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Vermont approves "recreational" marijuana

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:49:17 GMT

In a file photo, David Lipton, managing partner of Advanced Grow Labs, a medical marijuana production facility in West Haven, one of four legalized growers of medical cannabis in Connecticut, as part of the state's 2012 program. On Monday, Vermont became the ninth state to legalize recreational use of marijuana for adults.




State of Connecticut v. Raymond Tucker

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:17:48 GMT

Alvord, Prescott and Mihalakos, Js.James B. Streeto, senior assistant public defender, for the appellant . Bruce R. Lockwood, senior assistant state's attorney, with whom, on the brief, were John C. Smriga, state's attorney, and Margaret E. Kelley, supervisory assistant state's attorney, for the appellee .




MOONSTRUCK to Be Played on the Warner's Big Screen

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:06:59 GMT

The Warner Theatre will show the Oscar-winning romantic comedy, MOONSTRUCK on the big screen Wednesday, February 14 at 8 pm. Tickets are $5.




Report: Conn. could do more to stop highway deaths

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 03:53:35 GMT

A highway safety advocacy group is calling for tougher driving laws in Connecticut and 46 other states as traffic fatalities remain high. Here's a summary of their findings... A highway safety advocacy group is calling for tougher driving laws in Connecticut and 46 other states as traffic fatalities remain high.




Connecticut adds 6,000 jobs in December; ends 2017 with gains

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:23:43 GMT

Connecticut's economy closed out 2017 on a postive note, adding 6,000 jobs in December , officials with the state Department of Labor said Monday. The increase in employment last month, when compared December 2016, resulted in Connecticut adding just 7,700 jobs over the entirety of 2017.




Man charged with trying to meet minor from online website

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:57:14 GMT

A former custodian at a Massachusetts middle school has been charged with attempting to meet in Connecticut who he thought was a 14-year-old boy. Authorities say Bezo began messaging who he thought was an underage boy in September, but was actually an adult associated with an online child safety group.




A promising year in Connecticut state archeology

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:18:23 GMT

The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History gave an interesting presentation titled "Uncovering Connecticut's Past". Dr. Brian Jones spoke about recent archeological finds.




Three parties vie for two marijuana dispensary spots in Westport

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:33:57 GMT

Angela D'Amico, owner of Compassionate Care Center of Connecticut, in one of it's treatment rooms. Compassionate Care Center is an established medical marijuana dispensary.




Connecticut governor candidates look to break out from pack

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:15:01 GMT

To continue reading this premium story, you need to become a member. Click below to take advantage of an exclusive offer for new members: HARTFORD - Candidates and potential candidates for Connecticut governor in 2018 find themselves in the largest pool of contenders in recent memory, and they're looking for ways to stand apart from the pack.




Monday's Eastern Connecticut chamber lunch with Courtney postponed

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:49:21 GMT

To continue reading this premium story, you need to become a member. Click below to take advantage of an exclusive offer for new members: Groton _ The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut's Business Luncheon with Congressman Joe Courtney, scheduled to take place Monday at 11:30 p.m. at the Groton Inn & Suites, has been postponed until further notice.




Paul Choiniere

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:28:10 GMT

To continue reading this premium story, you need to become a member. Click below to take advantage of an exclusive offer for new members: At this point eight years ago - the last time Connecticut had no incumbent governor seeking re-election - the state's race for governor had clarity and candidates with statewide recognition.




Connecticut taxpayers can soon file income taxes online

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:06:49 GMT

Connecticut's online Taxpayer Service Center will soon begin accepting individual income tax returns filed electronically. Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin Sullivan says returns will be accepted beginning Monday.




Federal government shuts down, Conn. to feel aftershock

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:34:28 GMT

To continue reading this premium story, you need to become a member. Click below to take advantage of an exclusive offer for new members: Washington – Connecticut residents will still get their mail and Social Security checks, but the shutdown of the federal government will reverberate through state agencies – especially those that are most reliant on federal grants and federal workers - and many in the state would eventually feel an impact.  The Malloy administration said it could not immediately assess the impact of the shutdown that began shortly after midnight Friday, a result of the failure of congressional Republicans and Democrats to come to an agreement on how to keep the federal government running.  But the state Office of Management and Policy sent state agency heads a memo Friday afternoon warning a federal shutdown was imminent.  ... (more)




Report: Other cities not likely to follow Hartford's...

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:15:05 GMT

The Travelers Tower rises 527 feet and 34 stories into the skyline in Hartford. A report, titled "Connecticut City Review: Hartford Weaknesses Not Common," outlines the capital city's financial state and compares it to that of other cities in the state of similar size and demographics: Bridgeport, New Haven, Waterbury and New Britain.




Connecticut hospitals hold steady as insurance mandate ends

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:15:04 GMT

Stamford Hospital Chief Operating Officer Kathy Silard discusses the hospital's outlook for 2018, after Congress' repeal of the individual mandate and the passage of the state budget last year, at her office in Stamford, Conn., on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. less Stamford Hospital Chief Operating Officer Kathy Silard discusses the hospital's outlook for 2018, after Congress' repeal of the individual mandate and the passage of the state budget last year, at her office in ... more Stamford Hospital Chief Operating Officer Kathy Silard discusses the hospital's outlook for 2018, after Congress' repeal of the individual mandate and the passage of the state budget last year, at her office in Stamford, Conn., on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.




Trump spurs environmental fears for Connecticut

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 02:53:00 GMT

The Monroe Power Plant in Monroe, Mich., in a 2002 file image, consists of four generating units built in the early 1970s. The Monroe Power Plant in Monroe, Mich., in a 2002 file image, consists of four generating units built in the early 1970s.




An artist's rendering of a proposed Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casino to be built in East Windsor.

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:17:29 GMT

A photo of a proposed MGM casino is on display as the community group East End NRZ meets with executives from MGM about the latter's planned casino in Bridgeport, Conn., on Wednesday Oct. 18, 2017. A photo of a proposed MGM casino is on display as the community group East End NRZ meets with executives from MGM about the latter's planned casino in Bridgeport, Conn., on Wednesday Oct. 18, 2017.