Watch out for the moose!

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What a way to go. Imagine one of those idiot drivers on Interstate-84. You know, one of those immortal young men who weave in an out of traffic at a high speed. Possibly a low-riding piece of junk, with an exhaust pipe as big an as anti-tank gun. How often do you fantasize about a […] [Read More]
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Judiciary Committee turns thumbs down to fracking waste

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HARTFORD – Connecticut’s geology doesn’t support the exploration of oil or natural gas, but lawmakers on Monday approved legislation to ban the waste from states where hydraulic fracturing – fracking – takes place. The Judiciary Committee approved the bill with a bipartisan majority and the bill heads to the Senate as the General Assembly heads […] [Read More]
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Jonathan, I get the feeling we’ll be in Hartford next year

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The AAC, not to be confused with the ACC, from which UConn seems to be prohibited from entering, had its men’s basketball tournament in Memphis this year. Next year, it’ll be in Hartford, where the Huskies (yes the pup’s name in Jonathan; how the Blogster knows that is disturbing) will reign as NCAA champs. So […] [Read More]
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Bill setting regulations for allowing long-term inmates probationary review for crimes committed as juvenile, clears House

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The House this afternoon, after a quick 10-minute debate, approved a bill that would set up a framework for review of sentences for long-term prison inmates who committed serious crimes as juveniles. It’s the result of two US Supreme Court decisions and action by the Connecticut Sentencing Commission. The bill passed 129-15 and heads to […] [Read More]
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Malloy, via spokesman, piles on Rowland felony indictment

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Andrew Doba, director of communications for vacationing Gov Dannel P. Malloy, on this evening’s federal indictment of John G. Rowland, the disgraced former governor, who spent 10 months in prison after a 2004 guilty plea for federal corruption and now faces seven felony charges for alleged violations of campaign-finance law: “This is another sad chapter […] [Read More]
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Rowland indicted

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This from the US Attorney INDICTMENT CHARGES FORMER GOVERNOR WITH ILLEGAL ACTIVITY IN TWO CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGNS         The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut and the United States Postal Inspection Service announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven returned a seven-count indictment today charging JOHN G. ROWLAND, 56, of Middlebury, with […] [Read More]
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Garden gnomes kills off GMO grass-seed bill

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Senate President Pro Tempore Don Williams didn’t get a whole lot of love in the House today, when a wild assemblage of Republicans and Democrats voted to kill his pet bill that would have banned genetically engineered grass seed that’s being developed by Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. of Marysville, Ohio. So where shall we start? Democrats […] [Read More]
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State will delay emissions tests (for GM compacts involved in recalls) until October

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  The governor Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Melody A. Currey have announced an extension of the emissions testing dates for vehicles that are in the massive recall by General Motors. “We understand that affected residents are already under enough stress dealing with the G.M. recall and don’t want to add to their burden.  Their […] [Read More]
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