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March 1, 2018

OP-ED | When is a Special Election Not a Special Election?

by Susan Bigelow | Mar 1, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Opinion | Stratford

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On Tuesday, Democrats added to a historic win streak in special elections, picking up state house seats in New Hampshire and Connecticut. The remarkable thing: the Connecticut seat — the 120th District in Stratford — had been held by Republicans for 44 years previously.

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October 23, 2017

Fourth Town Joins CEA Lawsuit

by Christine Stuart | Oct 23, 2017 11:07am
Posted to: Courts | Education | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Brooklyn | Plainfield | Stratford | Torrington

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT —The Connecticut Education Association added another plaintiff Friday to its lawsuit against Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his executive order which eliminates education funding for 85 communities and reduces it for another 54.

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October 9, 2016

Teamsters Ratify Deal With Lockheed Martin

by Christine Stuart | Oct 9, 2016 10:44pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Jobs | Labor | Stratford

Courtesy of the governor's office More than 2,000 members of the union who will work on building 200 CH-53K King Stallion Helicopters for the next 14 years voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new contract Sunday.

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September 28, 2016

Senate, House Approve Deal To Keep Helicopter Production In Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | Sep 28, 2016 12:30pm
Posted to: Business | Corporate Watch | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Energy | Jobs | Labor | State Capitol | Stratford

Christine Stuart photo (Updated 5:02 p.m.) There was bipartisan consensus Wednesday that the $220 million economic incentive package for Lockheed Martin to continue helicopter production in Connecticut is a good deal for taxpayers.

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September 20, 2016

Connecticut Offers Stratford-Based Sikorsky Incentives To Stay

by Christine Stuart | Sep 20, 2016 10:57pm
Posted to: Economic Development | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Election 2016 | Town News | Stratford | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Military Spending | State Budget | State Capitol

Courtesy of Gov. Malloy's office The General Assembly will be asked to return to Hartford in the next few weeks to vote on a $220 million deal to ensure Lockheed Martin keeps Sikorsky headquarters in Connecticut for more than a decade.

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June 28, 2016

DeLauro Continues Push For Vote on Gun Control

by Max Moran | Jun 28, 2016 4:23pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | 3rd CD | Law Enforcement | Public Safety | Stratford

Christine Stuart file photo Congress may be in recess until July 5, but that’s not stopping U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro from calling upon Republican leadership in the House to allow a vote on gun control.

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March 24, 2016

State To Close Centers For Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

by Christine Stuart | Mar 24, 2016 1:34pm
Posted to: Labor | Nonprofits | State Budget | Meriden | Stratford

google streetview The Department of Developmental Services announced Thursday that it plans to close its regional centers in Meriden and Stratford by the end of June.

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August 3, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Connecticut-built F-35 Fighter Jet Ready for Takeoff

by Jordan Fenster | Aug 3, 2015 4:30am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Congress | Military Spending | East Hartford | Groton | Middletown | Stratford

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The U.S. Marine Corps has announced that its version of the controversial F-35 joint strike fighter is ready for use. The aircraft was developed in part in Connecticut and has been hailed by members of Connecticut’s delegation, some of whom have taken many thousands of dollars in campaign cash from the plane’s developers.

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May 30, 2014

Bond Commission Approves $570 Million in Borrowing

by Hugh McQuaid | May 30, 2014 12:07pm
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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April 24, 2014

Senate Gives Final Approval to UTC Tax Credit Deal

by Hugh McQuaid | Apr 24, 2014 4:27pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Jobs | Labor | East Hartford | Stratford | Windsor

Hugh McQuaid photo The Senate gave final passage Thursday to a deal allowing United Technologies Corp. to use $400 million in unused tax credits to expand facilities and cut their tax liability.

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