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2 hrs ago | CBS 3 Springfield

Connecticut lieutenant governor race gets testy

Connecticut's race for lieutenant governor is heating up, stoked by claims of racism and personal attacks in the three-way Republican primary.

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

6 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

Frontier Names Senior VP In Connecticut

The company announced this week that Quick will oversee field operations, residential and commercial sales, and customer experience in Connecticut, out of Frontier's state headquarters in Hartford.

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Related Topix: Ansonia, CT

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Patch.com

Top Official of Sikorsky Aircraft Union Accused of Embezzlement

The chief of the union representing the employees of Stratford's Sikorsky Aircraft Co.

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Connecticut Post

Dixon: Summer in Connecticut

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Connecticut state parks, which include Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, above, entry and parking fees will be waived this weekend at the 26 parks and three museums that usually charge visitors.

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Related Topix: Westport, CT, Family, Kids, New Haven, CT

CBS Local

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy Secures State Money For Walk Bridge Repairs

Temporary repairs to the Walk Bridge can begin right away now that the state Bond Commission has given the OK to the $3 million fix.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Connecticut Government, Dan Malloy

WTNH

Truck crash in Stratford, July 25, 2014.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation reports two trucks collided in the southbound lanes between Exits 31-30.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

Daily Kos

CT-Gov: Malloy (D) Explores Former Gateway College As Site For Border Children

Responding to pressure from immigrant rights activists who held a rally Tuesday to urge the state to welcome children crossing the border, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he was exploring the former campus of Gateway Community College in New Haven as potential housing for migrants.

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Related Topix: Dan Malloy, US Governors, Immigration Reform, New Haven, CT

Advocate

Even Conn. Agency Concerned by DCF's Handling of Trans Teen Jane Doe

Yesterday, Connecticut's Office of the Child Advocate issued a public statement criticizing the state Department of Children and Families for its handling of 16-year-old transgender girl Jane Doe.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

Thu Jul 24, 2014

JD Supra

Not My Brother's Keeper: Varley v. Regional School District No. ...

When entering into contacts with vendors, school districts hope that 1) the vendor will comply with the law, and 2) in any event, the vendor will be responsible for its own employment-related disputes.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Connecticut Government

WTNH

Connecticut womena s commission names new leader

The organization announced Thursday that Carolyn Treiss will oversee the 40-year-old organization, which was created by the General Assembly to advise lawmakers on matters affecting women.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government, Abortion

News Times

Christie caught using police helicopter to stump at Greenwich fundraiser

In this May 31, 2011 photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, exits a state helicopter to attend his son's high school baseball game in Montvale, N.J. The bill for Christie's state helicopter trip to a Tom Foley fundraiser in Conn.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jon Corzine, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Chris Christie, US Governors, Greenwich, CT, Connecticut Government

WTNH

Conn., TicketNetwork reach legal settlement

Connecticut officials say online ticket exchange TicketNetwork Inc. and three other companies have settled a legal dispute that should make it easier for consumers to know they are buying tickets on the secondary market, not directly from events.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

Watersblogged

Majority of Connecticut Residents Would Consider Working in Coworking...

CoworkCT survey shows high level of interest in coworking spaces but most Nutmeggers don't know where they are located or how much a monthly membership costs CoworkCT , a network of Connecticut coworking communities whose members include small businesses, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and contractors who share space, resources, and ideas, today ... (more)

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government, New Haven, CT

State of Connecticut

State Police Make Arrests in Killingly Burglary

Connecticut State Police Eastern District Major Crime Squad Detectives have been conducting a criminal investigation into a burglary and subsequent larceny of collectible items stolen from a private residence in Killingly.

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Related Topix: Danielson, CT

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WHDH

Conn. 4-year-old banned from doughnut shop

The saying goes 'kids say the darndest things,' and 4-year-old Justin Otero from Connecticut is no exception.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

Patch.com

Connecticuters, Nutmeggers, Connecticutians: What Do You Call Yourself?

Sometimes, nicknames come easy. If you're from Alaska, you're an Alaskan. If you're from Nebraska, you're a Nebraskan.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Nebraska, Connecticut Government

CTNow.com

Movie 'And So It Goes' An Unintentional Connecticut Travelogue

In one of its earlier drafts, the new romantic comedy "And So It Goes" might have starred Jack Nicholson and have been set in California.

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Related Topix: Thriller, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, A Few Good Men, Celebrities, Jack Nicholson, Bridgeport, CT, Movies, Entertainment

The Hartford Courant

Manchester Police Dog, Olympic Champion Dibbs Retires

There's likely no more heartfelt tribute to the recently retired police dog, Dibbs, than his partner's exuberant Facebook post after the Connecticut K-9 Olympics Saturday.

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Related Topix: University of Connecticut, Manchester, CT

News Observer

New Frontier Communications chief named in Conn.

Frontier announced Wednesday that Paul Quick was appointed senior vice president and general manager of Connecticut operations.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

Patch.com

Connecticut State Parks Are Free This Weekend

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert Klee today announced that as part of the ongoing celebration of the state parks centennial, this upcoming Saturday and Sunday - July 26 and 27 - will be "Free State Parks Weekend" in Connecticut, according to a press release.

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Related Topix: Dan Malloy, US Governors, Hamden, CT, Simsbury, CT, Trumbull, CT

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