Connecticut

Seaside community and Mother Nature
3:53 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Guilford, CT has unique plans for dealing with future sea level rise and flooding

Coastal Resilience Plan
The Nature Conservancy

In the year since Superstorm Sandy and the more than two since Tropical Storm Irene, the focus of many Connecticut shoreline communities has been rebuilding. But one town - Guilford – has a second focus.  The Connecticut Mirror's Jan Ellen Spiegel reports it peers far, far into the future.

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Malloy appoints Schriro
9:41 am
Tue January 7, 2014

NYC's top prison official named Conn. public safety commissioner

This photo released by the Connecticut governor's office shows Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, right, after introducing Dora Schriro as the new commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Hartford, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Connecticut Office of Governor

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced on Monday that Dora Schriro will take over for Reuben Bradford, who's retiring effective February 1st after three years as the state's public safety commissioner.

Schriro has been commissioner of the New York City Department of Correction since September of 2009, and previously served as a special adviser to former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on immigration and customs enforcement.

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Crews make progress on roads
8:54 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Winter storm cleanup presents challenges

A man clears snow from a vehicle on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. A winter storm slammed into the U.S. Northeast with howling winds and frigid cold, dumping nearly two feet (60 centimeters) of snow in some parts and whipping up blizzard-like conditions Friday.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

The Connecticut Department of Transportation says the winds that have come along with the winter storm have made it difficult to plow the roads through the morning hours. The DOT says cold temperatures have also limit the effectiveness of snow-melting chemicals applied to roads.

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Region braces for winter storm
9:38 am
Thu January 2, 2014

CT, NY governors urge commuters to stay off roads as storm approaches

A pedestrian walks through morning snow, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Snow and bone-chilling temperatures are greeting morning commuters across the region on the first work day of 2014, with some areas expected to get more than a foot of snow by the weekend
Credit AP Photo/Mike Grol

A winter storm is approaching the region with the potential to drop more than a foot of snow.
 
 Winter storm warnings and watches are in effect for the entire region, with the
storm promising to make travel messy on the first work day of the new year.
 
 The worst of the storm is expected to hit later on Thursday with bitterly cold
temperatures. Parts of Connecticut could see 10 inches of snow before the storm
moves on. Already, light snow is falling across much of the region with wind
chills hovering around 10-above.
 

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Anti-discrimination extended to health care
7:10 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Conn. praised for being 2nd state in region to insist on insurance coverage for gender transition

GLAD says it is urging all six New England states to cover all medical treatments related to gender dsyphoria.

A New England gay rights organization is praising Connecticut's Department of Insurance for issuing a bulletin to the state’s insurers. The bulletin is an order that tells insurers they have to pay for gender transition treatments. WSHU’s Mark Herz reports it’s the second state in New England to issue such a bulletin.

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