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September 17, 2018

Larson Continues To Try To Build Coalition For Hartford Tunnel

by Christine Stuart | Sep 17, 2018 1:27pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | Transportation | East Hartford | Hartford | West Hartford

I-84 Project website

HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Rep. John B. Larson is not fazed by the estimated cost of burying Interstates 84 and 91 through downtown Hartford.

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September 7, 2018

OP-ED | Schools Need Support and Compassion, Not DeVos’ Guns

by Barth Keck | Sep 7, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Congress | Education | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | Burlington | Newtown | West Hartford | Windsor

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U.S Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos decided late this summer to allow schools to use taxpayer dollars to buy guns for teachers. Senator Chris Murphy responded with an amendment to the 2019 appropriations bill to halt DeVos’ idea.

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July 16, 2018

Senator Questions $10M for Company Coming to West Hartford

by Christine Stuart | Jul 16, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Technology sector | Financial Sector | Jobs | West Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — While he was “cautiously optimistic,” Senate Republican President Len Fasano has serious concerns about the state’s decision to give Seven Stars Cloud $10 million to bring its headquarters to the former University of Connecticut campus in West Hartford.

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July 6, 2018

UConn Moves Forward With Sale of West Hartford Campus

by Christine Stuart | Jul 6, 2018 1:34pm
Posted to: Economic Development | The Economy | Technology sector | Financial Sector | Education | West Hartford

Peter Morenus/UConn File Photo

HARTFORD, CT — The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees unanimously approved the sale of its West Hartford campus to Seven Stars Cloud, a financial services and technology firm.

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July 3, 2018

Financial Technology Firm Eyes Former UConn Campus

by Christine Stuart | Jul 3, 2018 2:07pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Technology sector | Financial Sector | West Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — The greater Hartford region is fast becoming a “technology hub” and the latest addition to that innovation ecosystem may be Seven Stars Cloud, a Chinese company hoping to use artificial intelligence and blockchain technology to transform financial markets.

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June 11, 2018

New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Train Line To Debut

by Jack Kramer | Jun 11, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Jobs | Transportation | Rail | Berlin | Enfield | Hartford | Meriden | New Haven | Newington | North Haven | Wallingford | West Hartford | Windsor | Windsor Locks

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(Updated 11:00 p.m.) HARTFORD, CT — New rail service announcements have become routine as Connecticut’s reliance upon trains has increased over the years, but the debut of the $755 million Hartford Line has brought with it some added buzz.

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April 13, 2018

OP-ED | Zoning Out: Why Zoning Laws Need Reform

by Susan Bigelow | Apr 13, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Equality | Town News | West Hartford | Housing | Opinion | Poverty | Real Estate

Town of West Hartford

Is your suburb a monotonous, unwalkable, racially segregated misery pit? Is your city an inescapable concentration of poverty and crime, squeezed from all sides by the surrounding towns? Blame America’s bizarrely strict and exclusionary zoning laws.

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January 9, 2018

Longtime Assistant Attorney General Enters Race for AG

by Christine Stuart | Jan 9, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Courts | Election 2018 | Legal | State Capitol | Bloomfield | West Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Clare Kindall, an assistant attorney general for the past two decades, wants the opportunity to run the Attorney General’s office.

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November 17, 2017

OP-ED | In Era of Mass Murder, Second Amendment Advocate An Unlikely Hero

by Terry Cowgill | Nov 17, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | FOIA | Law Enforcement | Legal | Opinion | Public Safety | Transparency | West Hartford

screengrab from Michael Picard's youtube video
Few things are more painful to me than the abuse of power, or incompetence in the execution of that power. The consequences for those affected by such malfeasance and clumsiness are so great as to demand a sense of outrage from us all.

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November 10, 2017

West Hartford Attorney Named First Independent Consumer Advocate for the MDC

by Doug Hardy | Nov 10, 2017 3:09am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Economic Development | Environment | Jobs | Public Health | Weather | Bloomfield | East Granby | East Hartford | Farmington | Glastonbury | Hartford | Newington | Rocky Hill | South Windsor | West Hartford | Wethersfield | Windsor

doug hardy / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — David Silverstone, a 71-year-old West Hartford attorney, came out of semi-retirement to represent customers of the Metropolitan District Commission, the Hartford region’s water and sewer authority.

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