Better come early! Free entry in Connecticut state parks this weekend

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HAMDEN — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy this morning chose Sleeping Giant State Park as the site to announce that in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Connecticut state parks, entry and parking fees will be waived this weekend at the 26 parks and three museums that usually charge visitors. It doesn’t apply to camping fees. […] [Read More]
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State offers $50K award for information on Shelton teen’s murder

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The state announced today that a reward of up to $50,000 will be given to people with information leading to an arrest and conviction in the murder of Kristjan Ndoj, 15, of Shelton, who was shot May 15 in the driveway of friend’s home. The $50,000 reward is the maximum allowed under state law and […] [Read More]
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Russell Peeler, who ordered “depraved” ’99 execution of Bridgeport mother and son, appeals “cruel” death penalty

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The Superior Court criminal and penalty-phase juries called the 1999 murders of Karen Clarke and her son B.J. Brown, 8, “heinous, cruel, depraved.” Now, Russell Peeler, 42, the former Bridgeport gangster on Death Row, is claiming that capital punishment is “cruel and unusual.” In a case with huge ramifications, especially for the dozen men awaiting […] [Read More]
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Life is a beach. All Connecticut bathing beaches are open: DEEP

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The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this morning reports that all state beaches, whether at lakes, ponds or along Long Island Sound, are open and the water is clean enough to swim.   [Read More]
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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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