Government

New laws take effect
4:39 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Stricter Conn. law against texting and driving take effect Oct. 1

Members of the Connecticut House of Representatives meet during the final day of session at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Several new laws take effect October 1st in Connecticut.  One of them means it will cost you more if you get caught talking or texting on a hand held phone while driving.

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Development
4:03 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

BLT asks members of Finance Board, Harbor Commission to recuse themselves on license agreement

Audience members at the Stamford planning board meeting on a controversial license agreement on September 24, 2013 (file photo).
Credit Kaomi Goetz

  A controversial license agreement for a boatyard in Stamford could now have some mayoral candidates stepping away from the official vetting process.  

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State bonds $22 million for Bpt. development
4:54 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Conn. approves state bonds for Bass Pro Shop store in Bridgeport

Governor Dannel Malloy addressing an audience at the site of the proposed Bass Pro Shops store in Bridgeport in July 2012.
Credit File photo/Ebong Udoma

Connecticut's Bond Commission unanimously approved a $22 million financing package on Friday for a planned Bass Pro Shops store that would anchor a Bridgeport waterfront development. This means construction can begin on the Steel Point peninsula development that’s been on the drawing board for more than 25 years.

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Healthcare
2:07 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Uncertainty as Affordable Care Act enrollment nears

Danielle Williams of Access Health CT at a recent Healthy Chat forum in New Haven.

  

 Connecticut and New York residents can start to enroll for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act on Oct 1. They’re two of 14 states plus the District of Columbia managing their own healthcare exchange, or marketplace. 

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Service disrupted on the New Haven line
6:58 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Metro North commuters asked to make alternative arrangments

Commuters wait on a crowded platform at the Stamford, Conn. train station
Credit Kaomi Goetz

 

  An electrical power failure has crippled service on the nation's second largest commuter railroad. Only 30 percent service is currently available on Metro North New Haven line between Stamford, Connecticut and Grand Central Terminal in New York City
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