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Connecticut toll proposals approved in committee vote

ENFIELD, Conn. (WWLP) - Tolls are getting closer to becoming a reality on Connecticut highways, following a series of votes by state lawmakers on Wednesday. The Connecticut Legislature's Transportation Committee voted on three toll proposals Wednesday afternoon, following a 12-hour public hearing. T

WWLP 22NEWS - 2019-03-21 09:51:00

Meek Mill Gets the Key to Connecticut

I feel like cities are competing with each other over Meek Mill. A few weeks ago Houston gave the rapper a day when Meek was in town for his Motivation Tour. This past week, Philly showed its hometown-rapper love by honoring him with a weekend, The Meek Mill Weekend, which many of us were heard sayi

IHEART.COM - 2019-03-20 11:56:49

Toll Legislation Moves Forward In Connecticut State Legislature

Connecticut is one step closer to bringing tolls back to the state. The legislature's Transportation Committee voted in favor of moving forward three bills related to tolling, including Governor Ned Lamont's plan that would put tolls on interstates 91, 95 and 84, as well as portions of Route 15.

NEPR.NET - 2019-03-22 01:06:08

Greenwich, Conn., worker demoted after taking pictures of dead body in suitcase.

A worker for the Connecticut town where a woman was found dead in a suitcase is facing discipline for taking and sharing photos of the victim's body. The Greenwich Time reports that town officials announced Wednesday that James Clifford will be demoted from his position as foreman of the Department

NY DAILY NEWS - 2019-03-21 18:15:23

Connecticut labor markets start 2019 with a thud: Employers cut jobs in February and economists revise January gains downward

Connecticut’s labor market got roughed up in the first two months of 2019, as employers cut 400 jobs in February and economists revised downward a January gain of 1,000 jobs to a loss of 2,500, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday.

HARTFORD COURANT - 2019-03-21 18:30:08

Conn. Woman Sues Harvard For Profiting Off Photos Of Her Enslaved Ancestors

Tamara Lanier Wants Harvard University Held Accountable For Allegedly Exploiting Her Enslaved Ancestors. A Connecticut woman has accused the nation’s most prestigious university of capitalizing on photos of her enslaved ancestors.

BOSSIP - 2019-03-21 12:40:08

This Connecticut Restaurant Claims To Have The World’s Best Hot Dogs And Who Are We To Argue

Sometimes nothing hits the spot like a scrumptious hot dog, piled high with our favorite toppings. Add a hearty helping of fries, and we’ve got the perfect meal. Filling. Quick. Delicious. But, for a really memorable meal, treat yourself to one of the world’s most delicious hot dogs at this Connecti

ONLYINYOURSTATE - 2019-03-21 13:20:00

Timing Out the Rain and Snow Moving Through Connecticut

A nor’easter will bring some heavy rain today, then snow is possible Friday night into Saturday morning. The wet snow begins later afternoon into the evening and through the overnight into the northwest and northeast hills. Here’s a breakdown of the timeline on our future radar. For more on the fore

NBC CONNECTICUT - 2019-03-21 20:19:33

The real reason Connecticut's decision about Remington and Sandy Hook doesn't make sense

Gun control activists joyously celebrated a court decision Thursday, claiming that the ruling will be a massive step towards ending gun violence. Family members of the victims shot in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can now sue Remington Arms, a firearm manufacturer based in North Carolina


State Senate candidate’s campaign manager fired for tweet that was criticized as anti-Semitic sues Jewish Federation of Connecticut, Anti-Defamation League

The fired campaign manager of a Republican candidate for the 5th Senate District has filed a lawsuit against the Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut and the Connecticut Anti-Defamation League, saying the groups caused her to lose her job when they criticized a post she shared on social medi

HARTFORD COURANT - 2019-03-21 10:00:34

Study: SW Connecticut property taxes highest in nation

Southwest Connecticut homeowners pay the highest property taxes in the nation, according to a study by ValuePenguin, with the New Haven-Milford area having the second highest rate of increase for effective taxes paid if factoring in falling home values.

STAMFORD ADVOCATE - 2019-03-21 12:37:00

Connecticut Elected A Gay Kid Governor

The state of Connecticut has just gotten its first gay kid governor. In the past four years, Connecticut has run an annual program that encourages political activeness in school children. The program then holds an election for a 5th grade “kid governor.” Each elementary school then enters one studen

INSTINCTMAGAZINE.COM - 2019-03-21 16:00:47

Connecticut Families Extra: Study shows children making new friends varies among age groups

(WTNH) - Making new friends after a move is critical to your child’s happiness, but what about when kids have problems adjusting?. New research shows that when children move from urban areas into suburban neighborhoods, the process of making new friends varies amongst age groups but parents can help

WTNH.COM - 2019-03-21 17:00:00

Social media helps nab one of Connecticut's most wanted

State police in Connecticut say they were able to nab a man on their most wanted list thanks to social media. Police say 44-year-old Jason Voss, formerly of Bridgeport, turned himself in last week at Troop G state barracks in Bridgeport. He was wanted for not submitting a DNA sample after three drug

NEWS 12 - 2019-03-20 19:15:00

For second time, governor’s budget targets health program for Connecticut seniors

Elizabeth Brandt lives modestly on the income she receives from Social Security, drives a 16-year-old car and has to tap savings for unexpected costs, such as the hearing aids she needs to fully participate in conversations.

HARTFORD COURANT - 2019-03-21 16:05:56

Connecticut flu deaths rise to 55 this season

The number of flu deaths in Connecticut has risen once again. On Thursday afternoon, the Department of Public Health said that 11 more people have died from the flu this week, bringing the total to 55 flu deaths in Connecticut.

WTNH.COM - 2019-03-21 17:36:00

#TBT – Shots Fired! Once again Rhode Island and Connecticut are arguing over who is the bigger shithole!

It’s time we built a wall between Rhode Island and Connecticut and we’re going to make Connecticut pay for it!. Ok. So let’s get caught up real quick. Back in early February, the old school media guys from Rhode Island and Patheticut got in a bit of a brawl.

THENEWPORTBUZZ.COM - 2019-03-21 14:43:54

Tribes receive go-ahead for third casino in Connecticut

HARTFORD — Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes have received long-awaited approval from the federal government to push ahead with plans for an off-reservation casino in East Windsor.

WESTERLY SUN - 2019-03-22 00:49:00

Capitol Watch Podcast: After years of failed attempts, is Connecticut finally ready for aid-in-dying legislation for terminally ill patients?

Earlier this week, a bill allowing physicians to prescribe a lethal dose of medication to terminally ill patients drew dozens of supporters and opponents to the Capitol. On the latest Capitol Watch podcast, we talk to actor James Naughton; disability rights activist Cathy Ludlum (Second Thoughts Con

HARTFORD COURANT - 2019-03-21 10:00:31

A busy two days: Thomaston Center School hosts Connecticut Invention Convention, assembly on Flood of 1955

THOMASTON — It’s been a busy couple of days at Thomaston Center School, with the Connecticut Invention Convention in the downstairs gymnasium on Tuesday and an assembly in the auditorium on Wednesday regarding the Flood of 1955. This is the second consecutive year that the Center School, which educa