The Town of Seymour’s request to Congress: assume Agent Orange exposure for Vietnam vets

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From Thursday’s Congressional Record, comes a letter from Seymour Connecticut “urging the Congress to restore the presumption of a service connection for Agent Orange exposure to United States Veterans.” The letter was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. [Read More]
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Sen. Blumenthal, member of the Judiciary Committee, praises federal judge’s ruling on NSA wiretaps

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Today Judge Richard J. Leon a federal judge for the Washington, D.C. district who was appointed by then-President George W. Bush, ordered an injunction against the National Security Agency’s controversial bulk-surveillance program. Here is U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s statement: “When exposed to the sunlight of Constitutional scrutiny, this massive secret surveillance program could not stand. […] [Read More]
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State tax department, reeling from security breach by JP Morgan Chase, suggests that taxpayers take their refunds next year via direct deposits

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  This from the state Dept of Revenue Services: “Following a limited but still serious data breach by JP Morgan Chase and what Department of Revenue Services (DRS) Commissioner Kevin Sullivan calls “the bank’s wholly unacceptable failure to provide a timely response,” the agency announced today a series of steps to reassure state taxpayers. DRS […] [Read More]
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Big police-recruit graduation will be held Wednesday at CCSU

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This from the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection’s Police Officer Standards and Training Council:   “The Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) proudly announces the graduation of Recruit Class #342.  The class of 47 Police Officers, representing 29 Municipal Police Departments, State Universities, and the Department of Motor Vehicles, will complete their […] [Read More]
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Dan’s Day: Counting the jobs at ThinkitDrinkit (“Nutrigenomics”!?!) HQ in the Colt Gateway building

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This morning, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will visit the the offices of ThinkitDrinkit, a national manufacturer and distributor of nutritional supplements for beverages that the firm calls “customized personal nutrition.” The firm’s website indicates that it’s powders have not yet hit the market. Located in the seasonally wreath-bedecked Colt Gateway building – look up at […] [Read More]
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Hartford Whalers redux? Malloy says two separate business entities have approached him about possible NHL franchises

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“There are a number of teams in the NHL expected to change hands,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told reporters today. “There’s also the possibility of additional teams being authorized by the league. Over the last six months I have been contacted by several groups who are interested in knowing that should they acquire a team […] [Read More]
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“Let’s go to Mickey D’s.” Gov. Malloy, in response to criticism of the $13,700 for his security detail trip to California, says State Police come with the job

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  Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday that traditional security protocol requires State Police to accompany him where ever he goes. During his regular news conference following the monthly meeting of the State Bond Commission, he addressed criticism from state Sen. Toni Boucher, R-Wilton. “The state has a long tradition of providing security to the […] [Read More]
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McKinney attacks Malloy’s support of corporate move from Stamford to Norwalk. Gov’s spokesman calls it “phony outrage.”

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  This from Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield, who is an announced candidate for the GOP gubernatorial candidacy:   “The state’s investment in support of HomeServe’s relocation will help foster further growth for the company and create good-paying jobs with good benefits for Connecticut residents. HomeServe is a company that continues to be a […] [Read More]
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Malloy: Lettuce entertains him

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This from the governor after he was agricultured today: “Governor Dannel P. Malloy today toured Connecticut Hydroponic Farm in East Hartford, which received a Production Loss Assistance Needed Today (PLANT) grant of over $79,000 to help recover from damage incurred as a result of February’s severe snowstorm. Governor Malloy established the PLANT grant program in […] [Read More]
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2013 State Register & Manual, the “Blue Book” to you, is dedicated to the dead at SHES

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  This from the Secretary of the State: “Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today announced that the 2013 State Register and Manual, otherwise known as the “Blue Book,” is dedicated to the memory of the 26 children and staff at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown who lost their lives in the tragic shootings […] [Read More]
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