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Mark Twain House offers first-hand therapy for folks afraid of ghosts

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  It’s not far-fetched that the historic Mark Twain House, where the timeless author spent his happiest years, will host a couple of “Ghost Tours” night at the end of the month. The author of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” was an avid believer in the popular supernatural and […] [Read More]
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Malloy vetoes a pair of bills that would have taken effect in 2016: eels and managed-care regulations for drug-abuse treatment

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HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed his first two bills of the legislative session on Friday, compared to 77 that he has signed into law. One of the vetoes was the center of political horse trading on the last night of the recent session, when opposition to a bill that would have allowed the […] [Read More]
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Federally funded $29-million Army National Guard facility is to go up in Windsor Locks

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The Connecticut Army National Guard this afternoon announced that a new $29 million, 112,000 square-foot ground-maintenance repair facility will be located Camp Hartell in Windsor Locks. It’s called a combined support maintenance shop (CSMS) and will become the maintenance headquarters and centralized repair facility for approximately $325 million in equipment. It will replace a 60-year-old shop […] [Read More]
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Hamden man wins class-action case pursued by Yale Law students; will help dozens, if not hundreds of detained immigrants win expedited hearings

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A federal judge in Springfield, Mass yesterday ruled that the federal Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) must hold bond hearings for immigrants detained for longer than six months in Massachusetts. Yale Law School students who pursued the case, citing ICE’s secrecy, were unsure today how many detained immigrants could be granted status in the class […] [Read More]
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Breathing easier? It could be the air.

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The state’s Council on Environmental Quality’s annual report is finding some positive and negatives, including the manner in which global climate change is affecting Connecticut. Here are some bullet points, all taken verbatim from the CEQ’s news release: “The air in Connecticut during 2013 was the cleanest it has been in decades.  Residents have been driving […] [Read More]
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Malloy signs early childhood bill in Hamden ceremony

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This from the governor’s office: “Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by Commissioner of the Office of Early Childhood, Myra Jones-Taylor, State Department of Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor, state legislators and local officials, this afternoon signed two bills at the Helen Street School in Hamden that will expand pre-kindergarten for the state’s three and four-year-olds, add […] [Read More]
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Moose, without Squirrel, spotted along I-84 in New Britain, again

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This from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, which doesn’t say whether the animal in question is the same one reported a couple weeks back: “Motorists in the New Britain area are advised to use extra caution and be observant while driving due to the sighting of a moose this afternoon near the intersection […] [Read More]
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“Hey Dixon, Mr. Award Winner. Lemme read those pieces for myself.”

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  In response to some reader inquiries, below are links to columns and articles that received recognition last week from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. Poke the addresses into your browser. First Place Opinion Column: Gun lobby could use a different face. http://www.ctpost.com/default/article/Ken-Dixon-Gun-lobby-could-use-a-different-face-4413261.php Second Place Opinion Column: Are we asking the rights questions in […] [Read More]
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