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December 7, 2016

Malloy Mothballs Part of Prison As Population Declines

by Christine Stuart | December 7, 2016 5:04pm

Christine Stuart photo SOMERS, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy joined Correction Department Commissioner Scott Semple at the Osborn Correctional Institute in Somers on Wednesday to tout his administration’s success in reducing crime and the prison population.

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December 1, 2016

Advocates Say The Time For A Recovery School Pilot Is Now

by Jack Kramer | December 1, 2016 12:00pm

Jack Kramer photo HARTFORD, CT -  Proponents of funding a recovery high school in Connecticut are setting a goal of launching some sort of pilot program in time for the start of the 2017 school year.

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November 28, 2016

Connecticut Senators Offer Caution Over Trump Infrastructure Proposal

by Christine Stuart | November 28, 2016 2:28pm

Christine Stuart photo EAST HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy expressed cautious optimism Monday about President-elect Donald Trump’s proposal to spend $1 trillion on improving America’s roads, bridges, and transportation systems.

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November 23, 2016

OP-ED | Actions Speak Louder Than Words - No Time for Indifference

by Sarah Darer Littman | November 23, 2016 3:00pm

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In his election night speech, President-elect Donald Trump claimed, “I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important to me.”

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November 17, 2016

Connecticut’s Gun Removal Law Likely Prevented Dozens of Suicides

by Christine Stuart | November 17, 2016 9:59am

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — According to a study by researchers at Duke, Yale, and the University of Connecticut, dozens of suicides have likely been prevented by a law that was passed following the mass shooting at the Connecticut Lottery in 1998 allowing police to temporarily remove guns from potentially violent or suicidal people.

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November 4, 2016

Sentencing Commission Picks Up Where Legislature Left Off On Bail Reform

by Jack Kramer | November 4, 2016 5:30am

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HARTFORD, CT — Speaker after speaker implored the Connecticut Sentencing Commission on Thursday to reform the state’s criminal justice and sentencing policies, but no testimony was as passionate as a former inmate, Yale Law School graduate and current public defender who called the current system “a complete farce.”

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October 24, 2016

American Idol Winner Helps Promote Drug Take-Back Day In Guilford

by Jack Kramer | October 24, 2016 9:00am

GUILFORD, CT — Rep. Sean Scanlon, D-Guilford, got a little help from American Idol winner Nick Fradiani in promoting this year’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

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Regents Approve Plan to Allow Armed Security at Community Colleges

by Jack Kramer | October 24, 2016 4:30am

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Five years after the Connecticut Board of Regents began studying the issue, it voted Thursday to allow armed police to patrol the 12 community colleges.

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October 19, 2016

Trump Pays Up For Police Overtime In Bridgeport

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | October 19, 2016 4:30am

At the end of September, Republican Donald Trump’s campaign paid a $37,000 bill for police overtime costs related to a rally he held in Bridgeport before the April 26 primary.

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October 3, 2016

East Haven Also Not Ready To Embrace State Police Gun Range

by Jack Kramer | October 3, 2016 4:30am

Jack Kramer photo Politicians in Eastern Connecticut believe they have the perfect solution to the controversial decision of where to put a state police gun range: at the existing National Guard firing range in East Haven.

Problem is East Haven isn’t crazy about that idea.

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