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  1. State Of Connecticut Awards $6 Million To Miguel Roman, Wrongly Imprisoned For YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | The Hartford Courant

    Miguel Roman, released from prison in 2008 after DNA tests showed that he was wrongfully imprisoned for more than 20 years for a murder he did not commit, was awarded $6 million on Monday by the state of Connecticut. In the award decision released Monday, Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr. said Roman was "labeled a murderer and was forced to spend a long portion of his life in maximum-security prisons where he experienced 20 years of fear, sleepless nights and the constant isolation that he faced in prison as an innocent man."

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  2. Edible Arrangements: A Perfect Meld Of Flowers, Fruit, And ChocolateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | The Hartford Courant

    Edible Arrangements on Broad Street in Manchester creates fresh fruit bouquets and chocolate dipped fruits for every occasion. Some people love to receive flowers on Valentine's Day and some love chocolates, but for those who love it all, receiving a chocolate-dipped, fresh fruit bouquet is the ultimate.

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  3. Too Good To Be True: Desk Carved With "JFK" Isn't Kennedy'sRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 3 | The Hartford Courant

    In this Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 photo, a detail shows the initials "JFK," right, on a desk displayed in the exhibit titled "Young Jack" at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. An archivist at Choate, the private school in Connecticut where the president studied as a boy, insists the desk didn't belong to him.

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  4. Walter Camp Football Foundation Announces All-Connecticut TeamRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    The Walter Camp Football Foundation will honor Class LL champion Darien High with the Kelly Award as the state's best football team as well as acknowledging the members of the 2015 All-Connecticut team as part of the 49th annual Walter Camp weekend on Jan. 16 at The Omni New Haven Hotel. In addition, the state player and coach of the year will be announced.

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  5. Star Wars Debut Packs TheaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    A white storm trooper's helmet was shoved onto the Holiday Cinema theater's life-size plastic Elvis statue, a jarring contrast to the ruffled gold lame suit. "I got up on a ladder and put on the helmet," said the theater's general manager Kevin LaFlamme, shortly after the first wave of Star Wars fans took 893 seats in seven screening rooms to watch the 7 p.m. initial screening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

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  6. No Sex Registry For Defendant After Child Rape Charge Reduced To AssaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    When it became apparent that her daughter's attacker would not be included in Connecticut's sex offender registry following his sentencing Friday in Superior Court, the mother could no longer contain her composure. "That's what I want," the frustrated mother yelled from the courtroom gallery in a last-ditch grasp for justice for her 17-year-old daughter, who she said still carries the scars of a sexual assault she endured when she was 14. "I know that.

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  7. Capstone Properties Buys I-91 Tech Center In Rocky HillRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    A local private equity firm has purchased the five-building I-91 Tech Center in Rocky Hill for $12.2 million, adding to its growing portfolio along the I-91 corridor. Windsor-based Capstone Properties purchased the five "flex" buildings - totaling 110,000 square feet - from KS Partners, which bought them in 2012.

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  8. Sweet Moments For Newest Hall Of FamersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    The 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees received their rings Friday afternoon, part of a four-day celebration that culminates with Monday's induction ceremony. Former Detroit Red Wings great Sergei Fedorov was first to receive his ring.

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  9. Challenger Makes Leadership An Issue In Election For President Of CT NAACPRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    Russell Williams has already lost one race for office this week, failing to make the top nine in his quest as a Republican candidate for Hartford City Council. On Saturday, Russell has a similar uphill battle ahead of him as he seeks to unseat Scot X. Esdaile, the longtime president of the Connecticut NAACP.

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  10. Furious Judge Delays Sentencing In Sexual Assault CaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    An angry Judge Kathleen E. McNamara delayed sentencing Friday morning in a sexual assault case, saying a teenage victim's rights were ignored because she was denied the opportunity to voice her objections to a plea bargain agreement and proposed sentence for her attacker. Victims' rights lawyer James Clark had argued repeatedly for a cancelation of the plea bargain for Fernando Galvan - an agreement that would have reduced Galvan's felony conviction to a misdemeanor and allowed him to bypass the state's sex-offender registry.

