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Video: Westport Police Crack Down on Texting and Driving

That's the new campaign by the Westport Police Department. And, it could cost you up to 500 dollars if you're caught in the act.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WTNH

Farmington bus driver arrested for DUI had prior arrests

It was a nervous ride for students on the bus, and now Farminfton parents are on a roller coaster after bus driver Tammy Costello was arrested for DUI earlier this week.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Connecticut Government

Patch.com

Speeding Is Biggest Traffic Killer, CT Dot Says, Mostly Where Limit is 30 MPH or Less

With the arrival of Labor Day holiday weekend, many Connecticut residents will close the summer by traveling throughout the state to barbeques, family gatherings and tourist destinations.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

Greenwich Citizen

Pelto fails to earn spot on Connecticut ballot

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill's office announced Friday that Pelto, a petitioning candidate, did not submit the required 7,500 signatures of registered voters.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

Star Tribune

Officials: Connecticut school bus driver had prior DUI arrest, bus company records reviewed

Connecticut officials examined a school bus company's records after one of its drivers was charged with driving drunk with 20 children on her bus, and authorities learned the woman had been arrested before on a DUI charge.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

Norwalk Citizen News

Connecticut gun rights group backs Foley

Friday's endorsement by the Connecticut Citizens Defense League , posted on the group's website, immediately prompted accusations from Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy 's campaign that Foley would support repealing the wide-ranging gun control law passed after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School .

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

CTNow.com

Cycling And Cultural Fests To Fill Downtown Hartford

The Connecticut Cycling Festival kicks off a weekend of competitive amateur and professional biking in Hartford on Saturday and Sunday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Hartford, CT, Haddam, CT, Old Lyme, CT, East Haddam, CT

TheDay.Com

Run, Rob, Run

I once criticized Rob Simmons, then the Republican congressman for eastern Connecticut, for returning from a visit to the prison at Guantanamo Bay and praising the food there.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Rob Simmons, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Joe Courtney, Democrat, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison

TheDay.Com

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

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