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March 30, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Esty Issues Apology; Blumenthal Opposes VA Privatization

by Christine Stuart and Peter Urban | Mar 30, 2018 1:00am
Posted to: Agriculture | Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Iraq at Home | Public Health | Veterans Affairs | Newington | West Haven

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U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty issued an apology Thursday for failing to act sooner in 2016 when Tony Baker, her former chief of staff, was accused of harassing, threatening, and punching a female former staffer, Hearst reported Thursday.

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November 10, 2017

West Hartford Attorney Named First Independent Consumer Advocate for the MDC

by Doug Hardy | Nov 10, 2017 3:09am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Economic Development | Environment | Jobs | Public Health | Weather | Bloomfield | East Granby | East Hartford | Farmington | Glastonbury | Hartford | Newington | Rocky Hill | South Windsor | West Hartford | Wethersfield | Windsor

doug hardy / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — David Silverstone, a 71-year-old West Hartford attorney, came out of semi-retirement to represent customers of the Metropolitan District Commission, the Hartford region’s water and sewer authority.

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October 27, 2017

OP-ED | Lessons of Racism for Connecticut High School Students

by Barth Keck | Oct 27, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Education | Equality | Town News | Lyme | Manchester | Newington | Old Lyme | Opinion | Poll

Friedman-Abeles, New York

I’ve been thinking about this poem by the renowned Harlem Renaissance poet, and not just because it’s the source of the title for Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, a play my sophomore English students began reading this week.

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July 21, 2017

Follow Up Study Narrows Racial Profiling In Traffic Stops to 18 Police Officers

by Jack Kramer | Jul 21, 2017 12:00pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Law Enforcement | Bloomfield | Meriden | New Milford | Newington | Norwalk | Trumbull | West Hartford | Windsor

ART OLYMPIC VIA SHUTTERSTOCK HARTFORD, CT — Eighteen police officers were identified as being statistically more likely to stop minority motorists in nine municipal police departments and the state police barracks in Hartford, according to a report compiled by the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy.

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October 5, 2016

ConnectiCare Tries Different Approach To Health

by Christine Stuart | Oct 5, 2016 12:00pm
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance | Bridgeport | Manchester | Newington

What if there was an Apple Store for your health? That’s the idea ConnectiCare is embracing as it opens a new retail store in Manchester.

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August 30, 2016

State Touts Increase In CTfastrak Ridership (w/Chart)

by Christine Stuart | Aug 30, 2016 2:21pm
Posted to: Town News | Bristol | Cheshire | Hartford | Manchester | New Britain | Newington | Plainville | Southington | Waterbury | West Hartford | Transportation

Christine Stuart photo (Updated Thursday, 2 p.m.) Ridership on the 9.4-mile dedicated busway between New Britain and Hartford has reached another milestone. According to state officials, it has carried over four million riders since its launch on March 28, 2015.

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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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April 9, 2015

OP-ED | Riding Into the Future on CTfastrak

by Susan Bigelow | Apr 9, 2015 8:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Opinion | Transportation | Hartford | New Britain | Newington

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This feels like a completely different place, I thought as I rode through Newington in the back of a brand new CTfastrak bus. It may not seem like much, but our new bus rapid transit line has already changed the way we look at Greater Hartford.

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July 25, 2014

OP-ED | Hartford Ballpark: Good for Region, Bad for City?

by Susan Bigelow | Jul 25, 2014 11:00am
Posted to: Business | Opinion | Sports | Taxes | Hartford | New Britain | Newington

Hartford may not get that stadium after all, thanks to a bumbling city government and fierce opposition from residents. This might be a good thing for the city, even though it’s a loss for the region.

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June 19, 2014

Election Regulators Toss Complaint Against Malloy

by Christine Stuart | Jun 19, 2014 12:06pm
Posted to: Courts | Election 2014 | Election Policy | Ethics | Newington

CTNJ file photo State election regulators have dismissed a Newington attorney’s complaint that Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was a candidate long before he declared his re-election campaign at the end of March.

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