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8 min ago | CBS Local

Greenwich Pol Blasts Proposal For Merritt Parkway Trail

A lot of people like the idea of a walking and biking trail along the Merritt Parkway - a 37 1/2-mile path from Greenwich to Stratford. As WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported, Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei is among those asking, with all of Connecticut's existing infrastructure needs, how state officials can even be considering the project.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

4 hrs ago | CBS 3 Springfield

News Minute: Here's the latest Connecticut news from The Associated Press

An executive for a nursing home company has testified that former Governor John Rowland did legitimate consulting work. Brian Bedard, the key defense witness, testified today that he did not believe "for a split second" that Rowland's contract with Apple Heath Care was a sham.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government, Hartford, CT, Stamford, CT

8 hrs ago | UConn Advance

UConn's Value to Connecticut: $3.4 Billion a Year

The University of Connecticut generates about $3.4 billion worth of economic activity every year in the state, including more than 24,000 jobs and over $202 million in tax revenue, according to a report released Wednesday by the national research and consulting firm Tripp Umbach. The report is the most comprehensive measurement to date of the economic value UConn provides to Connecticut, taking in everything from research grants won to the charitable contributions of students, faculty, and staff members.

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Related Topix: University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

9 hrs ago | The Stamford Daily Voice

Debicella Receives Independent Party Endorsement In Congressional Race

He will appear on both the Republican and Independent party lines for November's election in the race for the 4th Congressional District. "I am proud to receive the endorsement of the Independent Party," Debicella said in a statement.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Ruidoso News

Flooding safety tips

The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is reminding residents that heavy rains and thunderstorms can cause power or other utility outages. All New Mexicans should prepare an emergency kit that should include the basic essentials such as clean water, non-perishable food items, flashlights and important documents.

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Related Topix: New Mexico Government, New Mexico, Weather, Connecticut Government

NewsOK.com

Penn. editor, Conn. newspaper get diversity award

Philadelphia Daily News Editor Michael Days and the New Haven Register received the 13th annual Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership at the Associated Press Media Editors-American Society of News Editors conference on Tuesday. Under Days' watch, the Daily News newsroom is 22 percent minority, more than half of the paper's 15 columnists are women or minorities and its readership is evenly divided between whites and non-whites, according to a nomination letter from his colleagues.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Connecticut Government

ABC News

Transgender Teenager in Confinement Case Escapes

Connecticut state officials say a troubled transgender girl has been located by police several hours after she escaped from a treatment program. The confinement of the teenager attracted national attention this spring when she was imprisoned in April without criminal charges.

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Related Topix: Transgender, Connecticut Government

Broadbandreports

Connecticut Tries to Do Something About State's Poor Broadband -

Representatives of state and local governments in Hartford, New Haven and Stamford have joined forces to try and bring faster broadband networks to Connecticut. The collective group has issued an RFQ to promote the deployment of gigabit broadband networks and services in "targeted commercial corridors" and locations "with demonstrated demand."

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Patch.com

Gov. Malloy Announces $290K Grant for Bethel Downtown Improvements

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced Tuesday that 13 municipalities across Connecticut will receive $5 million in grant funds to develop or improve their town's commercial district. The purpose of the distribution of funds is to attract small businesses, grow jobs, and improve pedestrian access and livability in town centers, according to a press release.

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Related Topix: Dan Malloy, US Governors, Bethel, CT, Farmington, CT, New London, CT

WATE-TV Knoxville

Official: Suspect identified in police ambush

15, 2015, at the Pennsylvania State Police Barracks at Stonington for the late Corporal Bryan Dickson of Dunmore. The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings are suing four online retailers they say sold ammunition, tear gas and equipment used in the attack.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government, Celebrities, Donald Trump, Games, Blackjack, Transgender, Connecticut Government

Patch.com

Stamford Man Sentenced to 7 Years for Distributing Crack

U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre M. Daly has announced that Gary England, 42, of Stamford, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 92 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for his role in a southwestern Connecticut narcotics trafficking ring. The case stems from a six-month investigation spearheaded by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Stamford Police Department's Narcotics and Organized Crime Squad.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Stamford, CT, Prison

CBS Local

Suspected Cases Of Enterovirus D68 In Conn., Rhode Island

The virus that has sickened thousands of kids and sent dozens to the hospital throughout the country has hit the Northeast. There are suspected cases of Enterovirus D68 in Connecticut and Rhode Island.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island, Rhode Island Government, Connecticut Government, Common Cold, Health

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Patch.com

Connecticut Youths in Off-Broadway Show

"I've always dreamed of doing theater in New York City," says Ben Orlando, 21, of Waterbury, as he gets ready to make his debut. Off-Broadway, in "Theater Boys"-a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa, who's also directing.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Waterbury, CT

Patch.com

Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame Asks: How Are You Shaping Our World?

In the true spirit of innovation, the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame has launched a fun photo contest designed to go beyond celebrating just its Inductees and Honorees and find out what others are doing to shape the world. It's a challenge.

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Related Topix: Hartford, CT

Patch.com

Mystic Knotworks Among Connecticut Vendors Helping New England schools with Fall Fundraising

Schools are open and the fall fundraising season is up and running. A group of Connecticut vendors are pitching in to add a new twist to the usual school fundraising fare.

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Related Topix: Mystic, CT, Farmington, CT

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Connecticut ex-governor opens defense in campaign ...

The first defense witness in the trial of former Connecticut Governor John Rowland testified on Monday that Rowland performed legitimate consulting services for a nursing home company, countering prosecutors who say he worked under a phony contract in violation of federal campaign laws. Rowland attended numerous meetings with top executives of Apple Healthcare in 2011 and 2012, and offered "helpful advice" to the company, its chief operating officer Brian Bedard said on Monday.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government, Healthcare Law, Law

Patch.com

Durham Library Announces Fall, Winter Children's Programs

Just think - in a few months, cabin fever is going to be a real thing when the winter months set in! If your children experience this phenomenon each year, check out the Durham Public Library's fall and winter children's program. "Registration begins today for our October Children's Programs," the Durham Public Library posted on Facebook.

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Related Topix: Toddlers, Family, Science / Technology, Programming Languages

NewsOK.com

Conn. Supreme Court backs wind energy regulation

The Connecticut Supreme Court has sided with a state agency regulating wind energy, rejecting a challenge by opponents of a wind power project. In a decision announced Monday, the court ruled 6-0 that a trial court was correct to dismiss appeals by opponents to the project by BNE Energy Inc. to build three wind turbines in Colebrook.

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Related Topix: Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy, Connecticut Government

ThinkProgress

In Connecticut, African Americans Are Twice As Likely As Whites To Have Their Cars Searched By Cops

In Connecticut, African Americans are twice as likely to have their cars searched for contraband than white drivers during a police stop, even though the majority of contraband found in traffic stops were found in cars belonging to white drivers, a study conducted by Central Connecticut State University found. The study looked at more than 360,000 traffic stops over an eight-month period in Connecticut, an found that while African Americans make up less than 8 percent of the state's population, they make up 14 percent of traffic stops.

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Related Topix: Central Connecticut State University, US News, Liberal Political News

jdsupra.com

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection...

On August 29, 2014, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection released "Evaluation of Risk-based Decision Making," a report prepared by CDM Smith under contract to the state. DEEP has now announced that it will accept public comments until September 30, 2014, and will take the report and comments into account in formulating next steps in the multi-year initiative to "transform" Connecticut's approach to remediating contaminated sites.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

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