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A massive solar project in Simsbury is now one step closer to becoming one of New England’s largest clean-energy projects.

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State residents whose homes have crumbling foundations are among those who'll be out of luck under the new federal tax overhaul.

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Happy winter solstice. It only gets brighter from now until summer! We're not the only ones who will enjoy the longer days. Herbs can be grown indoors to be added to recipes, drinks, and provide some greenery in winter. Here are the best ones to grow.

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Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared that influenza is now widespread in Connecticut.

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Hundreds of Honduran immigrants in Connecticut and Massachusetts will find out in the coming months whether they’ll be allowed to stay in the U.S. or face possible deportation. This comes as violent protests continue in Honduras following a contested presidential election.

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Columbia, South Carolina is one of the first cities to ban the use of gun bump stocks - an attachment that enables a semiautomatic rifle to fire faster. 

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Parts of the rail lines across the Northeast still don’t have Positive Train Control, also known as PTC. Officials said that the system could have prevented an Amtrak train derailment in Washington state that killed at least three people Monday.

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The latest report from the Council on Environmental Quality says the state isn't equipped to monitor thousands of pesticide products and companies in Connecticut.

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As well as providing an opportunity to mark the holidays, Saturday’s “Esparanza de Parranda” in Hartford highlighted an important need for those displaced by Hurricane Maria.

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Two gun buyback events were held over the weekend - one in Hartford and one in New Haven where police collected a record number of guns.

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A gun buy-back sponsored by local legislators, law enforcement, and medical professionals will take place this Saturday in Hartford and New Haven.

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Connecticut has received 2 federal grants that will help victims of sexual assault seeking justice against their attacker.

When a victim is sexually assaulted, a sexual assault, or rape kit is crucial. It can corroborate the victim's account of the assault, and not only help identify a suspect, but also link cases that could identify serial rapists. But submitting to the test can be traumatizing for the victim.

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Connecticut's Office of the Child Advocate has issued a report on the February death of 17 year-old Matthew Tirado of Hartford. The autistic teenager died from malnutrition, weighing only 84 pounds at his death. 

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If you’ve been a victim of shoddy contracting work on your house -- there is a possible way for you to get some money back. It’s through the state Department of Consumer Protection. Over the last year, around 150 people got checks for a combined total of more than $1.3 million dollars.

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One of the fruits of winter is citrus. Unfortunately, we're relegated to buying them in grocery stores or ordering cases of oranges, grapefruits, and lemons from Florida or California.

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