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(FILES) This file photo taken on January 27, 2016 shows a Volkswagen...

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:52:12 GMT

This file photo taken on January 27, 2016 shows a Volkswagen logo at the 2016 Washington Auto Showin Washington, DC. Canadian drivers of Volkswagen vehicles whose diesel engines were equipped with devices to cheat emissions tests will share up to Can$2.1 billion in a lawsuit settlement announced December 19, 2016.




Groceries, pharmacies can apply to participate in WIV

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:19:06 GMT

The Department of Public Health has announced that grocery stores and pharmacies can apply through the month of January to participate in the state's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, also known as WIC. Vendors must meet certain criteria to participate.




Two Connecticut high school students chosen for U.S. Senate Youth Program

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:52:02 GMT

102 student delegates will be in Washington from March 4th through 11th, 2017. Each student will also receive a $10,000 scholarship from The Hearst Foundations.




New Connecticut Program Pays Family To Care For Elderly Relatives

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:29:09 GMT

Connecticut is now offering financial help to families caring for aging parents. The program called "CT Adult Family Living/Forster Caregiver Program" allows a caregiver to recieve a tax-free stipend of up to $500 a week , $26,288 a year.




Connecticut women brace for potential disruptions to D.C. march

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:21:39 GMT

Karen Giannuzzi, at center left and Mary Himes, center right, stand along with other women displaying the posters they made to be used during the March on Washington at Giannuzzi's home in Greenwich, Conn., Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. The Women's March on Washington, according to the event website, is a rally and march to call attention to the new Trump administration on their first day in office that women's rights are human rights.




House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, R-Derby

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:21:38 GMT

A recent $31-million settlement with a credit-rating agency and stronger business-tax collections have resulted in a projected elimination of the state's previously projected deficit of about $42 million. Instead, the state is about $15 million in the black, for the moment, on a $20 billion budget, state officials announced on Tuesday.




New bank proposed for southwestern Connecticut

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:56:10 GMT

Darien Rowayton Bank has doubled deposits the past few years from its home base in Darien, Conn., while building up a student-lending business under the DRB moniker. In January 2017, a Norwalk entrepreneur and two others filed papers for the formation of a new bank called TNB, with further details not immediately available.




Education adequacy cost study sought in Connecticut

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:38:39 GMT

Hartford Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher listens to an attorney for the plaintiffs question Sharon Locke, at right, about her experiences as a district administrator in New Britain Public Schools. Locke now serves as the superintendent in Naugatuck.




Blumenthal, Murphy, will attend inaugural, reject nominees

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:14:42 GMT

Connecticut's U.S. Senators Chris Murphy, left, and Richard Blumenthal, in this 2016 file photo, said Monday in Hartford they will attend Friday's presidential inauguration, but plan to vote against several of the cabinet nominees proposed by President-elect Donald J. Trump. less Connecticut's U.S. Senators Chris Murphy, left, and Richard Blumenthal, in this 2016 file photo, said Monday in Hartford they will attend Friday's presidential inauguration, but plan to vote against several ... more "I acknowledge the fact that he is the incoming president, but I'm not in the mood to celebrate that fact," said Lofgren in an interview with the Los Angeles Times .




Rain across the coast; icy in northern Conn.

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:19:37 GMT

We have some precipitation forecast in Connecticut Tuesday and it could be a little icy in northern areas of Connecticut. In Litchfield County towns like New Milford, there is a winter weather advisory in affect from 10 a.m. to 7 a.m. Wintry conditions - and snow/ice accumulations - will increase into the Berkshires and southern Vermont, the NWS says.




Winter weather advisory issued for Litchfield County

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:19:36 GMT

We have some precipitation forecast in Connecticut Tuesday and it could be a little icy in northern areas of Connecticut. In Litchfield County towns like New Milford, there is a winter weather advisory in affect from 10 a.m. to 7 a.m. Wintry conditions - and snow/ice accumulations - will increase into the Berkshires and southern Vermont, the NWS says.




Politician Arrested for Pinching Woman's Genitals Said He No Longer ...

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:59:03 GMT

Connecticut Republican politician Christopher von Keyserling was arrested and charged with sexual assault after he was caught on a security camera pinching the genitals of woman with whom he got into a political disagreement. Von Keyserling, the 71-year-old chair of the Representative Town Meeting in Greenwich, encountered the unnamed woman in the hallway of an unnamed town facility on Dec. 8, according to the Westport Weston .




Democrats Pick Fight With Republicans Over Campaign Financing

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:19:13 GMT

Without a 2018 gubernatorial candidate to unite behind, the Connecticut Democratic Party appears to be trying to discredit Republican candidates who have expressed interest in the job. Only one Democrat, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, has formed a committee to explore a possible run for governor.




Controversial Connecticut company to audition for Shark Tank

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:46:47 GMT

Countess Luann de Lesseps This Real Housewife from the New York City franchise was raised in Berlin, Conn. before marrying a French Count.




Connecticut considers LLCs for the public benefit

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:01:14 GMT

Sen. Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, left, and Sen. Michael McLachlan, R-Danbury, during opening day of the state legislature at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn. on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.




Department Of Motor Vehicles Rolls Out Permit Tests In Russian, Arabic

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:10:10 GMT

Department of Motor Vehicle officials say they are now offering learner's permit tests in Russian and Arabic after customer requests for tests in the two languages. DMV spokesman Bill Seymour said Friday that the department "received a number of requests" for the tests in those languages and that the new tests will serve a population of Connecticut residents who have a limited ability to speak, read, write or understand English.




Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.'s Days In Connecticut On The Holiday

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:29:16 GMT

As Connecticut and the nation marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 17, ConnecticutHistory.org is highlighting his civil rights leader's experiences in the Nutmeg State. ConnecticutHistory.org reminds Connecticut residents that King's dream had its roots partially in Connecticut, where he worked as a 15-year-old to earn money for school and his family.