Sunday Alcohol Sales Dead, For Now.

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Chalk up a victory for Carroll Hughes, the lobbyist for the Connecticut Package Stores Association. The Program Review & Investigations Committee is not taking up legislation recommending the Sunday sale of alcohol in retail establishments like supermarkets and package stores. “It is highly controversial with strong sides on each issue,” Sen. John Kissel, R-Enfield, said. “I […] [Read More]
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Where the Heck is Eastman, CT?

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The Blogster is the first to admit that some of the little villages and neighborhoods of Connecticut escape him.  Heck, I’ve been through Baltic and couldn’t show you on the map. Northford? I know it’s part of North Branford. Springdale? It’s in Stamford. Quaker Hill is part of Waterford. So where’s “Eastham?”  Well, there is […] [Read More]
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Mother of Dead East Hartford Teen Will Ask Lawmakers for Better Training for Motorcyclists

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Here’s the tear-making testimony of a woman who will appear this afternoon before the Transportation Committee, asking for mandatory training for all motorcyclists, not just young teens. her son was 19 when he died. Good Morning My name is Stephanie Pelletier and I reside in East Hartford, CT.  I would like to thank the committee […] [Read More]
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The More the Merrier: Easton First Selectman Thomas Herrmann to Announce for 4th CD

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You can’t be too rich. too thin, or have too many Republicans running for the Fourth Congressional District nomination. Easton First Selectman Thomas A. Herrmann will join the throng tomorrow, when he announces his candidacy in the Stamford Marriott Hotel at 10 a.m. He’ll join Rob Russo of Bridgeport and state Sen. Dan Debicella of Shelton in […] [Read More]
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BBB Warns of “Grandchildren” Scam Revival

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The Blogster suggests that if you’re a grandparent and get a call from your “grandson” or “granddaughter” stuck somewhere in Canada or someplace and need money wired to them immediately, you first ask “Is that you Lucretia/Homer?” depending on the gender. When they say yes, in the unlikely event they’re actually named Homer or Lucretia, write […] [Read More]
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Malloy Finally Schedules Transition From “Exploratory” to Actual Gubernatorial Candidacy

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       Former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy will file official documents tomorrow noon with the State Elections Enforcement Commission, shifting his campaign from exploratory to candidacy, as we begin the run up to the May 21 Democratic convention. [Read More]
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$tate Would $ubtract Tax Payment$ From Lottery Winning$

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  The legislative Public Safety Committee this morning is set to vote on a bill that would compare the names of lottery winners against records of delinquent taxpayers. Under the bill, which would go on to the Finance Committee before floor debate in the Senate, then House, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation would “compare the name of […] [Read More]
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Sunday Alcohol Sales Will Probably Die, Again, But What’s a “Can Opener?”

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Mostly because Sen. Tom Colapietro, D-Bristol is co-chairman of the General Law Committee and he opposes an expansion of alcoh(o)l sales and has proven it in recent years by killing this legislation. The Blogster doesn’t have an overall opinion about whether beer and/or booze should be sold on Sunday for off-premises consumption. But I kind of […] [Read More]
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