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March 11, 2019

Advocates Call For Safe Gun Storage, Opponents Call For Education

by Jack Kramer | Mar 11, 2019 12:23pm
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Public Safety | State Capitol | Guilford

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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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February 12, 2019

Guilford Orchard Pushes For Law to Sell Hard Cider

by Jack Kramer | Feb 12, 2019 2:45pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Guilford

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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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January 18, 2019

Bill Named After Guilford Teen Now Has Federal Version

by Jack Kramer | Jan 18, 2019 3:30pm
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Public Safety | Guilford

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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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January 4, 2019

Towns Take Lead Pushing Plastic-Bag Ban

by Jack Kramer | Jan 4, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Business | Environment | Branford | Greenwich | Guilford | New Haven | North Branford | Stamford | Westport

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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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November 8, 2018

Murphy, Cohen Celebrate Victories in Guilford

by Jack Kramer | Nov 8, 2018 1:00pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Guilford

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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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July 11, 2018

Guilford Takes The Plunge & Rolls Back School Start Times

by Jack Kramer | Jul 11, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Education | Guilford

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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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July 3, 2018

Animal Lovers Plead With Guilford Officials to Spare Dog’s Life

by Jack Kramer | Jul 3, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Agriculture | Guilford

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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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June 4, 2018

Advocates Take Weekend To Speak Up About Gun Violence

by Jack Kramer | Jun 4, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Public Safety | Guilford

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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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April 10, 2018

One Democrat, Two Republicans Want Kennedy’s Seat

by Jack Kramer | Apr 10, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Branford | Durham | Guilford | Killingworth | Madison

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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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March 29, 2018

OP-ED | Students Restore Faith in the Future with ‘March For Our Lives’

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

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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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