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January 4, 2018

State Employees Return To Work Friday, But Session Is Postponed

by Christine Stuart | January 4, 2018 10:35pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — All state employees have been asked to report to work Friday, but state lawmakers will get another day off.

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January 3, 2018

Malloy Directs State Workforce To Stay Home

by Christine Stuart | January 3, 2018 11:56pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy directed first and second shift non-essential state employees to stay home Thursday and not report to work due to the forecasted snow storm.

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November 29, 2017

Utilities To Hold Local Meetings, Avoid Hartford Public Hearing

by Jack Kramer | November 29, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — The second part of a public hearing on the utility companies’ response to the late October storm will be held in individual towns impacted, rather than in Hartford as originally scheduled.

The Energy and Technology Committee said that this week’s public hearing regarding the utility companies’ response to the storm that took place Oct. 29 and 30, has been reorganized into a series of in-district working meetings involving key utility representatives, municipal officials, first responders, and legislators.

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November 20, 2017

More Americans, New Englanders Say They’re Traveling For Thanksgiving

by Christine Stuart | November 20, 2017 12:42pm

doug hardy / ctnewsjunkie compilation via shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — An estimated 3.3 percent more Americans will be hitting the road this year for Thanksgiving than last year, according to AAA’s Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Forecast. AAA expects the 2017 holiday weekend to see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005, with 2.25 million New Englanders set to get away — an increase of 3.5 percent over last year.

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OP-ED | Hartford Councilperson’s Speech At The Puerto Rican Unity March

by Wildaliz Bermudez | November 20, 2017 11:17am

Contributed photo Since 1898, we have been promised falsas promesas (false promises). When General Nelson A. Miles landed on the island of Puerto Rico to present the very first promise made on behalf of the United Sates to the people of Puerto Rico.

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November 10, 2017

Legislative Committee To Review Eversource’s Storm Response

by Jack Kramer | November 10, 2017 5:30am

HARTFORD, CT — The General Assembly’s Energy and Technology Committee will hold hearings on the responsiveness — or what many say is lack of responsiveness — of Eversource to the late October storm that left hundreds of thousands without power in Connecticut.

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West Hartford Attorney Named First Independent Consumer Advocate for the MDC

by Doug Hardy | November 10, 2017 2:09am

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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November 1, 2017

Five Years After Superstorm Sandy, Connecticut Officials Say It’s Making Progress

by Jack Kramer | November 1, 2017 10:00am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie NEW HAVEN, CT - Officials planned to mark the five-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, but this past weekend’s powerful storm made Tuesday’s event in New Haven even more timely.

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September 22, 2017

Puerto Rico Struggles With Recovery, Connecticut Officials Promise Help

by Cyrus dos Santos | September 22, 2017 3:28pm

Cyrus dos Santos / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT— Puerto Ricans in Hartford sat helpless this week as Hurricane Maria ravaged their island.

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September 18, 2017

Connecticut Drivers Facing Spike in Gas Prices As Texas Refineries Struggle to Recover From Harvey

by Cara Rosner | September 18, 2017 10:00am

After a sudden jump following Hurricane Harvey, gas prices have leveled off — but they still remain more than 10 percent higher than they were a month ago.

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