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October 10, 2018

Lamont Continues Focus On Women, Economy

by Christine Stuart | Oct 10, 2018 2:10pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Technology sector | Election 2018 | Glastonbury

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GLASTONBURY, CT — A recent poll found Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont has a healthy 22 percent lead over his Republican opponent when it comes to women voters.

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February 21, 2018

OP-ED | The Moral Bankruptcy of Pro-Gun Extremists

by Susan Bigelow | Feb 21, 2018 5:30pm
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Law Enforcement | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | White House | Glastonbury | Newtown

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State Rep. Prasad Srinivasan of Glastonbury, one of the pack of Republican candidates for governor, recently assured the pro-gun Connecticut Citizens Defense League (CCDL) that he regretted his vote in favor of tighter gun controls in the wake of the brutal mass murder of elementary school children in Newtown in 2012. The sad thing is, he may have just improved his chances of winning the Republican nomination.

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November 10, 2017

West Hartford Attorney Named First Independent Consumer Advocate for the MDC

by Doug Hardy | Nov 10, 2017 3:09am
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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May 1, 2017

State Employee Eyes Governor’s Office

by Christine Stuart | May 1, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Glastonbury

Contributed photo HARTFORD, CT — While most of the candidates eyeing a run for governor in 2018 are only exploring the idea, Glastonbury resident Betheona ‘Bethy’ Guiles-Smith said she’s all in.

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April 24, 2016

Presidential Candidates Descend on Connecticut

by Staff Report | Apr 24, 2016 10:21pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | White House | Bridgeport | Glastonbury | New Haven | Waterbury

Arnold Gold / New Haven Register Connecticut’s presidential primary is Tuesday, and presidential candidates from both parties campaigned throughout the state this weekend from Bridgeport to New Haven.

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April 22, 2016

Kasich Makes His Case To Connecticut Republicans

by Steve Majerus-Collins | Apr 22, 2016 7:54pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | White House | Glastonbury

STEVE MAJERUS-COLLINS / CTNEWSJUNKIE Folksy Ohio Gov. John Kasich brought his longshot campaign to Connecticut on Friday to make the case that Republicans who want to stop Donald Trump should vote for him Tuesday.

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January 11, 2016

Malloy Touts Economic Growth, Downplays Concerns About GE Relocation

by Christine Stuart | Jan 11, 2016 2:58pm
Posted to: Business | Corporate Watch | The Economy | Jobs | Labor | Fairfield | Glastonbury

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Connecticut tends to “beat ourselves up pretty hard” when it comes to the economy and job creation, but “the reality is we’ve moved 20 companies from other states into Connecticut.”

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November 16, 2015

Fresh Farm Aquaponics Leads the Way at reSET’s Annual Impact Challenge

by Cara Rosner | Nov 16, 2015 12:00pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Social Enterprises | Startups | Economic Development | Jobs | Manufacturing | Glastonbury | Hartford

Claire Lewis photo A Glastonbury company using cutting-edge agricultural technology to bring fresh produce to the Greater Hartford community won the top prize at a recent awards ceremony honoring innovative New England-based startups.

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February 26, 2015

OP-ED | Alert! We are Under Attack! This is Not a Test

by Scott Minnick | Feb 26, 2015 7:26pm
Posted to: Education | Opinion | State Capitol | East Hampton | Glastonbury

Our society accepts the sad fact that in our free-market democracy, money influences politicians.

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June 20, 2014

Senators Cite Increase in Accidents, Say Limit on Truckers’ Hours Should Stand

by Jhansi Katechia | Jun 20, 2014 9:31pm
Posted to: Business | Law Enforcement | Public Safety | Transportation | Glastonbury | Middletown

Jhansi Katechia / CTNewsJunkie MIDDLETOWN — The June 7 accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one person and injured comedian Tracy Morgan and several others should have been a wake-up call for Congress, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday.

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