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Feds to ease banking restrictions on legal pot growers and sellers

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal government will soon roll out new rules to enable the legal marijuana business to have access to banking services. “You don’t want just huge amounts of cash in these places. They want to be able to use the banking system,” Mr. Holder during a speech at the […] [Read More]
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Malloy launches Climate Center

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Friday launched the Institute for Community Resiliency and Climate Adaptation at the UConn’s Avery Point Campus in Groton. The new research center is designed to strengthen efforts to help residents, communities, and businesses better prepare for the impacts of more severe weather and rising sea levels.  “Over the past couple of […] [Read More]
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Five homeless after Bridgeport fire

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Just after midnight Friday. Bridgeport firefighters received a call from police on routine patrol of a fire at 150 Beers St. Doing it Local.com says police reported heavy smoke on the second floor but no fire. When firefighters arrived they found heavy fire in the basement which found its way to the upper levels. Homeowner […] [Read More]
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This new Hubble image is the best-ever view of a cosmic creepy-crawly known as the Tarantula Nebula, a region full of star clusters, glowing gas, and dark dust. Astronomers are exploring and mapping this nebula as part of the Hubble Tarantula Treasury Project, in a bid to try to understand its starry anatomy.

Hubble Space Telescope hopes to untangle the Tarantula Nebula

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From the European Space Agency: The Tarantula Nebula is located in one of our closest galactic neighbors, the Large Magellanic Cloud (best seen from the Southern Hemisphere). Hubble has released images of this celestial spider several times before: in 2004 (heic0416), 2010 (heic1008), 2011 (heic1105) and 2012 (heic1206). While these images show striking panoramic views […] [Read More]
Tennis star Novak Djokovic of Serbia hands out chocolate to reporters during a press conference ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama Shuji)

Finally, a way to tell if premium chocolate is really ‘premium’

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We received this note from the American Chemical Society: For some people, nothing can top a morsel of luxuriously rich, premium chocolate. But until now, other than depending on their taste buds, chocolate connoisseurs had no way of knowing whether they were getting what they paid for. In ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, […] [Read More]

Milford’s Kaiserdzialo completes Navy basic training

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Navy Seaman Recruit Kirsten M. Kaiserdzialo, daughter of Richard F. Dzialo and Sandra L. Kaiser-Dzialo of Milford, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Kaiserdzialo completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety […] [Read More]
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•	Former Audubon Connecticut Board Chair Katie O'Brien, Northeast Regional Director of Fish and Wildlife Services Dr. Wendi Weber, the new Executive Director of Audubon Connecticut Stewart Hudson, and Board Chair of Audubon Connecticut Marty Cannon, at the Audubon Connecticut Leadership Awards Kick Off Breakfast at the Kimberlin Nature Education Center.

Conn. Audubon names honorees at breakfast in Greenwich

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From a press release: GREENWICH — On December 12, 2013, local philanthropists, conservationists and environmental luminaries joined Audubon Connecticut as the organization announced its 2014 Environmental Leadership Honorees at Audubon’s Kimberlin Nature Education Center during a breakfast meeting. The Leadership Awards Committee kick-off featured a keynote by Wendi Weber, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Northeast […] [Read More]
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Arrest made in violent home invasion

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Bridgeport police have charged a 23-year-old woman in connection with a violent break-in and robbery that left a local man in critical condition last week. Leah McNellis, of Bridgeport, was charged by warrant with conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery. Police gave few details Thursday about her connection to the incident, but they said it remains under […] [Read More]
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