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Sikorsky Deal Provides Boost for Suppliers and Colleges

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:52:18 GMT

The $220 million incentive deal to keep Sikorsky in Stratford does much more than just enrich an already flush-with-cash helicopter manufacturer. The agreement is designed to also provide a boost to the suppliers who provide components and parts for the helicopters across Connecticut.

Writers offered a chance to work in Mark Twain's library

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:35:11 GMT

Aspiring writers are being offered a chance for some quiet work time in the library of Mark Twain 's Connecticut home. The library experience is an add-on to the fifth annual Writers Weekend being held Saturday and Sunday at the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford.

State police receive $1.5 million federal grant to combat heroin, opioid abuse

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:23:24 GMT

To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Friday that Connecticut State Police have been awarded a $1.5 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to address heroin and opioid abuse and addiction. "Opioid abuse is a problem that is impacting every corner of our nation, including here in our state, which is why we are increasing efforts at every possible level to fight and put a stop to this crisis," Malloy said in a prepared statement.

State to Hospitals: The Tax Is Legal

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:21:01 GMT

The state departments of Social Services and Revenue Services found that the hospital tax enacted in 2011 by the General Assembly and implemented by the two agencies is legal. The Connecticut Hospital Association asked the two agencies on Nov. 30, 2015, "whether the General Assembly unconstitutionally delegated the setting of the rate and base year of the Hospital's Tax to the Department of Social Services in violation of the Connecticut Constitution?" On Friday, the agencies released a 176-page decision concluding the hospitals "have not provided any evidence that the departments acted in an arbitrary or capricious manner or abused their discretion," in setting the hospital tax.

CT River Museum's Annual Gala Fundraiser Oct. 8 Celebrates the 1920s

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 06:26:17 GMT

Come cut the rug with the fly boys and the flappers at the Connecticut River Museum's 2016 Fall Ball, A Roaring 20's Good Time presented by the Essex Wellness Center on Saturday, Oct. 8. The museum will be putting on the Ritz with WSFB's Scot Haney as host and auctioneer. Kick the evening off with some bathtub gin, a sidecar or a little hanky-panky followed by a tasty dinner by A Thyme to Cook and a lively performance by the Amherst College Zumbyes.

Connecticut joins antitrust lawsuit over generic opioid treatment

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 02:39:52 GMT

Connecticut has joined 34 other states and the District of Columbia in a lawsuit against the maker of a drug used to treat opioid addiction. The suit accuses the maker of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction, of engaging in an illegal scheme to block other companies from creating a generic version of the drug.

The CCDL Announces the '4th Annual' 2nd Amendment Poker Run

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:19:44 GMT

The Connecticut Citizens Defense League announces the '4th Annual' 2nd Amendment Poker Run. CCDL 2nd Amendment Poker Run: THIS SATURDAY! Sept.

Former Troop G dispatcher sends snow from California

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:07:35 GMT

Dan Ruiz was a former dispatcher at the State Police Troop G barracks in Bridgeport is now a California Highway Patrol officer. He recently shared a photo of the first snow in California seen at Ebbet's Pass.

New charges possible in Stamford murder case

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:37:56 GMT

Morris Joel Moore Jr.. stands with his court appointed Public Defender Howard Ehring during his arraignment at Connecticut Superior Court on Nov. 3, 2015 in Stamford.

a Stand Downa 2016 offering valuable resources to veterans in Connecticut

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:26:43 GMT

Employees from the Labor Department's Office for Veterans ' Workforce Development will offer employment services to the state's veterans during Stand Down 2016 to be held 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. The event will be held on the grounds of the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs, 287 West Street, Rocky Hill.

Mia Farrow's Son -- Suicide by Gunshot Wound

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:28:29 GMT

A Connecticut medical examiner tells us Thaddeus Farrow died of a gunshot wound to the torso ... with the death ruled as a suicide. We broke the story ... Thaddeus was pronounced dead Wednesday after a life-threatening injury he suffered in his car.

Rating agency downgrades Hartforda s bonds, cites budget woes

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 03:27:52 GMT

A major rating agency has downgraded the credit rating of Hartford, saying Connecticut's capital city lacks a credible plan to balance its budget and fix future projected deficits. S&P Global Ratings announced Thursday it was lowering Hartford's rating on general obligation bonds by four notches, from A-plus to BBB.

Leader of New Haven Heroin Ring Pleads Guilty

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:15:09 GMT

This matter stems from a joint investigation headed by the DEA New Haven Task Force, FBI and New Haven Police Department into the distribution of heroin in New Haven. The investigation, which included the use of court-authorized wiretaps, physical surveillance and controlled purchases of heroin, revealed that VASQUEZ obtained bulk quantities of heroin, processed and packaged the drug with several co-conspirators, and then distributed the drug through a network of street-level distributors operating in the area of Ferry Street, Grand Avenue and Blatchley Avenue in New Haven's Fair Haven neighborhood.

Medical examiner: Mia Farrow's son Thaddeus killed himself

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:55:08 GMT

In this Sept. 27, 2000 file photo, actress Mia Farrow poses with her adopted son Thaddeus as they participate in the global summit on polio eradication at United Nations headquarters.

50 Things to do this weekend in Connecticut, Sept. 23-25

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:55:07 GMT

Greek Fest is being held at Archangels Greek Orthodox Church on Bedford Street in Stamford Thursday through Sunday. Find out more.

Online maps open up old Oxford rail trail

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:13:58 GMT

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is making it easier for people to find their way to the four State Park Rail Trails: the Air Line, Hop River, Moosup Valley, and Larkin. It's CT Rail Trail Explorer provide maps and information on the four state park trails.

50 Things to do this weekend in Connecticut, Sept. 16-18

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:50:46 GMT

Come check out some cool sea critters at the Bruce Museum's marine Tank Animal Feeding Friday in Greenwich. Find out more.