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3 hrs ago | CBS 3 Springfield

Conn. bill would limit pre-pay heating fuel plans

Connecticut lawmakers are attempting to modernize the state's "Do Not Call Registry" and include unsolicited text messages as well as phone calls.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

7 hrs ago | Connecticut Post

Southwest Connecticut ranks 'high' on marijuana curiosity list

Fairfield County is home to three of Connecticut's five most marijuana-minded municipalities, according to an online resource positioning itself as the Yelp of pot.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Fairfield County, CT, Westport, CT, Stamford, CT

8 hrs ago | CBS 3 Springfield

3 more charged in $80M heist in Conn.

Federal authorities have charged three more Florida men in the theft of about $80 million in prescription drugs from a warehouse in Connecticut in 2010.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

8 hrs ago | New Canaan News-Review

The best high schools in Connecticut

U.S. News & World Report released its 2014 Best High School rankings, and 4 Fairfield County schools made the top 10 in Connecticut.

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Related Topix: Fairfield County, CT, Hartford, CT, Weston, CT, Wilton, CT, Ridgefield, CT

11 hrs ago | WTNH

Breast Cancer Survivors get ready for the Race in the Park

WTNH News 8 is honored to once again support the Connecticut Breast Health Association CT RACE IN THE PARK.

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11 hrs ago | Westport Now

Baron's South Financials Still Unsettled With Developer

Westport's Baron's South Committee, working on establishing a senior housing project on the town-owned land known as Baron's South, was told today that progress has been made on a memorandum of understanding with developers Jonathan Rose Companies.

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14 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

Reader Submitted: Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau To Honor Six Residents

The Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau will present "2014 Bring It Home Awards" to six state residents for their contributions to making the state a successful meetings, convention and major sports events venue.

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Related Topix: Bridgeport, CT, Milford, CT, New Milford, CT

15 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

Connecticut Woman Who Represented Long-Term Unemployed Got Hireda " Temporarily

The Connecticut woman who appeared with President Obama in January to represent the long-term unemployed has found work managing a Windsor nursing home.

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Related Topix: Portland, CT

16 hrs ago | UConn Advance

UConn Junior Awarded Prestigious Truman Scholarship

Political science major Molly Rockett '15 has been awarded the Truman Scholarship for students who are dedicated to a career in public service.

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Related Topix: William Jewell College, US Politics, Representative Joe Courtney, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal

18 hrs ago | TheDay.Com

Measure to increase recycling goes before state lawmakers

As the 44th annual observance of Earth Day takes place today, a committee of the General Assembly will take up a measure that would set a new, more ecologically progressive course for how Connecticut handles its trash.

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22 hrs ago | The Weston Daily Voice

Weston Students Invited To Enter Energize Connecticut Contest

Energize Connecticut, in partnership with Connecticut Light & Power and the United Illuminating Co., are presenting an annual contest that invites students in kindergarten to 12th grade to showcase their "energy smarts" about energy-saving, renewable energy, and sustainability through various media forms, according to a press release.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Hartford, CT

23 hrs ago | StamfordPlus.com

CFE/Save the Sound Celebrate and Protect Land, Air, and Water this Earth Day

It's a very busy Earth Day for Connecticut's land, air, and water and for Long Island Sound.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Mystic, CT

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Roll Call

Miriam's Kitchen Carves Out New Award for Chris Murphy

Miriam's Kitchen is so impressed with Sen. Christopher S. Murphy's humanitarian work that the homeless aid group plans to honor the freshman lawmaker with the inaugural "Mission Possible Champion of the Year" award on May 3. According to a Miriam's Kitchen aide, the Connecticut Democrat has made a name for himself amongst the social assistance ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Christopher Murphy, Connecticut Government

BroadwayWorld.com

Official: Leslie Uggams to Star as 'Mama Rose' in Connecticut Rep's GYPSY This Summer

Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal has announced that Leslie Uggams , the Tony and Emmy Award winning actress will be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's production of GYPSY: A Musical Fable onstage July 10-20.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Gypsy, Comedy Movies, Musical Movies, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Hallelujah!, Theater, Arts

The Hartford Courant

Winter Hit Connecticut's DOT Budget Hard

The brutal winter that kept Connecticut residents shivering and shoveling for months also took a serious toll on the state's storm cleanup budget.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

TheDay.Com

Support network for parents of kids with special needs meets May 7

The Connecticut Family Support Network Parent Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. May 7 at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

The Newtown Bee

Keno's Repeal Is No Longer A Sure Bet In Connecticut

Keno, the unwanted child of Connecticut politics, vilified by gambling opponents and publicly defended by no major political figure, improbably remains alive as the General Assembly begins the last two weeks of the 2014 session.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government, Lottery

Ctnewsjunkie.com

OP-ED | Student Privacy and the Military in Connecticut

I'm dumfounded witnessing the influence apparently wielded by the military in Connecticut's General Assembly.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government, Department of Defense, US News, Social Security, Personal Finance, Family, Kids, Opinion

The Hartford Courant

U.S. Energy Chief In Connecticut Monday

U.S. Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz is in Connecticut on Monday for a meeting on energy supply and delivery in New England.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, Representative Elizabeth Esty, US News, Ansonia, CT

Ctnewsjunkie.com

UConn Graduate Assistants Vote To Form Union

More than 2,100 graduate assistants working at the University of Connecticut have won the right to form what will be the largest bargaining group at the school.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government, University of Connecticut

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