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Westerly's ban prompts battle over shave ice

 July 28, 2014; Updated: 10:30 am

A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion and increase the potential for accidents.


Foley sees more civil GOP campaign than in 2010

 July 28, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Hartford (AP) - Tom Foley, the endorsed Republican candidate for Connecticut governor, said Sunday he and his GOP rival, Sen. John McKinney, had agreed to run a civil campaign that he said has been followed mostly, but not...


Middletown woman's art started with mom

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Middletown (AP) - For artist Alexandra Ortiz, her talent for hand-painting glassware was something her mother passed down to her.Ortiz, of Middletown, began making her specialized glassware 15 years ago, perfecting a technique began...


Connecticut domestic violence report to be issued

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Hartford (AP) - The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence is set to release its annual review of domestic violence fatalities and make recommendations.Since 2008, 188 people in the state have died as the result of intimate...


Mark Twain House getting $2.2M in upgrades

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Hartford (AP) - The Mark Twain House & Museum in Connecticut has been awarded $2.2 million to improve its energy efficiency and correct water infiltration and drainage issues.Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called the Mark Twain House in...


State seeks freight rail line upgrade

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Trains between NL, Canada could carry more goodsHartford - From the port of New London on Long Island Sound north through Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and into...


Premium Content State bonds will benefit Norwich schools, other regional projects

 July 26, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Hartford - The State Bond Commission Friday approved a handful of allocations that will affect southeastern Connecticut's towns and cities. In total, the commission approved $725 million in general obligation, revenue bonds and other...


Lieutenant governor GOP race gets testy

 July 26, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Hartford (AP) - In Connecticut's statewide elections, the races for governor or U.S. Senate are typically where the most political punches are thrown.But in this year's contest, the Republican primary for lieutenant governor...


Mother says voyeurism at state park not isolated

 July 25, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Hartford (AP)- The recent discovery of a small camera hidden inside a bathhouse at Hammonasset State Beach in Madison is not an isolated incident of voyeurism, an East Hartford mother who was the victim of a similar incident at the same...


TicketNetwork, state reach legal settlement

 July 25, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Hartford (AP) - Online ticket exchange TicketNetwork Inc. and three other companies have settled a legal dispute that should make it easier for consumers to know they are buying tickets on the secondary market, not directly from events,...


Premium Content Bond Commission funds will boost several local projects

 July 25, 2014; Updated: 12:18 am

The State Bond Commission approved Friday at least seven bond allocations that will directly affect southeastern Connecticut’s towns and cities.


Premium Content Malloy calls for local hearing on proposed changes in federal recognition of Indian tribes

 July 24, 2014; Updated: 12:15 am

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has written to the U.S. secretary of the interior to complain about the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ failure to schedule a public hearing in Connecticut on proposed changes in the federal-recognition process for Indian...


Mother says voyeurism at state park not isolated

 July 24, 2014; Updated: 3:33 pm

The recent discovery of a small camera hidden inside a bathhouse at Hammonasset State Beach in Madison is not an isolated incident of voyeurism, said an East Hartford mother who was the victim of a similar incident at the same park three years ago.


Premium Content Foley: McKinney should leave governor's race, endorse him

 July 24, 2014; Updated: 11:09 am

Gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley said he appreciates the endorsements from former Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and expects state Sen. John McKinney of Fairfield, a fellow Republican also running for governor, to follow...


More than 320 migrant kids placed in state

 July 24, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Hartford (AP) - More than 320 of the thousands of immigrant children who have streamed across the U.S. border from Central American countries have been placed with relatives living in Connecticut, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said.The...


Former trader's sentence: 2 years in prison for fraud

 July 24, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

New Haven (AP) - A federal judge sentenced a former Wall Street trader to two years in prison on Wednesday for securities fraud, saying he took advantage of a government bailout program.The judge also fined Jesse Litvak $1.75...


Premium Content DEEP receives grant for removel of marine debris left by Sandy

 July 23, 2014; Updated: 4:56 pm

The funds will be spent to remove debris from eight of the most impacted areas, including Connecticut River tidal marsh areas in Old Lyme and Old Saybrook and Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison.


Premium Content Cottontail conservation workshop set for Sunday

 July 23, 2014; Updated: 4:39 pm

Once common in the Northeast, the New England cottontail is now scarce enough to be considered for protection under the federal Endangered Species Act.


More than 320 migrant kids placed in Connecticut

 July 23, 2014; Updated: 12:19 pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says more than 320 of the thousands of immigrant children who've streamed across the U.S. border have so far been placed in Connecticut.


DNA analysis may help New England cottontail

 July 23, 2014; Updated: 9:43 am

DNA analysis of the endangered New England cottontail shows that power line rights of way, railroad edges and roadsides may help support their diminishing habitat.


Kennedy cousin Skakel seeks to suppress evidence

 July 23, 2014; Updated: 9:10 am

A lawyer for Michael Skakel is seeking to keep the government from using audio tapes made by the Kennedy cousin for a memoir as evidence in his upcoming murder retrial.


Malloy criticizes GOP foes for embracing Christie

 July 23, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

Ledyard (AP) - As he runs for re-election, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is rekindling a rivalry with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, tweaking the Republican over his position on gun control and his state's economic...


Premium Content Malloy announces Free State Parks Weekend

 July 23, 2014; Updated: 3:51 pm

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert Klee today announced that as part of the ongoing celebration of the state parks centennial, Saturday and Sunday will be Free State Parks...


Premium Content 23 lawmakers sign letter calling on Amistad America to set date for plan to repay businesses

 July 22, 2014; Updated: 12:06 am

Twenty-three members of the state legislature have signed a letter penned by state Rep. Diana Urban, D-North Stonington, that calls on Amistad America to set a date by which it will have a plan in place to repay seven small businesses to which it...


Premium Content Mosquitoes trapped in East Haven test positive for West Nile virus

 July 22, 2014; Updated: 4:12 pm

The state Mosquito Management Program today announced that mosquitoes trapped in East Haven on July 16 have tested positive for West Nile virus.


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