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State Police ID body of 72-yr-old woman that washed up on beach in Westbrook

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This from State Police: On October 1, 2014, at 7:15 a.m., State Police received a call from a citizen regarding a body that washed up on the beach in Westbrook. When State Police arrived, they located the body of a white female at the end of Broadway South in Westbrook. The State Police Major Crime […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Attorney General, Gov Malloy, oppose new rules that could lead to federal recognition for Indian tribes

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  Attorney General George Jepsen has filed official opposition with the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs over proposed new rules that could make it easier for tribes like the Golden Hill Paugusetts to finally gain federal tribal recognition. “The proposed rules would have a grave and unfair impact on Connecticut and should not be adopted […] [Read More]
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Mystic crystal revelation: pizza employees get some overdue dough

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The state Department of Labor has announced that 110 Mystic Pizza employees will get more than $105,000 in back wages after a probe found they were paid less than the minimum wage and no overtime. State Labor Commissioner Sharon M. Palmer said investigators found that the owner of the landmark joint – for a which […] [Read More]
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Malloy orders more State Police at Bradley Airport; along Metro-North

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy has ordered more State Police to patrol along the state’s rail lines and Bradley International Airport.   “The health and safety of our citizens is my number one priority.  With the current events overseas and out of an abundance of caution, I am ordering an increased state police presence along our […] [Read More]
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Former Shelton attorney faces criminal charges in theft of $150K

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This from Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane: “A former Shelton attorney was arrested today on charges that he stole more than $150,000 from clients and others who had dealings with his former law practice. JOSEPH DeFILIPPO, age 52, of 20 Vista Drive, Shelton, was charged with one count each of Larceny in the First Degree […] [Read More]
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Federal Bureau of Prisons’ efficiency: Rowland will keep his old ID number

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Unless John Rowland wins an appeal on his seven charges of conspiracy and false reporting, he is heading back to prison, where his ID number will be the same as before, when he served 10 months on corruption: 15623-014. Yep, like Derek Jeter and the other Yankee greats, they retire your number once you leave […] [Read More]
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Two days after Foley walking tour, Ansonia (Stratford too) gets $200,000 for brownfield assessment, from Malloy

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy is in California today shaking the trees for campaign cash. But one of the executive agencies, the state  Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) today awarded about $1.7 million in “assessment grants” to 11 cities and towns to begin cleanups at old industrial sites called brownfields. One of the communities […] [Read More]
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Got plans for Saturday? How about joining a beach/park cleanup near you?

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The non-profit Save the Sound is sponsoring 17 state events on Saturday as part of the International Coastal Cleanup. “Every piece of trash volunteers find will be tracked and included in an annual index of global marine debris to be released in 2015,” the group says, noting that last year, nearly 650,000 people picked up […] [Read More]
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“Jane Doe,” troubled transgender teen whose custody has been controversial, “escaped” facility today

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This is from Dept of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz: “This morning, Jane Doe escaped while attending her first day at a therapeutic program. Attendance at this program was approved by all the parties, including her attorneys and her guardian ad litem. This was part of the ongoing treatment that all involved agree that […] [Read More]
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Deputy director of DMV resigns

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A source has told Blog-o-rama that Deputy Motor Vehicles Commissioner Victor M. Diaz of Waterbury has resigned. Agency Commissioner Melody Currey told The Hartford Courant that she accepted his resignation Tuesday night “for personal reasons.”   [Read More]
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