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January 4, 2019

Towns Take Lead Pushing Plastic-Bag Ban

by Jack Kramer | Jan 4, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Business | Environment | Branford | Greenwich | Guilford | New Haven | North Branford | Stamford | Westport

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Fueled by environmentalists and frustrated by state inaction, a growing number of Connecticut communities are taking or considering action on their own to ban single-use plastic bags at grocery stores to help protect the environment.

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December 12, 2018

State Doubles Medical Marijuana Dispensaries To Meet Need

by Jack Kramer | Dec 12, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Agriculture | The Economy | Town News | Groton | Mansfield-Storrs | Meriden | New Haven | Newington | Stamford | Torrington | Westport | Windham

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HARTFORD, CT — There will be nine new dispensaries in New Haven, Westport, Stamford, Torrington, Meriden, Groton, Newington, Mansfield, and Windham to serve the state’s growing medical marijuana program.

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December 10, 2018

Stamford Representative Advocates For Ashanti Alert System

by Christine Stuart | Dec 10, 2018 2:03pm
Posted to: Congress | Stamford

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HARTFORD, CT — There’s an Amber Alert system for children, a Silver Alert for senior citizens over the age of 65, but there’s an “egregious gap” for missing adults ages 18 to 64.

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March 29, 2018

OP-ED | Students Restore Faith in the Future with ‘March For Our Lives’

by Barth Keck | Mar 29, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Education | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | East Haddam | Enfield | Guilford | Hartford | Middlefield | Old Saybrook | Shelton | Stamford | Westport

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When I decided to quit my public-relations gig just six years out of college to become a high school English teacher, it was the best decision I could have made. That was 27 years ago, and teaching has been nothing short of challenging, inspiring, and rewarding.

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November 28, 2017

Tong To Officially Explore Campaign for Attorney General

by Christine Stuart | Nov 28, 2017 1:33pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Legal | Stamford

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — He was the underdog in the U.S. Senate race in 2012 before stepping aside and endorsing Chris Murphy. A year later he fell 198 votes shy of what he needed to get his party’s backing to run for Stamford mayor, and now Rep. William Tong believes he may make a good attorney general.

Tong’s decision to explore a run for Attorney General comes a day after Attorney General George Jepsen announced he wouldn’t seek a third term.

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October 19, 2017

OP-ED | City Impossible: The Weird, Wonderful World of the Amazon HQ2 Proposal

by Susan Bigelow | Oct 19, 2017 5:52pm
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Technology sector | Jobs | Opinion | State Capitol | Transportation | East Hartford | Enfield | Hartford | Stamford | West Hartford

Connecticut Dept. of Economic and Community Development
Imagine a striking city of skyscrapers, greenery, pedestrian-filled bridges over a glistening river, buried highways, and a riverside ferris wheel, all contained within a “cohesive ecosystem” of nearby towns. This is the remarkable, radical revisioning of Hartford dreamed up by the creators of Connecticut’s longshot bid for Amazon’s second headquarters.

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CTISPRIME.COM

by Christine Stuart | Oct 19, 2017 4:21pm
Posted to: Economic Development | The Economy | Technology sector | Jobs | Hartford | Stamford

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut submitted two bids to Amazon Thursday in hopes of landing the company’s coveted second headquarter location, which comes with the promise of 50,000 jobs.

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September 22, 2017

17 Connecticut Communities Will Ask To Compete For Amazon’s H2Q

by Christine Stuart | Sep 22, 2017 12:12pm
Posted to: Economic Development | Jobs | Labor | Bridgeport | Enfield | Hartford | New Haven | Stamford

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — There are 17 Connecticut communities vying to be chosen as the site the Department of Economic and Community Development will submit to Amazon in its search for its second corporate headquarters.

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May 10, 2017

Toll Debate Heats Up With One Month Left In Session

by Christine Stuart | May 10, 2017 1:19pm
Posted to: Environment | Federal Budget | Town News | Bridgeport | Hartford | Stamford | Taxes | Transportation

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Senate Republicans want to reframe the debate over highway tolls because they feel the facts and narrative have gotten away from lawmakers in favor of the idea.

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January 31, 2017

FRONT ROW CT | Miranda Lambert Coming to Center Stage at Mohegan Sun Arena

by Kelly Byrnes | Jan 31, 2017 2:54am
Posted to: Arts | Entertainment | Front-Row CT | Sponsored Event Post | Hartford | Stamford | Uncasville | Wallingford


Are you itching to catch the finest entertainment the state has to offer? Check out these hot events before it’s too late!

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