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  • South Windsor (CT) Considers Banning Cigarette Sales in Pharmacies

    09/17/2012 1:29:48 PM PDT · by matt04 · 8 replies
    When the South Windsor town council meets on Monday night, they will consider an ordinance that would ban the sales of tobacco products at CVS. In July Town Councilor Dr. Anwar Saud, who specializes in lung diseases and critical care medicine, proposed banning the sales of tobacco in pharmacies. Nationally, there is a problem, he said in video posted on the town's Web site. Some large pharmacies, which run “minute clinics,” sell cigarettes, while smaller, community pharmacies do not allow cigarette sales, he said during a council meeting over the weekend. “So they are becoming healthcare facilities … but, as...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,September 17-21,2012

    09/17/2012 5:01:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    http://hartford.cbslocal.com/ ^ | September 17-21, 2012 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • A Possible Explanation for Obama's Connecticut Social Security Number

    09/15/2012 12:28:25 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    As I reported on Tuesday, Barack Obama has yet to provide an explanation for how he came to have a Social Security number that begins with the Connecticut prefix "042." Filmmaker Joel Gilbert read the piece. He has been in Hawaii doing follow-up research on his insightful new documentary, Dreams from My Real Father, and he sent me the single best explanation I have yet to see
  • Ted Jr. may follow in dad’s footsteps

    09/14/2012 10:07:24 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 39 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/14/12 | Joe Battenfeld
    With one Kennedy already on the ballot this fall, don’t be surprised to see another member of the political clan soon make a bid to join the family business. Edward M. Kennedy Jr., the eldest son of the late Massachusetts senator, is consulting with a veteran Washington political hand in a clear sign he’s seriously considering a run for office, the Herald has learned. The 50-year-old Kennedy brought in longtime Democratic strategist Steve McMahon to help him coordinate media interviews at the party convention in Charlotte, and several sources say McMahon also is helping Kennedy with political advice. Kennedy lives...
  • Hidden heat: New Britain (CT) law allows gun owners choice (open OR conceal carry)

    09/13/2012 11:56:12 AM PDT · by DTogo · 15 replies
    New Britain Herald ^ | Sept 13, 2012 | Robert Storace
    NEW BRITAIN — Following several heated discussions over the past few months with members of the public, the Common Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that gives gun owners the flexibility to conceal their weapons or not. The old ordinance required individuals to carry their legal firearms openly. New Britain — which had been the last municipality in Connecticut with such an ordinance — is now in line with the rest of the state. While state law would supercede local ordinances, City attorney Mary Pokorski said Wednesday that the state law “does not dictate the method of carrying weapons.”...
  • NARAL Blasts McMahon (Connecticut Senate Race)

    09/12/2012 9:27:42 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 6 replies
    New Haven Independent ^ | Sep 10, 2012 | Thomas MacMillan
    Women’s reproductive rights took center stage in the U.S. Senate race Monday, as a pro-choice group took aim at Republican candidate Linda McMahon over her support of a bill that would have allowed employers to refuse to cover contraception for their employees. The campaigns have been vying for the support of female voters, who did not get behind McMahon in her 2010 Senate bid. In a Monday afternoon conference call hosted by Christian Miron, the director of the NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, the state branch of the national pro-choice advocacy organization. Miron scored McMahon for saying she would have supported the...
  • Kaiser survey; (CT)Health coverage premiums up modestly, but more than wage growth

    09/12/2012 2:21:17 PM PDT · by matt04 · 4 replies
    Premiums for employer-sponsored family health coverage in the United States rose 4 percent over last year, a modest increase compared with recent years but still higher than the 1.7 percent growth in workers' wages, a national survey found. "A 4 percent increase is a low increase, and it is good news," Drew Altman, Kaiser Family Foundation president and CEO, said in a phone press conference Tuesday. The figures are based on the 2012 Employer Health Benefits Survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Educational Trust. The 4 percent increase is strikingly low compared with the 9 percent jump...
  • Survey finds manufacturing thriving in Connecticut; other businesses struggle more

    09/10/2012 1:26:30 PM PDT · by matt04 · 8 replies
    Two percent of Connecticut businesses are very optimistic about their economic recovery, and 15 percent still consider the state to be an ideal place to do business, according to a 2012 survey of businesses in the state. And it was a good year for manufacturers, with nearly two-thirds of those surveyed reporting a net profit in 2011, and 66 percent saying they expect to this year. The 2012 Survey of Connecticut Businesses, by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association and BlumShapiro, an accounting and business consulting firm, was released Friday morning at a conference at the Rocky Hill Sheraton on...
  • Northeastern Republicans Show (More) Signs of Life (CT)

    09/09/2012 4:51:10 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 7, 2012 | STEPHEN MOORE
    Connecticut's Linda McMahon has Democrats nervous about losing another blue-state Senate seat. Connecticut might be the last place you'd expect Republicans to pick up a U.S. Senate seat this November, but it may happen. In the race for retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman's seat, Linda McMahon, the co-founder of the highly profitable World Wrestling Entertainment, leads Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy by three points, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll. Those numbers terrify Democrats, so much so that at the party's convention in Charlotte, N.C., this week they frantically shuttled Mr. Murphy around town to meet deep-pocket Democratic donors. Connecticut hasn't had...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,September 5-7,2012

    09/05/2012 3:02:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    http://hartford.cbslocal.com/ ^ | September 5-7,2012 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • Trial challenging (CT) state's death penalty to start

