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APNewsBreak: DCF ordered to rehire agency critic

An arbitrator says the Department of Children and Families did not have just cause when it fired a youth services officer who has been an outspoken critic of the child welfare agency.

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

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Connecticut Post

Ridgefield mourns, debates toddler's death...

The death of 15-month-old Benjamin Seitz has stirred up a flurry of emotion and an array of opinions on a case with many loose ends.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Connecticut Government

Patch.com

Are Colder Temps Heading Connecticut's Way?

Let's just get this out of the way fast. That phrase 'polar vortex' you might be reading about? That phenomenon that caused wickedly cold temperatures in January ? It's not making a summer appearance in Connecticut.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government, Weather

BroadwayWorld.com

CBS Sunday Morning to Air Special Summer-Themed Edition, 7/13

CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD heads to the coastline of Connecticut for its annual summer at the shore-themed edition to be broadcast July 13, 2014 on the CBS Television Network.

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Related Topix: Sunday Morning, Entertainment, Television, Connecticut Government, Tennessee

State of Connecticut

Gov. Malloy Encourages Residents to Visit Connecticut's 130 Farmers' Markets

With nearly all of Connecticut's 130 farmers' markets now open for the season, Governor Dannel P. Malloy is encouraging residents to eat healthy while supporting their local growers and economy by visiting one.

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Related Topix: Dan Malloy, US Governors, Hartford, CT, Life, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science

Examiner.com

Chimp victim new law: Watch chimp attack victim appeal for laws on pet primates

A victim of a horrific chimp attack that nearly claimed her life, a Stamford woman is now pressing Congress to pass new laws that would make it more difficult for an average person to keep a primate as a pet in their home.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government, Humane Society of the United States, Charitable Organizations, US Politics, Senator Mark Kirk, US News, US Senate, Republican

Ctnewsjunkie.com

Advocates Raise Questions About 'Shared Savings'

A group reforming how all medical care is paid for in the state butted heads Thursday with a group of healthcare advocates who are worried about steps the group is taking with the Medicaid population.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Thursday

Fairfield Citizen-News

Middle School students win

Two students from each of Fairfield's middle schools have been recognized as Scholar Leaders by the 2014 Connecticut Association of Schools.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Thu Jul 10, 2014

CBS 3 Springfield

Malloy threatens future Amistad funding over fest

The organization that operates the replica slave ship Amistad says it "will exhaust every resource" to try and attend Sailfest in New London after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy threatened to reconsider supporting additional state funding for the group.

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

New Canaan News-Review

2 honored by Girl Scouts of Connecticut

From left, Girl Scouts of Connecticut Board President Caroline Sloat; Managing Director, New England Market Executive, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Linda Houston; and Girl Scouts of Connecticut CEO Mary Barneby.

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Related Topix: Stamford, CT, Fairfield County, CT

The News Tribune

Feds want to use Rowland's radio show in trial

Prosecutors say Rowland made on-air attacks against congressional candidate Andrew Roraback when he was working for Lisa Wilson-Foley, Roraback's rival for the Republican nomination for northwestern Connecticut's 5th Congressional District in 2012.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Elizabeth Esty, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Connecticut Government

The Day

Farm markets open for business

Moira O'Malley, right, of Stonington, reacts as Peg Moran of Friends in the Country of Pawcatuck, pulls out an iris from an arrangement during the Stonington Farmers Market at the Stonington Town Dock.

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Related Topix: Stonington, CT, Pawcatuck, CT, Life, Food, Seafood, New London, CT

Ctnewsjunkie.com

McKinney-Walker Grant Postponed Until Next Week

Sen. John McKinney and David Walker won't be getting their public campaign funds on Thursday as planned, but they expect to receive approval from election regulators by July 16. The two are rushing to get out a TV commercial they filmed Monday, the same day their Republican opponent Tom Foley began airing his first commercial of the campaign ... (more)

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

Radio Ink

Former Gov. Used Show for Political Gain

The Hartford Courant reports the government says Rowland took money to use his show to bully political opponents.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Patch.com

Startford's Kondakor Accused of Fraud

Stratford's John Kondakor, 45, faces fraud charges after allegedly being hired to repair a homeowner's roof but never returning to do the work after receiving a $5,000 check, police told the Connecticut Post .

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WDRB-TV Louisville

Project underway to make Dixie Highway safer for drivers and pedestrians

Dick Jones was just 10 years old but already had appeared in nearly 40 movies when he got the part of Pinocchio.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

Examiner.com

Colonial Herb Garden restored at Wilton Historical Society

The Wilton Historical Society http://wiltonhistorical.org located on 224 Danbury Road is celebrating the completion of a three year garden project on July 17 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. All are welcome to tour this authentic colonial herb garden that is accurate to the year 1740 at the historic Betts House.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home

Lexington Herald-Leader

Limo service pays $500,000 to end overtime dispute

The department said Wednesday the settlement in U.S. District Court in New Haven resolves a lawsuit against S.D. Transportation Services LLC, doing business as Premier Limousine in Berlin, and owner Stephen DiMarco.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law

The Hartford Courant

Map: Mosquito-Borne Viruses In Connecticut

The Hartford Courant busemeyer@courant.com More than 60,000 mosquitoes have been collected in Connecticut so far this year, and not a single one has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Cromwell, CT

The Hartford Courant

State Rep. Claire Janowski reads to children at Rockville Public Library

State Rep. Claire Janowski visited Rockville Public Library as a special guest storyteller on July 8. Reading to children ages 3 and up, Janowski took part in the story hour - one of many summer programs planned in the children's wing of the library.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government, Kids, Family, Willington, CT

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