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Editorial: New engery bill would be a big step for renewable energy in Connecticut

A bill currently under consideration in the state legislature would be a major step forward for renewable energy in Connecticut if passed.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Solar Energy, Opinion

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Patch.com

Three Groton Teachers Make 'Connecticut Dream Team'

Groton has three teachers joining the "Connecticut Dream Team" - a group of 97 teachers charged with mastering an educational approach that aligns with Common Core.

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Related Topix: Groton, CT, Education Etc.

ABC News

Home Sales of $10 Million Rise in Connecticut Town

Connecticut's Gold Coast is living up to its name, with a record $120 million sale of a waterfront estate in Greenwich leading an increase in sales of homes for more than $10 million.

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Ctnewsjunkie.com

Advocates Mobilize Against Fracking Waste

Advocates of prohibiting storage of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing delivered petitions with thousands of signatures to policymakers Wednesday as the legislature considers two bills on the subject.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government, US News

WTNH

Backers push to save Connecticut aviator's house

The Connecticut Post reports that Melanie Marks, head of Connecticut House Histories, says a title search found that Gustave Whitehead's Fairfield house dates to 1914.

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WWLP

Metro-North officials to meet with Conn. commuters

Connecticut commuters expect to hear from Metro-North officials about the commuter railroad's 100-day improvement plan.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

Patch.com

Tractor Trailer Accident in Windsor Shuts Down I-91 SB

A tractor trailer accident on I-91 southbound between Exits 37 and 36 shut down the left and right lanes, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

Ctnewsjunkie.com

Settlement Would Require State To Hire 35 More Workers

Under a settlement agreement reached last week in a federal lawsuit, the Connecticut General Assembly will be asked to add 35 positions to the Department of Social Services budget to help process Medicaid applications.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government, Healthcare Law, Law

Tue Apr 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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