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How to Cure a New Year’s Hangover

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Exercise and B vitamins can help cure a hangover, but coffee won’t help. Before the party: – Plan to drink moderately — a maximum of five drinks for men and three drinks for women during a minimum three-hour period. – To prevent inflammation, take an anti-inflammatory drug such as ibuprofen or Aleve. During the party: […] [Read More]
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New and Improved Restaurant Lists

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I have added two new restaurants compilations, with name, address phone number, and in most cases, links, and improved two others with more restaurants and more links: NEW Weston/Wilton.Redding Restaurants Trumbull Restaurants IMPROVED: Norwalk Restaurants Bridgeport Restaurants [Read More]
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New Analysis of Food Hardship Shows At Least One in Seven Respondents In Nearly Every State Unable to Afford Enough Food in First Half of 2010

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Connecticut food hardship rate : 14.57% New data show that in nearly every state, at least one in seven respondents reported in first half of 2010 that there were times during the prior twelve months that they did not have enough money to buy food that they needed for themselves or their family, according to […] [Read More]
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Governor Rell: ‘Jobs Bill’ Provision Triggering $72 Million Investment in Connecticut Companies

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Expanded Tax Credit Program Creates New Fund for Growing Firms Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that a key provision of the bipartisan Jobs Bill that Governor Rell helped shepherd to passage in the most recent legislative session is triggering a $72 million investment in at least 25 Connecticut small businesses, helping to create jobs, […] [Read More]
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New Policies Needed to Help Economically Distressed Communities

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Sometimes places—and not just the people who live in them—need government help in recovering from severe economic distress, according to an article in the Winter 2011 Issues in Science and Technology. Author Michael Greenstone, formerly the chief economist of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors, and coauthor Adam Looney found in their research that some […] [Read More]
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New U.S. Food-Safety Measure Balances Interests of Consumers and Manufacturers

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The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, expected to be signed into law shortly by President Barack Obama, will set the bar higher for food manufacturers, processors and importers, as well as retailers of private label products, according to attorney Janice Lai, a partner in LeClairRyan’s Hartford office. Among other things, the legislation is aimed at […] [Read More]
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Flawed EPA Analysis Blocks Tougher Coal Ash Rule Overstates Value of Coal Ash Recycling By More Than 20 Times

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Government’s Own Data Directly Undercuts Grossly Inflated EPA Estimate of Coal Ash Recycling Benefits; OMB’s Effort to Derail EPA Rulemaking Is Based on Numbers that Do Not Add Up Two years after the Kingston, TN coal ash spill, federal action to regulate coal ash dumps is being held up by concerns that stricter standards would […] [Read More]
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The Best and Worst of 2010: The World

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— by Jeffrey Laurenti, a senior fellow at The Century Foundation. The advent of a new year draws me back to Century’s blog to offer my idiosyncratic picks on the most important developments worldwide of this past year, for better and for worse, that are likely to have repercussions or at least offer telling lessons […] [Read More]
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BEAT THE FARE HIKE AND TICKET CHANGES EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 30TH

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Some ticketing rules changes are in store for Metro-North this week as well as a fare increase, at least for some passengers. Effective December 30th, New York riders on Metro-North will see up to 11% fare hikes. But those price increases will not affect Connecticut passengers though ticket rules changes will. But the CT Rail […] [Read More]
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Connecticut’s 12th Graders Score above the Nation in Reading

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Connecticut Seniors Show Solid Overall Performance in First State-Level High School NAEP, but Mathematics and Gaps Still a Concern Results from the first ever, state-level administration of the Grade 12 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show that Connecticut’s students score above the nation in both reading and mathematics. Eleven states including Connecticut that participated […] [Read More]
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