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19 min ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

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

3 hrs ago | 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)

7 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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

18 hrs ago | It's Relevant

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

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