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April 13, 2017

Indictment Alleging Fraud By Phony Pita Company May Fuel Lembo’s Bill

by Jack Kramer | Apr 13, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Economic Development | The Economy | Jobs | Law Enforcement | Manufacturing | South Windsor | Vernon

shutterstock via parasolia HARTFORD, CT — The indictment of a former Vernon man charged with scheming to secure funding for a fake pocket pita company may give new momentum to legislation that would toughen oversight of state tax credits and economic incentives.

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August 3, 2016

Inpatient Clinic for Eating Disorders Opens at Rockville General

by Cara Rosner | Aug 3, 2016 4:30am
Posted to: Health Care | Mental Health Care | Insurance | Jobs | Labor | Vernon

Courtesy of ECHN Eastern Connecticut Hospital Network has partnered with a Massachusetts psychiatric hospital to open an inpatient clinic at Rockville General Hospital devoted solely to treating eating disorders.

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December 19, 2014

OP-ED | Collapse Of The Tenet Deal An Ominous Sign

by Terry Cowgill | Dec 19, 2014 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Health Care | Opinion | Health Care Opinion | Nonprofits | Bristol | Manchester | Sharon | Vernon | Waterbury

The apparent collapse of a deal allowing a for-profit company to buy five hospitals in Connecticut could deal a devastating blow to the patients who depend on those facilities — and to the healthcare access of hundreds of thousands across the state.

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October 24, 2014

Unions Continue To Express Concerns Over Hospital Conversions

by Cara Rosner | Oct 24, 2014 11:49am
Posted to: Health Care | Labor | State Capitol | Bristol | Manchester | Vernon | Waterbury

New Haven Register file photo A senior official at the Dallas-based corporation trying to buy community hospitals in Bristol, Vernon, Manchester and Waterbury says privatizing them is the best way to keep them viable, but employee representatives have major concerns about the potential buyouts. 

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December 4, 2013

Committee Hears Pros & Cons of For-Profit vs. Nonprofit Hospitals

by Christine Stuart | Dec 4, 2013 5:30am
Posted to: Town News | Bristol | Manchester | Vernon | Waterbury | Health Care | Jobs | Labor | Pensions

Christine Stuart photo Tempers flared at the end of the this year’s legislative session over a bill that would have made it easier for a private, for-profit hospital company to purchase physician practices from a nonprofit hospital that it planned to take over.

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November 7, 2011

10 Towns Consolidate, Move Polling Locations

by Christine Stuart | Nov 7, 2011 4:02pm
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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