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March 1, 2019

Will This Be The Year For A Black Bear Hunt?

by Jack Kramer | Mar 1, 2019 4:15pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Environment | Public Safety | Avon | Farmington | Litchfield | Simsbury

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HARTFORD, CT — Allowing hunting of black bears in certain areas of the state has become an annual debate at the state Capitol and Friday saw that conversation renewed on two different bills raised by the Environment Committee.

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February 13, 2019

Lower Farmington River Could Gain Federal Protection

by Peter Urban | Feb 13, 2019 11:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Environment | Public Health | Avon | Bloomfield | Burlington | Canton | East Granby | Farmington | Granby | Hartland | Simsbury | Windsor

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WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday approved legislation to designate portions of three New England rivers as “wild and scenic” — including two in Connecticut.

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June 23, 2017

Shared Solar Struggles In Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | Jun 23, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Hartford | Simsbury

LEUNGCHOPAN VIA SHUTTERSTOCK HARTFORD — (Updated 2:30 p.m.) It could produce 2,580 full-time jobs during construction and $374 million in local economic benefits for the state, according to a new report, but the idea of shared solar hasn’t gotten off the ground in Connecticut.

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January 5, 2017

OP-ED | The State of the State: Get Ready for Another Brutal Year

by Susan Bigelow | Jan 5, 2017 6:30pm
Posted to: Analysis | The Economy | Education | Town News | Greenwich | Simsbury | West Hartford | Local Politics | Opinion

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Well, we knew it wasn’t going to be a sunny, positive, or inspirational speech. The only thing to recommend Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s seventh State of the State address is that his budget speech, to be delivered next month, will be a lot worse.

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September 28, 2016

Another Community Protests State Police Gun Range Location

by Jack Kramer | Sep 28, 2016 10:45pm
Posted to: Environment | Law Enforcement | East Haven | Griswold | Simsbury

ctnewsjunkie Griswold First Selectman Kevin Skulczyck came to Hartford Wednesday to implore state officials to immediately halt plans to put a state police gun range in his town.

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December 29, 2014

Lawyers Request Probation for Wilson-Foley and Husband

by Christine Stuart | Dec 29, 2014 11:54pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Courts | Election 2012 | Legal | Simsbury | 5th CD

CTNJ file photo Lawyers for a former congressional candidate are urging a judge to grant her probation for her role in the conspiracy that is likely to send twice-convicted former Gov. John G. Rowland back to prison.

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December 1, 2014

Simsbury’s Mary Glassman To Resign Next Month

by Hugh McQuaid | Dec 1, 2014 2:43pm
Posted to: Simsbury

Hugh McQuaid Photo Longtime Simsbury First Selectwoman Mary Glassman announced Monday she will resign from her position in response to a vote by the town’s Board of Selectmen last week to cut her salary by 35 percent in the middle of her term.

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January 28, 2014

State Gives Green Light To Four Medical Marijuana Growers

by Hugh McQuaid | Jan 28, 2014 4:16pm
Posted to: Health Care | Simsbury | Watertown | West Haven

Hugh McQuaid Photo The state will allow four companies to grow marijuana at facilities in West Haven, Portland, Simsbury, and Watertown. The facilities will produce the cannabis to be sold to patients certified to use medical marijuana.

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July 15, 2013

Senator Searched for ‘Truth’ And Came Up Empty

by Christine Stuart | Jul 15, 2013 1:40pm
Posted to: Town News | Simsbury | State Budget

Christine Stuart photo After a former high school teacher contacted Sen. Kevin Witkos to accuse him of not supporting teachers, the state Senator from Canton decided it was time to “Tell the Truth.”

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August 17, 2012

State Used Primary to Pilot New Election Results Reporting System

by Susan Bigelow and Doug Hardy | Aug 17, 2012 11:00am
Posted to: Election 2012 | Election Policy | Town News | Danbury | Hartford | Manchester | New Britain | Simsbury | Wilton | Media Matters

Doug Hardy photo Despite some opening-night hiccups, the Secretary of the State’s office is hoping municipal election officials will embrace an instantaneous, public, digital returns reporting system in time for November.

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