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December 3, 2018

OP-ED | Transit in Connecticut is Great! ... When It Works

by Susan Bigelow | Dec 3, 2018 10:07pm
Posted to: Analysis | Jobs | Opinion | Transportation | Rail | East Hartford | Enfield

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Back in July, right after the opening of the new Hartford Line, I decided that I was going to do what I’d always wanted to do but never had been able to manage: commute to work using public transit. Over the next five months I re-learned the hard lessons transit riders everywhere know: transit is a dream when everything goes smoothly, and a nightmare when it doesn’t.

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November 28, 2018

Lamont Says He Will Watch UTC Breakup ‘Like A Hawk’

by Christine Stuart | Nov 28, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | International Trade | Corporate Watch | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Election 2018 | Federal Budget | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | East Hartford | Farmington

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The decision by United Technologies Corp. to break up the company presents an early challenge for Governor-elect Ned Lamont.

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September 17, 2018

Larson Continues To Try To Build Coalition For Hartford Tunnel

by Christine Stuart | Sep 17, 2018 12:27pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | Transportation | East Hartford | Hartford | West Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Rep. John B. Larson is not fazed by the estimated cost of burying Interstates 84 and 91 through downtown Hartford.

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September 14, 2018

Pratt & Whitney Gets $437 Million Addition to Air Force Contract

by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Business | Congress | DC News Junkie | Manufacturing | Military Spending | East Hartford | Manufacturing Sector

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon recently added $437 million to a multi-year contract with Pratt & Whitney to develop the next generation of fighter jet engines.

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July 16, 2018

Bysiewicz Touts Support From Local Elected Officials

by Christine Stuart | Jul 16, 2018 2:30pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | East Hartford

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EAST HARTFORD, CT — Local elected officials literally lined up behind former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz’s campaign for lieutenant governor Monday on a third floor balcony overlooking the Connecticut River.

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May 24, 2018

Courtney Gives DeVos an Earful Over East Hartford High

by Peter Urban | May 24, 2018 9:39pm
Posted to: Congress | 2nd CD | DC News Junkie | Education | White House | East Hartford

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U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney this week blasted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for failing to respond to letters sent a year ago from Connecticut officials and students upset by comments she made then that characterized East Hartford High as a dangerous and struggling school.

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February 23, 2018

Manufacturing Continues As Bright Spot In Connecticut’s Economy

by Christine Stuart | Feb 23, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | East Hartford | Manchester

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EAST HARTFORD, CT — There are about 13,600 job openings in Connecticut manufacturing right now, and even though the state has beefed up its community college training programs and increased its tax credits, there’s no way they will all be filled.

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November 10, 2017

West Hartford Attorney Named First Independent Consumer Advocate for the MDC

by Doug Hardy | Nov 10, 2017 2:09am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Economic Development | Environment | Jobs | Public Health | Weather | Bloomfield | East Granby | East Hartford | Farmington | Glastonbury | Hartford | Newington | Rocky Hill | South Windsor | West Hartford | Wethersfield | Windsor

doug hardy / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — David Silverstone, a 71-year-old West Hartford attorney, came out of semi-retirement to represent customers of the Metropolitan District Commission, the Hartford region’s water and sewer authority.

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October 19, 2017

OP-ED | City Impossible: The Weird, Wonderful World of the Amazon HQ2 Proposal

by Susan Bigelow | Oct 19, 2017 4:52pm
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Technology sector | Jobs | Opinion | State Capitol | Transportation | East Hartford | Enfield | Hartford | Stamford | West Hartford

Connecticut Dept. of Economic and Community Development
Imagine a striking city of skyscrapers, greenery, pedestrian-filled bridges over a glistening river, buried highways, and a riverside ferris wheel, all contained within a “cohesive ecosystem” of nearby towns. This is the remarkable, radical revisioning of Hartford dreamed up by the creators of Connecticut’s longshot bid for Amazon’s second headquarters.

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October 4, 2017

Lt. Colonel Explores Run For Democratic Nomination For Governor

by Christine Stuart | Oct 4, 2017 4:58pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Veterans Affairs | East Hartford

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie EAST HARTFORD, CT — After stepping down from his post as Connecticut’s Commissioner of Veterans Affairs, Sean Connolly stood in the parking lot of Augie and Rays with about 200 of his closest friends, former grade school teachers, and supporters to announce he’s exploring a run for governor.

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