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Connecticut population decreases for 1st time since 2008

January 29, 2015
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s population decreased slightly from July 2013 to July 2014 as about 26,000 more people moved out of state than moved in, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. The overall population drop of 2,664 people during that period, which includes births, deaths and international migration, was the first time Connecticut’s population…

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‘State children’s flower’ to honor victim of home invasion

January 29, 2015
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Document Viewer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A flower favored by the youngest victim of the 2007 deadly home invasion in Cheshire would become Connecticut’s official children’s state flower in proposed state legislation. The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/1C5Qd0m0 Republican state Rep. Al Adinolfi of Cheshire is sponsoring legislation that would designate four-o’clocks the official “children’s state…

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Report: Employers in state added 4,800 jobs in December

January 29, 2015
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WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut employers added 4,800 jobs in December, helping push down the unemployment rate a notch, to 6.4 percent, the state Department of Labor announced Monday. Connecticut’s employment increased by 26,700 jobs since December 2013, to nearly 1.7 million. And the unemployment rate ticked down from 6.5 percent in November. The jobless…

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Travel ban lifts at 2 p.m. today; implemented last night at 9 p.m. as storm loomed

January 27, 2015
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced this afternoon that he has lifted the statewide travel ban as of 2 p.m. today, according to a press release from his office. “I want to thank the residents of Connecticut for heeding the warnings and staying off the road.  We were able to reduce accidents on the highways and…

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Gov. declare state of emergency; roads shut down 9 p.m. tonight

January 26, 2015
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy has declared a State of Emergency in preparation for the coming blizzard, which is anticipated to heavily impact the state tonight through Tuesday.  In addition, the Governor announced that a travel ban for all roads is in effect beginning at 9 p.m. tonight.   “People need to take this storm seriously,”…

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CL&P prepares for impending storm

January 25, 2015
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 As a potentially crippling and historic snow storm with blizzard-like conditions is expected to arrive in New England on Monday, Connecticut Light & Power announced in a press release it is preparing to address any storm-related power outages.  The significant snowfall and high winds predicted can bring down trees and limbs, threatening the company’s electric system,…

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Gov. issues advice, warning about storm

January 25, 2015
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(HARTFORD, CT) – With the latest forecast calling for blizzard conditions across parts of the state, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a press release is asking residents to be prepared and take the necessary precautions for a significant snowstorm that will impact the state Monday evening through Tuesday. “Although storms can be unpredictable, this storm…

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Weekend storm to bring wet, heavy snow to Connecticut

January 24, 2015
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A winter storm hitting Connecticut today is bringing the first significant snowfall of the season. Meteorologist Bill Simpson of the National Weather Service in Taunton, Massachusetts, says the storm could drop half a foot of heavy, wet snow in parts of northern and eastern Connecticut. He says the Hartford area is likely…

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Purveyors of Steampunk crowd in among the carousel horses

January 23, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The Steampunk universe landed among the antique carousel horses in Bristol on a recent weekend when the Brass Ring Academy and Cabaret arrived for an afternoon and evening of Victorian-styled science fiction activities. And the gathering of this pop subculture offered an opportunity for its aficionados to strut about in…

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Miscellaneous listings for Jan. 23

January 23, 2015
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FRIDAY, JAN. 23 BRISTOL ‘THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL.’ Part of the Hollywood At The Bijou series. 1951 science fiction film with Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlow, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray, and Lock Martin. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation. Refreshments and popcorn available. Proceeds benefit The Witch’s Dungeon and…

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