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Customers of United Illuminating will soon be getting used to the Avangrid name at the top of their bills.

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Connecticut's Department of Motor Vehicles will temporarily stop forwarding to police lists of motorists whose vehicle registrations have been suspended due to a lack of insurance. 

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Four Macy’s stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut are among dozens of locations slated for closure nationwide. The department store chain cites slow 2015 sales as the reason.

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After a year of contentious negotiations, protests, and the threat of a shutdown, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and its musicians may be edging closer to an agreement on a new contract.

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It's the new year, and time for all good gardeners to spend a little time perusing seed and plant catalogs for new varieties. 

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The federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is investigating the death of a patient who was found in a public bathroom at the West Haven VA hospital last month. 

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Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin has begun closed-door negotiating sessions with the stakeholders in the new, $56 million minor league baseball stadium that is neither on time nor on budget.

Metcalf's Musical Wish List for 2016

Jan 7, 2016
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The page turns, and I offer herewith my annual New Year’s musical wish list.

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People who are uninsured or on Medicaid are more than twice as likely to smoke tobacco compared to those covered by other insurance, according to a national study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Former gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti said he's now exploring a run for the U.S. Senate.

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The state of Connecticut is to close an annex to the York Correctional Institution, the fifth prison closure in recent years. 

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This week President Barack Obama announced new executive action to tighten gun control in the United States, but what will the proposed changes mean for Connecticut?

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Immigration activists held a rally on Wednesday in New Haven against plans by federal officials to round up Central Americans who have recently crossed the border illegally. 

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Classy offerings for the winter/spring season of 2016 burst out of the claustrophobic confines of any top ten category. 

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Governor Dannel Malloy said he applauds President Obama's plan to use executive authority to implement a set of measures aimed at curbing gun violence.

FuelCell Energy

Pfizer will install a fuel cell power plant at its Groton research and development facility. The aim is both to move to a greener form of energy, and to have the potential for off-grid reliability.

President Barack Obama announced a series of executive actions on Tuesday intended to combat gun violence. His plans would require background checks for guns bought from dealers even if they're purchased online or at gun shows. 

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Connecticut has gained a reputation globally as a sanctuary for immigrants, according to Dr. Saud Anwar, a South Windsor town council member who recently returned from a trip to Jordan.

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A Connecticut man charged with firing a rifle at a mosque next to his home has been placed under house arrest. 

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Several members of Connecticut's congressional delegation are among a group of federal lawmakers meeting with President Barack Obama about his executive actions tightening the nation's gun laws.

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Businesses are heaving a sigh of relief after the IRS relaxed new paperwork rules around the Affordable Care Act. But one expert is warning that the change may make life more difficult for employees.

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Connecticut made "far more progress than anyone ever expected" in 2015 on improving the state's transportation infrastructure, Governor Dannel Malloy said on Monday.

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The Libertarian Party is suing the state of Connecticut in federal court, challenging laws regarding the rules for petitioning candidates to appear on the election ballot. 

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U.S. Army veteran Bob Swirsky’s face lit up when home health care nurse Jeanette Hutchinson entered his room to check his blood pressure and attend to his body to prevent bedsores.

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A long-time education leader said that the best way to desegregate schools in the Hartford region is to invest in urban centers.

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What news mattered most to you this year? In Connecticut, many national headlines took a localized form in 2015. 

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Like all pediatricians, Dr. Lori Smith keep tabs on many aspects of her patients’ health, but until recently the Westport-based doctor didn’t always consider whether the children she sees might be going hungry.

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Officials said an Allegiant Air flight traveling from Orlando, Florida, to Bangor, Maine, was forced to make an emergency landing at a Rhode Island airport after passengers reported an abnormal smell. 

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With the holidays behind us, gardeners are often looking for ways to keep their hands in the dirt. One old-fashioned growing technique is making a comeback and is worth trying, especially with kids.

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A Republican state representative in Rhode Island received maps of Providence dating back to 1882 as part of a public records request for information about the state's plan to install truck tolls. But information about possible toll locations was not included in the bundle of documents.

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