    09/03/2012 11:55:28 AM PDT · by matt04 · 3 replies
    One of the most unusual trials in recent memory in Connecticut is set to begin this week, when seven of the 11 men on the state's death row will be brought into a makeshift courtroom at a prison in Somers as they challenge the fairness of the death penalty. The inmates are suing the state, alleging racial and geographic biases in how prosecutors seek the death penalty and seeking to have their death sentences overturned. After seven years of legal wrangling, the trial is scheduled to start Wednesday. "The issue is whether the death penalty in Connecticut has been administered...
  • Senate 2012 Outlook (Prospect for GOP gains is solid. But Republican control looks less likely)

    04/02/2012 6:51:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/02/2012 | Jim Geraghty
    A Republican-controlled Senate in 2012 looks less likely than it did a few weeks ago, but the prospect for GOP gains is still quite solid. Of the 33 Senate seats up for grabs this cycle, seven are occupied by Democrats or Democrat-leaning independents who are not seeking reelection, three are occupied by Republicans who are not seeking reelection, 16 are occupied by Democrats seeking reelection, and seven are occupied by Republicans seeking reelection. This is the class of senators last elected in 2006, a midterm election that almost could not have gone worse for the GOP. A few recent developments...
  • Study questions if Connecticut emerged from recession

    08/31/2012 3:29:35 PM PDT · by matt04 · 13 replies
    New data shows Connecticut's economy was damaged more severely than most economists originally thought in the last recession, according to a provocative new report released Wednesday by the University of Connecticut's economic think-tank. The latest analysis from the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis warned the state "has an even steeper hill to climb" and could see little or no net job growth over the next 18 months, a grim prospect as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy looks ahead to a re-election campaign in 2014. And the study suggested that the state technically might still be in a recession. The center also...
  • Q-poll shows Linda McMahon up by 3 in CT

    08/28/2012 7:16:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/28/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Last week, Ramussen showed Republican nominee Linda McMahon with a 3-point edge over her Democratic opponent in the US Senate race in Connecticut, Rep. Chris Murphy, 49/46. Six days later, Quinnipiac confirms that McMahon has a slight edge over Murphy — and in fact finds the exact same result: Connecticut likely voters put Republican former wrestling executive Linda McMahon on the right side of a 49-46 percent too-close-to-call U.S. Senate race against Democratic U.S. Rep. Christopher Murphy, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. …"The poll is good news for Linda McMahon. In our first likely voter poll in...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,August 27-31,2012

    08/27/2012 5:44:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/ ^ | August 27-31, 2012 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • Conn. average gas price jumps above $4

    08/26/2012 2:26:49 PM PDT · by matt04 · 24 replies
    he average price of a gallon of regular self-serve gasoline in Connecticut has jumped above $4 this weekend. That's according to Saturday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. It shows the price rose to $4.003 overnight, from $3.999 on Friday. The last time the average price went above $4 was May 16 of this year. The highest average of $4.39 per gallon was recorded on July 9, 2008. Connecticut motorists are now paying more than they were a year ago, when the statewide average price for gasoline was $3.91. Problems with refineries and...
  • United Technologies announces job cutbacks in Connecticut

    08/24/2012 8:19:29 PM PDT · by matt04 · 7 replies
    United Technologies announced last week that it plans to cut 150 salaried positions around the world, including 70 white-collar jobs at UTC Aerospace Systems, formerly Hamilton Sundstrand, here. The company is cutting 150 salaried positions globally, according to a news release. But locally, the 70 cuts will be on top of 130 blue collar machinist jobs the company is hoping to eliminate through buyouts and layoffs as part of job cuts first announced in 2011. The first 80 machinist jobs were already cut through attrition, according to a news release from the company. Anthony J. Walter, president of Local Lodge...
  • Anti-Islamic Ads Target Metro-North Commuters

    08/24/2012 8:16:39 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 15 replies
    HartfordCourant ^ | August 23, 2012 | Martin B. Cassidy
    STAMFORD — -- Metro-North Railroad is reviewing its advertising policies after the latest controversial billboard linking Islam to terrorist attacks that currently appear at a handful of New Haven Line stations. The series of billboards paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative are the latest chapter in an ongoing battle of trackside messages financed by advocacy groups on opposite sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The current ad campaign posted at five Connecticut stations on the New Haven Line -- Greenwich, Cos Cob, Noroton Heights, Darien and South Norwalk -- include the slogan "It's not Islamophobia, It's Islamorealism," in red...
  • Family fed up with five years of wrong number calls(VIDEO)

    08/23/2012 8:30:39 PM PDT · by matt04 · 29 replies
    A Newington woman receives as many as 25 phone calls a day from people looking for information on Infinity Hall. However, the woman does not work for the music hall in Norfolk and the number is to her house. According to Linda Fascelle, her phone number is one number different than Infinity Hall. The prefix for Fascelle's number is 860 and Infinity's is 866. Fascelle's number is also incorrectly listed on Google Places as the number for Infinity Hall, which leads to the influx of daily phone calls for reservations, show times and other information.
  • Murphy AWOL for three-fourths of hearings (Connecticut Democrat neglects job, wants promotion)

    08/23/2012 5:34:56 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies
    The Greenwich Times ^ | August 22, 2012 | Neil Vigdor
    Ferris Bueller would be proud. U.S. Rep. Christopher Murphy, D-5th, was absent 78 percent of the time during his committee and subcommittee hearings in the 110th Congress, according to a Hearst Connecticut Newspapers analysis that is consistent with a series of hard-hitting television ads by Murphy's GOP Senate opponent, Linda McMahon. The 2007-08 legislative session coincided with the financial crisis, putting Murphy's campaign in a defensive posture about his attendance record. He skipped 185 of 237 hearings overall, whereas McMahon's campaign claimed he missed 170 of 218 meetings. Murphy failed to show up for a single hearing of the Domestic...