February 2014

Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post Coming to Connecticut for Read to Grow Event

03/08/14

Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post Coming to Connecticut for Read to Grow Event

Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post is coming to Connecticut for a Read to Grow event.

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Pieces Falling Into Place for a Middletown Riverfront Makeover

03/02/14

Pieces Falling Into Place for a Middletown Riverfront Makeover

"We’re one major step closer to the dream of a beautiful riverfront in Middletown.”

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Save the Children Moving From Westport to Fairfield; Jordan, Lebanon Are Current Focuses

02/28/14

Save the Children Moving From Westport to Fairfield; Jordan, Lebanon Are Current Focuses

The international relief agency Save the Children, whose headquarters have been in Westport for about 40 years, is in the final stages of a planned relocation to Fairfield, expected to be completed by June.

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Banning Sale of Puppy Mill Animals in Connecticut: Activists Maintain Pressure

02/21/14

Banning Sale of Puppy Mill Animals in Connecticut: Activists Maintain Pressure

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is keeping up the pressure on Connecticut lawmakers to change the laws on the sale of animals as a way to end “the inhumane treatment of dogs and cats in breeding facilities that supply animals to Connecticut’s pet shops.” The quote is from an ASPCA post urging animal lovers to attend Voices for Animals Day today (Feb. 21) at the state Capitol. In the 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. event, ASPCA is bringing “a crew of local, adoptable animals, and fellow Constitution State animal lovers” to Hartford for the “opportunity to talk with state lawmakers, in person, about issues impacting animals in Connecticut.” "Our conversations will focus on one issue critically...

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Winter's Discontent: Potholes a Seasonal Plague Across Connecticut

02/19/14

Winter's Discontent: Potholes a Seasonal Plague Across Connecticut

Great Balls of Fire: It's potholes shaking the nerves and rattling the brains of Connecticut drivers.

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In Woody Allen-Dylan Farrow Case, 5 Links You Need to Read

02/17/14

In Woody Allen-Dylan Farrow Case, 5 Links You Need to Read

If you want to skip the flood of opinion columns that seems to continue daily, here are 5 key links—to stories that meet high journalistic standards, and to original case documents.

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Pro-Gun Voters Aiming to Impact 2014 Elections

02/17/14

Pro-Gun Voters Aiming to Impact 2014 Elections

Pro-gun voters and organizations are gearing up to have a big impact on the race for the governor.

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Connecticut's Black Churches Key to Nation's History, Still Vital Today

02/16/14

Connecticut's Black Churches Key to Nation's History, Still Vital Today

Booker T. Washington’s last public address was from the pulpit of Varick Memorial AME Zion Church on Dixwell Avenue.

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What If Connecticut Towns Have No Road Salt When Next Snowstorm Hits?

02/14/14

What If Connecticut Towns Have No Road Salt When Next Snowstorm Hits?

Gov. Dannel Malloy: "I want to stress that this request is to address the issue of salt supplies for the remainder of this winter season as there surely will be additional snow and ice events this year."

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Drones and Connecticut: Lawmakers Look Into Use by Police, Others

02/12/14

Drones and Connecticut: Lawmakers Look Into Use by Police, Others

When a Branford fire police captain, a self-described “drone guy,” helped determine that explosives were safely distant from a fire at the Stony Creek Quarry, he was hailed for his voluntary aid. When a journalist affiliated with WFSB used a drone over a fatal car crash in Hartford, the Federal Aviation Administration said it would investigate the issue because the use was “commercial.” Meanwhile, state Reps. James Albis, D-East Haven, and Matthew Ritter, D-Hartford, are drafting legislation that would make sure police don’t use “unmanned aircraft” without a warrant. Are issues about drones (the modern version of radio-controlled aircraft used by kids in the ’60s) spinning out of control? When it comes to commercial use...

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Woody Allen Enrages Connecticut Prosecutor From Dylan Farrow Case; New York Times Won't Run Maco's Response

02/10/14

Woody Allen Enrages Connecticut Prosecutor From Dylan Farrow Case; New York Times Won't Run Maco's Response

Frank S. Maco, the former prosecutor, who found probable cause in Woody Allen case, says he may hire an attorney.

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Beyond Zuckerberg: Top 50 U.S. Donors Include Connecticut Founder of Collectibles Company

02/10/14

Beyond Zuckerberg: Top 50 U.S. Donors Include Connecticut Founder of Collectibles Company

You could say a trip to the moon propelled Connecticut donors to number 18 on The Chronicle of Philanthropy's list of the top 50 U.S. donors to charity in 2013.

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