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December 7, 2016

Malloy Mothballs Part of Prison As Population Declines

by Christine Stuart | Dec 7, 2016 6:04pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Law Enforcement | Labor | Public Safety | Somers

Christine Stuart photo SOMERS, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy joined Correction Department Commissioner Scott Semple at the Osborn Correctional Institute in Somers on Wednesday to tout his administration’s success in reducing crime and the prison population.

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December 2, 2016

Record Number of Voters Cast Their Ballots in Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | Dec 2, 2016 3:16pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | Somers

CTNewsJunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A total of 1,675,955 voters cast ballots in the election Nov. 8, a record high number, although turnout, which was just under 77 percent of registered voters, fell short of a record.

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July 12, 2013

OP-ED | Firearm History and Modern Sensibilities Are Uneasy Companions

by Susan Bigelow | Jul 12, 2013 8:47am
Posted to: Business | Opinion | East Windsor | Enfield | Hartford | Somers

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Susan Bigelow This week the National Shooting Sports Foundation withdrew its support for the long-running effort to make a national park out of the Colt firearms manufacturing complex in Hartford’s Coltsville section, citing Connecticut’s new strict gun control laws. The foundation couldn’t abide the “hypocrisy” of paying homage to an arms factory while simultaneously restricting the modern firearms industry. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wasted no time in calling it “sour grapes.” He’s right, it’s a petty move, but there’s more to it than that.

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March 4, 2013

Elected Officials From Small Towns Air Grievances On Car Tax Elimination

by Christine Stuart | Mar 4, 2013 6:29am
Posted to: Town News | Somers | Stratford | State Budget | Taxes

Christine Stuart file photo Elected officials from small towns across Connecticut will travel to the state Capitol on Monday to tell the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee that the elimination of the motor vehicle tax will be detrimental to their communities.

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November 7, 2011

10 Towns Consolidate, Move Polling Locations

by Christine Stuart | Nov 7, 2011 5:02pm
Posted to: Election 2011 | Energy | Town News | Avon | Bloomfield | Farmington | Newington | Plymouth | Simsbury | Somers | South Windsor | Stafford | Vernon

(Updated 10:10 p.m.) Of the 11 towns hardest hit by the October Nor‘Easter all but one of them are planning to go forward with Tuesday‘s municipal Election, while 10 of them will be moving or consolidating their polling locations.

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