by Jack Kramer | Jun 11, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Jobs | Transportation | Rail | Berlin | Enfield | Hartford | Meriden | New Haven | Newington | North Haven | Wallingford | West Hartford | Windsor | Windsor Locks
(Updated 11:00 p.m.) HARTFORD, CT — New rail service announcements have become routine as Connecticut’s reliance upon trains has increased over the years, but the debut of the $755 million Hartford Line has brought with it some added buzz.
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by Christine Stuart and Peter Urban | Mar 30, 2018 1:00am
Posted to: Agriculture | Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Iraq at Home | Public Health | Veterans Affairs | Newington | West Haven
U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty issued an apology Thursday for failing to act sooner in 2016 when Tony Baker, her former chief of staff, was accused of harassing, threatening, and punching a female former staffer, Hearst reported Thursday.
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by Doug Hardy | Nov 10, 2017 3:09am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Economic Development | Environment | Jobs | Public Health | Weather | Bloomfield | East Granby | East Hartford | Farmington | Glastonbury | Hartford | Newington | Rocky Hill | South Windsor | West Hartford | Wethersfield | Windsor
HARTFORD, CT — David Silverstone, a 71-year-old West Hartford attorney, came out of semi-retirement to represent customers of the Metropolitan District Commission, the Hartford region’s water and sewer authority.
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by Barth Keck | Oct 27, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Education | Equality | Town News | Lyme | Manchester | Newington | Old Lyme | Opinion | Poll
I’ve been thinking about this poem by the renowned Harlem Renaissance poet, and not just because it’s the source of the title for Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, a play my sophomore English students began reading this week.
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by Jack Kramer | Jul 21, 2017 12:00pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Law Enforcement | Bloomfield | Meriden | New Milford | Newington | Norwalk | Trumbull | West Hartford | Windsor
HARTFORD, CT — Eighteen police officers were identified as being statistically more likely to stop minority motorists in nine municipal police departments and the state police barracks in Hartford, according to a report compiled by the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy.
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by Christine Stuart | Oct 5, 2016 12:00pm
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance | Bridgeport | Manchester | Newington
What if there was an Apple Store for your health? That’s the idea ConnectiCare is embracing as it opens a new retail store in Manchester.
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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
(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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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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by Susan Bigelow | Apr 9, 2015 8:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Opinion | Transportation | Hartford | New Britain | Newington
This feels like a completely different place, I thought as I rode through Newington in the back of a brand new CTfastrak bus. It may not seem like much, but our new bus rapid transit line has already changed the way we look at Greater Hartford.
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by Susan Bigelow | Jul 25, 2014 11:00am
Posted to: Business | Opinion | Sports | Taxes | Hartford | New Britain | Newington
Hartford may not get that stadium after all, thanks to a bumbling city government and fierce opposition from residents. This might be a good thing for the city, even though it’s a loss for the region.
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