June 2014

Father's Disappearance in Salisbury Still Haunts Daughters Seven Years Later

07/03/14

Father's Disappearance in Salisbury Still Haunts Daughters Seven Years Later

Thomas Drew's disappearance from his home in Salisbury in 2007 leaves many unanswered questions for his daughters, who continue to pursue the case.

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U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal: Rail Safety ‘Watchdogs’ Asleep and Lax

07/02/14

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal: Rail Safety ‘Watchdogs’ Asleep and Lax

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has announced plans for legislation to better enforce and enhance rail safety in the wake of recent incidents on the Metro-North rail line.

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Charles W. Morgan Whaling Ship Going 'Home' to New Bedford on 38th Voyage

06/24/14

Charles W. Morgan Whaling Ship Going 'Home' to New Bedford on 38th Voyage

The historic whaling ship Charles W. Morgan, fully restored by Mystic Seaport and at sea on its historic 38th Voyage, returns to the city where it was built, New Bedford, Mass.

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Oxford Girl Who Can’t Eat, Wants to Be Chef, on WNPR ‘Faith Middleton Show’

06/19/14

Oxford Girl Who Can’t Eat, Wants to Be Chef, on WNPR ‘Faith Middleton Show’

Connecticut Magazine's stories on Chelsea Wheeler inspired WNPR's Faith Middleton to feature Chelsea on her show June 19.

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Connecticut Fourth of July Fireworks Displays 2014

06/18/14

Connecticut Fourth of July Fireworks Displays 2014

A comprehensive guide to 2014 Fourth of July fireworks displays in Connecticut.

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U.S. Women's Soccer Team Watches Men Beat Ghana at Hartford Restaurant

06/17/14

U.S. Women's Soccer Team Watches Men Beat Ghana at Hartford Restaurant

The U.S. Women's National Team watched the U.S. men's team defeat Ghana in the Fifa World Cup Monday at Dish Bar & Grill in Hartford.

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Erin’s Law Adopted, Connecticut to Implement Sexual Abuse Awareness Curriculum

06/13/14

Erin’s Law Adopted, Connecticut to Implement Sexual Abuse Awareness Curriculum

Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed Erin's Law on Wednesday. Now the State Board of Education will begin a process of creating an age-appropriate sexual abuse education program for schools across the state.

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Holy Land U.S.A. in Waterbury Is Being Resurrected

06/12/14

Holy Land U.S.A. in Waterbury Is Being Resurrected

With its iconic hilltop cross Holy Land U.S.A. once attracted thousands of visitors each year. Today it's fallen into disrepair but a group of local enthusiasts including the mayor are trying to save it.

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Housatonic River PCBs Back in News: GE Critical of New EPA Cleanup Plan

06/11/14

Housatonic River PCBs Back in News: GE Critical of New EPA Cleanup Plan

The river is contaminated with PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, a known carcinogen that was released into the waterway from a General Electric transformer plant in Pittsfield, Mass, from 1932 until PCBs were banned by the U.S. government in 1977.

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 ‘High-End’ Shopping, 100 Outlet Stores Envisioned for West Haven

06/10/14

‘High-End’ Shopping, 100 Outlet Stores Envisioned for West Haven

Two developers with a track record of success are looking to build a $200 million “high-end” shopping center with 100 outlet stores, six restaurants and, in its second phase, a hotel and possibly apartments on the West River Crossing site the city has spent two decades trying to get off the ground.

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Malloy Seeks $349 Million for Bridge Disrupting Metro-North Trains in Norwalk

06/09/14

Malloy Seeks $349 Million for Bridge Disrupting Metro-North Trains in Norwalk

The 118-year-old Walk Bridge in Norwalk will be given detailed inspections to determine how it failed and the state has requested $349 million to replace it, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said at a press conference after a “summit” with MTA, Metro-North and state officials in New York.

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Katharine Hepburn's Connecticut Estate Back on Market, for $14.8 Million

06/06/14

Katharine Hepburn's Connecticut Estate Back on Market, for $14.8 Million

Actress Katharine Hepburn's former estate in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, is back on the market, for $14.8 million.

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Connecticut Library Officials Optimistic for e-book Offerings

06/04/14

Connecticut Library Officials Optimistic for e-book Offerings

Several local library directors said a bill recently signed into law has the potential to reduce costs associated with obtaining electronic books for patrons.

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