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Blumenthal: MH17 downing is “Putin’s Lockerbie”

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HARTFORD –  U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal today released the following statement on Russian involvement with the downing of MH17: “President Putin must be compelled to pay and apologize — pay the victims’ families through a compensation fund, and apologize to them and the world for Russia’s role in this horrific act of terrorism. “Clear and […] [Read More]
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United States Senators Richard Blumenthal and Christopher Murphy honor state Rep. Terry Backer at recent event.

State Rep. Terry Backer honored by state, local Dems

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From a press release: STRATFORD –  They came from Hartford. They came from Washington. They joined with Stratford’s Democratic Town Committee to honor 11-term State Representative Terry Backer (D – 121st District) with the first Kennedy award on Sunday, June 29th. Sixty Stratford democrats welcomed State Democratic Chairwoman Nancy Dinardo, Connecticut Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, […] [Read More]
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro

DeLauro: Shut down Foster Farms

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We received this note from the office of Congresswomen Rosa DeLauro: WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswomen Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) today issued the following statement calling on the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to shut down all Foster Farms poultry processing facilities until a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened over 600 people […] [Read More]

DeLauro: Supreme Court ruling is bad news for women

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We received this note from Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd: WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) released the following statement today on the Supreme Court’s decisions in the cases of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation v. Burwell. DeLauro is the senior Democrat on the subcommittee responsible for funding the Department of […] [Read More]

DeLauro: Seniors shouldn’t lose their MDs

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We received this note from  Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro: WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today introduced the Medicare Advantage Participant Bill of Rights Act. The legislation was inspired by stories DeLauro and Brown heard from their constituents, as well as people across the nation, whose doctors were dropped from their Medicare […] [Read More]

Milford: Trash will be collected on the 4th

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MILFORD — The Milford Dept. of Public Works has announced that if Friday, July 4, is your regularly scheduled garbageand recycling day, collection will remain on schedule and not be postponed because of the holiday. However, the city transfer station will be closed for the holiday. [Read More]
Scouts and thair moms arrange Girl Scout Cookies on a table just outside of the Fairfield Ludlowe High School polling place on Election Day, November 2, 2010 in Fairfield, CT.   Yale researches found that if a group is excluded from the voting process, selfishness will prevail.

Yale: Democracy good for the planet, but only if everyone votes

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From a press release: NEW HAVEN –Given the chance to vote, people will leave behind a legacy of resources that ensures the survival of the next generation, a series of experiments by Yale and Harvard psychologists show. However, when people are left to their own devices, the next generation isn’t so lucky. “People want to […] [Read More]

DeLauro applauds executive order protecting LGBT employees

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We received this note from the office U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd: NEW HAVEN, CT—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) has issued the following statement applauding President Obama’s Executive Order protecting LGBT employees. The Executive Order will prohibit federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. “This Executive Order is an important […] [Read More]

DeLauro Requests USDA briefing on potential Mad Cow Disease recall

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We received this note from the office of U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro: WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a briefing on how meat potentially tainted with mad cow disease was allowed to leave processing facilities for nearly eight months. The potentially tainted beef went to a Whole […] [Read More]

No talkers for pot

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SHELTON-No one some out at a public hearing regarding the Planning and Zoning Commission’s plan to prohibit marijuana dispensaries and growing facilities. The Commission is expected to unanimously approve the prohibition later tonight. [Read More]