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Death row inmate in Connecticut suing state for kosher food
A death row inmate is suing the Connecticut Department of Correction claiming he is an Orthodox Jew and is being denied kosher food. Steven Hayes, 51, a convicted murderer and rapist, filed a handwritten lawsuit in federal court saying that he has been requesting kosher food since May 2013 and that he has lost weight due to its denial of kosher food, the Hartford Courant reported.
Cheshire Killer Hayes Claims He's An Orthodox Jew, Sues For Kosher Meals On Death Row
Convicted mass murderer and rapist Steven Hayes is suing the state Department of Correction and several officials because he claims he's an orthodox Jew and is being denied a kosher diet. It's not the first time Hayes, 51, has complained about the conditions of his confinement on Connecticut's death row at the Northern Correctional Institution in Somers.
Ellington Boy Scout Troop Offers Reward For Suspicious Fires in Somers, Stafford
Boy Scout Troop 96 of Ellington is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in connection with two suspicious fires in Somers and Stafford this past spring. The state's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Environmental Conservation Police are investigating the fires, according to a press release.
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Painting And Camaraderie Bob Noreika, left; Sandra Wakeen, center; and Jane Zisk, right, paint together on a July morning at the ferry landing in Rocky Hill.
Somers says state should keep giving cities support
Republican lieutenant governor candidate Heather Somers said Wednesday that the state program that helped to grow her Willimantic company, Hydrofera LLC, more than a decade ago is exactly the kind of support that the state should continue to provide to Connecticut's depressed cities.
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