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Child advocate agency raps child welfare officials

The state Office of Child Advocate has criticized state child welfare officials for their handling of a transgender girl held at a Connecticut detention center for boys.


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

Wed Jul 23, 2014


I Left My Kids With a Babysitter to Go to a Job Interview-And Came...

Unlike the mother who left her daughter in a park, my childcare was legal. But all too often there's no way to win as a low-income mom.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, South Carolina, South Carolina Government, North Carolina, Connecticut

Connecticuters, Nutmeggers, Connecticutians: What Do You Call Yourself?

Sometimes, nicknames come easy. If you're from Alaska, you're an Alaskan. If you're from Nebraska, you're a Nebraskan.


Related Topix: Connecticut, Nebraska Government, Nebraska


Conn. 4-year-old banned from doughnut shop

The saying goes 'kids say the darndest things,' and 4-year-old Justin Otero from Connecticut is no exception.


Related Topix: Connecticut

Washington Examiner

New Frontier Communications chief named in Conn.

The new chief of Frontier Communications Corp. in Connecticut says the company will increase its broadband service on what previously had been AT&T's footprint in the state as landline telephone business continues to erode.


Related Topix: Connecticut

The Day

Malloy criticizes GOP foes for embracing Christie

As he runs for re-election, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is rekindling a rivalry with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, tweaking the Republican over his position on gun control and his state's economic record.


Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, US News, Connecticut, Ledyard, CT, Dan Malloy

NBC Washington

Firefighter Arrested in Conn.

Hartford firefighter Lamont Freeman is facing charges after allegedly walking into a stranger's apartment while drunk and refusing to leave.


Related Topix: Connecticut, Weird

Tue Jul 22, 2014

2014 Surplus Revised Upward Due To Federal Funds

Earlier this month , State Comptroller Kevin Lembo predicted the state would end the year with a $33.2 million surplus, but thanks to additional federal money Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's revised revenues upward by $63 million over last month's forecast.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Tax, Connecticut

Fairfield Citizen-News

Road warriors: Officials want route to long-term infrastructure repairs

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes holds a press conference in the foreground of the Yankee Doodle Bridge in Norwalk, Conn.


Related Topix: Norwalk, CT, US News, Connecticut

Hemmings Auto Blogs

Connecticut changes laws to allow for pick-and-pull junkyards

Passing my late-1980s teenage years in Connecticut, grabbing some parts in the junkyards I visited, apparently made me a scofflaw.


Related Topix: Connecticut

The Port Chester Daily Voice

Accident On I-95 Blocks Two Lanes On NY-CT Border

Two lanes are blocked on northbound I-95 as a result of a multi-vehicle accident between I-287 and Delavan Avenue in Greenwich on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Connecticut

Mon Jul 21, 2014

ABC News

Gun Control Takes Center Stage on Chris Christie Conn. Trip

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie traveled to Connecticut to campaign with Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley, but the issue of gun control dominated the evening.


Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Connecticut

New Jersey's Lightning Rod Visits Connecticut to Stump for Foley

He's the head of the Republican Governors Association and a potential 2016 presidential nominee.


Related Topix: Connecticut, Chris Christie, Greenwich, CT


At Netroots Sen. Murphy says ObamaCare is being implemented incredibly well

At the Netroots Nation, in Detroit, Connecticut Democrat and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy said ObamaCare "is being implemented incredibly well."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Chris Murphy, Connecticut


Senator injured after falling off outside staircase

Police say they received a call around 2:40 a.m. of an injured man at Grandview Park.


Related Topix: Connecticut

Bank Rate

Will states solve America's retirement crisis?

As it currently stands, large numbers of individuals in the U.S. appear headed toward retirement without the resources they'll need to get through it.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Connecticut, Social Security

The Day

Find a way to help

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's critics, and even some of his fans, have blasted his administration for its seemingly hypocritical response to a request from the Obama administration to use the Southbury Training School to house up to 2,000 children from Central America.


Related Topix: Connecticut, Immigration Reform, Dan Malloy, US Governors

CBS 3 Springfield

Malloy seeks $3 million for century-old rail span

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is seeking to borrow $3 million in state bonds to fix a railroad bridge in Connecticut that blocked commuter rail traffic in May and June.


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

Sun Jul 20, 2014

CT Third-Best State for Women, Still Needs Improvement

With low teen pregnancy rates, good maternity leave provisions and a history of voting for women's rights, Connecticut is a pretty good place to be a woman.


Related Topix: Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Stamford, CT

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Teacher fought for civil rights in 19th century

Prudence Crandall was an enterprising teacher who in 1831 founded a private girls' school in Canterbury, Conn.


Related Topix: Connecticut, Illinois, Yale University