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A simple plastic cup of beer has made history by being the first alcoholic drink sold in a small Connecticut town in 81 years.

The affluent bedroom community of Bridgewater had been the last dry town in the state until residents approved alcohol sales in 2014.

The News-Times reports that the first booze sold in town since 1935 was a cup of beer purchased Friday at the Bridgewater Country Fair.

Joelle Schrock / WSHU

Riders on the New Haven Line will soon be able to purchase their commuter rail tickets using a smartphone.

M. Spencer Green / AP

Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says there have been no credible threats of possible cyberattacks on the upcoming November elections.

Courtesy of United States Postal Service

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is pushing the U.S. Postal Service to re-issue a stamp recognizing Gold Star families.

Closing arguments have begun in a trial over whether Connecticut adequately funds its public schools.

A coalition of municipalities, education groups, parents and students sued in 2005, saying the state was violating the Connecticut constitution by not providing enough aid to municipalities to allow them to properly educate students. The coalition cited vast differences in test results between rich and poor towns.

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