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January 4, 2019

Towns Take Lead Pushing Plastic-Bag Ban

by Jack Kramer | Jan 4, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Business | Environment | Branford | Greenwich | Guilford | New Haven | North Branford | Stamford | Westport

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Fueled by environmentalists and frustrated by state inaction, a growing number of Connecticut communities are taking or considering action on their own to ban single-use plastic bags at grocery stores to help protect the environment.

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April 10, 2018

One Democrat, Two Republicans Want Kennedy’s Seat

by Jack Kramer | Apr 10, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Branford | Durham | Guilford | Killingworth | Madison

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BRANFORD, CT — A few weeks after Ted Kennedy, Jr. surprised many by announcing he wouldn’t be seeking re-election to the 12th Senate district seat, one Democrat and two Republicans have expressed interest in replacing him.

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April 3, 2018

Blumenthal Keeps Focus On Gun Debate

by Jack Kramer | Apr 3, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Education | Branford

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BRANFORD, CT — Although Monday’s town hall discussion with Branford High School students and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal was advertised as one that would tackle a myriad of topics, it was clear from the start that the issue of guns in would dominate.

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February 28, 2018

Ted Kennedy Jr. Won’t Seek Re-Election To Senate

by Christine Stuart | Feb 28, 2018 11:44pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Branford | Durham | Guilford | North Branford

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HARTFORD, CT — In a late Wednesday evening email, Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr. announced he wouldn’t seek a third term in the Connecticut Senate.

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February 1, 2018

Customers Pan Eversource Rate Request

by Jack Kramer | Feb 1, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Branford

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BRANFORD, CT — A month after the average Eversource customer saw their monthly bill increase $7, the utility is looking for another rate increase that would start this May.

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January 8, 2018

Connecticut Officials Confident Medical Pot Is Safe From Feds

by Jack Kramer | Jan 8, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Consumer Protection | Health Care | Jobs | Law Enforcement | Legal | White House | Bethel | Branford | Bristol | Hartford | Milford | Montville | South Windsor | Waterbury

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HARTFORD, CT — While many believe states that have legalized recreational marijuana are being targeted by the Trump administration, what isn’t clear is whether states with medical pot programs, such as Connecticut, are also on the president’s radar screen.

Last week, U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions rescinded the Cole memo, an Obama-era policy that took a hands-off approach to marijuana in states where it was legal. Instead, federal prosecutors, Sessions wrote, should decide for themselves whether to crack down on marijuana businesses.

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October 5, 2017

Shoreline Republicans Renew Push For Veto Override

by Jack Kramer | Oct 5, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Special Session | Branford | Guilford | Madison

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie GUILFORD, CT — Republicans from the Connecticut shoreline are trying to resurrect an effort to override the governor’s veto of the two-year, $40.7 billion budget that was passed in September. The effort comes despite an assertion from the Democratic Speaker of the House that he wouldn’t be raising the override for a vote again.

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August 21, 2017

Physicians Board Seeks To Broaden Medical Marijuana

by Jack Kramer | Aug 21, 2017 10:30am
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Health Care | Legal | Public Health | Branford

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The state Board of Physicians last week recommended adding two debilitating conditions to Connecticut’s growing medical marijuana program, and also re-categorizing two others.

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June 26, 2017

Apple Executive Seeks To Challenge Murphy

by Jack Kramer | Jun 26, 2017 4:28am
Posted to: Congress | Election 2018 | Branford

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie BRANFORD, CT — When asked why he’d decided to take on the challenge of running against a well-known incumbent in U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, Dominic Rapini chuckled.

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December 20, 2016

Connecticut Hospice Will Use Marijuana To Reduce Opioid Usage

by Jack Kramer | Dec 20, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Health Care | Legal | Nonprofits | Branford

Jack Kramer photo BRANFORD, CT — Hundreds, maybe thousands of stories have been written and told in the past few years about the impact the opioid crisis is having on young people, and their families, in the state of Connecticut.

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