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March 11, 2014

West Hartford Lawmaker Seeks Stiffer Knockout ‘Game’ Penalty

by Christine Stuart | March 11, 2014 11:52am

Christine Stuart photo West Hartford Officer Tom Nagle said his 18-year-old son’s jaw was broken when he was sucker-punched by a stranger as he was walking across his college campus.

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November 27, 2013

West Hartford Senator Snags Coveted Committee Assignment

by Christine Stuart | November 27, 2013 11:43am

Christine Stuart file photo West Hartford Sen. Beth Bye was appointed co-chairwoman of the powerful Appropriations Committee on Wednesday by Sen. President Donald E. Williams Jr.

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September 17, 2013

Bipartisan Energy Bill Gets Caught In DC’s Partisan Gridlock

by Emily Boushee | September 17, 2013 12:00pm

Emily Boushee photo U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal used a tour of a West Hartford electrical equipment manufacturer Monday to highlight an energy bill that would save consumers $13.7 billion annually and create 164,000 jobs by 2030. But, like most things in Washington, it’s caught up in the partisan gridlock that has become commonplace.

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September 2, 2013

Standing Room Only; Larson Gets An Earful on Syria in West Hartford

by Staff Report | September 2, 2013 10:58pm

CTNewsJunkie photo An overflow crowd flooded the community room at West Hartford Town Hall on Monday for a forum scheduled by U.S. Rep. John Larson, who wanted to discuss the possibility of a military intervention by the U.S. in the ongoing civil war in Syria.

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August 26, 2013

Delegation Highlights Defense Industry Cuts

by Christine Stuart | August 26, 2013 2:03pm

Christine Stuart photo Congress may be on its summer break, but Connecticut’s delegation has been busy visiting defense manufacturers.

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August 1, 2013

West Hartford Attorney Appointed Child Advocate

by Hugh McQuaid | August 1, 2013 10:58am

(Updated 3:26 p.m.) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday his appointment of Sarah Eagan, a project director at Hartford’s Center for Children’s Advocacy, as the state’s new Child Advocate.

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April 8, 2013

‘Do Something Before Our Tragedy Becomes Your Tragedy’

by Hugh McQuaid & Christine Stuart | April 8, 2013 7:22pm

As she introduced President Barack Obama on Monday at the University of Hartford, Nicole Hockley shared a glimpse of the grief she’s experienced since her son, Dylan, was among those killed Dec. 14 in Newtown.

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March 14, 2013

Colt Workers Make Their Voices Heard

by Hugh McQuaid | March 14, 2013 12:41pm

Colt Manufacturing emptied its West Hartford plant for a brief show of force at the state Capitol Thursday morning. Ten busloads of the plant’s employees flooded the Legislative Office Building, appealing to lawmakers to save their jobs.

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March 7, 2013

Lawmakers Do Their Own Gun Research

by Christine Stuart | March 7, 2013 1:44pm

A few weeks ago, House Majority Leader Joseph Aresimowicz, rounded up a handful of his deputy majority leaders and headed to Colt Manufacturing in West Hartford for a tour and demonstration of various firearms.

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January 30, 2013

Lawmakers Experience Social Media Growing Pains

by Christine Stuart | January 30, 2013 5:55pm

A day after one of their colleagues was criticized for using social media to communicate with her constituents on Facebook during a 17-hour hearing on gun control, a group of lawmakers and staffers gathered at the Legislative Office Building to learn about how to better communicate with their constituents on social media.

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