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5:25 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

PURA Public Hearing Held; Navy Sub Returns After Secret Deployment

State regulators are giving the public one last chance to weigh in on rules governing utilities’ tree-trimming practices before issuing a final decision in the case. The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority held a hearing today. A final decision by PURA is expected tomorrow.

Navy Submarine Returns From European Deployment

A Navy submarine has returned to its Connecticut base from a spur-of-the-moment deployment. This completes a secret 11-week mission that sent it to European waters. The USS Missouri, which came back to Groton over the weekend, was on the first “surge deployment” involving an attack submarine to be announced by the Navy in eight years. 

DOT Officials Consider Return of Toll Booths

Connecticut officials are in the middle of a study that is focused on two of the state's busiest highways,  I-95 between New Haven and New York, and I-84 in Hartford. The most common theme in most of these measures include bringing tolls back to the state. The last time drivers had to pay tolls in Connecticut was in 1985.

Massachusetts Officials Request Teen to be Returned to Her Parents

Massachusetts child welfare officials have asked a judge to return a Connecticut teen to her parents. The Boston Globe reports that the Department of Children and Families said last week  Justina Pelletier’s parents have met the conditions requested.  A Judge had given Massachusetts permanent custody of Justina in March, after a public battle involving dueling diagnoses from doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital and Tufts Medical Center.

UTC Named Title Sponsor of Tennis Tournament

United Technologies was announced as the lead sponsor of the former New Haven Open tennis tournament-- now called the Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies. Tournament director Anne Worcester says the new name appropriately reflects the state of Connecticut's new investment. She says adding United Technologies as the lead sponsor is a dream come true. The August  tournament has had five "cornerstone" sponsors,  but  hasn't had a title sponsor since Pilot Pen left in 2010. 

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