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November 2, 2016

Record Number of Voters Register In Connecticut; Officials Say They Are Prepared

by Christine Stuart | Nov 2, 2016 2:00pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | Election Fact Check | Election Policy | Town News | Hartford | West Hartford | Legal | Transparency

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — In 2010, Bridgeport ran out of ballots. And in 2014 Hartford voters at some polling places were unable to vote first thing in the morning because the official voter check lists had not been delivered on time.

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October 7, 2016

OP-ED | John Larson’s Tunnel Needs to Happen

by Susan Bigelow | Oct 7, 2016 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Opinion | Transportation | East Hartford | Hartford | West Hartford | 1st CD

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Just when we all thought the grand idea of burying I-84 in Hartford had been scuttled by the penny-pinching DOT, along comes U.S. Rep. John Larson, D-1st District, with an ambitious plan to build an even bigger tunnel that buries both interstates and extends into East Hartford, all with federal dollars.

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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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August 24, 2016

Retailer Asks Federal Court To Weigh In On Connecticut’s Liquor Pricing

by Christine Stuart | Aug 24, 2016 5:29am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Courts | Town News | Manchester | Milford | Norwalk | West Hartford | Legal

Legislative efforts to change how Connecticut regulates alcohol prices have failed over the past three years, so a national liquor retailer is trying to win its argument in federal court.

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April 26, 2016

Connecticut Primary Voters Don’t Let Rain Keep Them From The Polls

by Steve Majerus-Collins | Apr 26, 2016 12:49pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | West Hartford

Steve Majerus-Collins photo Connecticut primary voters didn’t let this morning’s cold rain keep them away from the polls.

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April 1, 2016

No Fooling: Advocates Want ‘Ban The Box’ Measure Enacted

by Steve Majerus-Collins | Apr 1, 2016 8:00pm
Posted to: Business | Equality | Jobs | Labor | West Hartford

STEVE MAJERUS-COLLINS Standing outside a West Hartford sandwich shop Friday, protesters called on employers to end what they called “the foolish and discriminatory” policy of excluding people with criminal histories from getting a job.

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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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February 23, 2016

Package Stores Not Buying Malloy’s Proposal To Lower Alcohol Prices

by Steve Majerus-Collins | Feb 23, 2016 4:07pm
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | The Economy | Jobs | Labor | Public Health | State Capitol | West Hartford

STEVE MAJERUS-COLLINS / CTNEWSJUNKIE A proposal to drive down alcohol prices in Connecticut drew sharp criticism Tuesday from distillers, distributors, and package stores.

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October 13, 2015

George Jepsen To Host Fundraiser With Bill Clinton

by Christine Stuart | Oct 13, 2015 12:01pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | West Hartford

Christine Stuart file photo Attorney General George Jepsen was busy last week cleaning his West Hartford home, where he will host former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday for a fundraiser.

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August 18, 2015

OP-ED | A Tale of Two Cities

by Kiernan Majerus-Collins | Aug 18, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2015 | Opinion | Millennial Voices | Bristol | West Hartford

Democrats in Bristol were jubilant on the night of Nov. 6, 2001. On a ticket led by then-Mayor Frank Nicastro, the Democrats had won a clean sweep of the local races.

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