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The first round of layoff notices have been given out to state workers as Governor Dannel Malloy works to confront looming deficits.

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A new Quinnipiac University poll was released on Tuesday for the upcoming presidential primaries in New York State scheduled for April 19.

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The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office has filed its opposition to an injunction request by Kinder Morgan. The company wants to build a natural gas pipeline which would run through state-owned conservation land in Southern Berkshire County on its way to Connecticut.

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Connecticut’s “new normal” sees its economy underperforming the nation as a whole. But the state still has core strengths that it can leverage in an effort to improve its economic performance.

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Unions representing more than 36,000 Verizon landline phone and cable workers are threatening a strike starting Wednesday morning if the company doesn't agree to a new contract.

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A Connecticut judge has ruled that state police do not have to release documents belonging to Adam Lanza that were seized from his home after he killed 20 first-graders, six educators and himself at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.

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Money set aside for energy-efficiency projects could soon get slashed as state legislators work to close a large budget deficit.

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A group of young baseball players from West Hartford are in Cuba for a week to play baseball and distribute supplies in the town of Holguin. 

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The high cost of insulin, which has risen by triple-digit percentages in the last five years, is endangering the lives of many diabetics who can’t afford the price tag, say Connecticut physicians who treat diabetics.

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Jackie Robinson,” the latest documentary from filmmaker Ken Burns, debuts Monday night on PBS. 

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When UConn engineering professor Karthik Konduri was reviewing the first set of results from a statewide transportation study he’s working on, he wasn’t surprised when the mobile taxi service Uber started showing up in survey responses.

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Republican presidential nominee John Kasich made his first official campaign stop in Connecticut on Friday at the Martire Center at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.

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With Tuesday night's victory over Syracuse, the UConn Huskies became the first women's basketball team in history to win four straight NCAA national championships.

Quinnipiac Tops Boston College to Reach NCAA Hockey Final

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A Connecticut college hockey team will have a chance to win a national championship this weekend for the first time since the all-Nutmeg State final in 2013 that saw Yale win its first title in school history.

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Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin took office in January, and his honeymoon is officially over. The mayor is trying to figure out a way to balance the city’s budget. 

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In my book, Foodscaping, I talk a lot about growing trees not just for shade or flowering, but for their fruiting. 

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Thursday was supposed to be the home opener for Hartford’s new minor league baseball team, the Yard Goats. 

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It’s the time of year when many schools offer student trips that involve international travel. With the terror attacks in Brussels and Paris, and concerns about student safety, some school leaders in Connecticut have had to make hard choices about whether to move forward with their travel plans.

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The threat of cyber attacks -- and the risks posed to water, natural gas, and electric supplies -- are very real. That's according to the head of the agency that regulates public utilities in Connecticut. 

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Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is attracting criticism from members of Connecticut's congressional delegation after comments he made about shielding the gun industry from legal liability. 

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I was talking to Rick Coffey the other day about Mendelssohn’s great oratorio “Elijah.” 

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According to the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, there were nearly 11,000 people who experienced homelessness in Connecticut last year. Multiple organizations spend countless hours trying to make a difference -- and now, in New Haven, there’s a new program with a slightly different approach. 

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The CEO of General Electric has broken his silence over the company’s dispute with the Federal Environmental Protection Agency. 

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More than 70 airports in upstate New York are eligible to compete for a share of $200 million in state funds up for grabs in a new state competition from Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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It's been almost a year and a half since the "Deflategate" scandal emerged as a national sports storyline. And while punishments have been handed down, appealed, and seemingly resolved, a group of New England Patriots fans say the story isn't over yet.

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With an opioid crisis still underway across the country, pain and how it’s treated is under scrutiny. The Centers for Disease Control in March came out with national standards for prescribing opioid painkillers, notably that clinicians should consider other options first.

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As much in the American grain as Aaron Copland, William Carlos Williams, or Emily Dickenson, the celebrated composer/orchestrator and conductor/bandleader Maria Schneider is a great, lyrical celebrator of memory, home, and friendship in her latest masterwork recording, The Thompson Fields.

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Biologists are starting to augment eyes in the forest with eyes in the sky. But even as satellite imagery has a growing role in a field long-dominated by on-the-ground observation, the brave biologist trekking through a rainforest with binoculars and a cool hat isn't going away anytime soon. 

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It's been 16 years since Connecticut passed its Safe Haven law to protect newborns. The state Department of Children and Families says in that time, 27 babies have been brought to local hospitals.

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Standing in a laboratory packed with various scientific instruments, University of Connecticut engineering professor Arash Zaghi gestured to three steel beams, modest in appearance where they sit under the large and brightly-painted hydraulic-powered machine capable of applying weights of up to 275 tons.

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