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  • Lamont in D.C.: SALT cap is “art of the raw deal”

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Governor Ned Lamont is in Washington D.C. this weekend, his first visit since taking office. The main reason for the trip is the National Governor’s Association Winter Meeting on Saturday. He also met with The Council of Governors, a bi-partisan group of ten governors which Lamont was appointed to by President Trump. The group is tasked with providing coordination with the states and federal authorities on matters of national security. On Friday afternoon Lamont stood with a […]

  • Connecticut’s first flu-related pediatric death reported by officials

    HARTFORD – The State Department of Public Health announced a child died from the flu for the first time this season. “Oh it’s heartbreaking,” said Cheryl Jackson of Avon. That is the reaction of a mother of an 11-year old boy after learning the devastating news of the flu taking the life of a child. Officials were not able to provide additional details surrounding the child’s death, but they are urging all children to get vaccinated with it being the […]

  • Hartford man convicted in 2003 cold case murder

    HARTFORD — A Hartford man was convicted Thursday of murder in a 2003 killing. Rafael “Felo” Ortiz, 40,  was found guilty in the death of Benjamin “Benji” Baez, who was fatally shot on June 11, 2003, while sitting in a car parked on Main Street in Hartford. Ortiz  was arrested in October 2017 in New York by Hartford Police detectives assigned to the Cold Case/Shooting Task Force Unit in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney. Baez’ slaying was featured […]

  • February 18 to February 24

    Thursday, February 21 Camp Courant Monday, February 18 Snow conditions in Connecticut ski areas  

  • Gov. Lamont announces budget proposal for 2019

    HARTFORD — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont says his budget plan will include changes to the state sales tax, health benefits for state workers and retirement benefits for teachers. Lamont presents his two-year budget plan on Wednesday to the state legislature. The Democrat on Tuesday outlined what he says will be structural reforms to help close a $3.7 billion budget deficit projected over the next two years. The plan will include broadening the sales tax to include streaming and other digital […]

  • Read: Gov. Lamont’s budget address for 2019

    Read Governor Lamont’s budget proposal as prepared: Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Senator Fasano, Representative Klarides, my fellow state officials, members of the General Assembly, Lt. Governor Bysiewicz, honored guests and the people of the great State of Connecticut. Today, I am presenting you a budget which gives us the best chance to get this state growing again. Connecticut has been a jobs laggard for many years, which depresses opportunity and hits our budget every year. If we had grown jobs […]

  • From taxing streaming movies, to restructuring teacher retirement, here are some of Gov. Lamont’s budget ideas

    HARTFORD — The evening before Governor Ned Lamont was set to deliver his budget address to lawmakers, his office released an overarching budget plan. Below is the full, unedited release Lamont’s office sent Tuesday evening. For more FOX 61 coverage of the state budget click here.   Governor Ned Lamont today released a strategic plan outlining real structural reforms to the state budget, specifically around Connecticut’s two major pension systems and state employee and retiree health benefits. The proposal includes […]

  • Grill sold at Ocean State Job Lot could catch fire; Manufacturer advises consumers to return it

    Ocean State Job Lot warns that a smokeless grill sold in its stores could catch fire. Tekno products, the manufacturer of the grill, said the grill can overheat creating the fire hazard.  Teckno said customers with the grill at home should return it to Ocean State Job Lot  for a full refund. The company said all purchasers of the Tuff Smoke-Less Grill stop using the product and return it to the place of purchase. Consumers may also call (888) 298-3566 […]

  • Ask the Attorney: Legal options for hidden medical problems

    Ask the Atty, I was rear-ended by a car during a recent snowstorm, when they where going too fast on the highway and slid on ice. I was taken by ambulance to the ER because I was experiencing neck, back and chest pain. When they did x-rays, my neck and back ones were negative, but they discovered I have Asbestosis in my lungs!! What are my legal options? Marcus

  • Black Wolves roll over Wings 17-11

    UNCASVILLE – Callum Crawford had a career-high 12 points on five goals and seven assists as the New England Black Wolves rolled to a 17-10 victory over the Philadelphia Wings on Sunday afternoon. Crawford’s previous career-best was 10 points, done five times. Stephan Leblanc had four goals and three assists for seven points on the night while Tyler Digby had two goals and a season-best six assists. Reilly O’Connor had two goals and four assists for the Black Wolves (5-4). […]

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