Open Sesame! Open Data Advisory Panel gathers on Wednesday

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The Open Data Advisory Panel, created by Gov. Malloy to advise on the goals of the state’s new open-data portal, will have its inaugural gathering on Wednesday at 1 o’clock in Room 1-B of the Legislative Office Building. “Making more data publicly available not only makes government more transparent, it also creates an opportunity for innovation […] [Read More]
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Gov Malloy, Mr. Hurricane to you, is monitoring Arthur

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy, whose three-and-a-half years in office have been marred by one nasty weather event after another, says the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) is monitoring Tropical Storm Arthur.   “Although the latest forecast does not have Arthur severely impacting the state, we need to continue to monitor the storm’s […] [Read More]
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Thursday will be a day at the beach for Gov. Malloy, until he meets with US Transportation Secy in Hartford

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The governor tomorrow will kick off the Independence Day weekend, not by fuming in a line of traffic  with the rest of us. But he’ll check out three New London County tourist attractions, including the Submarine Force Museum in Groton, Ocean Beach Park in New London, and lunch at the Sandbar Café, overlooking the Thames River. […] [Read More]
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Hey Independence Day law breaker! Don’t hurt yourself shooting off fireworks.

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Andrew Kingsbury, chief of the Westport Fire Department, has some words of wisdom for the fireworks season. First off, everything but sparklers and fountains of sparks are illegal and need approval from the state fire marshal. “Each year nationwide, on average, there are 10,000 injuries, 3 deaths and 25,000 fires due to the use of […] [Read More]
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Nearly two years after Superstorm Sandy, Gov Malloy announces federal disaster grants totaling $31.1 million

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   Governor Dannel P. Malloy and state Department of Housing Commissioner Evonne M. Klein, today announced more than $31 million for public facilities, multi-family housing and infrastructure improvements for towns and cities affected by Superstorm Sandy in October, 2012. “Given that extreme weather events like Sandy that were considered once in a century events have […] [Read More]
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Malloy, attorney general and Consumer Protection commissioner issue report on Sandy Hook charities

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    The volume of donations nearly staggered the local charities set up after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, according to a report just issued by Gov. Malloy, Consumer Protection Commissioner William Rubenstein and Attorney General George Jepsen. The report evaluates information given by fund-raising groups, provides evaluations of their responses and offers ways […] [Read More]
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Hints on using state parks: like voting, go early and often. Hammonasset in Madison could be best bet

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Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) warned this morning that the three-day Independence Day weekend means that state parks with swimming areas may reach parking capacity early in the day. “Connecticut’s park system is spectacular with 107 state parks and 32 state forests waiting for you to explore and enjoy,” said DEEP Commissioner […] [Read More]
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Bonsai trees subject of Kellogg Center discussion next week

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The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will sponsor and exploration into the art of Bonsai on Wednesday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby. This from the DEEP: ” Todd Hansen, a certified teacher of Bonsai, and Lydia Cruz from Bonsai Sanctuary in East Hartford will present the history and […] [Read More]
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