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Connecticut drug maker faces legal pressure

The legal pressure on the prominent family behind the company that makes OxyContin, the prescription painkiller that helped fuel the nation's opioid epidemic, is likely to get more intense. The Sackler family came under heavy scrutiny this week when a…

icon Posted: 18 January 2019 [06:27 PM]

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Thursday 01/17/2019
Eviction of herbalist's widower on hold
icon Posted: 17 January 2019 [05:15 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - An appeals court has temporarily stopped the eviction of the widower of famed herbalist Adelma Grenier Simmons from her once-acclaimed Connecticut farm. The state Appellate Court agreed Wednesday to hear the case, just four days before the…

Wednesday 01/16/2019
Manafort gives up right to practice law in state
icon Posted: 16 January 2019 [08:19 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - A state judge has accepted former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort Jr.’s proposal to permanently give up his right to practice law in the state amid disbarment proceedings. Judge David Sheridan in Hartford on Tuesday also issued…

Tuesday 01/15/2019
Wallingford state park reopens 8 months after storm
icon Posted: 15 January 2019 [06:55 PM]

WALLINGFORD (AP) - One state park in Connecticut has reopened to the public months after a severe storm knocked down several trees. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced Monday Wharton Brook State Park in Wallingford is now…

Connecticut early voting legislation proposed
icon Posted: 15 January 2019 [06:54 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Connecticut officials have announced a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would allow early voting in elections. Democratic Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said Tuesday that the amendment would require at least three days of…

Monday 01/14/2019
State lawmaker proposes time zone change again
icon Posted: 14 January 2019 [09:04 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - A Connecticut lawmaker wants to keep alive the idea of ending the practice of moving the clocks forward and back every year. Stafford Rep. Kurt Vail has again proposed legislation seeking federal approval to change Connecticut’s time…

state-business-owners-targeted-by-scam State business owners targeted by scam
icon Posted: 14 January 2019 [08:42 PM]

HARTFORD - The State of Connecticut’s office of the attorney general is investigating a scam mail that is being sent to…

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Five Democratic Connecticut lawmakers will not be taking the oath of office
icon Posted: 09 January 2019 [05:05 PM]

Connecticut HARTFORD (AP) - Five Democratic Connecticut lawmakers will not be taking the oath of office when the new General Assembly opens. Democratic Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced Wednesday she’s received resignation letters from state Senators Beth Bye…

Tuesday 01/08/2019
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Swastika painted on door of Bridgeport cathedral
icon Posted: 07 January 2019 [07:42 PM]

BRIDGEPORT (AP) - Police in Connecticut say someone painted a swastika on the door of the Cathedral of St. Augustine, the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport. Bridgeport police say they discovered the vandalism Friday, and no…

Supreme Court rejects Skakel case
icon Posted: 07 January 2019 [07:39 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court announced Monday that it is leaving in place a decision that vacated a murder conviction against Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel. Skakel was convicted in 2002 of the 1975 bludgeoning death of Martha Moxley, who…

Friday 01/04/2019
Famed CT herbalist's widower ordered off farm
icon Posted: 04 January 2019 [09:06 PM]

COVENTRY (AP) - Since the death of famed herbalist Adelma Grenier Simmons, her Connecticut farm that once drew visitors by the busload has fallen into disrepair, with green tarps covering parts of the roof on the 18th century house and…

Thursday 01/03/2019
Disney to help expand Sandy Hook program
icon Posted: 03 January 2019 [08:08 PM]

Connecticut NEWTOWN (AP) - The Walt Disney Co. will help expand a national educational program developed in response to the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a related organization announced Thursday. Sandy Hook Promise, whose founders include the…

Wednesday 01/02/2019
Lamont picks Beth Bye to lead state Office of Early Childhood
icon Posted: 02 January 2019 [08:11 PM]

Connecticut HARTFORD (AP) - A West Hartford state senator has been nominated to lead Connecticut's Office of Early Childhood. Democratic Gov.-elect Ned Lamont announced Wednesday he's appointing Democratic Sen. Beth Bye to oversee the agency she worked to create in…

Panel recommends no special courts for people addicted to opioids
icon Posted: 02 January 2019 [08:10 PM]

Connecticut HARTFORD (AP) - A Connecticut task force on Wednesday recommended against creating special state courts to serve people addicted to opioids, citing successful drug treatment programs already in place and the high cost of establishing such new courts. The…

