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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 Government, Common Cold, Health

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Patch.com

Connecticut Youths in Off-Broadway Show

"I've always dreamed of doing theater in New York City," says Ben Orlando, 21, of Waterbury, as he gets ready to make his debut. Off-Broadway, in "Theater Boys"-a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa, who's also directing.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Waterbury, CT

Patch.com

Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame Asks: How Are You Shaping Our World?

In the true spirit of innovation, the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame has launched a fun photo contest designed to go beyond celebrating just its Inductees and Honorees and find out what others are doing to shape the world. It's a challenge.

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Related Topix: Hartford, CT

Patch.com

Mystic Knotworks Among Connecticut Vendors Helping New England schools with Fall Fundraising

Schools are open and the fall fundraising season is up and running. A group of Connecticut vendors are pitching in to add a new twist to the usual school fundraising fare.

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Related Topix: Mystic, CT, Farmington, CT

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Connecticut ex-governor opens defense in campaign ...

The first defense witness in the trial of former Connecticut Governor John Rowland testified on Monday that Rowland performed legitimate consulting services for a nursing home company, countering prosecutors who say he worked under a phony contract in violation of federal campaign laws. Rowland attended numerous meetings with top executives of Apple Healthcare in 2011 and 2012, and offered "helpful advice" to the company, its chief operating officer Brian Bedard said on Monday.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government, Healthcare Law, Law

Patch.com

Durham Library Announces Fall, Winter Children's Programs

Just think - in a few months, cabin fever is going to be a real thing when the winter months set in! If your children experience this phenomenon each year, check out the Durham Public Library's fall and winter children's program. "Registration begins today for our October Children's Programs," the Durham Public Library posted on Facebook.

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Related Topix: Toddlers, Family, Science / Technology, Programming Languages

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 Government

ThinkProgress

In Connecticut, African Americans Are Twice As Likely As Whites To Have Their Cars Searched By Cops

In Connecticut, African Americans are twice as likely to have their cars searched for contraband than white drivers during a police stop, even though the majority of contraband found in traffic stops were found in cars belonging to white drivers, a study conducted by Central Connecticut State University found. The study looked at more than 360,000 traffic stops over an eight-month period in Connecticut, an found that while African Americans make up less than 8 percent of the state's population, they make up 14 percent of traffic stops.

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Related Topix: Central Connecticut State University, US News, Liberal Political News

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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WTNH

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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The Hartford Courant

ER Visits And Hospitalizations For Asthma On The Rise

Ava Passley covered her nose and giggled as Dr. Jacob Hen walked into an examination room at his pediatric pulmonology office in Trumbull recently. Ava, 3, of Bridgeport, knows what to expect from a visit with Hen, having dealt with asthma since she was 1. She also spent several nights in the hospital after an attack in 2012.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Asthma, Health, Trumbull, CT, Bridgeport, CT

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Washington Examiner

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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Related Topix: Connecticut Government, Tax, Media, PA

Patch.com

Middlebury Police Traffic Stop Data Report

There are 2.54 million Connecticut residents who are of driving age or older. And during that time frame there were 366,000 traffic stops across the state.

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Daily Mail

British 'ISIS' hackers as young as 16 face extradition to U.S. 'for ...

'A message to the allies of America': British aid worker beheaded by ISIS after being forced to condemn UK government for backing U.S. foreign policy as 'Jihadi John' threatens another Briton is next Is the net closing on Jihadi John? Latest beheading video comes after days of claims special forces are on his tail Inside jihadi boot camp: Islamist fighters in Syria release video of training program showing extremists abseiling down rock faces and descending zip wires Django Unchained actress and her white husband hit out at 'racist' cops who handcuffed her 'mistaking her for a PROSTITUTE after they kissed in public' Palin supporters claim birthday brawl was started by daughter's ex-boyfriend who 'tried to get in to their stretch limo Hummer' and Sarah was just defending her family Bride-to-be whose fiance died just days before their wedding has a heartbreaking photo shoot in her dress ... (more)

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Related Topix: Wedding, University of Connecticut, The, Video Games, Deep Silver

Connecticut Post

With the effects of the recession lingering and polls showing that jobs are the top issue on voters' minds, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and challenger Tom Foley are each trying to claim the pro-business mantle in the governor's race. Malloy, a Democrat, points to increases in private sector jobs during his tenure and claims his economic incentives have helped turn around the historically bad economy.

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Related Topix: US News, Small Business, Stamford, CT, Personal Finance

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 Government

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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Related Topix: Marijuana, Trumbull, CT, Bethel, CT, Connecticut Government

The Day

State treasurer: Home Depot data breach affects Connecticut

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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Patch.com

Oktoberfest in Connecticut Brings Brats, Bands & Beer

Grab your beer steins and and practice your best German cheers, it's Oktoberfest! "But it's only September?" Oktoberfest officially begins in September, not October, contrary to popular belief. The popular German tradition began in the early 1800s and is celebrated in Munich, Germany for 16 days.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, World News, Germany

News Times

DA: Teen's kidnapping planned for over

Prosecutors say a Colorado man accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old Connecticut girl he met online had been planning to abduct her for more than a year. Boulder County Deputy District Attorney Tim Johnson told a judge Thursday that 53-year-old Timothy Wind drove from Longmont, Colorado to Hartford to get her in August.

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