Signed earlier this week, pet-shop legislation is focus of Gov. Malloy’s mock bill-signing in Greenwich; takes effect October 1

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  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today held a bill-signing event at the Greenwich Animal Shelter to underscore a new law to increase standards of care and breeding in Connecticut pet shops. He signed the bill earlier in the week, so today’s event was ceremonial. This from Malloy’s office: “Public Act 14-77, An Act Concerning Certain Recommendations […] [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy, banking on second term(?), sells Stamford house for a cool $1.3 million

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The governor’s Ocean Drive East house has been sold for $1.3 million. The target of a state Dept of Criminal Justice probe into work done on the home that cleared Malloy of any wrongdoing, it was briefly rekindled as an issue in the 2010 gubernatorial campaign. Last summer, the four-bedroom, 2,893 square foot Shippan manse […] [Read More]
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President Obama, a basketball player, demands his jersey from UConn’s NCAA-winning men’s and women’s teams

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Here’s the transcript from the White House, during this afternoon’s visit from the UConn men and women:   REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT HONORING NCAA CHAMPIONS THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HUSKIES East Room 4:24 P.M. EDT   THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, everybody.  (Applause.)  Everybody, have a seat, have a seat.  I’ve just got a few things […] [Read More]
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Malloy signs bill to let children adopted after October 1, 1983 obtain their birth certificates

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  Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed legislation that would allow adoptive children who attain the age of 18 to obtain copies of their birth certificates. The bill has been controversial for years, with supporters saying its important to be able to get family medical histories and opponents stressing that women were promised anonymity if […] [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy vetoes tree-trimming bill, saying that it would give neighbors too much power

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  Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has vetoed legislation that would have forced tree owners to pay for damages from downed trees or limbs on neighboring property if that neighbor had warned them in writing. It would have taken effect October 1. “Under this bill a tree owner would be liable for the cost of removal […] [Read More]
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A bridge too far, again in Norwalk. Malloy calls for “crisis summit” on Metro-North’s “outrageous” failures

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is calling for a “crisis summit” to be held soon among state officials, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Metro-North to discuss the continuing failures of the New Haven Line’s 1896 “WALK Bridge” in Norwalk. “This is now the second major failure in two weeks, leaving thousands of passengers stranded and causing […] [Read More]
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Rogue Redding electric-supply negotiator gets lit up for 2.5 years in the slammer

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The state Department of Criminal Justice has announced that Raymond Sanzone, 44, of Redding, has been sentenced to serve 2 ½ years in prison and ordered to pay more than $340,000 in restitution, for overcharging more than 100 victims, including cities, towns and private schools on the commissions he received for making deals with their […] [Read More]
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Attorney General George Jepsen elected into leadership of national group

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Attorney General George Jepsen has been elected to the vice presidency of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). “I appreciate the support of my fellow attorneys general, and I’m honored to take on this new role within NAAG,” Jepsen said in a statement. “Attorneys general around the country truly demonstrate just how much can […] [Read More]
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