by Susan Bigelow | Jul 8, 2016 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2016 | Election Policy | Local Politics | Opinion | Bridgeport | Bristol | Hamden | Litchfield | New London | Stamford | West Haven | Winsted
I bet you didn’t know primary season is sneaking up on us. Sure, we had a presidential primary season back in April, but that had passionate public interest, media attention, and huge turnout. The upcoming primaries, scheduled for the hot and drowsy depths of August, will be the opposite of that.
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by Christine Stuart | Apr 5, 2016 11:00am
Posted to: Health Care | Jobs | State Budget | Bristol
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration agreed to send the 2016 supplemental hospital payments when it signed the deficit mitigation package last week, but it never agreed to be nice about it.
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by Terry Cowgill | Dec 31, 2015 10:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Ethics | Media Matters | Opinion | Bristol | New Britain
For journalists across the country during the holiday season, the word “hero” usually conjures up images of those who feed the hungry, give presents to poor children, or travel to spread Christmas cheer to our troops abroad. Not this year. The holiday hero of 2015 is himself a journalist.
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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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by Christine Stuart | Jun 23, 2015 10:55pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | Local Politics | Bristol
The youngest of the three candidates for Republican Party Chairman walked away Tuesday with the endorsement of the 72-member Republican State Central Committee at Nuchie’s in Bristol.
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by Christine Stuart | Apr 1, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: Town News | Bristol | New Haven | Insurance | Jobs | State Budget | Taxes
Executives from Connecticut’s hospitals are asking lawmakers to “pause” and rethink the hospital tax and the promises that were made when it was first implemented.
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by Terry Cowgill | Dec 19, 2014 6:30am
Posted to: Business | Health Care | Opinion | Health Care Opinion | Nonprofits | Bristol | Manchester | Sharon | Vernon | Waterbury
The apparent collapse of a deal allowing a for-profit company to buy five hospitals in Connecticut could deal a devastating blow to the patients who depend on those facilities — and to the healthcare access of hundreds of thousands across the state.
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by Cara Rosner | Oct 24, 2014 12:49pm
Posted to: Health Care | Labor | State Capitol | Bristol | Manchester | Vernon | Waterbury
A senior official at the Dallas-based corporation trying to buy community hospitals in Bristol, Vernon, Manchester and Waterbury says privatizing them is the best way to keep them viable, but employee representatives have major concerns about the potential buyouts.
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by Hugh McQuaid | Sep 11, 2014 5:30am
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Public Safety | State Capitol | Bristol
The August murder of an infant in Bristol highlights deficiencies in a state program aimed at rehabilitating prisoners, a group of Republican senators said at a Wednesday press conference.
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by Hugh McQuaid | May 5, 2014 5:48pm
Posted to: Election 2014 | Town News | Branford | Bristol | Guilford | Madison
Retiring Sen. Ed Meyer has so many stories that his colleagues in the Senate compared him to Forrest Gump — the character played by Tom Hanks in the film of the same name — during a two-hour tribute Monday.
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