Yard Goats

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As Hartford Yard Goats Stadium Steel Goes Up, Focus On Opening Day

Hartford's new minor league baseball stadium celebrated a construction milestone Tuesday. The first steel beams have been delivered and put in place. But a new report says that getting the job done in time to play in April could come at a price.
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Transportation

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"Taxi of Tomorrow" Arrives in New York City

The Nissan NV200 minivan is now the new standard for New York City's yellow cabs.
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Democratic candidates vying to lead the city of Bridgeport met for their first debate this week.

An exhibit at the Berkshire Museum is showcasing the work of a photojournalist whose collections of images from nearly 100 countries have been displayed in museums around the world, including at the Louvre in Paris. An opening reception is set for Friday at 5:30.

MGM is setting out to fill some of the 2,000 construction jobs that were promised to build the company’s $800 million Springfield casino.

MGM officials are scheduling two days of interviews, Thursday and Friday, with minority-owned and women-owned union construction companies interested in bidding for jobs on the project. 

The Las Vegas-based entertainment company  interviewed veteran-owned businesses in July at its Springfield construction office. 

1st Enlisted Female Sub Sailors Start Training In Conn.

Aug 28, 2015

The first four of the female enlisted sailors selected for the Navy's "silent service" have begun training at submarine school in Groton, Connecticut.

The dynamics of the Democratic presidential primary campaign could change dramatically if Vice President Joe Biden enters the raceBut Bernie Sanders' campaign says it has no plans to change its basic strategy if Biden decides to run.

We’re at an osprey nest in Tilton with Iain McLeod, director of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. Our goal is recruiting another individual for Project OspreyTrack. He explains that Project OspreyTrack began in 2011, “to try to understand a little bit more about osprey migration and foraging.” 

Eversource

The parent company of Connecticut's nuclear plant and federal regulators have reached a settlement over the plant operator’s decision, without regulatory approval, to halt the use of a safety-related pump in the event of a severe accident.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday cited a "willful violation" for changes by Dominion Resources Inc. without a license amendment at its Millstone Unit 2 plant in Waterford.

Ken Holt, a Millstone spokesman, said Dominion does not agree that the violation was deliberate.

Connecticut VA Healthcare System

The federal government has declared Connecticut the first state in the country to end chronic homelessness among veterans. 

We have two big, sad stories concerning the rush of migrants trying to make it to Europe from conflict-torn countries in the Middle East and Africa: First, Austrian authorities said the number of people found dead in a food delivery truck, some of whom are believed to be refugees from Syria, has risen to 71.

As we reported, the people are thought to have suffocated. The truck was abandoned along Austria's A4 autobahn.

This is the long story of a short street: Schnell Drive, two blocks of brick homes in Arabi, La., just east of New Orleans in St. Bernard Parish.

When we first visited in the fall of 2005, Donald and Colleen Bordelon were often the only two people on Schnell Drive. They had stayed in their home through the storm and the flood, and through the weeks after when the first floor was still filled with water.

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More News: Test Scores

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State Says Low Test Scores Reflect Expectations; Teachers Question Results

The results are in, but teachers aren’t happy. State education officials released the long-anticipated results of the new standardized test, called the SBAC, on Friday. The numbers showed that less than half of Connecticut students met the “achievement level” or above in math in grades 3 through 8, and slightly more than half met this level in reading.
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Many Schools in Connecticut Probably Have Toxic PCBs, But Aren’t Being Tested

Toxic PCBs have been found in over 100 Connecticut schools since 2009.

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Kvitová Repeats at the Connecticut Open

Petra Kvitová won the Connecticut Open singles tennis championship for the second straight year, besting Lucie Šafářová today in three sets at the Connecticut Tennis Center.
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Why Connecticut Should Care About the Proposed New England Pipeline

A proposed project to upgrade and construct a natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts has many spurs, one of them stretching into parts of Connecticut.
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Senator Murphy Calls Congress "Complicit" in Mass Shootings

In the wake of the on-air shooting death earlier this week of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, two television journalists from WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy is calling on Congress to act “in any way, shape or form” to reduce gun violence in America.
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