by Peter Urban | Apr 13, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | National Security | White House | New London | Technology sector
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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by Peter Urban | Mar 7, 2018 6:30am
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
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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by Jack Kramer | Apr 6, 2017 6:20am
Posted to: Public Safety | New London | Norwich | Windham
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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by Christine Stuart | Mar 28, 2017 1:32pm
Posted to: State Budget | Bridgeport | Hartford | Middletown | New Haven | New London | Waterbury
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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by Christine Stuart | Dec 16, 2016 4:26pm
Posted to: Business | Transportation | Rail | East Lyme | Lyme | New London | Old Lyme | Old Saybrook | Stonington | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Mystic
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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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
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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by Susan Bigelow | Jul 8, 2016 10:00am
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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by Christine Stuart | Sep 28, 2015 1:15pm
Posted to: Arts | Business | Courts | Equality | Nonprofits | State Budget | New Haven | New London | Mystic
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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by Susan Bigelow | Sep 18, 2015 1:00pm
Posted to: Election 2015 | Election Policy | Opinion | Bridgeport | Hartford | New London
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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by Susan Bigelow | Sep 11, 2015 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2015 | Election Policy | Local Politics | Opinion | Bethel | Bridgeport | Hartford | Killingworth | New Britain | New London
Primary night is finally upon us! Here’s a quick rundown of possible outcomes, questions that will hopefully be answered, and what’s at stake.
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