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3 hrs ago | 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, Common Cold, Health

5 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

Need To Reach a DSS Worker? Can You Hold For 78 Minutes?

Angela Lewis-Shakes learned when she went to a dental appointment last week that her Medicaid coverage had been cut off. She knew she'd have to call the state Department of Social Services to straighten out her coverage.

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9 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | Ctnewsjunkie.com

Feds Say Emails Show Rowland Spent Far More Time On Campaign

Through a series of charts depicting emails and phone calls, prosecutors argued Monday that former governor John Rowland communicated far more with Lisa Wilson-Foley's congressional campaign than he did with the business paying him as a consultant. Rowland is on trial facing charges he worked as a consultant for Wilson-Foley's 2012 campaign but arranged to keep his payment hidden from election regulators by entering a contract with Apple Rehab, a nursing home company owned by her husband Brian Foley.

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14 hrs ago | 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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18 hrs ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

Metro-North broadens test for bicycles on trains

Judd Everhart, spokesman for the Connecticut Department of Transportation, says Metro-North will install two racks each on 50 cars by November. The Connecticut Post reports that if the racks get much use and are favorably reviewed by employees, bicyclists and commuters, the state will outfit the rest of the M8 rail car fleet.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Miami Herald

Report: Income inequality cuts Conn. tax revenue

Tax revenue in Connecticut is more volatile than in most other states as capital gains and stock trades for the rich gyrate while wages earned by everyone else have barely increased since before the recession, according to a new report. Tax revenue growth has also slowed to 7.3 percent since 2009 from a high of 10.8 percent in the 1980s, according to the report released Monday by credit rating agency Standard & Poor's.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Patch.com

Top 10 Most Expensive Homes in CT

By now, you've heard of the castle for sale in Woodstock , Conn., that features turrets, a moat, a 30-acre pond and an interesting past . At an impressive $45 million asking price, you might think it's the most expensive home on the market in Connecticut.

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Related Topix: Best of 2007, Home Listing, Home, Connecticut

Connecticut Post

A look inside Bethel's medical marijuana facility

Karen Barski, left, and Angela D'Amico, of Trumbull, Conn. are the owners of the Compassionate Care Center, medical marijuana dispensary opening on Garella Road in bethel, Conn.

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Norwalk Citizen News

Nappier: Home Depot data breach affects Conn.

Connecticut State Treasurer Denise Nappier is encouraging residents who may have used some of the state-issued prepaid debit cards at Home Depot to take steps to prevent unauthorized use of their accounts. The home-improvement chain has confirmed a theft that could have gone back as far as April and affected customers who used credit and debit cards at nearly 2,200 of its U.S. and Canadian stores.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

News Times

Malloy touts record in address to Stamford Chamber

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy speaks at the Stamford Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting at the Hilton in Stamford, Conn., on Friday, September 12, 2014. Photo: Lindsay Perry Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy speaks at the Stamford Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting at the Hilton in Stamford, Conn., on Friday, September 12, 2014.

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The Hartford Courant

Nursing Home Execs Testify Rowland Had No Role In Company

A top executive at the Apple Rehab nursing home chain testified Friday that she was stunned when she took a frantic, after hours call from her boss two years ago, asking her to sign off on a corporate statement that former Gov. John Rowland was deeply involved as a consultant in all aspects of the company's business. Equally surprising, said Apple Vice president Ann Collette, was that the draft of the statement she was being asked to rewrite asserted that Apple ostensibly was paying Rowland to focus on her areas of responsibility: marketing and business development.

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Newsday

Bridgeport fire leads to environmental damage

Fishing was temporarily halted along a stretch of Long Island Sound on Friday following a massive fire at a Bridgeport warehouse that cut power and forced evacuations, Connecticut environmental officials said. Pollution from Thursday night's fire at a warehouse that is home to a roofing company and perfume-recycling company night prompted the temporary closure of fishing areas in Bridgeport Harbor and a more than 20 miles of coast from Norwalk to Milford.

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Switched

Convicted Killer Denied Kosher Prison Food, Claims He Is 'Suffering Almost Starvation'

One of two men convicted in the gruesome killings of a mother and her two daughters in a 2007 Connecticut home invasion is suing the state, claiming his rights are violated because he's being denied kosher food in prison. Steven Hayes, who is on death row at Northern Correctional Institution in Somers, describes himself in his federal lawsuit as an orthodox Jew and claims he's been requesting a kosher diet since May 2013, The New Haven Register reported .

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Ctnewsjunkie.com

Reporter's Questions Confirm Campaign Manager's Suspicion About Rowland Contract

Lisa Wilson-Foley's campaign manager told a jury Thursday that a call from a reporter confirmed his suspicions about the existence an arrangement to pay former governor John Rowland off the campaign's books. Former campaign manager Chris Syrek said it was not until that call from a journalist that Wilson-Foley's 2012 congressional campaign began crafting an explanation for the total of $35,000 Rowland had been paid through Apple Rehab, a nursing home company owned by the candidate's husband Brian Foley.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

NBC Connecticut

Changes to Route 9 in Middletown Proposed

According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation this location has the highest frequency of crashes in the state. They say there have been more than 100 accidents every year for the past five.

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FindLaw

Gilmore v. Pawn King Inc

ROGERS, C.J., and PALMER, ZARELLA, EVELEIGH, McDONALD and ESPINOSA, Js. Jonathan J. Klein, for the appellant .

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Connecticut Post

Sept. 11 ceremony honors the fallen

At center, Elizabeth Bullis-Wiese of Fairfield, Conn., hugs a friend during the September 11th Memorial Ceremony remembering the Connecticut victims who were murdered in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11th, 2001, at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, Conn., Wednesday night, Sept.

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The Mamaroneck Daily Voice

Senators Schumer, Blumenthal Unveil Rail Safety Improvement Act

Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal announced a comprehensive overhaul of rail safety laws and protocols on Sunday, Sept. 7. The new measures come in response to a series of high-profile rail catastrophes in New York and Connecticut, including two derailments, one of which resulted in four fatalities in the Bronx.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Charles Schumer, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut

Reuters

Former Connecticut governor secretly paid to advise congressional campaign, staff testify

Two campaign managers for a 2012 congressional candidate testified on Wednesday that former Connecticut Governor John Rowland, on trial for campaign violations, worked as a top-level adviser while being paid through a phony contract with the candidate's husband's business. Rowland, who was forced to resign from office a decade ago for corruption, provided political strategy, wrote press releases and courted backers for Republican Lisa Wilson-Foley, the two testified in U.S. District Court in New Haven.

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