Posts Tagged ‘ Connecticut ’

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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Legislature to remember Armenian genocide April 20

April 3, 2013
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Marc A. Mamigonian, Director of Academic Affairs at the National Association for Armenian  Studies and Research, will be the keynote speaker at the annual 98th Armenian Genocide Commemoration, which will be held in the House of Representative Chambers at the state capitol in Hartford on Saturday, April 20 starting at 11:30 a.m. Preceding the commemoration…

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Enjoying the spring weather? Accuweather says not so fast

March 29, 2013
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Enjoying the spring weather? Accuweather says not so fast

Accuweather says the cold weather is not quite over yet. State College, Pa. — 29 March 2013 — AccuWeather reports the mild temperatures awaiting the I-95 corridor this April Fool’s Day will only be a tease due to a significant cold shot on the horizon. Spring is making a comeback across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic…

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