Posts Tagged ‘ Connecticut ’

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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In the state: 7 hospitals join Conn. alliance to coordinate care

September 25, 2014
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In the state: 7 hospitals join Conn. alliance to coordinate care

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Five health care systems that operate seven hospitals in Connecticut are forming an alliance intended to help coordinate care, improve efficiency and reduce costs. The Value Care Alliance includes Danbury, New Milford and Norwalk hospitals and Griffin Hospital in Derby, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, Middlesex Hospital in Middletown…

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State: Conn. employers shed 3,600 jobs in August

September 19, 2014
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WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ Employers in Connecticut cut 3,600 jobs in August, with schools taking a hit due to a quirk in statistical sampling, state labor officials said Thursday. The state’s unemployment rate of 6.6 percent was unchanged from July and is the lowest since December 2008 when the rate was 6.7 percent. Employment decreased…

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Students asked to ‘Dream Big!’ for competition; March 29 deadline

March 5, 2014
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State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier announced the launch of the sixth annual CHET Dream Big! Competition, aimed at getting kindergarten through fifth grade students across the state to think about their education and careers. Nappier, trustee for the Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET), Connecticut’s 529 college savings plan, said in a press release, “This is…

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Connecticut food purveyors sought for event

February 25, 2014
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The Waterbury Neighborhood Council will host the second annual CONNfection event, a showcase featuring Connecticut made food and wine, on Thursday, March 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Palace Theater in Waterbury. Tickets are $25 per person and can be bought by phone at (203)346-2000, online at www.palacetheaterct.org, or in person at the…

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Tourism in CT making headway, reports Malloy

February 11, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced via a press release that the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and its Office of Tourism released new tracking results that demonstrate the $22 million Statewide Tourism Marketing Fund investment over the course of 18 months has generated measurable gains in overall tourism spending to the…

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CT hopeful is one step closer to being an ‘Idol’

January 23, 2014
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CT hopeful is one step closer to being an ‘Idol’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Amaryllis Rodriguez of Connecticut wants it really bad. And she’s closer now then she’s ever been. Rodriguez was one of 25 hopefuls given the vaunted “Golden Ticket” at the Boston auditions for the 13th season of “American Idol.” Rodriguez joined hundreds upon hundreds of future Kelly Clarksons and Carrie Underwoods…

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Just in time for Back to School shopping, sales tax free week

August 18, 2013
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy last week, according to a press release from his office, reminded Connecticut residents about the state’s upcoming sales tax-free week – an annual holiday that allows shoppers to purchase most individual items of clothing and footwear priced under $300 without having to pay the usual sales and use tax.  This year’s tax-free week…

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‘Sister Act’ a must see at The Bushnell

April 19, 2013
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‘Sister Act’ a must see at The Bushnell

by MIKE CHAIKEN I had seen the movie “Sister Act” with Whoopi Goldberg back when it came out in the 1990s. So I wasn’t completely unprepared in terms of plot when I headed into the opening night performance of the stage musical, which is based on the movie. But the musical itself was a bit…

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Time to get wet, says Accuweather

April 10, 2013
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Time to get wet, says Accuweather

 A little bit of warmth will now lead to rain, reports Accuweather  State College, Pa. — 10 April 2013 — AccuWeather reports the weather pattern that brought summerlike warmth to much of the East recently will yield to clouds, rain and cooler conditions to end the week. In some cases, the warmth will end with…

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