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Leader of Immigrant Union speaks his mind

October 3, 2014
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Leader of Immigrant Union speaks his mind

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Brent DeBoer of the band Immigrant Union admits he’s never been a politically minded musician, The lead singer, who also is a member of the band the Dandy Warhols, said in a phone interview from Philadelphia, “I’ve never said anything political.” And in regards to his songwriting, he added, “I’ve…

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UConn’s Calhoun joins ESPN roster of analysts

October 2, 2014
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UConn’s Calhoun joins ESPN roster of analysts

BRISTOL– Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Coach Jim Calhoun, who led the University of Connecticut to three NCAA National Championships (1999, 2004, 2011), has joined ESPN as a men’s college basketball analyst. Calhoun will provide expert insight and analysis across ESPN, including studio programming, joining select game telecasts and conducting sit-down interviews with top figures…

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Gov. briefed on Ebola situation in U.S.

October 2, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has been briefed on the Ebola situation by the state Health Commissioner Dr. Jewel Mullen, according to a press release from the governor. The governor said in the press release that although the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the United States is very low, state health officials have been working…

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State police to adopt program to keep victims of domestic violence safe

October 2, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Wednesday announced the Connecticut State Police will be adopting a lethality assessment program to keep victims of domestic violence safe by encouraging more victims to use shelters, counseling and advocacy and support services. “The lethality assessment is an easy and effective method that identifies victims of domestic violence who are at…

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Malloy, Foley spar over jobs, agree on casinos

October 2, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley may disagree about the direction of Connecticut’s economy, but they showed some signs of similarity Tuesday, agreeing the state does not need more casinos, legalized marijuana or higher taxes. Each also agreed the state likely…

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A poll: Merry Christmas… in October?

September 30, 2014
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Governor commemorates law to reduce concussions in youth sports

September 30, 2014
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Governor commemorates law to reduce concussions in youth sports

WESTPORT– Joined by students, lawmakers and advocates, Governor Dannel P. Malloy Monday visited Staples High School where he commemorated the enactment of legislation that requires the State Board of Education to develop a plan aimed at reducing the number of concussions and addressing the proper procedures following concussions experienced by students during school athletics. As…

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Money pouring into governor’s race despite system

September 30, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ When Connecticut set up its public campaign financing system nearly a decade ago, it was supposed to ensure politicians were not beholden to special interests and corporations in the wake of a corruption scandal that ensnared its former governor. But the rules that have been held…

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CDC confirms 4 cases of virus in Connecticut

September 30, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed three cases of enterovirus 68 from the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. One case was reported earlier this month at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. Dr. Nicholas Bennett, CCMC’s director of infectious diseases and immunology, says doctors already had suspected the virus…

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Business groups get on board bus-only route idea

September 28, 2014
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By STEPHEN SINGER Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Business leaders along the route of the $567 million bus-only corridor in central Connecticut are stepping in to pump up support for the massive project. The Newington Chamber of Commerce organized a networking meeting Wednesday morning on a bus built for the new CTfastrak transit system,…

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