by Kate Farrish | Jan 28, 2019 12:00pm
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Health Care | Public Health | Disability Care | Elderly Care | Public Safety | Branford | Bridgeport | Danbury | Waterbury | Waterford | Watertown
Six nursing homes have been cited by the state Department of Public Health (DPH) for lapses in care, including two cases in which residents died.
The Connecticut Health Investigative Team has more
by Jack Kramer | Jan 28, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Education | Local Politics | Branford | New Haven | North Branford | Norwalk | Wilton
HARTFORD, CT — The concept of regionalizing and consolidating school districts to save the cash-strapped state is not a new one, but two new bills pushing the initiative have moved the issue front and center this legislative session.
Continue reading "Regionalization and Consolidation of School Districts Has Towns on Edge" »
by Jack Kramer | Jan 4, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Business | Environment | Branford | Greenwich | Guilford | New Haven | North Branford | Stamford | Westport
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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by Jack Kramer | Apr 10, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Branford | Durham | Guilford | Killingworth | Madison
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.
Continue reading "One Democrat, Two Republicans Want Kennedy’s Seat" »
by Jack Kramer | Apr 3, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Education | Branford
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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by Christine Stuart | Mar 1, 2018 12:44am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Branford | Durham | Guilford | North Branford
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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by Jack Kramer | Feb 1, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Branford
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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by Jack Kramer | Jan 8, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Consumer Protection | Health Care | Jobs | Law Enforcement | Legal | White House | Bethel | Branford | Bristol | Hartford | Milford | Montville | South Windsor | Waterbury
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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by Jack Kramer | Oct 5, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Special Session | Branford | Guilford | Madison
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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by Jack Kramer | Aug 21, 2017 11:30am
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Health Care | Legal | Public Health | Branford
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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