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The Hartford police department has responded to a video circulating on Facebook that appears to show police repeatedly hitting someone with a baton. The video has been viewed over 100,000 times since it was posted Monday morning. Police say the video of shows only a small part of the confrontation, which happened on Sunday.

Mechanical problems have left a 111-year-old Connecticut bridge stuck in the open position, delaying Metro-North trains to and from New York City.

The Devon Movable Bridge between Stratford and Milford carries trains on the New Haven line, Waterbury branch, Amtrak and Shore Line East over the Housatonic River. It has two drawbridge spans that open vertically to allow marine traffic to pass.  

 

Connecticut lawmakers approved some late changes early Tuesday morning to the new Democratic state budget that had drawn criticism from major state employers because of its tax increases on businesses and others.

"We did hear the voices of those who had some concerns," said Senate President Martin Looney, D-New Haven.

But members of the General Assembly's minority Republicans seemed unimpressed by the 11th hour revisions, negotiated over the past several weeks by the legislature's majority Democratic leaders and Democrat Gov. Dannel P Malloy's administration.

Connecticut consumers will see a change in their next monthly electric bill statement. Starting in July, consumers who use third-party suppliers for their electricity will receive bills that include the rates of their supplier and the standard rate offered by the state’s two largest utilities, Eversource and United Illuminating.

Elin Swanson Katz, the state’s Consumer Counsel, said the redesign will help consumers compare rates and get the best deal possible.

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If you love hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities, Connecticut is a great place to be. But, for residents of many of Connecticut's cities, there's not an easy way to hike or bike out of town without miles of very unnatural landscape.

Across the state, that may change soon. The next state budget contains more than $10 million to build new trails. Governor Dannel Malloy says that'll encourage people to move away from cars and toward alternate forms of transportation.

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