Panel takes on Connecticut’s ‘honeycomb’ of taxes

November 26, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A panel of accountants, former state legislators and experts in tax law, economics and finances has taken on the daunting task of reviewing Connecticut’s tax structure to come up with ways to modernize the system with an eye toward making it more fair, equitable and stable.…

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UConn law professor charged in prostitution sting

November 26, 2014
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SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (AP) _ A University of Connecticut law professor was among six men arrested on charges of patronizing a prostitute. Ronald Murphy of Farmington was arrested Friday at a Southington motel. Police say he also was charged with interfering with police after he tried to flee. UConn says he’s on paid leave and his…

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Storm on menu for some Thanksgiving travelers

November 26, 2014
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By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) _ A nor’easter is expected to develop Wednesday along the East Coast just as millions of travelers are heading to their Thanksgiving destinations. “I would pack your patience,” said Robert Sinclair Jr., of AAA New York. The storm, forecast to dump rain along the coast and snow…

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Take caution for holiday travel plans, gov. says

November 25, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today in a press release urged commuters and travelers to take the first significant snowstorm of the season into consideration as they make travel plans for the Thanksgiving holiday. The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Watches and Warnings for most of the state from Wednesday morning through Thanksgiving morning.…

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Thanksgiving Football Will Play on Saturday

November 25, 2014
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School officials have announced that the Apple Valley Classic Football Game has been moved from Thanksgiving Day because of the threat of winter weather. The game has been rescheduled to Saturday, Nov. 29 at noon on Fontana Field. “They are predicting that it will be 40 degrees and sunny,” said Southington Athletic Director Eric Swallow.…

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Buckle up, ‘Click It or Ticket’ begins today, say Southington police

November 25, 2014
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As motorists take to the roads this holiday travel period and beyond, Southington Police are urging everyone to buckle up. Beginning today, Nov. 25, and running through Nov. 30, law enforcement officials will be out in full force, taking part in the 2014 national “Click It or Ticket” Occupant Protection enforcement mobilization and cracking down…

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Sunday morning robbery on West Street; suspect nabbed in Derby

November 25, 2014
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A suspect is being detained, although no charges have been filed, following a robbery at a West Street gas station. Southington police said that on Nov. 23 at about 11:37 a.m., the department received information to be on the lookout for a red Ford F150 pickup truck operated by Travis Gornto for an incident that…

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Malloy budget adviser: State economy is improving

November 23, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A top budget adviser to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday that Connecticut’s economy is showing signs of improvement despite a projected $99.5 million revenue shortfall this year and projected $1 billion deficits in each of the next three fiscal years. Karen Buffkin, deputy secretary…

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Report questions role of wealth in Lanza’s care

November 23, 2014
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By PAT EATON-ROBB and MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A new report asks whether the race and affluence of Adam Lanza’s family influenced decisions about how to care for his mental health problems in the years before he committed the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Among the findings in the report,…

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