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February 2, 2017

Malloy Says Budget Will Include Municipal Review Board

by Jack Kramer | Feb 2, 2017 5:50pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | Waterbury

Jack Kramer photo WATERBURY, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will propose creating a review board to help the state’s poorest cities and towns confront fiscal challenges.

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January 19, 2017

Committee Forwards Kane’s Nomination To General Assembly

by Christine Stuart | Jan 19, 2017 5:23pm
Posted to: Town News | Waterbury | Waterford | Jobs | Local Politics | State Capitol | Transparency

Christine Stuart photo Former Republican Sen. Rob Kane, who was nominated to fill the a $146,000-a-year job as a state auditor by Republican legislative leaders, said he doesn’t believe a misunderstanding over his child support payments should impact his ability to scrutinize state spending.

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October 19, 2016

Trump Pays Up For Police Overtime In Bridgeport

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | Oct 19, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2016 | Law Enforcement | Public Safety | Bridgeport | Hartford | Convention Center | New Haven | Waterbury

At the end of September, Republican Donald Trump’s campaign paid a $37,000 bill for police overtime costs related to a rally he held in Bridgeport before the April 26 primary.

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September 22, 2016

Not All Opioids Are Equal

by Jack Kramer | Sep 22, 2016 8:30am
Posted to: Health Care | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Health | Waterbury

Jack Kramer photo You have to have been living under a rock to not be aware that Connecticut is in the midst of a heroin and opiate crisis.

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August 30, 2016

State Touts Increase In CTfastrak Ridership (w/Chart)

by Christine Stuart | Aug 30, 2016 2:21pm
Posted to: Town News | Bristol | Cheshire | Hartford | Manchester | New Britain | Newington | Plainville | Southington | Waterbury | West Hartford | Transportation

Christine Stuart photo (Updated Thursday, 2 p.m.) Ridership on the 9.4-mile dedicated busway between New Britain and Hartford has reached another milestone. According to state officials, it has carried over four million riders since its launch on March 28, 2015.

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June 27, 2016

Third Time Could Be The Charm For Waterbury Hospital Purchase

by Christine Stuart | Jun 27, 2016 5:29am
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance | Jobs | Labor | Legal | Waterbury

Courtesy of Waterbury Hospital It looks as if the third time might be the charm for the sale of Greater Waterbury Health Network and Waterbury Hospital to Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. for $100 million.

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April 24, 2016

Presidential Candidates Descend on Connecticut

by Staff Report | Apr 24, 2016 10:21pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | White House | Bridgeport | Glastonbury | New Haven | Waterbury

Arnold Gold / New Haven Register Connecticut’s presidential primary is Tuesday, and presidential candidates from both parties campaigned throughout the state this weekend from Bridgeport to New Haven.

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April 13, 2016

OP-ED | Redux: The Proposed Closing of UConn’s Torrington Campus

by Audrey A. Cole | Apr 13, 2016 5:00pm
Posted to: Education | Opinion | State Budget | Torrington | Waterbury

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Almost since its inception in 1965, the main campus in Storrs, Connecticut, has sought to shut down the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut. Through the years unsupported and disparaging comments from those same faraway administrators would filter back that somehow the university’s regional campus system did not measure up to the academic standards of the main campus in Storrs. Then, suddenly in early March, the people in the Northwestern Connecticut were given a few weeks to react to the impending permanent closing of the Torrington campus, forestalling any attempt to honestly and fairly discuss and dissent from this decision.

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April 1, 2016

OP-ED | Closing of UConn’s Torrington Campus Is Tip of the Proverbial Iceberg

by Terry Cowgill | Apr 1, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | The Economy | Education | Jobs | Opinion | State Budget | Falls Village | Torrington | Waterbury

As Rahm Emanuel once said while his boss was trying to get Obamacare passed, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” And nothing illustrates it better than the recent announcement by University of Connecticut officials that they’re seriously considering closing their Torrington campus as lawmakers desperately seek savings while in the throes of state’s perpetual budget crisis.

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March 18, 2016

Big City Mayors Beg Lawmakers To Maintain Property Tax Relief

by Christine Stuart | Mar 18, 2016 2:15pm
Posted to: Town News | Bridgeport | New Haven | Waterbury | State Budget | Taxes

Christine Stuart photo Mayors from three of Connecticut’s largest cities traveled Friday to the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to ask lawmakers not to reverse the property tax relief approved last year.

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