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April 24, 2014

Senate Gives Final Approval to UTC Tax Credit Deal

by Hugh McQuaid | April 24, 2014 5:27pm

Hugh McQuaid photo The Senate gave final passage Thursday to a deal allowing United Technologies Corp. to use $400 million in unused tax credits to expand facilities and cut their tax liability.

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April 14, 2014

Republicans Win Special Election in 61st

by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2014 5:30am

Courtesy of Facebook The Connecticut Republican Party is claiming that East Granby resident Tami Zawistowski’s victory over Peter Hill in the 61st House District race was a referendum on Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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February 21, 2014

Suffield Lawmaker Dies After Battle With Brain Cancer

by Hugh McQuaid | February 21, 2014 1:54pm

Christine Stuart file photo Rep. Elaine O’Brien, D-Suffield, died Friday morning after a long struggle with brain cancer. She was 58 years old.

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October 3, 2013

Iron Mountain Inc. Goes Solar and Sustainable in Windsor Through ZREC Program

by Doug Hardy | October 3, 2013 12:00pm

Doug Hardy photo The state became a bit less dependent on fossil fuels this week with the completion of a 902-panel solar power array on the roof of Iron Mountain Inc.‘s document storage facility off I-91 in Windsor.

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February 11, 2013

Municipalities Confronted With Weather Challenges

by Hugh McQuaid | February 11, 2013 4:30pm

With severe winter weather impacting the state frequently in recent years, some municipalities are wondering if they are experiencing a new normal and whether their tools are up to the task of responding.

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November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

by Christine Stuart | November 22, 2012 6:29am

CTNewsJunkie wishes everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. We will be taking the next few days off to enjoy family, food, and friends. But don’t worry the columns will be posted and we’ll be back on Monday, Nov. 26. Until then please enjoy one of our turkey day traditions: WKRP In Cincinnati’s Turkeys Away episode.

November 2, 2012

Frustrated Registrars, Say They’ll Adapt

by Christine Stuart | November 2, 2012 5:40pm

In addition to the storm and the power outages at some polling places, Registrars of Voters are also dealing with a new, web-based Centralized Voter Registration system, which is cooperating for some and not for others.

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October 2, 2012

Money Talks In 5th Assembly District; McGee Defeats Canty By 153 Votes

by Christine Stuart | October 2, 2012 10:35pm

Brandon McGee supporters believe it was their hard work that elevated their candidate to victory in the court-ordered revote of the 5th Assembly District. But Leo Canty’s supporters believe it was the infusion of nearly $42,000 during the last few days of the campaign from an out-of-state special interest group affiliated with the controversial school-reform advocate Michelle Rhee.

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Voters Get A Redo In 5th Assembly District Primary

by Christine Stuart | October 2, 2012 10:58am

(Updated 12:32 p.m.) “If I had remembered in August I wouldn’t be here today,” one voter said as she got into her car Tuesday at John F. Kennedy School in Windsor.

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September 28, 2012

Is Michelle Rhee Trying To Buy A Seat In The 5th?

by Christine Stuart | September 28, 2012 5:22pm

A school reform group with ties to StudentsFirst, the organization founded by the controversial former chancellor of the Washington, D.C. school system, is pouring nearly $32,000 into the Oct. 2 Democratic primary for the 5th Assembly District seat.

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