15, 2016 2:00pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | 3rd CD | 5th CD | Health Care | Public Health | Public Safety | New Britain

shutterstock The City of New Britain got some good news from Washington this week when it was awarded $3.4 million to help reduce lead hazards and make housing units safer for children.

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June 10, 2016

OP-ED | Don’t Let Ballpark Blues Get You Down

by Susan Bigelow | Jun 10, 2016 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Opinion | Hartford | Convention Center | New Britain

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It’s sunny and in the 70s as I write this; it would have been a beautiful day for baseball in Hartford. But sadly, thanks to contractor bungling, it looks like we may not get to hear the crack of the bat at the tantalizingly-close-to-done Dunkin’ Donuts Park until 2017.

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May 12, 2016

State Gives Up Revenue To Hartford and New Britain

by Christine Stuart | May 12, 2016 11:58pm
Posted to: Sports | Hartford | New Britain

In April, the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee decided the state should give municipalities the authority to charge an admissions tax on event tickets.

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March 29, 2016

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

by Steve Majerus-Collins | Mar 29, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Farmington | Hartford | New Britain | Newington | West Hartford | Technology sector


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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January 26, 2016

Six Cities And Towns To Get Brownfield Money

by Cara Rosner | Jan 26, 2016 3:02pm
Posted to: Environment | Town News | East Hartford | Meriden | Naugatuck | New Britain | Torrington | Local Politics

The state has awarded more than $1 million, collectively, to six cities and towns under a new program intended to give new life to areas that have multiple brownfield sites.

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January 8, 2016

OP-ED | Hartford’s Empty Mud Pit of Dreams

by Susan Bigelow | Jan 8, 2016 11:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Opinion | Sports | Taxes | Hartford | New Britain

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I hope you weren’t getting too excited about baseball in Hartford this April.

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December 31, 2015

OP-ED | Media ‘Heroes’ For The Holiday Season

by Terry Cowgill | Dec 31, 2015 10:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Ethics | Media Matters | Opinion | Bristol | New Britain

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For journalists across the country during the holiday season, the word “hero” usually conjures up images of those who feed the hungry, give presents to poor children, or travel to spread Christmas cheer to our troops abroad. Not this year. The holiday hero of 2015 is himself a journalist.

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December 22, 2015

New Britain Firearm Manufacturer Pleads Guilty, Agrees To Sell Company

by Christine Stuart | Dec 22, 2015 2:27pm
Posted to: Courts | Law Enforcement | Legal | Manufacturing | Public Safety | New Britain

christine stuart photo A New Britain gun manufacturer pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to charges that he failed to register 62 machine guns, though court records suggest that there were other violations to which he did not plead.

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November 5, 2015

OP-ED | What We Learned From Election 2015

by Susan Bigelow | Nov 5, 2015 7:30pm
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2015 | Opinion | Bridgeport | New Britain | Stonington

Now that it’s all said and done and our Bridgeport-sized hangover is finally wearing off, what did we learn from this year’s municipal elections?

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