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2 hrs ago | WVNY

Vermont Senate Backs GMO Labeling Bill

The State Senate gave preliminary approval to H.112 Tuesday, a bill that would require genetically modified foods to be labeled.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Vermont Government, Connecticut Government

6 hrs ago | Ctnewsjunkie.com

Union Official Rolls Eyes, Sparks Contract Debate

It wasn't collective bargaining policy that provoked a dispute between legislative Republicans and a union official during a Tuesday hearing - it was a roll of the eyes.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

11 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

Who Pays The Taxes In Connecticut?

The Hartford Courant busemeyer@courant.com Last year, Connecticut took in more than $16 billion in taxes.

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Related Topix: Tax, Fairfield County, CT, Greenwich, CT

12 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

Reader Submitted: Ten Connecticut Shoreline Fire Depts Team Up To Host Food Drive, Saturday, April 26

For the third year, Connecticut shoreline fire departments will host an area-wide food drive to collect non-perishable food for area residents in need.

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Related Topix: Fire, Old Saybrook, CT, Westbrook, CT, Deep River, CT, Killingworth, CT

15 hrs ago | National Public Radio

In Connecticut, An Obama Campaign Replay

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy greets President Obama March 5 upon his arrival at Bradley Air National Guard Base in East Granby, Conn., before the president traveled to the Hartford area to highlight the importance of raising the minimum wage.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, East Granby, CT, Granby, CT

19 hrs ago | I-Newswire.com

New KBE Building Corp. Scholarship Helping Connecticut Students Build Strong Construction Careers

To help Connecticut high school students pursue careers in construction and related fields, KBE Building Corporation will award $17,000 in scholarships to 34 students at 17 diploma-granting technical high schools in the state.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government, Education Etc., Engineering, Civil Engineering, Science, Farmington, CT

Mon Apr 14, 2014

News Times

School leaders embrace positive discipline model

Both boys are shipped to the principal's office, as the standard response; parents are called and the boys lose playground privileges for a week.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

CBS 3 Springfield

Conn. fracking waste moratorium bill progresses

A bill that would ban the storage or disposal of waste from fracking in Connecticut is moving through the General Assembly.

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

The Reporter

Famous Kennedy name to be on Connecticut ballot

Ted Kennedy Jr. has had his famous name bantered about for years as a potential candidate for high political office as he worked for the disabled, campaigned for others and gave a stirring eulogy for his father.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Edward Kennedy, Democrat, New Haven, CT, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Patrick Kennedy

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How the Connecticut Department of Children & Families is failing a trans girl of color

Editor's note: This is a guest contribution from Chase Strangio. Chase is a Staff Attorney with the LGBT & AIDS Project of the American Civil Liberties Union and the co-founder of the Lorena Borjas Community Fund.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Transgender, Prison, State Prisons, York Correctional Institution

The Hartford Courant

Connecticut Plans Wakeup Call For Drowsy Drivers

Drivers on Route 202 in Litchfield who lose focus and drift may get shaken awake by new rumble strips in the center of the roadway.

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Related Topix: Litchfield, CT, Ledyard, CT, Groton, CT, Hampton, CT, Brooklyn, CT

The Hartford Courant

Reader Submitted: All Girls Invited To Summer Camp Open Houses

Girl Scouts of Connecticut is hosting fun open house events at all of its summer camps on Sunday, May 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. The camps will be open for the public and families to attend and discover the exciting summer camp programs designed for all girls entering grades 1 through 12. The open houses will allow families to tour the facilities, meet ... (more)

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Related Topix: New Fairfield, CT, Andover, CT

The Hartford Courant

Reader Submitted: Opera Theater Of Connecticut Expanding Its Chorus For Puccini Favorite

Opera Theater of Connecticut, the state's oldest professional opera company, is looking to expand its chorus for this summer's production of Puccini's moving opera, La Bohme.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Theater, Puccini, Haddam, CT

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Patch.com

MAP: How Much of Your Town Is Open Space?

One of the central charms of Connecticut is the scenic views and large tracts of undeveloped open space, conserved for recreation and the preservation of the state's ecosystem.

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The Hartford Courant

Reader Submitted: Make-a-Wish Connecticut To Host Annual Walk For Wishes And Make Wishes Come True

Make-A-Wish Connecticut will once again host its annual fundraising event, Walk for Wishes on May 10 at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport ! Join emcees and honorary chairs Anna Zap of Star 99.9, WFSB Reporter Jason Frazer and WFSB Traffic Reporter Nicole Nalepa on May 10 along with family and friends from all over Connecticut and past Wish ... (more)

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Related Topix: Bridgeport, CT, Family, Kids, Andover, CT

The Hartford Courant

Reader Submitted: Connecticut Mortgage Association Announces Two New Corporate Sponsors

The Connecticut Mortgage Association is pleased to announce the support of two new Corporate Sponsors, Merrimack Mortgage Company, Inc and RCN Capital, LLC. With this commitment the companies have pledged their highest level of support to the organization.

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Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home, Madison, CT

The Hartford Courant

Republicans Gain House Seat As Zawistowski Wins 61st District Special Election

Republican Tami Zawistowski, an East Granby finance board member, won a special election Friday night over Democrat Peter Hill in the 61st House District in northern Connecticut.

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Related Topix: US News, East Granby, CT, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Representative Joe Courtney, Democrat, US Senate, Senator Chris Murphy, Suffield, CT

Patch.com

Orange Police: 3 Young Persons Find Body in Lake

Orange Police are investigating the discovery of a body found Saturday in Lake Wepawaug.

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The Macon Telegraph

Gov. Malloy touts success of Conn. jobs program

The initiative, known as the Subsidized Training and Employment Program or Step Up, help cover the costs of training new hires during the first six months of employment.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Dan Malloy, Connecticut Government

Sat Apr 12, 2014

News Times

Rowland's "Corrupticut" circus

Media surround attorney Reid Weingarten as Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland leaves federal court in New Haven, Conn., Friday, April 11, 2014, where he pleaded not guilty to federal charges from a seven-count indictment alleging campaign-finance-fraud charges in connection with $35,000 in laundered consultant money.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government, New Haven, CT

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