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I've got a question for you. The top ten vegetables grown by home gardeners really haven't changed much in the last 20 years, except for one new comer. Any ideas? Think spicy.

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If you pay any attention to the music world, you already know that James Levine announced last week that he is stepping down as artistic director of the Metropolitan Opera, an institution he has been associated with for 40 years.

Connecticut Budget Process Mired in Political Gridlock

Apr 21, 2016
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With less than two weeks left in the legislative session, Governor Dannel Malloy’s new budget proposal has spurred political uproar between him and Democratic leaders -- specifically Democratic Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey who called the revision a "personal hit list."

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Chelsea Clinton stopped off in Hartford on Wednesday to raise funds for her mother, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. 

Connecticut has seen robust growth in businesses owned by women over recent years, and much of the increase appears to be driven by minority entrepreneurs. 

New Report Cites Long Wait Times for VA Primary Care

Apr 21, 2016
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Some newly enrolled veterans seeking a primary care appointment at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) wait more than 90 days before they see a provider, and the agency’s way of calculating wait times understates them, according to a new report by a government watchdog office.

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Protein Sciences, the Meriden-based vaccine maker, is setting its sights on the Zika virus. 

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After computer outages caused delays at Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles branches statewide, the agency has urged residents to postpone their Wednesday visits.

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Connecticut Democrats and Republicans vote for their party's nominee next week and a new Quinnipiac University poll shows Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump with statewide leads.

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Basking in warm, sentimental, adulatory acclaim, pianist Emery Austin Smith -- a high-energy octogenarian and one of the last great patriarchs of Hartford’s first Golden Age of Jazz -- returns once again.

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The world is getting older. According to the National Institutes of Health, the number of people aged 65 and up will grow to 1.6 billion by mid-century. 

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The parent company of Eastern Mountain Sports and Bob's Stores has filed for bankruptcy protection and plans to shutter several New England bricks-and-mortar locations.

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Layoff notices continue to be issued to Connecticut state employees.

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Community members and organizations gathered for a meeting at the Consulate of Ecuador in New Haven on Monday night to discuss relief efforts following the country's 7.8 magnitude earthquake. 

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As a small boy, Robert Cotto, Jr. moved with his family to Hartford, where most of his extended family was living in the city’s North End.

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Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin wants to close next year’s budget deficit by laying off 40 city employees, demanding millions in union concessions, draining every last dollar from the city’s rainy day fund, and not raising the tax rate. 

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is bringing her presidential campaign to Connecticut. 

Teen Forced to Undergo Cancer Treatment Suffers Setback

Apr 18, 2016
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A Connecticut teenager who was forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer says a new mass has been found in her lungs.

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The top federal prosecutor for Connecticut is holding a meeting this week with Muslim and Sikh community leaders to discuss issues of concern to their communities. 

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When Barbara Bradley Hagerty set out to write her new book Life Reimagined, her goal was simple: learn how to avoid a midlife crisis. 

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Ivan Backer narrowly escaped the Holocaust, and for the last 70-plus years, he's been trying to give back.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tailored his stump speech for the economic problems facing the state of Connecticut. He spoke to roughly 6,000 to 7,000 people at the Hartford Convention Center Friday night. Those who made it inside were met by thousands of protesters when they left.

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A new report that identifies the most distinctive cause of injury death for each state, compared to national rates, has some findings that might be expected:

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Two more fatal overdoses in southeastern Connecticut have once again highlighted the struggle that police and emergency services face in combating the heroin epidemic.

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Connecticut employers added just 300 positions in March, a big dip from the 4,100 jobs created in February. 

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Over the past three years, juvenile court judges in Connecticut handled 6,900 cases on average. 

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A bill to phase out plastic bags at grocery stores is moving forward and it's got the support of one prominent garbage man. 

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A Connecticut Superior Court judge has ruled that the lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used in the 2012 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School can go forward. 

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In 2013, a public affairs firm made a strong accusation in court, claiming that a state-related agency rigged a public bid when it chose to do business with the firm of Tom Ritter -- a former Democratic House Speaker in the Connecticut legislature. Now, a state court judge has again weighed in, saying the antitrust claim doesn’t have merit. 

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On his new CD, Harlem Hieroglyphs, jazz vibraphonist Jay Hoggard pays tribute to musicians who have influenced him -- giants like Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and Milt Jackson.

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