November 2013

CBS Back on Cablevision Just in Time for Patriots vs. Broncos AFC Championship

01/19/14

CBS Back on Cablevision Just in Time for Patriots vs. Broncos AFC Championship

The feud is over, CBS is back on the air on Cablevision systems in New Haven and Fairfield County, and Connecticut football fans won't have to leave the house again or watch online to see the Patriots roll toward another Super Bowl appearance.

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Snowy Owls Rule Connecticut Roost; Audubon Celebrating With Photo Contest

01/14/14

Snowy Owls Rule Connecticut Roost; Audubon Celebrating With Photo Contest

In honor of the rare phenomenon, making sightings of these majestic hunters almost routine in some Connecticut shoreline towns, the Connecticut Audubon Society is looking for help in celebrating and raise awareness about the snowies.

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"Rent" Production Is Back on at Trumbull High School

12/10/13

"Rent" Production Is Back on at Trumbull High School

After deliberation and strong public pressure, RENT will be produced this spring at Trumbull High School.

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Yale, UConn and Connecticut College Have Most Sexual Assaults in State, Reports Show (With Interactive Maps)

12/09/13

Yale, UConn and Connecticut College Have Most Sexual Assaults in State, Reports Show (With Interactive Maps)

In total, 81 forcible sexual assaults were reported on college campuses with at least 1,000 students in Connecticut in 2012, up from 71 the year before.

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In Response to Unspeakable Violence, Newtown Has Healed Families-to-Families

12/09/13

In Response to Unspeakable Violence, Newtown Has Healed Families-to-Families

“We listen to our hearts and always put the families first. It’s just about helping these folks who are suffering like no one else,” said Debora Accomando, co-founder of the My Sandy Hook Family Fund.

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A Year After Newtown Shooting, Gun Laws Changed but Legal Battle to Go On

12/08/13

A Year After Newtown Shooting, Gun Laws Changed but Legal Battle to Go On

The protesters are gone, as are the long lines at gun shops, with gun-control advocates and gun-rights supporters gingerly settling in to live with the major changes adopted in Connecticut around firearms regulations as they wait for the legal challenges to advance.

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Holiday Stamps With Gingerbread Houses Are a Connecticut 'Confection'

12/07/13

Holiday Stamps With Gingerbread Houses Are a Connecticut 'Confection'

This year Theresa Layman's gingerbread houses have achieved a certain immortality as they were chosen to appear as one of the U.S. Postal Service’s holiday stamp series.

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Trumbull Students Lose Fight to Stage 'Rent', Musical With HIV/AIDS Theme

12/04/13

Trumbull Students Lose Fight to Stage 'Rent', Musical With HIV/AIDS Theme

The students of Trumbull High School staged a peaceful "RENT-bellion" over the abrupt cancellation of an upcoming school production, but the cancellation was upheld Tuesday night.

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Connecticut Gets 'F' for Lax Disclosure Rules for Supreme Court Judges

12/04/13

Connecticut Gets 'F' for Lax Disclosure Rules for Supreme Court Judges

Connecticut has received an “F” for its lax disclosure requirements for judges on the state’s Supreme Court.

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Newtown Wants Focus Kept on Football

12/03/13

Newtown Wants Focus Kept on Football

As it readies for the Class LL playoffs, Newtown is asking that coverage be limited to local media and that all questions stick to football-related topics.

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Cut a Christmas Tree in Connecticut This Weekend? Our Holiday Tree Stats Impressive

12/02/13

Cut a Christmas Tree in Connecticut This Weekend? Our Holiday Tree Stats Impressive

The crush to get a great tree before the best ones are taken is not suprising, given the statistics our small state logs with regard to holiday trees.

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15 Years After Killing of Yale Student Suzanne Jovin, Investigators Reach Out

12/01/13

15 Years After Killing of Yale Student Suzanne Jovin, Investigators Reach Out

Suzanne Jovin, a 21-year-old Yale University student, was found lying on the sidewalk, near the intersection of Edgehill Road, the night of Dec. 4, 1998. She had been stabbed 17 times.

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After Jail Cell Death, Yale Professor Linked to Male Escort Services

11/30/13

After Jail Cell Death, Yale Professor Linked to Male Escort Services

Now adding to the mystery of Samuel See's unexpected death are apparent connections between the online profiles of See and several escort service websites that include a cache of sexually explicit photos.

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Litchfield Is State's Top 'Turkey Town,' Hartford #4, Greenwich #5, New Haven #7

11/26/13

Litchfield Is State's Top 'Turkey Town,' Hartford #4, Greenwich #5, New Haven #7

The population is “large, stable and widespread — a reason to give thanks in an era when many of our local birds are declining,” Connecticut Audubon Society said in a written release.

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Adam Lanza's Motive for Newtown Shooting May Never Be Known, Sandy Hook Report Says

11/25/13

Adam Lanza's Motive for Newtown Shooting May Never Be Known, Sandy Hook Report Says

No mental health professionals who treated Adam Lanza suspected that he would ever commit the type of horrific act he committed last Dec. 14, when he killed his mother, then drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 20 students and six educators

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Connecticut's Longevity 'Club': More Than 200 Residents Are 100 or Older

11/24/13

Connecticut's Longevity 'Club': More Than 200 Residents Are 100 or Older

Of the state’s centenarians, 217 live in urban areas, 44 are male and 173 are female. Two, both women, live in rural areas according to the Connecticut Department of Aging.

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Seymour Rallies Around Cheerleader, 16, With Brain Tumor

11/23/13

Seymour Rallies Around Cheerleader, 16, With Brain Tumor

Nina Poeta, a 16-year-old cheerleader and gymnast, has the backing of an entire community — and beyond — as she faces a battle with cancer.

