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Connecticut Medical Assistance Program-licensed laboratory fined and excluded from Medicaid

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:37:13 GMT

A Connecticut Medical Assistance Program licensed laboratory will be fined $656,912 and excluded from Connecticut's Medicaid program for 10 years after allegations surfaced that it knowingly marketed an unnecessary drug testing package. The state of Connecticut alleges that Precision Testing Laboratories, Inc. , a Southbridge, Massachusetts laboratory, "aggressively" marketed an expensive and unnecessarily complex drug testing package to residential drug treatment facilities and sober homes, a Feb. 16 press release by Attorney General George Jepsen's office said.




Connecticut man gets 12 years in prison in 2009 shooting

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:48:34 GMT

A Connecticut man has been sentenced to serve 12 years in prison for his role in a 2009 shooting at a Hartford gas station that led to the death of the victim several months later. The Hartford Courant reports tha t Noel Maldonado was sentenced Wednesday to serve 12 years of a 20-year sentence with five years of probation for the December 2009 shooting of Luis Benitez.




CNN Touts CT Gun Control As 'Model,' Ignores Recent Murder Increases

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:12:38 GMT

Over the past week, strict gun laws in Connecticut have been repeatedly touted on CNN as an example to be enacted nationally, with New Day host Alisyn Camerota pushing the laws the most frequently. The simplistic narrative has been promoted that there has been a "direct correlation" between the passage of new gun control in 2013 and lower numbers of homicides and violent incidents seen in the state the years since.




Winsted artist William Thomson's work in display at...

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:47:06 GMT

A collection of William Thomson's paintings will be on view in the Learning Resource Center at Northwestern Connecticut Community College in Winsted from March 1 to April 2, with a public reception on March 24. less A collection of William Thomson's paintings will be on view in the Learning Resource Center at Northwestern Connecticut Community College in Winsted from March 1 to April 2, with a public reception on March ... more WINSTED - A collection of William Thomson's paintings will be on view in the Learning Resource Center at Northwestern Connecticut Community College from March 1 to April 2. A reception, to be held in the late artist's honor, is scheduled for Friday, March 23, from 4 to 5 p.m. Both the show and the reception are free and open to the public.




Governor hopefuls go head-to-head in West Haven

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:01:39 GMT

Eight Republican hopefuls for governor sparred over guns, school safety and economic development Wednesday night in the third of five debates aimed at publicizing the party while underscoring the case against second-term Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. It was standing room only in the 500-seat Collins Theater at Notre Dame High School as the contestants offered their outsider credentials and targeted Democrats.




Lawmakers debut new "Connecticut Made" logo

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:21:29 GMT

Legislators unveiled a "Connecticut Made" logo Wednesday that they hope will drive consumers to buy local and raise awareness about Connecticut businesses and manufacturing. "Let's be proud of what we make," said Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz D-Berlin.




State agrees to pay $6.5M to estate of couple killed by tree

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:55:17 GMT

The state of Connecticut has agreed to pay $6.25 million to the estate of a couple killed more than a decade ago when a tree limb fell on their car. The Hartford Courant reports that a settlement agreement of a pending lawsuit against the state was filed Tuesday with the General Assembly by the state attorney general.




Connie Jagodzinski announces run for 118th district

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:30:24 GMT

"In 1991 I joined the march on Hartford to protest the proposed state income tax," Jagodzinski said. "This was supposed to be the answer to Connecticut's financial problems.




Fairfield County Woman, 40, Sentenced To Prison For Two Fraud Schemes

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:42:34 GMT

A 40-year-old Stratford woman has been sentenced to 41 months in federal prison after her conviction in two fraud schemes, according to the U.S. Department of Justice United States Attorney in Connecticut. U.S. Attorney John H. Durham announced on Tuesday that Rachael Alexander, also known as Rachael Vierling, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven.




Connecticut lawmakers seek to overhaul sex harassment laws

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:10:57 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 - More Connecticut employers would be required to provide sexual harassment training and victims would have more time to file complaints under legislation proposed Tuesday by a group of Democratic lawmakers.




Connecticut's Got Talent auditions conclude Friday

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:58:15 GMT

Kahlil Williams performs as the Wall Street Theater hosts Connecticut's Got Talent, an audition in front of a live audience to showcase local talent Friday, Feb. 2 in Norwalk. Contestants can win both cash and a chance for a headline show at the theater.




WalletHub: Connecticut cities among most ethno-racially diverse

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:58:14 GMT

Connecticut cities are represented in the top 50 overall most ethno-racially diverse cities in the United States. Click through the slideshow above to see how some Connecticut cities ranked as well as the ethnic breakdown of the cities' populations according to 2016 U.S. Census numbers.




Mexicue arrival highights Harbor Point evolution

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:58:13 GMT

A passer-by enjoys a stroll past the new Harbor Point restaurant, Mexicue, a Southern-Mex BBQ cuisine on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 in Stamford, Connecticut. A passer-by enjoys a stroll past the new Harbor Point restaurant, Mexicue, a Southern-Mex BBQ cuisine on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 in Stamford, Connecticut.




Trinity College costs to rise above $70K per year

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:26:19 GMT

The cost of attending Trinity College in Hartford is rising to more than $71,000 next year, making it the first school in Connecticut to break the $70,000 barrier. The Hartford Courant reports that tuition , room, board and fees at the private school will jump 3.9 percent to $71,660 for the next academic year.




Public hearing to be held on proposed rate hike for Metro-North, buses

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:39:29 GMT

Tuesday is great one to sound off about the cost of transportation here in Connecticut. That's right, if you use Metro-North or the bus to get to work, the cost may be going up again.




With Bonding Capped At $1.9B, Agenda Receives Scrutiny

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:42:53 GMT

The state Bond Commission approved $70 million Friday for investments in a handful of projects and businesses, including a parking garage, a soccer stadium, and a hydroponic vegetable farm in Torrington. Friday's agenda, which didn't include $30 million for local road improvements, took Connecticut another step forward in making the state "a better place to live, work and raise a family," Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said.




Republican gains in secretary of state posts jolt Democrats

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:00:30 GMT

In this Feb. 14, 2018 photo, Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, a Democrat, discusses with reporters in her state Capitol office in Hartford, Conn., legislation she's proposing this session that would protect citizens' voter information. For the first time in years, the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State expects to target a handful of races in 2018, likely in delegate-rich, swing states that could prove important in the 2020 presidential election.