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November 16, 2016

Bond Commission Bids Farewell To Rep. ‘Betty’ Boukus

by Christine Stuart | Nov 16, 2016 1:48am
Posted to: Election 2016 | Local Politics | Plainville

Christine Stuart photo One of her colleagues told the state Bond Commission Tuesday that he’s never known anyone like Rep. Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Boukus, who could make a “no” sound like a “yes.”

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October 27, 2016

Union Official Resigns After Airing Controversial Campaign Ad

by Christine Stuart | Oct 27, 2016 7:21pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | Plainville

CTNewsJunkie file photo A top union official resigned Thursday after a campaign ad a month-old union PAC purchased caused protests from both parties and labor officials.

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October 26, 2016

Union Pulls Petit Ad, But Declines Apology

by Christine Stuart | Oct 26, 2016 1:50pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | Plainville

Christine Stuart photo The union behind the ad campaign that asked voters to “Stop Donald Trump and Republican William Petit’s attack on women and families,” is removing the ad from the Internet after outcry from both Petit and his opponent. But the group is not apologizing.

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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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May 30, 2014

Bond Commission Approves $570 Million in Borrowing

by Hugh McQuaid | May 30, 2014 1:07pm
Posted to: Bloomfield | Branford | Bridgeport | Danbury | Falls River | Guilford | Hartford | Middletown | Plainville | Southington | Stratford | Torrington

The State Bond Commission released about $570 million in borrowing during a Friday meeting, including funding for a new courthouse in Torrington, state assistance for businesses, and bonding for projects sought by lawmakers.

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