Hartford Locals Return McCrory to Legislature, Gave Victory to New Registrar

HARTFORD — Still waiting for polls to tallying the final count in Hartford but a few wins are clear. Sen. Doug McCrory, D-Hartford on Tuesday ran unopposed for the senatorial seat in Greater Hartford. He got up to 871 votes in District 3 alone. Overall, the final victory count was 29, 064. McCrory, who represents […]

Hartford Locals Return McCrory to Legislature, Gave Victory to New Registrar

Naturalization Becoming Financially Prohibitive

By Dr Juan Andrade, Jr. The Trump administration is not only fighting immigration at our border with Mexico, it’s trying to make it more expensive for immigrants who have met the legal requirements for citizenship to become citizens.  How? The administration is proposing to raise the application fee by 82%, from $640 to $1,170! Studies […]

Naturalization Becoming Financially Prohibitive

One Million Lives Lost in the Covid-19 Pandemic

HARTFORD — The Hartford Editor and Publisher Ann Marie Adams thanks God, family and friends for blessing us with our lives to carry on during the COVID-19 pandemic. We pray for world peace and health, our staff, our freelancers, our support staff and volunteers to endure this coronavirus epidemic that’s taking the lives of our […]

One Million Lives Lost in the Covid-19 Pandemic

State Halts In-person Classes For Now

25 November 2020

Anthony Zepperi, Staff Writer HARTFORD — As more Connecticut school districts announced plans to halt in-person education until January, Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday acknowledged COVID-19 cases are rising in schools, but said the state aims to keep in-person education going “as long as we can.” Lamont said local officials can “make their own mind […]

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House Democrats Call For Adapting Low Interest Rates

24 November 2020

Anthony Zepperi, Staff Writer HARTFORD – With the pandemic battering the economy and carving deep deficits in state finances, House Democrats recently called for Connecticut to increase borrowing to preserve key programs and to take advantage of low interest rates. But the move could put them at odds with Gov. Ned Lamont, who tried unsuccessfully […]

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Eversource to Raise Utility Rate By January 2021

23 November 2020

By Anthony Zepperi, Staff Writer HARTFORD – Connecticut’s utility regulators said recently that Eversource Energy, which drew protests during the summer for a rate increase, will raise prices Jan. 1 to account for higher generating costs. Unlike the increases quickly rescinded by the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, Eversource and United Illuminating make no money […]

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Republican Lawmakers Aim to Suspend Police Accountability Law

05 November 2020

By Anthony Zepperi, Staff Writer HARTFORD — The calls to curb crime in the capital city are only getting louder. Now, there’s a push from some Republican lawmakers to suspend the police accountability law. Recently, Hartford police have seen an increase in gun violence during a time of the year when gun violence typically goes […]

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Gov. Ned Lamont Annouces Coronavirus Relief Fund

04 November 2020

By Anthony Zepperi, Staff Writer HARTFORD – Gov. Ned Lamont announced that he is allocating $15 million from the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund, which utilizes federal CARES Act money, to fund innovative workforce programs that will provide job training to more than 1,000 displaced workers in the state and connect them to high-growth, in-demand jobs. […]

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Mayor Luke Bronin: Hartford in “Red Alert” Level with COVID-19

03 November 2020

Anthony Zepperi, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin held a news conference on Friday afternoon to give an update on the COVID-19 pandemic a day after state officials said Hartford is one of 11 cities and towns in a “red alert” level due to cases of coronavirus. On Thursday, the state launched the […]

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Secretary of State: Too Many Absentee Ballots Returned

02 November 2020

By Anthony Zepperi, Staff Writer As the Nov. 3 election gets closer, 455,861 absentee ballots have been returned, accounting for roughly 20 percent of Connecticut’s registered voters. A total of 659,894 absentee ballots have been processed in the state for the November election, meaning they have been sent out to voters, but have not yet […]

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Hartford Residents Offered Same Day Registration

29 October 2020

By Gordon Henry, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Because of the global pandemic, voters now have more options than ever to cast their ballot, state officials said on Wednesday. Additionally, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill on Wednesday reminded eligible but unregistered voters that they can register and vote on electionb day in their towns. “Connecticut […]

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