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  1. Christmas Tree Shortage Leads to Price IncreasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 4 | NBC Connecticut

    There are a number of factors that are leading to a shortage in Christmas trees and a surge in prices this season. A number of factors have led to a surge in Christmas tree prices this year, from wildfires and hurricanes to more local impacts.

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  2. Volunteers Pack Up 'Hero Boxes' for Troops OverseasRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 23 | NBC Connecticut

    Hundreds of volunteers filled a New Britain Veterans of Foreign Wars post on Thanksgiving night to wrap holiday gifts for troops stationed overseas as part of a "Giving Back to Our Troops" night hosted by the Berlin-based non-profit Hero Boxes. Active-duty soldiers were on hand passing out four hundred care packages filled with some creature comforts like cookies and candy, and essentials like fresh socks, foot powder, and wet wipes that can be sorely needed at remote desert stations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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  3. Aresimowicz Claims Victory, But Race May Require RecountRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2018 | NBC Connecticut

    Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz leads his GOP opponent by only 37 votes in the 30th District race, a margin that triggers an automatic recount. A day after Election Day in Connecticut the numbers show there are several close races, some separated by fewer than 100 votes.

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  4. The High Cost of Educating Students Displaced by MariaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2018 | NBC Connecticut

    A federal aid package is coming to help schools recover some of the costs, but NBC Connecticut Investigates has learned that the funding isn't enough for some school districts. More than 1,500 children heading back to Connecticut schools came to the state fleeing Hurricane Maria's destruction, but many cash-strapped districts are struggling to cover the unexpected cost of educating them.

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  5. Music-Lovers Brave Heat for Concert Series in New BritainRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2018 | NBC Connecticut

    A blast of the 1970s filled Walnut Hill Park in New Britain as the band Vinyl Revolution jammed on stage on Monday. The crowd soaked up the tunes, as most found a spot out of the sun with the temperature in the high 80s.

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  6. At a Price: Is Regionalism Realistic?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2018 | NBC Connecticut

    Current and former leaders in the Connecticut General Assembly from both parties agree that regionalism is a necessity in the state in order to save money, but they also agree that existing pressures, many of the same reasons for a lack of more shared services around the state, are also responsible for stunting any progress on the topic at the state level. "The reality is every one of those communities has their own constituencies, their own labor unions and their own people that they're trying to assuage and appease in an effort to try to continue on in their role as a local elected official," said Brendan Sharkey , the former Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives.

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  7. Connecticut Tolls Bill Dead, For NowRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2018 | NBC Connecticut

    A proposal that would have begun the process to bring tolls back to Connecticut died in the State Legislature without coming to a vote. The proposal that would have started the process to bring tolls back to Connecticut highways died late Tuesday and early Wednesday.

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  8. CT Residents Would Get Discounts on Tolls: Internal DocumentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | NBC Connecticut

    Connecticut residents, especially commuters, would see significant discounts if an EZ-Pass system was to be implemented as the toll collection service if and when Connecticut authorizes tolls on its highways. That's according a document compiled by Connecticut Department of Transportation staff that was distributed to state lawmakers and obtained by NBC Connecticut.

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  9. Berlin Schools Plan to Cut Firefighter CourseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2018 | NBC Connecticut

    As Berlin struggles with budget cuts, the school district may be forced to eliminate three elective courses from its curriculum. As cities and towns across the state try to find ways to save money, certain elective courses at local high schools often run the risk of getting cut.

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  10. Scene of New Britain Train Derailment Has History of IssuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2018 | NBC Connecticut

    A train derailed in New Britain late Wednesday in the area of Columbus Boulevard and Chestnut Street. This is the same area as a derailment that took place in December 2016, which took days to clear up.

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  11. Donations Needed After Fire Destroys Multi-Family Home in MeridenRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2018 | NBC Connecticut

    Firefighters said they faced heavy flames while battling the fire that broke out on Wilcox Avenue around 5 p.m. As the fire kept building, crews later had to pull back. Then reinforcements arrived in the city from Middletown, Southington and Berlin.

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  12. Fire Rips Through Multi-Family Home in MeridenRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2018 | NBC Connecticut

    Ramirez and her two grandkids were stunned as a fire ripped through this multi-family home in Meriden. The incredible flames spread as the family was set to celebrate the kids' birthdays.

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  13. 'He Coached a Family': Longtime Berlin Wrestling Coach DiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2018 | NBC Connecticut

    Students and staff at Berlin High School were heartbroken to learn of the death of Jim Day, the school's longtime wrestling coach, educator and athletic director. According to the school principal, Day was hospitalized earlier in the week due to complication from flu and pneumonia but an exact cause of death remains unclear.

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  14. CT to Remove Guardrails Linked to Traffic DeathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2018 | NBC Connecticut

    The Connecticut Department of Transportation is calling it quits on a controversial guard rail that transportation officials say may have contributed to at least seven deaths around the country. The Connecticut Department of Transportation is calling it quits on a controversial guardrail that transportation officials said may have contributed to at least seven deaths around the country.

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  15. Kensington Community Hosts Backyard Charity Football GameRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2017 | NBC Connecticut

    For six years, the Mihalko family has turned their yard into a football field and invited neighbors and families across Berlin to participate in a charity football game on Thanksgiving. As sure as you can be that the Lions and Cowboys will take the football field each Thanksgiving, you can be confident so will the kids of Kensington and Berlin.

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