by Jack Kramer | Mar 11, 2019 12:23pm
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Public Safety | State Capitol | Guilford
HARTFORD, CT — The mother of a 15-year-old Guilford teenager who killed himself with a gun last year took an unusual approach Monday in trying to sway Judiciary Committee members to support a gun storage law that she believes would have saved her son’s life.
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by Jack Kramer | Feb 12, 2019 2:45pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Guilford
GUILFORD, CT —It makes no sense to the owner of Bishop’s Orchards that the hard cider he makes on his iconic premises in Guilford can be savored at nearby breweries, but can’t be bought by the glass at his place.
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by Jack Kramer | Jan 18, 2019 3:30pm
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Public Safety | Guilford
GUILFORD, CT — On Friday, the day before Ethan Song would have turned 16, his parents were joined by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, state Rep. Sean Scanlon, D-Guilford, and dozens of supporters to announce new federal safe gun storage legislation.
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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 | Nov 8, 2018 1:00pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Guilford
GUILFORD, CT — The Democratic Party’s celebration made its way to one of Guilford’s popular hangouts Thursday as U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and state Sen.-elect Christine Cohen basked in the glow of their Tuesday night victories.
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by Jack Kramer | Jul 11, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Education | Guilford
GUILFORD, CT — After years of study Guilford has joined a small group of Connecticut towns that have moved their school start times later to allow kids more sleep.
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by Jack Kramer | Jul 3, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Agriculture | Guilford
GUILFORD, CT — A group of dog lovers made a passionate pitch Monday to try and prevent an 8-year-old, 70 pound pit bull mix from being euthanized.
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by Jack Kramer | Jun 4, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Public Safety | Guilford
GUILFORD, CT — The color orange was on full display Sunday as gun control advocates gathered on the Guilford Green to observe efforts to stem gun violence in the country.
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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.
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by Barth Keck | Mar 29, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Education | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | East Haddam | Enfield | Guilford | Hartford | Middlefield | Old Saybrook | Shelton | Stamford | Westport
When I decided to quit my public-relations gig just six years out of college to become a high school English teacher, it was the best decision I could have made. That was 27 years ago, and teaching has been nothing short of challenging, inspiring, and rewarding.
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