The Wheelhouse Digest
2:42 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Water and Guns

Summer feels like it's winding down this week, what with cooler temperatures and earlier sunsets. That has us thinking about school, which of course makes us think about UConn students needing a lot of water. That and more in today's not-to-miss stories.

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UCONN'S WATER WILL COME FROM CONNECTICUT WATER CO.
Controversial plan dropped to draw from MDC supply.

The Connecticut Water Co. was chosen to provide the University of Connecticut with an additional water supply in the coming years, as the campus expands. This means no more proposal to build a 20-mile pipeline to draw the water from elsewhere in the state.

Read more at The Hartford Courant.

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GUN MANUFACTURERS LEAVING THE STATE

Sensing a hostile environment for manufacturing guns, weapons makers are gradually leaving Connecticut. Other states seem glad to welcome them, as restrictions failed at the federal level and various states are handling their approaches to policy in different ways.

Read more at The New York Times.

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NEW RULES FOR JURY DUTY

The Connecticut Supreme Court recently ruled that jurors will have to agree to a policy stating their cooperation on avoiding all publicity about the case, and if exposed to it, they have to report it to the court. The decision is related to Kervick v Silver Hill Hospital.

Read more from our reporter Jeff Cohen.