The Wheelhouse Digest
12:39 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Marijuana and Energy

While we're busy being distracted by fake marriage proposals on ballfields, plants are growing in Connecticut, or will be if some in the state have their say. Those stories and more you might have missed.

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA GROWER APPROVED IN MIDDLETOWN
Former factory space may become quite "green."

A producer for medical marijuana, Greenbelt Management, was approved by Middletown's Common Council this week, leasing space in a city-owned building that was used at various points to make bicycles, cars, and typewriters. A state license is pending.

Read more at The Middletown Press.

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PROPOSALS PITCHED FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS

Several bids were proposed to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for renewable energy projects, including ideas for wind turbines, a fuel cell park, and solar electricity generation. A highly-publicized proposal to convert the Montville Power Station into a renewable energy park was not among the bids on the August 5 deadline. 

Read more at The Connecticut Mirror.

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CALCULATE HOW MUCH INSURANCE COULD COST YOU

Access Health CT provides a way to calculate how much you would pay monthly for premiums through the state's new health insurance exchange. The spreadsheet accounts for three different base rates--bronze, silver, and gold--as well as your age and the county where you live. How does it measure up for you?

Read more at CT News Junkie.

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NEW BRITAIN ROCK CATS PULL A TACKY PUBLICITY STUNT

A marriage proposal on the ballfield at a recent New Britain Rock Cats' game went horribly wrong, and video of the event went viral online. Now it's become clear that it was all staged, but it had no real point except to "entertain."

Read more and see the video at The Hartford Courant.