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Sports World’s Eyes Were on Yale-Harvard After John F. Kennedy’s Death

11/22/13

Sports World’s Eyes Were on Yale-Harvard After John F. Kennedy’s Death

Fifty years ago, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy greatly impacted the entire nation, including on the football field.

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CPTV Documentary on Sports Taking Over Lives of Connecticut Kids a Must-See

11/21/13

CPTV Documentary on Sports Taking Over Lives of Connecticut Kids a Must-See

"Going, Going, Gone: Youth Sports in Connecticut" premieres Friday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m. on CPTV and it's a must-see for Connecticut parents with children playing sports.

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Yale Study: Nearly One in Six Connecticut Families Face Economic Insecurities

11/21/13

Yale Study: Nearly One in Six Connecticut Families Face Economic Insecurities

According to a recent Yale University study, economic insecurity still threatens nearly one in six Connecticut households.

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Massachusetts Town Votes Down Foxwoods’ Casino Proposal

11/20/13

Massachusetts Town Votes Down Foxwoods’ Casino Proposal

Residents of Milford, Mass., have rejected a proposal to build a $1 billion casino backed by the Mashantucket Pequots.

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Google Reaches $17M Settlement with Connecticut, 36 Others

11/19/13

Google Reaches $17M Settlement with Connecticut, 36 Others

The search engine giant has settled a case over allegations of circumventing web browser privacy settings and allowing advertisers to track users.

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Homeless Connecticut Vets, Once Ignored, Get Needed Support

11/18/13

Homeless Connecticut Vets, Once Ignored, Get Needed Support

Once largely ignored by policymakers, homelessness among veterans has become a top priority of federal, state and local service organizations.

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Overdose Heroin Deaths Expose Torrington’s Struggle With Addiction

11/17/13

Overdose Heroin Deaths Expose Torrington’s Struggle With Addiction

Since the start of 2013, there have been nine suspected heroin-related deaths in Torrington. In 2012, five heroin-related deaths were reported. From 2008 to 2011, there were 11 heroin-related deaths reported in the city.

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Group Formed After Newtown Shooting Wants Gun Dialogue to Be More Civil

11/16/13

Group Formed After Newtown Shooting Wants Gun Dialogue to Be More Civil

The families of the Dec. 14, 2012, Sandy Hook victims and others from Newtown are ready to take a stand against the bittnerness and partisanship that has stained the gun-control debate in the last year.

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Connecticut Horse Lovers Say ‘Vicious’ Label Would Harm Stables, Riders

11/15/13

Connecticut Horse Lovers Say ‘Vicious’ Label Would Harm Stables, Riders

As horse owners await a state Supreme Court ruling on whether their animals are intrinsically vicious, area stables and riders say any decision other than “no” will have far-reaching consequences.

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A Month Before Newtown Shooting Anniversary, New Gun Violence Initiatiave

11/14/13

A Month Before Newtown Shooting Anniversary, New Gun Violence Initiatiave

The Newtown group Sandy Hook Promise launched its Parent Together campaign Thursday morning to educate and empower parents to prevent gun violence in their community.

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Police in Torrington, Winsted Investigating 4 Possible Drug-Overdose Deaths over Week Span

11/13/13

Police in Torrington, Winsted Investigating 4 Possible Drug-Overdose Deaths over Week Span

According to police, at least four drug-related deaths may have occurred over the span of five days in Litchfield County.

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New London Looks to Create National Maritime Park

11/12/13

New London Looks to Create National Maritime Park

The city of New London has announced that it plans to take the lead to create a new Long Island Sound Gateways National Maritime Park.

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Veterans Day Marks 60 Years From End of 'Forgotten War' in Korea

11/11/13

Veterans Day Marks 60 Years From End of 'Forgotten War' in Korea

Korean War veteran and former U.S. Marine Sgt. Nicholas Gandolfo remembers carrying one of his soldiers who had been wounded by shrapnel during the Battle of the Hook, down a mountain in 1952and being told two weeks later that the man hadn’t made it.

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Debate on Mainstreaming Special Education Students Rages on in Connecticut

11/10/13

Debate on Mainstreaming Special Education Students Rages on in Connecticut

The settlement of a landmark class-action lawsuit known as the “P.J. case” changed the face of special education in Connecticut a decade ago, and prompted the state to move toward inclusion for all students with disabilities.

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Holiday Tree Going Up at Rockefeller Center Comes From Shelton

11/08/13

Holiday Tree Going Up at Rockefeller Center Comes From Shelton

The 80-foot Norway spruce comes from Shelton, Conn., which is sending Rockefeller center its tree for the second time in six years.

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Connecticut Health Care Exchange Enrollment Means Tax Credits for Some

11/08/13

Connecticut Health Care Exchange Enrollment Means Tax Credits for Some

A Kaiser Family Foundation report says there likely are thousands of Connecticut residents eligible for tax credits if they buy health insurance through Access Health CT.

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East Haven's Maturo, Giordano, Perez Make HuffPo's List of 24 'Embarrassing Officials'

11/07/13

East Haven's Maturo, Giordano, Perez Make HuffPo's List of 24 'Embarrassing Officials'

East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr., a Republican, may have been embraced by voters Tuesday for an unprecedented seventh term—but that victory hasn’t served to cleanse his reputation. Today he showed up on the Huffington Post’s list of "24 U.S. Mayors Who Prove We're Also Better Than Canada At Electing Embarrassing Officials."

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Mohegans Stymied In Bid for Casino in Palmer, Mass.

11/06/13

Mohegans Stymied In Bid for Casino in Palmer, Mass.

The voters of Palmer, Mass., have rejected Mohegan Sun's $1 billion casino proposal for the town.

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