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August 30, 2018

Senate Confirms Southport Economist Richard Clarida

by Peter Urban | Aug 30, 2018 8:15pm
Posted to: DC News Junkie | The Economy | Wall Street | White House | Westport

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The U.S. Senate this week voted, 69-26, to confirm economist Richard Clarida of Southport as vice chairman of the Federal Reserve.

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June 1, 2018

Trump Ponders Pardon for Ex-Westport Resident Martha Stewart

by Peter Urban | Jun 1, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | White House | Westport

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As Air Force One descended toward Houston, President Donald Trump told reporters gathered in the cabin that he is considering a pardon for Martha Stewart, who was convicted in 2004 of conspiring to lie about an alleged insider trading crime.

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May 24, 2018

OP-ED | The Trump Factor: Will It Affect the GOP Gubernatorial Race?

by Barth Keck | May 24, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | The Economy | Election 2018 | Opinion | State Budget | White House | Danbury | Trumbull | Westport

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As the state’s voters know, Connecticut is not exactly a Republican stronghold.

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March 29, 2018

OP-ED | Students Restore Faith in the Future with ‘March For Our Lives’

by Barth Keck | Mar 29, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Education | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | East Haddam | Enfield | Guilford | Hartford | Middlefield | Old Saybrook | Shelton | Stamford | Westport

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When I decided to quit my public-relations gig just six years out of college to become a high school English teacher, it was the best decision I could have made. That was 27 years ago, and teaching has been nothing short of challenging, inspiring, and rewarding.

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November 7, 2017

It’s Election Day! Voters Head to the Polls for Municipal Elections

by Christine Stuart | Nov 7, 2017 11:09am
Posted to: Election 2017 | Town News | Bloomfield | Bristol | Farmington | Greenwich | Westport

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut voters are heading to the polls until 8 p.m. today to vote for their mayors, first selectmen, and all the members of their local boards and commissions.

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May 27, 2016

Bond Commission Approves Borrowing For Hedge Fund

by Christine Stuart | May 27, 2016 1:57pm
Posted to: Economic Development | The Economy | Jobs | State Capitol | Westport

Christine Stuart photo Over the objections of Rep. Chris Davis, R-East Windsor, and state Comptroller Kevin Lembo on Friday, the state Bond Commission approved $22 million in loans and grants for the world’s largest hedge fund.

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May 24, 2016

State To Give Hedge Fund Money for Expansion, Job Creation

by Christine Stuart | May 24, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Financial Sector | Norwalk | Westport | Wilton

Courtesy of the DECD Plans to build a new waterfront headquarters in Stamford were scuttled, but the world’s largest hedge fund regrouped and will still receive money from the state to expand its footprint in Westport.

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January 19, 2016

Transportation Advocates, Lawmaker Lobby Against Plans To Widen I-95

by Christine Stuart | Jan 19, 2016 2:22pm
Posted to: Economic Development | The Economy | Transportation | Westport

The Connecticut Public Interest Research Group, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, and state Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, D-Westport, are urging Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and lawmakers to shelve plans to widen I-95.

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November 5, 2015

Transportation Advocates Press For Constitutional Lockbox

by Christine Stuart | Nov 5, 2015 1:44pm
Posted to: Jobs | Legal | State Capitol | Transportation | Manchester | Westport | Special Session

Christine Stuart photo A group of transportation advocates, lawmakers, and labor representatives gathered Thursday at the Legislative Office Building to urge lawmakers to use a special session to approve a constitutional lockbox for transportation funding.

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October 16, 2013

OP-ED | Is This Any Way to Run a Railroad?

by Rep. Gail Lavielle | Oct 16, 2013 5:30am
Posted to: Opinion | Transportation | Norwalk | Westport | Wilton

The recent disruption of Metro-North service raised several critical issues. An obvious one is the cost and inconvenience of disruptions for commuters. Another is their impact on rush-hour traffic congestion, and on road and rail transportation throughout the Northeast Corridor, which connects New England to the rest of the country.

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