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UConn's 1st fire chief now dressed for the occasion

 April 20, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Storrs - Thirty-six years after the University of Connecticut's first career fire chief retired, Merrill Cummings was presented Thursday with a new uniform honoring his decades of service as chief.

"Thank you from the bottom of my...

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State veterans home a part of effort to end homelessness

 April 20, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Rocky Hill - A push to end homelessness among Connecticut veterans by 2015 is generating renewed interest in the state's Veterans Home in Rocky Hill.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's office is creating a working group that will determine the...

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Premium Content Long workdays loom for state legislators

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 1:04 am

State lawmakers are taking a brief hiatus over Easter weekend but will be putting in long hours starting next week as they have only 2½ weeks left to pass budget adjustments for next year.

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Vengeful note left after two North Stonington boys' murder

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Hartford - A woman who shot and killed her two young grandsons before committing suicide last year left a note to the boys' parents saying they did not deserve to have the children, according to a police report.

The report, obtained...

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Premium Content Legislation to address state Supreme Court ruling on horses advances to state Senate

 April 18, 2014; Updated: 12:27 am

Legislators of the state House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill on Thursday that said horses, ponies, donkeys and mules do not belong to a species that possess “a naturally mischievous or vicious propensity.”

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Blumenthal: Metro-North fined $552,000 past decade

 April 18, 2014; Updated: 12:33 am

New Haven — Metro-North, the nation's second-largest commuter railroad, has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday.

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Premium Content Grants will upgrade state's school kitchens

 April 18, 2014; Updated: 12:58 am

Connecticut will receive $278,079 as part of $25 million in grants announced today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help schools purchase kitchen equipment needed to provide nutritious lunches and breakfasts.

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Premium Content Republican legislators offer alternative budget proposals

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 12:03 am

Republicans are proposing several spending cuts and revenue adjustments that would ultimately reduce spending levels below those proposed by the Democrats and the governor this year. They would eliminate $827 million worth of what they called...

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Premium Content DEEP ready for opening day of trout fishing

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 3:18 pm

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has stocked the state's rivers, streams, lakes and ponds in advance of the opening day of the trout fishing season on Saturday.
Approximately...

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Connecticut jobs increase as winter's freeze ends

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 12:12 pm

Wethersfield — Connecticut labor officials say the state added 4,900 jobs in March, helping to restore the jobs lost in January due to extreme weather.
The Department of Labor...

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Premium Content House vote takes aim at e-book prices

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 11:57 pm

The House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill on Wednesday that aims to lower the price of electronic books for public libraries over time by having the State Library Board set up a statewide platform for e-books.

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Premium Content Some CL&P customers to be enrolled in energy-saving service

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 4:54 pm

Starting Monday, more than 340,000 Connecticut Light & Power customers will be automatically enrolled in a new, free energy-saving service called Home Energy Reports, an Energize Connecticut initiative, CL&P and Energize Connecticut announced in a...

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Premium Content Access Health CT enrolls a total of 208,301 residents

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 12:18 am

A total of 208,301 Connecticut residents enrolled in health care coverage through the Access Health CT online marketplace as of Sunday, the quasi-public agency announced Thursday.

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Nuala Pell funeral set for April 21

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

Newport, R.I. (AP) - A funeral service for Nuala Pell, wife of the late Sen. Claiborne Pell, has been scheduled for 11 a.m., April 21, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Newport.

Pell died Sunday at Newport Hospital at age 89. Her son,...

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Premium Content U.S. Department of Energy to hold Hartford hearing on energy constraints in New England

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 1:38 pm

The U.S. Department of Energy will host a public meeting in Hartford Monday to examine energy infrastructure constraints in New England and regional approaches to addressing them.
The meeting is part...

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Premium Content 'Knockout' game bill OK'd in committee

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 11:53 pm

The General Assembly's Judiciary Committee passed a bill Monday that would impose a minimum mandatory sentence on a person convicted of intentionally striking someone in the head without provocation and rendering the victim unconscious.

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Premium Content Bill that would allow New London, Waterford, East Lyme to share dispatch passes committee

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 1:05 am

The legislature’s Planning and Development Committee passed a bill Tuesday that would give municipalities the power to create a regional dispatch authority for police, fire and emergency services. It now goes to the House of Representatives...

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Premium Content State has plan to protect utilities from cyberthreats

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 11:50 pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced a cybersecurity plan for Connecticut’s utilities to protect lives and commercial activities against a “mounting threat” from nation states and individuals trying to hack into utility companies...

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Over 200,000 cheer UConn champion basketball teams

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 9:47 am

Hundreds of thousands of University of Connecticut fans jammed the streets of downtown Hartford on Sunday screaming for their victorious UConn Huskies.

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Premium Content Gubernatorial candidates debate state of the state

 April 11, 2014; Updated: 2:01 pm

Five Republican gubernatorial hopefuls — excluding Tom Foley — discuss gun control, taxes, education and the economy during the first televised gubernatorial debate of the election season.

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Premium Content Businesses contribute almost $70k to fund UConn parade and rally Sunday

 April 11, 2014; Updated: 11:38 am

The office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy has announced that almost $70,000 has been raised through donations from businesses and corporations to fund the victory parade and rally in Hartford Sunday for the University of...

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Premium Content House decisively defeats ban on pesticide-resistant grass seed

 April 11, 2014; Updated: 12:24 am

The majority of Democrats and nearly all Republicans in the state House of Representatives Thursday voted against a bill that would have banned the sale and use of pesticide-resistant, genetically engineered grass seeds. The bill was defeated 103-37.

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Former Gov. Rowland pleads not guilty to recent charges

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 5:08 pm

John G. Rowland pleaded not guilty Friday to conspiracy and other federal charges in an alleged pursuit of secret consulting roles with two congressional campaigns.

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Premium Content State House approves bill to increase prevention of sexual assault

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 9:12 am

The state House of Representatives unanimously passed a sexual assault and domestic violence prevention bill on Thursday that aims to increase reporting, enhance prevention programs and provide victims with more information about their rights.

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Premium Content State House passes bill to prohibit life without parole for juvenile offenders

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 9:14 am

The state House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill that would allow a person sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for a crime committed as a minor a “second look” — a parole hearing.

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