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August 30, 2016

State Touts Increase In CTfastrak Ridership (w/Chart)

by Christine Stuart | August 30, 2016 2:21pm

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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October 27, 2014

ANALYSIS | Moderate Esty Appeals To Liberals, Or Liberal Esty Appeals To Moderates?

by Matt DeRienzo | October 27, 2014 7:30am

On a recent day on the campaign trail, 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty sat down with the board of the Waterbury Chamber of Commerce. She talked about helping businesspeople work through some federal regulations that could be eased for them.

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July 28, 2014

In Crowded Primary, Somers Touts Her Business Credentials

by Christine Stuart | July 28, 2014 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Heather Bond Somers of Groton may have been an unknown candidate for lieutenant governor several months ago, but due to some high-profile missteps by at least one of her opponents Republican voters are giving the newcomer to state politics a second look.

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May 30, 2014

Bond Commission Approves $570 Million in Borrowing

by Hugh McQuaid | May 30, 2014 1:07pm

The State Bond Commission released about $570 million in borrowing during a Friday meeting, including funding for a new courthouse in Torrington, state assistance for businesses, and bonding for projects sought by lawmakers.

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September 28, 2013

Congressional Republicans Are Targets of Sharp Elbows at JJB Dinner

by Christine Stuart | September 28, 2013 9:09pm

Doug Hardy Photo SOUTHINGTON — With their keynote speaker unable to leave the Beltway because of the looming government shutdown, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy addressed the Democrats’ largest fundraiser of the year and described House Republicans in Washington as the “barbarians at the wall.”

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February 12, 2013

Senator Swears He Has Nothing Against Teeth

by Hugh McQuaid | February 12, 2013 12:30pm

In January, contributing columnist Susan Bigelow looked at a number of bills on tap for this session, including one from Sen. Joe Markley who wants to scrap mandatory fluoride in the water supply. She asked “What does he have against teeth?” Well, CTNewsJunkie caught up with Markley last week. It turns out his answer is twofold.

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January 18, 2013

OP-ED | Plenty of Forgettable Bills in New Session

by Susan Bigelow | January 18, 2013 10:18am

Susan Bigelow The legislative session is off and running at last, and members are rushing to propose new laws. Thus far, the focus has been squarely on gun control and school safety in the wake of Newtown, but there’s plenty more going on beneath the surface. Sadly, some of the many, many bills being raised should stay out of sight.

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October 23, 2012

Retired Teachers Air Social Security Concerns With U.S. Senate Candidates

by Hugh McQuaid | October 23, 2012 4:16pm

Social Security concerns were at the top of a list of questions that a group of retired teachers had for the two U.S. Senate candidates Tuesday.

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May 9, 2012

Southington Lawmaker Among Handful To Retire

by Staff Report | May 9, 2012 11:44am

State Rep. Bruce “Zeke” Zalaski of Southington announced Wednesday morning that he won’t be seeking re-election this fall.

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October 28, 2011

2 Events Worthy of Your Time Tonight (Friday, Oct. 28)

by Staff Report | October 28, 2011 4:24pm

Join us for an evening of dancing, light supper, and desserts as we celebrate The ARC-Connecticut’s 60th year of advocating for the rights of people with intellectual and development disabilities at the Aqua Turf in Southington. Channel 3 Eyewitness News reporter Jill Konopka will emcee the evening. Former state Comptroller Bill Curry and award-winning journalist and media consultant Shelly Sindland will judge the dance competition. CTNewsJunkie’s own Christine Stuart is among the contestants along with Miss Nutmeg 2011 Jessica Lesage and Deputy Treasurer Jonathan Harris and his wife, Lucy. Tickets for the Friday, Oct. 28, event can be purchased online or by calling (860) 246-6400 x101. Watch what happened at last year’s event here.

Also tonight is Direct From Broadway - an evening with Broadway’s brightest stars to benefit the Hartford Children’s Theatre.

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