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State offers free private well testing

The state Department of Public Health announced Thursday that it will provide free private well testing for the first 250 people who come to the DPH education booth at each of three Connecticut agricultural fairs.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

News Times

Multi-media art sale at Sherman winery

"Wine, Women and Art," a multi-media art exhibit and sale, will be at the White Silo Farm and Winery, Route 37, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fri through Sun, Sept.

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Related Topix: Sherman, CT, Ridgefield, CT, Bethel, CT

The Bennington Banner

Connecticut woman attacked by raccoon she accidentally let into house, mistook for cat

In an incident eerily similar to an eyeglass-store commercial, an 88-year-old woman was attacked Sunday night by a raccoon she accidentally let into her home and then tried to pet, thinking it was her cat, according to police.

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Related Topix: Medicine, YaleNew Haven Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

SFGate

Auditors want more controls on UConn salaries

State auditors are recommending the University of Connecticut put more controls on the salaries the school pays professors and other professionals.

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Related Topix: University of Connecticut, Connecticut Government

Examiner.com

Connecticut's startups, expansions and layoffs announced in August

The Connecticut Department of Labor - Office of Research just released the August Business and Employment Changes Report.

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Related Topix: New Fairfield, CT

Patch.com

Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial

Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial, Inc. is dedicated to constructing this living-trees memorial at Veterans' Memorial Park on Walnut Grove Road in Middletown, CT.

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Related Topix: Middletown, CT

News Times

Growing season or work doesn't end on Labor Day

What is it about Labor Day that seems to bring on such a sudden feeling that summer is over and winter is looming? Certainly that's not the case, as we have several more weeks of summer and the great fall days of October and early November to enjoy.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Labor Day, Home Gardening, Home, Agriculture, Science, Weather

The Day

Connecticut building permits tumble in June

The state Department of Economic Development released figures Wednesday showing only 327 permits were issued last month, nearly 100 less than during the same period last year.

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Related Topix: East Lyme, CT

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Reader Submitted: Executive Director Receives Prestigious Recognition

Connecticut Dance Alliance honors Tracy Dorman, BTC's executive director, with the 2014 Achievement in Dance award.

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Related Topix: Arts, Dance, Ballet, Family, Kids, Bloomfield, CT

CBS 3 Springfield

Bus driver drove students while more than 3 times legal limit

Police said Tammy Costello, 44, faces 20 counts of risk of injury to a minor. She is employed by M&J Bus Inc. An officer en route to the Irving Robbins Middle School happened to be behind Costello's bus on Wednesday.

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

It's Relevant

CT Official To Lead Federal Healthcare Marketplace

The man who led the Health Care Exchange in Connecticut is now the CEO of the Federal Marketplace.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Dan Malloy, Health Insurance, Health

StamfordPlus.com

Labor Day Weekend Sees Fewer Lifeguards at Connecticut State Parks Swim Areas

Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection today reminded state residents and out of state visitors that the number of lifeguards at state park swimming areas will be significantly reduced over Labor Day weekend.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Labor Day

TheDay.Com

Show us your tax returns, Tom Foley

Here's a suggested question for tonight's opener of the Dan Malloy/Tom Foley election debate season: In the interest of transparency, will you and your running mate release at least several years of tax returns? Such disclosure is not required by law, but it has become more or less routine in gubernatorial contests around the country.

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Related Topix: Dan Malloy, US Governors

KDXY-FM Jonesboro

U.S. names Conn. official to lead Obamacare marketplace

The Obama administration on Tuesday named the head of Connecticut's state health exchange, Kevin Counihan, to oversee the federal marketplace that provides subsidized private health insurance to consumers in 36 states under Obamacare.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government, Healthcare Law, Law

State of Connecticut

State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident on I-95 in New Haven

Today, 08/27/14, at 5:14 a.m. Connecticut State Police Troop G received 911 calls reporting a serious crash had just taken place in I-95 S/B near exit 46 in the Long Wharf area in New Haven.

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Related Topix: New Haven, CT

Patch.com

Editor of 'Chicken Soul for the Soul' Talks Alzheimer's at Ridgefield Library

Are you caring for a loved one with memory loss or Alzheimer's disease? Come listen to the inspiring and encouraging words from Amy Newmark, publisher and editor-in-chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, at the Ridgefield Library on Sept.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Dementia, Medicine

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Patch.com

Security Company Ranks Cheshire Among Safest Communities in Connecticut

A comparison of crime statistics done by a company that sells security cameras ranks Cheshire as the 17th safest community in all of Connecticut.

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Related Topix: Cheshire, CT, Weston, CT, Darien, CT, Fairfield County, CT, Ridgefield, CT

Business Journal

Here's the newest addition to WBZ-TV's news anchor team

It's going to be hard to keep track of all the changes to WBZ-TV's anchor desk without a scorecard.

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Patch.com

Suffield Ranked in Top 20 Safest Places to Live in Connecticut

It's made fun of in movies, other states say we have no accent and city folks flock to it like celebrities to a sushi bar - yes, that little New England gem, Connecticut.

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Related Topix: Suffield, CT, Best of 2007, Kent, CT

The Miami Herald

Proposed new Connecticut utility rate draws fight

Consumer advocates and state officials are lining up against a request by Connecticut's largest utility to raise $232 million from a rate increase that would be used to upgrade equipment following destructive storms and toughen systems to prevent outages in the future.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Government, Connecticut Light and Power, Energy

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