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Capitol Report: Senator Murphy walks across Connecticut, talks President Trump

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 22:01:31 GMT

Senator Chris Murphy laced up his sneakers, filled the CamelBak, and hit the backroads for his second annual Walk Across Connecticut. "People this week have been concerned about Charlottesville," stated Sen. Murphy.

Solar Eclipse 2017 and What to Expect in Connecticut

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:38:21 GMT

NBC Connecticut First Alert meteorologist Ryan Hanrahan gives you the science behind the forecast and shares with you an in-depth look at the weather impacting Connecticut. On Monday, August 21 a rare total solar eclipse will be visible from coast to coast in the United States for the first time in 99 years.

Ready For Back-To-School Shopping? It's Tax-Free Week In Connecticut

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:14:28 GMT

Just in time for back-to-school shopping, it's time for the "Sales Tax Free Week" across Connecticut - saving residents from the 6.35 percent sales tax on a number of items. The special shopping event, which runs from Sunday, Aug. 20, to Saturday, Aug. 26, according to the state Department of Revenue Services.

Way Back When... 1797

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:50:53 GMT

Connecticut's first abolitionist society, the Connecticut Society for the Promotion of Freedom and the Relief of Persons Unlawfully Held in Bondage, was formed in 1790 formed. Waterbury's slave-owning Rev.

Stamford considers banning cellphone use while crossing street

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 04:35:26 GMT

Shilpa Dev, 29, of Stamford listens to music on her cell phone as she crosses Broad Street on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in Stamford, Connecticut. Shilpa Dev, 29, of Stamford listens to music on her cell phone as she crosses Broad Street on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in Stamford, Connecticut.

Police: Crews find bodies of 2 missing fishermen

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:19:58 GMT

Fairfield police Chief Gary McNamara tells The Connecticut Post that the two bodies were recovered after 4 p.m. Saturday. He identified the victims as 32-year-old Victor Paulino and 40-year-old Jose Cruz, both of Yonkers, New York.

In 2017 Legislative Sessions, New England States Continue to Lead in...

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 20:01:49 GMT

In their 2017 legislative sessions, New England states continued to show support for clean energy projects and policies, as well as efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, and continue to look to each other in determining what programs have been successful.

Connecticut leaders oppose N.Y. lawsuit to block dredging site in eastern Long Island Sound

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:39:10 GMT

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney and the chairman of the Connecticut Port Authority spoke out Friday against a lawsuit filed by New York to block an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designated dredging site in eastern Long Island Sound. "Thousands of Connecticut workers and their families rely on the maritime economy for their livelihood," said Scott Bates, chairman of the Connecticut Port Authority.

Connecticut couple waits for word on deportation

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:22:51 GMT

They are waiting to see whether their parents, Franklin and Gioconba Ramos, both 43, will be able to proceed toward legal residence or be deported to Ecuador for the next decade. The couple are in a situation similar to that of Nury Chavarria of Norwalk, Luis Barrios of Derby, Marco Reyes of Meriden and Joel Colindres of New Fairfield, all of whom had complications with their cases that ended with final orders of deportation.

Stamford sky gazers ready for solar eclipse

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:53:26 GMT

Sky gazers across Connecticut will step outside Monday and look toward the heavens as a huge swath of the U.S. goes dark in a total solar eclipse - but not Barry Butler. Bulter won't be in the Nutmeg State to witness the moon's unusual passing between the sun and the Earth.

Connecticut mom arrested after children found eating dog food off floor, living in filth

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:25:42 GMT

Police arrested a woman Thursday after they found five children living in deplorable conditions in a third floor Connecticut apartment, according to WTIC. Police and fire crews were called to the apartment in downtown Middletown around 2 p.m. after a report of an air conditioner fire caused by a cigarette thrown from the third floor window.

A cold and snowy winter in Connecticut?

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:07:17 GMT

Meteorologist Gary Lessor typically does not put much stock in Farmers' Almanac weather forecasts. But unfortunately, he said, he agrees with its winter outlook this year.

Governor shifts school spending

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:44:56 GMT

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday announced major changes in local aid and school funding, if the General Assembly does not act soon to adopt a new budget. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday announced major changes in local aid and school funding, if the General Assembly does not act soon to adopt a new budget.

Malloy Calls On Connecticut Republicans To Repudiate Trump's Statements

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:59:05 GMT

As the national debate continues on race after the events last weekend in Charlottesville, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivered the following prepared remarks during a news conference Thursday afternoon in Hartford. In the wake of the tragedy at Charlottesville, a conversation has been amplified.

Murphy Walks Across Connecticut to Packed Town Halls

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:12:52 GMT

Connecticut Sen. Christopher S. Murphy greets a crowd at the finish line in Danbury, Ct. Connecticut Sen. Christopher S. Murphy completed his 110-mile August recess walk across his home state Thursday. It's the same summer trek the Democratic lawmaker did last year though some of the topics he discussed this time around with constituents along the way were different.

Aresimowicz, Lembo, Looney applaud Connecticut decision to move...

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:45:03 GMT

Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz , Comptroller Kevin Lembo , and Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney joined with AARP Connecticut Thursday to applaud Connecticut's decision to move forward with the implementation of the Connecticut Retirement Security Program despite Republican opposition in Washington. "Helping private-sector workers save their own money for retirement is a sustainable, common-sense solution to prevent people from falling into poverty once they reach retirement age and may be entirely reliant on Social Security benefits," said Senator Looney.

The 36th annual Prescott Bush Awards Dinner at the Stamford Hilton,...

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:29:24 GMT

The 36th annual Prescott Bush Awards Dinner at the Stamford Hilton, Stamford, Conn., Thursday night, April 10, 2014. The Connecticut Republican Party bestowed two-time U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon with its highest honor.