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September 12, 2018

Stefanowski Doesn’t Budge In First Debate

by Christine Stuart | Sep 12, 2018 8:06pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | New London

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NEW LONDON, CT — First-time candidate Republican Bob Stefanowski maintained his discipline during the first of five gubernatorial debates Wednesday and didn’t stray from his talking points.

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April 13, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Blumenthal Wants Facebook Regulated; Murphy Grills Pompeo

by Peter Urban | Apr 13, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Business | Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | National Security | White House | New London | Technology sector

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat through hours of questioning this week from a jumbo-sized panel of U.S. senators — including Connecticut’s Richard Blumenthal — eager to get their two cents in on how the social media platform handles the personal information of its users.

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March 7, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Courtney Urges Navy to Rev Up Sub Building

by Peter Urban | Mar 7, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | Congress | 2nd CD | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | Groton | New London | Manufacturing Sector

U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries by Chris Oxley/Released

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney urged the Navy on Tuesday to find ways beyond what is already in its budgeted plans to speed construction of the U.S. submarine fleet so that it can achieve the 66-boat level called for in its recently released long-term Force Structure Assessment.

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April 6, 2017

Malloy Mothballs Another Prison Annex

by Jack Kramer | Apr 6, 2017 5:20am
Posted to: Public Safety | New London | Norwich | Windham

ctnewsjunkie file photo A portion of a correctional center in Montville has been shut down as a result of state’s declining prison population.

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March 28, 2017

Black and Puerto Rican Caucus Works On Budget

by Christine Stuart | Mar 28, 2017 12:32pm
Posted to: State Budget | Bridgeport | Hartford | Middletown | New Haven | New London | Waterbury

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The Black and Puerto Rican caucus said Tuesday that it’s still weighing its budget priorities and is aware that its 24 members could sway debate this year.

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December 16, 2016

Connecticut Officials Say Federal Railroad Proposal Is Still D.O.A.

by Christine Stuart | Dec 16, 2016 3:26pm
Posted to: Business | Transportation | Rail | East Lyme | Lyme | New London | Old Lyme | Old Saybrook | Stonington | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Mystic

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HARTFORD, CT — Federal railroad officials endorsed a controversial plan to bring high-speed rail through a historic part of Old Lyme as part of the new Old Saybrook-to-Rhode Island bypass for Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor. But no one in Connecticut seems to be on board.

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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 11:00am
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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July 8, 2016

OP-ED | Sleepy Summer Primaries in Connecticut Test Voter Resolve

by Susan Bigelow | Jul 8, 2016 9:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2016 | Election Policy | Local Politics | Opinion | Bridgeport | Bristol | Hamden | Litchfield | New London | Stamford | West Haven | Winsted

I bet you didn’t know primary season is sneaking up on us. Sure, we had a presidential primary season back in April, but that had passionate public interest, media attention, and huge turnout. The upcoming primaries, scheduled for the hot and drowsy depths of August, will be the opposite of that.

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September 28, 2015

Bond Commission Poised To Purchase Amistad Replica

by Christine Stuart | Sep 28, 2015 12:15pm
Posted to: Arts | Business | Courts | Equality | Nonprofits | State Budget | New Haven | New London | Mystic

Helen Bennett file photo The state Bond Commission is scheduled to approve $620,000 in borrowing so that a newly formed nonprofit can purchase the Amistad replica out of receivership and make the necessary repairs.

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September 18, 2015

OP-ED | Reading the Tea Leaves in Primary Results

by Susan Bigelow | Sep 18, 2015 12:00pm
Posted to: Election 2015 | Election Policy | Opinion | Bridgeport | Hartford | New London

SUSAN BIGELOW When it was all over at last, incumbents in three major cities found themselves rejected by their own party’s voters. What happened, and what does it mean — if anything?

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