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September 24, 2018

Hartford Area Teens Continue Focus on Gun Violence Prevention

by Christine Stuart | Sep 24, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | Election 2018 | Town News | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — In August they helped organize a rally with kids from Parkland, Florida to make sure “no special interest group or political agenda is more critical than the timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues.”

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September 20, 2018

Handball Courts, Splash Pads, and Grocery Store Among Projects Approved By Bond Commission

by Christine Stuart | Sep 20, 2018 3:00pm
Posted to: Economic Development | Town News | Hartford | State Budget | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Outgoing Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy defended the hundreds of millions of dollars of borrowing the state Bond Commission approved Thursday at what will likely be one of the last Bond Commission meetings of the year.

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Kennedy Assists Lamont With Opioid Epidemic

by Christine Stuart | Sep 20, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Health Care | Insurance | Housing | Public Health | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont was joined on the campaign trail Wednesday by Patrick Kennedy, the former Rhode Island Congressman and CEO of the behavioral health nonprofit Kennedy Forum.

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September 17, 2018

Larson Continues To Try To Build Coalition For Hartford Tunnel

by Christine Stuart | Sep 17, 2018 1:27pm
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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August 23, 2018

Lamont Floats Increase In Property Tax Credit On Campaign Trail

by Christine Stuart | Aug 23, 2018 3:59pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — With the city of Hartford as his backdrop and Bloomfield Mayor Suzette DeBeatham-Brown by his side, Ned Lamont promised to increase a middle class tax credit that dwindled during the past eight years of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration.

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August 20, 2018

If New Haven’s Broke, Can the MARB Fix It?

by Thomas Breen | Aug 20, 2018 1:44pm
Posted to: Town News | Hartford | New Haven | State Budget

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It sounded like a magic solution to New Haven’ long-term fiscal mess: Surrender control to the state in return for one of those big bailouts.

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July 19, 2018

Ganim Focuses Effort On Trying To Define Lamont For Urban Democrats

by Christine Stuart | Jul 19, 2018 3:59am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — In their third meeting over the last four days, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont struggled to respond to criticism from Joe Ganim’s campaign regarding his wealth and a previous membership at a country club that excluded minorities.

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July 10, 2018

Debate Challenge Issued in Race for Treasurer

by Christine Stuart | Jul 10, 2018 2:22pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Greenwich | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — It’s not easy being on the underticket. So candidates are doing what they can to get some attention.

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July 2, 2018

ICE Protest Shuts Down Main Street, 35 Arrested

by Christine Stuart | Jul 2, 2018 11:03am
Posted to: Immigration | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — With the Mexican border and family separation at the center of the immigration debate, hundreds of protesters blocked the entrance to the federal building where Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has its offices.

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June 21, 2018

OP-ED | The Train to the Future May Yet Stop Here

by Susan Bigelow | Jun 21, 2018 2:58pm
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Jobs | Opinion | Transportation | Rail | Berlin | Enfield | Hartford | New Haven | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

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I crammed myself aboard an Amtrak train with a few hundred of my closest friends this past weekend, rode down to Meriden to wander around the beautiful new Meriden Green, and then I boarded a standing-room-only CTRail train back to Windsor Locks. The Hartford Line was open at last, travel was free, and people were excited.

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