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Top state news for 2018
icon Posted: 26 December 2018 [06:11 PM]

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Democrat Ned Lamont prevailed in a tight contest for governor, dozens of people fell ill in a mass overdose on the New Haven Green and Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel saw a ruling go his way in…

Tuesday 12/25/2018
No questions about salary history among new Connecticut laws
icon Posted: 25 December 2018 [07:11 PM]

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Beginning next year, Connecticut employers will no longer be allowed to ask prospective employees about their salary histories during job interviews. It's one of a handful of new laws that are set to take effect on…

Sunday 12/23/2018
Malloy leaves Lamont long list of parting recommendations
icon Posted: 23 December 2018 [08:05 PM]

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Outgoing Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has left his successor with some final suggestions before he leaves office next month, including encouraging his fellow Democrat to seriously consider highway tolls to help generate much-needed state transportation…

Friday 12/21/2018
Governor-elect Ned Lamont foots bill for transition
icon Posted: 21 December 2018 [06:50 PM]

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - After pouring more than $12 million of his own money into his successful bid for Connecticut governor, Democrat Ned Lamont is now footing the bill for his transition. The wealthy Greenwich businessman and cable television company…

Thursday 12/20/2018
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Diocese of Norwich has no info on sex abuse cases
icon Posted: 19 December 2018 [07:29 PM]

Connecticut NORWICH, Conn. (AP) - The Diocese of Norwich says it has no information on whether or not it will release the names of priests accused of abuse. The Day of New London reports Norwich Diocese spokesman Wayne Gignac said…

Shelter for migrant children at capacity
icon Posted: 19 December 2018 [07:27 PM]

Connecticut GROTON, Conn. (AP) - A 12-bed shelter in Connecticut that houses migrant children on behalf of the U.S. government has been at or near capacity most of this year, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. Noank Community…

Former cemetery caretaker appears in court
icon Posted: 19 December 2018 [07:27 PM]

Connecticut BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A former cemetery caretaker has appeared in court to face charges that she allowed new graves to be placed over old graves and approved the disposal of old headstones and human remains. Dale LaPrade was…

Tuesday 12/18/2018
Boy charged with killing sister and stabbing mom
icon Posted: 18 December 2018 [08:31 PM]

Connecticut WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A 12-year-old boy was charged Tuesday with killing his sister and seriously wounding his mother in a stabbing at a Connecticut home. West Hartford police said the boy was arraigned at Connecticut Children's Medical…

Revenues dip for Massachusetts, Connecticut casinos
icon Posted: 18 December 2018 [08:20 PM]

BOSTON (AP) - Gambling revenues have dipped at Massachusetts' casinos for another month. The state Gaming Commission reported Monday that MGM Springfield generated $21 million in gambling revenues in November, the third full month the state's first Las Vegas-style resort…

Discount airline returns to Bradley Airport
icon Posted: 18 December 2018 [08:20 PM]

Business WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) - A discount airline is returning to Connecticut's Bradley International Airport. Frontier Airlines announced Tuesday it would be offering nonstop flights from the Hartford-area airport to Denver International Airport starting March 28. Gov. Dannel Malloy…

Sunday 12/16/2018
Blumenthal pushes for legislation to curb medication prices
icon Posted: 16 December 2018 [08:14 PM]

Connecticut HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is pushing for legislation that he says will end "predatory price gouging" on lifesaving medications. The Connecticut Democrat plans to visit Hartford Hospital on Monday to discuss the Curbing Unreasonable Rises…

Friday 12/14/2018
bomb-threat-empties-sandy-hook-school Bomb threat empties Sandy Hook school
icon Posted: 14 December 2018 [08:13 PM]

NEWTOWN (AP) - A bomb threat forced the evacuation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, a day of memorial services…

Thursday 12/13/2018
Sandy Hook group to release PSA
icon Posted: 13 December 2018 [08:35 PM]

Connecticut NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - An organization formed by the parents of children killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School is coming out with a public service announcement designed to help identify individuals planning mass shootings. Officials with…

Wednesday 12/12/2018
Connecticut approves 9 more medical marijuana dispensaries
icon Posted: 12 December 2018 [07:44 PM]

Connecticut HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut has approved 9 more medical marijuana dispensaries, doubling the number of facilities in the state. Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle Seagull said in a statement Tuesday the state's program has been "thoughtfully expanded" to 18…