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COURTESY OF CATHERINE VIOLET HUBBARD ANIMAL SANCTUARY

 

It’s been five years since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Catherine Violet Hubbard was one of 20 children killed, along with six educators. Her family has spent the past five years planning an animal sanctuary in her memory

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Utility company Eversource is demanding a national environmental group take down a study that says they unfairly withheld natural gas capacity and inflated electric rates– but the Environmental Defense Fund is standing by its research.

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Washington D.C. has ended a temporary residency program for almost 60,000 Haitians allowed to legally enter the United States following an earthquake in 2010. The affected Haitians will have to leave the U.S. by 2019. The program has also been revoked for 2,000 Nicaraguans and it's unclear if other groups, including 300,000 Salvadorans, will be allowed to remain.

 


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A Superior Court judge has found three former guards at Bridgewater State Hospital "not guilty" in the death of a schizophrenic patient at Bridgewater State Hospital eight years ago. 

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Registration is underway for a new gaming school for people looking to become table game dealers at MGM Springfield's resort casino, which is scheduled to open next fall. 

Connecticut Takes A Look At Aetna's New Future

Dec 5, 2017
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Connecticut is calculating the potential impact of the new mega-merger announced by health insurer Aetna and pharmacy chain CVS. 

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On a cold November evening, Bishop Bruce Shaw led a prayer.

"All this violence is going on, but we know you’re the answer, Lord, Jesus. That you can curb some of this," Shaw said in front of the approximately 50 people gathered at the Centro Cristiano Nacion De Jesus church in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Connecticut lawmakers may head back to the state Capitol for yet another special session before the end of the year. The issue, once again, is the state budget.

Garrison Keillor's Connecticut Performance Canceled

Dec 1, 2017
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Thursday’s show by Garrison Keillor at the Warner Theatre in Connecticut was canceled, just hours before it was due to go ahead.

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Addressing the state’s drug crisis has been an all hands on deck approach from the medical community, law enforcement to social workers.

But advocates are saying one missing player in all this has been employers, and how they can be a part of the solution, whether that’s offering jobs to those in recovery or simply changing how addiction is addressed and talked about at work.

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  In a state that voted almost 2 to 1 for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, and in a city that voted almost 6 to 1 for her, everyone seemed to embrace Clinton Tuesday night at the Boston Opera House.

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New research from the University of New Hampshire says the greenest way to heat your home this winter is a wood pellet stove.

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Following the October storm that cut power to thousands of customers, researchers say it may be time to devise new models to predict storm outages. Emmanouil Anagnostou is a professor at the University of Connecticut. He says existing models do really well at building connections between historic and new storm data. But they’re not great at predicting more extreme weather events.

New England Researchers Race To Turn Seaweed Into Biofuel

Nov 24, 2017
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For the last 10 years, scientists all over the world have been racing to figure out how to convert massive quantities of seaweed into biofuel. UConn Professor Charles Yarish is one of them. He’s spent his career studying seaweed, and he just got news that the federal government is going to fund one of his dream projects.


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Take a drive through Old Wethersfield, CT and he's hard to miss. Kevin, the wild Old Wethersfield turkey, puffs with personality. So much in fact that he got 65 votes for different positions in the recent town elections. He also has over 5,000 Facebook followers, with 1,000 of those coming his way over the last month.

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