President Obama Lifts Bans on Cuba

By Ann-Marie Adams, Staff Writer WASHINGTON — In a move that has been hailed as historic, President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed an executive order to “re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba.” The move to thaw the relationship with this communist country comes after months of secret talks between the Obama administration and Cuban officials in […]

President Obama Lifts Bans on Cuba

Vermont Spot Offers Affordable Skiing Packages

BOLTON VALLEY — While seemingly easy to accomplish, a simple crimson hat won’t suffice. So just go all out and wear the full Santa Claus outfit–and win a free ski resort lift for a day. Skiers and riders who arrive at Bolton Valley dressed head-to-toe as Santa Claus will receive the lift ticket for the […]

Vermont Spot Offers Affordable Skiing Packages

Another Top Aide for Gov. Malloy Resigns

By Ann-Marie Adams, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Another top aide to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be stepping down by January 2015. Andrew Doba, the governor’s communications director, will resign at the end of Malloy’s first term. Mark Bergman is expected to fill Doba’s position, according to a press release by sent by Malloy’s office […]

Another Top Aide for Gov.  Malloy Resigns

Congress Passes Massive Spending Bill

Updated Monday, December 15, 2014 at 9:39 a.m. By Ann-Marie Adams, Staff Writer WASHINGTON —  After much wrangling between the White House and Congress late Saturday, the Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending package expected to be signed by President Barack Obama by this week. The Senate greenlighted the measure in a 56-40 vote. Several liberal […]

Congress Passes Massive Spending Bill

Pew Study: More Americans Support Gun Rights

By Ann-Marie Adams, Staff Writer WASHINGTON — After the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Conn.,  many across the nation called on Congress to pass gun control measures that would require background checks and restrict individuals from attaining assault weapons. Two years later, a new survey says there is growing support for gun owners, reversing the sentiment […]

Pew Study: More Americans Support Gun Rights

Tickets on Sale for Governor’s Inauguration

18 December 2014

HARTFORD — Tickets are now available for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov.  Nancy Wyman’s gubernatorial inauguration ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. The ceremony will be held at the William A. O’Neill State Armory on 360 Broad Street in Hartford and is free and open to the public. Tickets are not necessary and […]

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Mortgage Officer Sentenced for Fraud

17 December 2014

NEW HAVEN —  A former loan officer at GMAC Mortgage and Countrywide Home Loans is expected to serve five years in prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme arising from the purchases of more than 40 properties in New Haven, New Jersey, according to state officials. U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced that Andrew Constantinou, 58, of Unionville, […]

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UConn Begins New Stem Cell Research

16 December 2014

STORRS — The University of Connecticut recently announced a new stem cell research collaboration in the field of rare disease with Cheshire, CT-based Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The collaboration will expand on the work of Dr. David J. Goldhamer, Professor, Molecular & Cell Biology and Associate Director of the UConn Stem Cell Institute. Dr. Goldhamer has identified the offending […]

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Deadline to Enroll in ObamaCare Today

15 December 2014

Updated Monday, December 15, 2014 @ 5:34 p.m. HARTFORD — In order to begin health coverage under the Affordable Health Care Act by January, residents must enroll by this Monday, state officials said. Consumers who elect not to enroll before the Dec. 15  deadline will still have until Feb. 15 to enroll and avoid a tax […]

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Flags Fly Half-Staff for Sandy Hook Victims

12 December 2014

By Ann-Marie Adams, Staff Writer HARTFORD — This Sunday will mark the two-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting in Newtown. That’s why Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has directed the United States and Connecticut flags to fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on  Dec. 14, to honor of the 20 children and six adults killed after […]

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CT Health Centers Receive Federal Grants

11 December 2014

WASHINGTON — In an effort to provide access to high quality, primary and preventive health care to under-served communities, the federal Health and Human Services Department awarded money to 12 Connecticut health centers. Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell on Wednesday announced the $524,226 grant from the Affordable Care Act funding to  “invest in ongoing quality improvement […]

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