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Green Bank hopes state lawmakers won't dip into its funds

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:19:13 GMT

Four years ago, just 2,019 Connecticut homes relied on solar energy. Today, the number of homeowners across the state with panels on their rooftops totals nearly 22,000.




NAACP Hearing Reveals Charter Divide

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:49:13 GMT

Black students get a chance they deserve. Or black students get shortchanged by semi-private schools that drain traditional public schools of needed money.




Milford Sprint for Literacy

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:06:13 GMT

From left; Gustavo Malave, Jr., 16, Gustavo Malave, and Christian Malave, 12, of Ansonia, dress in holiday costumes for the inaugural Winter Sprinter 5k road race in downtown Milford, Conn. on Sunday, December 4, 2016.




Hartford Receives Bike Friendly Community Recognition

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:16:25 GMT

The rally - sponsored by the Connecticut Sierra Club, 350 Connecticut, and other environmental, labor, faith and social justice groups - aimed to halt global warming, promote clean, renewable sources like solar and wind, and celebrate the state's recent decision to cancel plans for major natural gas pipelines. The rally - sponsored by the Connecticut Sierra Club, 350 Connecticut, and other environmental, labor, faith and social justice groups - aimed to halt global warming, promote clean, renewable sources like solar and wind, and celebrate the state's recent decision to cancel plans for major natural gas pipelines.




From Obama to Trump: Four southeastern CT towns switch from blue to red in 2016

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:20:34 GMT

To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: In 2012, voters across the region liked what they saw in Barack Obama. The president won the popular vote in 24 of the 25 towns in New London County in his bid for re-election, mirroring the support he got in Connecticut and across the country.




Connecticut Unveils New Monster Snowplows To Clear Highways

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:37:51 GMT

The state of Connecticut has unveiled a new weapon to fight snow-covered highways in the next bad winter storm. The new innovative tow-behind snowplows can clear two highway lanes of snow and ice in a single pass - all while saving money, according to the state Department of Transportation.




John Stoehr: The easy environmental fix we still can't get...

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 07:04:33 GMT

Food waste from all of Connecticut's Stop & Shop stores is converted to energy at a facility in Freetown, Mass., using an anaerobic digester. Food waste from all of Connecticut's Stop & Shop stores is converted to energy at a facility in Freetown, Mass., using an anaerobic digester.




Photos: Putnam Park Winter Walk 2016

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 03:28:44 GMT

Putnam Park Memorial State Park in Redding held its Winter Walk on December 3, 2016. Every year on the the first Saturday of December, the Friends and Neighbors of Putnam Park host a Winter Walk in which local historian, Dan Cruson, leads the group on a historical and archaeological tour of the park.




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Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:23:49 GMT

About 360 people gathered at the State Capitol in Hartford on Saturday for a march and rally to oppose natural gas pipelines like the Access Northeast Pipeline, and to demand a renewed commitment to renewable energy. 350 Connecticut, the Connecticut Sierra Club and a broad coalition of environmental, labor, faith and social justice groups in Connecticut organized the march and rally to celebrate the recent decision by the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection to take the massive natural gas expansion project "Access Northeast" off the table and demand an immediate transition to 100% clean renewable energy to benefit the residents of Connecticut.




Connecticut receives nearly $11.7M for preschool slots

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:38:02 GMT

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the money will allow the state to continue providing preschool education to 439 children while improving the quality of preschool for another 291. That's a total of 730 four-year-olds who live at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.




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Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:45:58 GMT

Winter weather right around the corner potentially causing big problems for homeowners when hazardous ice dams form on the roof and in the gutter. Ed Ingalls, owner of Newington Electric, and Antoinette Delfino stopped by our station to talk about the ct roof and gutter ice melt systems.




Sandy Hook Families, CT Politicians Push for Mental Health Reforms

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:59:01 GMT

The US House of Representatives approved the measure with bipartisan support last week and the US Senate is expected to take up the bill next week, and possibly send it to President Barack Obama's desk for his signature. "This bill authorizes several important new programs that will help identify mental illness sooner," said Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy during a press conference Friday.




After Deaths, Police Warn Connecticut Drivers To Stay In Cars After Crashes

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 10:16:28 GMT

Connecticut State Police warned drivers to stay in their vehicles after four fatal crashes, two of them involving pedestrians, on the state's highways in a nine-hour span on Thursday. "Vehicles with enhanced safety features are designed to sustain a crash, you are not,'' State Police said in a press release.




High school students to build products for NASA

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:24:18 GMT

NASA is teaming up with high schools across the country to give students the tools to create hardware that is used in space. Platt Technical High School in Milford is now part of the program and students can proudly say they work for NASA.




Top Trump aide brushes off furor over Trump's phone call with Taiwan

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 04:35:56 GMT

Kellyanne Conway, a top adviser and former campaign manager to President-elect Donald Trump, appeared to brush off the hand-wringing over Trump's unprecedented phone call with Taiwan's president on Friday. Conway specifically pointed to Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, who tweeted Friday that Trump's unconventional approach to foreign policy is " how wars start ."




Danbury police: Driver has record of evading cops

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:17:22 GMT

Members of the Connecticut State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Squad investigate a rollover crash on Mountainville Road on Thursday. An off-duty city police officer working a private job identified and chased a stolen car in his private vehicle Thursday morning, ending in a high-speed rollover crash with life-threatening injuries to two people.




Murder charge unexpectedly dismissed, Stamford man goes free

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:19:26 GMT

Randy Francis, center, confers with his Attorney Francis O'Reilly following a ruling by Judge John Blawie to vacate a murder charge against Francis in a court hearing at Connecticut State Superior Courts in Stamford on Dec. 2, 2016. less Randy Francis, center, confers with his Attorney Francis O'Reilly following a ruling by Judge John Blawie to vacate a murder charge against Francis in a court hearing at Connecticut State Superior Courts in ... more Randy Francis sits as his Attorney Francis O'Reilly addresses Judge John Blawie in his courtroom at Connecticut State Superior Courts in Stamford on Dec. 2, 2016.