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  11. Hospital For Special Care Opening State's First Autism Inpatient UnitRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    The Hospital for Special Care announced plans to open an eight-bed inpatient unit next month for young people with autism spectrum disorders as well as aggression, self-injury or severely impaired functioning - something hospital officials and advocates say will be an alternative to children being sent to out-of-state hospitals, facilities that don't meet their needs, or getting stuck in an emergency room while waiting for services. "It's desperately needed," said Sara Reed, director of advocacy and family services for Autism Services and Resources Connecticut, a nonprofit based in Wallingford.

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  12. Discover the tallest peaks of the "sleeping giant"Read the original story

    Jul 31, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    Grab your hiking gear, a bag of essential picnic items, and take a trip up to the two mile mountain top known as the "sleeping giant" for the day. Sleeping Giant, known as Mount Carmel, is located in south-central Connecticut, reaching a high point of 739 feet tall.

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  13. Student Exchange Through Junior Achievement Creates Global VentureRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    Otis Elevator senior electrical engineer Bradley Scoville shows an old type of mechanism used to help stop and locate the elevator car to a group from Junior Achievement students during a tour the Otis test tower in Bristol Wednesday afternoon. There were 20 exchange students from China along with 16 students mainly from Wallingford that took the tour.

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  14. Amazon To Open 'Sortation Center' In WallingfordRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    This June 4, 2014 file photo shows Amazon boxes in Phoenix. Amazon will be opening a "sortation center" in Wallingford, its second location in the state.

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  15. Discover the tallest peaks of the "sleeping giant"Read the original story

    Jul 31, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    Grab your hiking gear, a bag of essential picnic items, and take a trip up to the two mile mountain top known as the "sleeping giant" for the day. Sleeping Giant, known as Mount Carmel, is located in south-central Connecticut, reaching a high point of 739 feet tall.

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  16. Employees, Consumers, Civic Leaders Worry About Cigna-Anthem MergerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    The future of thousands of workers at Cigna Corp.'s Bloomfield office remains a big question mark along with the fate of the deal itself. Anthem and Cigna said they would continue a "significant presence" at the modernist campus that opened in 1957 after the two companies combine, but with Cigna having 4,200 people in Connecticut, all but a few hundred at its headquarters location, no one knows what that means.

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  17. DCF Continues to Struggle Meeting Children's Needs, Court Monitor SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    The state's child-protection agency still struggles mightily to meet the needs of the troubled children in its care and has difficulty retaining foster families who aren't related or connected to the kids who need foster homes, according to the latest report from the federal court monitor. The Wallingford-based monitor, Raymond Mancuso, a former executive with the Department of Children and Families, examined 53 randomly selected cases and found that children's needs were being met 47 percent of the time, well shy of the 80 percent standard.

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  18. Baseball Player Of The Year: Jimmy Titus, Taking Major Steps Toward FutureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    East Catholic's Jimmy Titus, The Courant's baseball player of the year, talks about the Eagles' 22-2 season. East Catholic's Jimmy Titus, The Courant's baseball player of the year, talks about the Eagles' 22-2 season.

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  19. Wallingford Man Accused Of Stealing Police Car, Injuring Officers In N.J.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2015 | CTNow.com

    The charges keep piling up for a Wallingford, Conn., man accused of stealing one police car and ramming four others during a wild chase in northern New Jersey. Authorities say 22-year-old Sereymanta Kong injured four officers, the latest being a sheriff's officer who guarded him at a hospital.

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  20. Connecticut Researchers Moving To Cambridge As Bristol-Myers Squibb Reduces Staff In WallingfordRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    Bristol-Myers Squibb is opening an office in the Kendall Square section of Cambridge, the red-hot center of biotech research, and like fellow pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, is reducing its presence in Connecticut as a result. The New Jersey-based company announced Thursday that it is expanding research in San Francisco and hiring in Cambridge, and transferring hundreds of employees from Wallingford.

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