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3 hrs ago | It's Relevant

Nighttime Closures Scheduled for Exit 35 On-Ramp to Route 15 Southbound

The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced the Route 15 Southbound Exit 35 On-Ramp will be closed between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Wednesday, September 3 through Friday, September 5 for resurfacing, enhancements, and safety improvements.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

6 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Connecticut's job growth crisis: An interview with State Rep. Richard A. Smith

"State posts sixth straight month of nonfarm job gains; unemployment rate falls to 6.6%" is the latest headline from the Connecticut Department of Labor, Office of Research's Labor Situation report.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, New Fairfield, CT

6 hrs ago | Patch.com

Ellington's Opening Knight Players to Perform 'Complete Works of William Shakespeare'

The performances will take place on Sept. 12 and 13 at the Gordon C. Gretchell Auditorium in Ellington High School at 7:30 p.m. Everyone has heard of William Shakespeare - a world renowned playwright and poet whose timeless works are considered classics.

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8 hrs ago | StamfordPlus.com

Connecticut is Gearing Up for the American Cancer Society's Making...

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks will be held this October at six locations across Connecticut.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Litchfield County, CT, New London County, CT

12 hrs ago | Patch.com

Vernon Arts Commission Benefit Bus Trip

The Vernon Arts Commission is sponsoring a Benefit Bus Excursion to The Springfield Museums of Art, Science and Connecticut Valley History, including the Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden, on Saturday, October 18, 2014.

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16 hrs ago | FindLaw

HYLTON v. GUNTER

ROGERS, C.J., and PALMER, ZARELLA, EVELEIGH, McDONALD and ROBINSON, Js. Houston Putnam Lowry, with whom, on the brief, was Julie A. Morgan, for the appellant .

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

Mon Sep 01, 2014

News Max

Connecticut Republicans Sense Sweep In Works

Although Bill Clinton is coming to campaign Tuesday night, and both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are expected to make stops in Connecticut before November, Republicans in the Nutmeg State feel "cautiously optimistic" that they will not only take the governorship that narrowly eluded them in 2010 but win other key offices as well.

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Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, History in the News

The Hartford Courant

Former Gov. Rowland Back In Court To Face Conspiracy Charges

Few criminal trials promise better plot lines than John Rowland 's latest encounter with federal prosecutors, scheduled to begin Wednesday barring another last-minute surprise.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, Connecticut Government, Portland, CT

Patch.com

Candlewood Lake Authority Warns of Dangerous Algae Blooms

We have been fortunate with the weather this summer , which tends to minimize the occurrence of blue green algae blooms - however it's important to be aware of the following facts.

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Related Topix: Weather

UConn Advance

Monitoring Work-related Illnesses in Connecticut

As we mark the annual Labor Day holiday, Connecticut workers continue to suffer occupational illness rates higher than the national average.

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Related Topix: Farmington, CT, Groton, CT, Hartford, CT, Middletown, CT

The Hartford Courant

Chapter One: The Plantation Next Door

The most disturbing evidence of Connecticut's long and profitable complicity in slavery lies hidden in plain sight in the town of Salem , in the fields and woods around an ice cream bar near Routes 11 and 82. There, archaeologists from Central Connecticut State University are painstakingly uncovering the remnants of a plantation worked by as many ... (more)

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, Central Connecticut State University, Salem, CT, Pomfret, CT, East Hampton, CT

Sun Aug 31, 2014

It's Relevant

Video: Polo Match Benefits Virginia's House of Hope

Virginia's House of Hope celebrated the end of summer with their second annual Polo Benefit for Hope at the Greenwich Polo Club.

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Patch.com

No Charges Yet in President Obama Threat Case, Suspicious Car Found in Connecticut

Update at 7:20 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014: Westchester News 12 reported that initially authorities believed the man who may have allegedly made threats against President Obama, might have been armed with an assault rifle.

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Related Topix: US Secret Service, US News

New Canaan News-Review

I don't usually get involved in writing letters, but I felt the inspiration when I saw that Sen. Boucher was campaigning for office again.

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WWLP

CT launches campaign against highway speeding

The state Department of Transportation highway safety office is launching the first part of an anti-speeding campaign in rural Connecticut, where officials say most deaths occur due to automobile speeding.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

Sat Aug 30, 2014

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Political Operatives: Campaigns Tap Veteran Staffers For Governor's...

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Aug. 30--The fight for the Connecticut governorship between Republican Tom Foley and incumbent Democrat Dannel P. Malloy has generated significant national attention and, behind the curtain, attracted seasoned political operatives to both campaigns.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Christopher Murphy, Jesse Jackson, Representative Brad Schneider, John Tierney

News Times

Debicella renew rivalry

That's where the comparisons to the governor's race start and end for the rematch between U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., and Republican challenger Dan Debicella in Connecticut's 4th Congressional District.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Christopher Shays, Republican, US House of Representatives, us Travel, Travel, Fairfield County, CT, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC)

The Hartford Courant

Towns Embrace Poet Laureates

With this in mind, the handful of local poet laureates in the state are hoping to build on a recent expansion in their ranks.

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Related Topix: South Windsor, CT, Simsbury, CT, West Hartford, CT, Hartford, CT

The Hartford Courant

Authorities investigate suspected threat against President Obama: reports

Authorities in Connecticut on Friday were investigating a possible threat against President Barack Obama , local media reported.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Killingworth, CT

The Miami Herald

Money rolling into Connecticut 5th District race

Connecticut's 5th Congressional District race is expected once again to be an expensive battle, attracting millions of dollars in outside money.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Elizabeth Esty, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Connecticut Government, Scott Brown, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Republican

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