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A brand new performance stage was unveiled on the New Haven Green Wednesday. The new, city-owned feature will be used for concerts and other events starting this weekend.

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Thousands of fragrant and colorful roses will be in full bloom for Hartford's Elizabeth Park Rose Weekend this Saturday and Sunday. A new addition this year is the newly-dedicated Heritage Rose Garden, where rare and historic species thrive. 

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Connecticut’s top insect expert is banking on more rain, and a fungus, to knock back populations of gypsy moths. For the past two years, those hungry pests have plagued Connecticut’s trees.

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The rumors have been confirmed: Jeff Immelt has announced he’s stepping down as CEO of General Electric, after 16 years in the top job. Immelt was the moving force behind the relocation of GE’s headquarters from Fairfield, Connecticut to Boston. 

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Amazon has announced it’s to open a new distribution center in North Haven. The $255 million investment will eventually create 1,800 jobs.

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Less than a month after James Comey was fired by President Donald Trump, the former head of the FBI testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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A key group organized in response to clergy sex abuse in the Diocese of Bridgeport has disbanded.

Tunnel Visions During A Week Of Infrastructure

Jun 6, 2017
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President Donald Trump is announcing a series of plans during what he’s calling Infrastructure Week. One proposal would privatize air traffic controllers. Trump will visit the Ohio River on Wednesday and talk about the value of investing in inland waterway infrastructure.

It just so happens there are big infrastructure plans underway in Hartford, too.

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In the wake of President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, Governor Dannel Malloy announced last week that Connecticut will join with other states to uphold its principles.

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The decades-long effort to desegregate Hartford schools and improve educational outcomes for its students is headed back to court. 

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Economic development officials must grapple in coming months with the implications, should one of the state’s most iconic companies decide to move its headquarters out of Connecticut. 

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My sophomore year at college ended on Thursday, June 1, 1967. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t remember the date, but it’s now a part of history: it was the day The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released. To save you the trouble of counting, that’s half a century ago.

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Once plentiful in New England’s rivers, native Atlantic salmon have since all but disappeared.

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New Haven-based Alexion pharmaceuticals, the company that specializes in the treatment of rare diseases, has been undergoing some turmoil in its executive ranks. That news is raising questions about the drug-maker's stability, and what it could mean for the city.

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Communities along Connecticut’s southeastern shore want faster, reliable train service to Washington, D.C, New York, and Boston -- but not if it skips their local train stations. A proposed federal plan for high speed rail would do just that.

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