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September 22, 2016

Green Party Presidential Candidate Plays To Her Base

by Jack Kramer | Sep 22, 2016 4:44pm
Posted to: Education | Election 2016 | New Britain

Jack Kramer photo Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein certainly knew who she was playing to Thursday afternoon when she pushed her signature campaign issue: eliminating student debt.

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August 30, 2016

State Touts Increase In CTfastrak Ridership (w/Chart)

by Christine Stuart | Aug 30, 2016 2:21pm
Posted to: Town News | Bristol | Cheshire | Hartford | Manchester | New Britain | Newington | Plainville | Southington | Waterbury | West Hartford | Transportation

Christine Stuart photo (Updated Thursday, 2 p.m.) Ridership on the 9.4-mile dedicated busway between New Britain and Hartford has reached another milestone. According to state officials, it has carried over four million riders since its launch on March 28, 2015.

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August 9, 2016

Working Families Party Claims Victory In Handful of Tuesday Primaries

by Staff Report | Aug 9, 2016 10:53pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | Bridgeport | Bristol | Hamden | New Britain | West Haven

Max Moran photo There were local issues at play in each of the 12 legislative primaries throughout the state Tuesday, but it looks as if Hamden Democrat Josh Elliott pulled off a victory against Hamden Council President Jim Pascarella, while Sens. Marilyn Moore and Terry Gerratana each held onto their seats.

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July 25, 2016

Voters In Some Towns Headed To The Polls For Primaries Aug. 9

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | Jul 25, 2016 12:00pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | Election Policy | Town News | Bridgeport | Hamden | New Britain | New London | Shelton | Stamford | West Haven

shutterstock There is no statewide primary in Connecticut this year, but there are 16 Democratic and Republican primaries coming up on Aug. 9, including 12 legislative primaries, two for probate judge, and two registrar of voters.

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June 15, 2016

New Britain Gets Federal Grant To Address Lead Abatement

by Jack Kramer | Jun 15, 2016 2:00pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | 3rd CD | 5th CD | Health Care | Public Health | Public Safety | New Britain

shutterstock The City of New Britain got some good news from Washington this week when it was awarded $3.4 million to help reduce lead hazards and make housing units safer for children.

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June 10, 2016

OP-ED | Don’t Let Ballpark Blues Get You Down

by Susan Bigelow | Jun 10, 2016 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Opinion | Hartford | Convention Center | New Britain

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It’s sunny and in the 70s as I write this; it would have been a beautiful day for baseball in Hartford. But sadly, thanks to contractor bungling, it looks like we may not get to hear the crack of the bat at the tantalizingly-close-to-done Dunkin’ Donuts Park until 2017.

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May 12, 2016

State Gives Up Revenue To Hartford and New Britain

by Christine Stuart | May 12, 2016 11:58pm
Posted to: Sports | Hartford | New Britain

In April, the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee decided the state should give municipalities the authority to charge an admissions tax on event tickets.

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March 29, 2016

State Urged To Seek Cheaper, Faster, Better Broadband To Bolster Economy

by Steve Majerus-Collins | Mar 29, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Farmington | Hartford | New Britain | Newington | West Hartford | Technology sector


Connecticut has the potential to become a national leader in offering the ultra-high speed Internet that many companies are looking for in an increasingly digitalized business world, according to a new state study.

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January 26, 2016

Six Cities And Towns To Get Brownfield Money

by Cara Rosner | Jan 26, 2016 3:02pm
Posted to: Environment | Town News | East Hartford | Meriden | Naugatuck | New Britain | Torrington | Local Politics

The state has awarded more than $1 million, collectively, to six cities and towns under a new program intended to give new life to areas that have multiple brownfield sites.

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January 8, 2016

OP-ED | Hartford’s Empty Mud Pit of Dreams

by Susan Bigelow | Jan 8, 2016 11:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Opinion | Sports | Taxes | Hartford | New Britain

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I hope you weren’t getting too excited about baseball in Hartford this April.

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