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February 12, 2019

Lamont Wants To Put Connecticut on ‘Debt Diet’

by Christine Stuart | Feb 12, 2019 10:33am
Posted to: Business | Waterbury

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WATERBURY, CT — Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont told the Greater Waterbury Chamber of Commerce Tuesday morning that Connecticut has been on a bonding binge for the last eight years and it needs to go on a “debt diet.”

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January 28, 2019

DPH Fines Nursing Homes For Lapses In Care; Two Cases Involved Deaths

by Kate Farrish | Jan 28, 2019 12:00pm
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Health Care | Public Health | Disability Care | Elderly Care | Public Safety | Branford | Bridgeport | Danbury | Waterbury | Waterford | Watertown

Six nursing homes have been cited by the state Department of Public Health (DPH) for lapses in care, including two cases in which residents died.

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January 3, 2019

Jahana Hayes Sworn in to 116th Congress

by Peter Urban | Jan 3, 2019 7:21pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Waterbury

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WASHINGTON — New York Representative Hakeem Jeffries drew raucous applause Thursday from Democrats — none more so than from Jahana Hayes of Waterbury — as he nominated Nancy Pelosi of California to be Speaker of the House for the 116th Congress.

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December 31, 2018

OP-ED | Jahana Hayes: The Ideal Representative for Today’s Changing Times

by Barth Keck | Dec 31, 2018 7:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | 5th CD | Education | Election 2018 | Opinion | Waterbury

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Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside
And it is ragin’.
It’ll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’.

—Bob Dylan (1964)

If Robert Allen Zimmerman — aka Bob Dylan — thought the times were changing in 1964, he must be looking at today’s times as an absolute transfiguration.

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November 16, 2018

Hamden Plans To Go After Car Tax Scofflaws

by Jack Kramer | Nov 16, 2018 2:10pm
Posted to: Taxes | Hamden | New Haven | Waterbury

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HAMDEN, CT - The town of Hamden is taking the first step in trying to stop people who live in town and skip paying car taxes by registering their cars in other states.

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September 11, 2018

Danbury Faction Asks To Keep 13 Endorsements

by Christine Stuart | Sep 11, 2018 2:21pm
Posted to: Courts | Election 2018 | Danbury | Waterbury

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HARTFORD, CT — Thirteen candidates who were endorsed by the Danbury faction of the Independent Party are appealing a judge’s decision in an effort to get their names onto the ballot.

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August 26, 2018

Stefanowski Clinches Second Ballot Line

by Christine Stuart | Aug 26, 2018 7:08pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Waterbury

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WATERBURY, CT — Despite arguments from four candidates, the Independent Party decided to cross-endorse a Republican candidate, instead of nominating one of its own for the ballot.

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August 22, 2018

Waterbury Faction of the Independent Party Prevails In Court

by Christine Stuart | Aug 22, 2018 11:08pm
Posted to: Courts | Election 2018 | Danbury | Waterbury

HARTFORD, CT — A Superior Court judge decided late Wednesday that the Waterbury faction of the Independent Party and the bylaws it filed in 2010 should prevail in any intra-party dispute. That gives the Waterbury group under the leadership of Mike Telesca and Rocco Frank control of the statewide ballot line for the 2018 election.

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August 15, 2018

Hayes, Santos Win Nominations By Large Margins in 5th Congressional District

by John F. Silver | Aug 15, 2018 2:17am
Posted to: DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Waterbury | 5th CD

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WATERBURY, CT — At age 17, Jahana Hayes was a single mother living in Waterbury public housing. She went to school to become a teacher, and eventually was named National Teacher of the Year in 2016.

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May 24, 2018

Big Pharma Asks Court To Dismiss Cities’ Opioid Lawsuits

by Jack Kramer | May 24, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Courts | Health Care | Legal | Public Health | Bridgeport | New Britain | New Haven | Waterbury

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HARTFORD, CT — Lawyers for pharmaceutical opioid distributors are asking the court to throw out lawsuits filed by Connecticut cities accusing the companies of indirectly shipping “suspicious” quantities of opioids.

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