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Hartford Courant

Hartford Courant

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Hartford, CT 06115directionsDirections
(860) 241-6200

Fake online web pages claim Redskins have changed their nickname to RedhawksWed, 13 Dec 2017 13:53:00 PST

An alliance of American Indian activists launched several online Web pages disguised as legitimate news outlets Wednesday, falsely claiming the Washington Redskins have bowed to political pressure and changed their controversial team nickname to the Redhawks. "This morning, the Redskins organization...

UConn Trustees Approved Revised Budget, Reflects Cuts Made In October, NovemberWed, 13 Dec 2017 07:30:00 PST

The UConn Board of Trustees approved an updated budget Wednesday, reflecting the $143 million cut in state funding for the university and UConn Health in the state’s October biennium budget, as well as $21.4 million in cuts enacted by the governor last month. The board had approved a provisional...

Republicans reach compromise plan on taxes, expanding tax cuts for the wealthyWed, 13 Dec 2017 14:26:00 PST

House and Senate Republican leaders have reached an agreement in principle that would lower the corporate tax rate to 21 percent beginning in 2018, several people briefed on the plan said, a central component of the $1.5 trillion tax plan they hope to vote into law by next week. The agreement would...

Global warming boosted Hurricane Harvey's rainfall by at least 15 percent, studies findWed, 13 Dec 2017 07:46:00 PST

Hurricane Harvey's historic deluge in Texas showed clear signs of human-caused climate change, with rainfall at least 15 percent heavier and the likelihood of such a calamity tripled, according to two independent studies published Wednesday. The new findings are part of a surge of research suggesting...

Former 'Apprentice' star's departure highlights lack of diversity in Trump White HouseWed, 13 Dec 2017 16:33:00 PST

Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former reality TV star who joined President Donald Trump's White House as one of his most prominent African American supporters, resigned under pressure after a confrontation with Chief of Staff John Kelly that ended when she was escorted from the premises, White House...

Periodico Identidad Latina

Periodico Identidad Latina

593 Farmington Ave
Hartford, CT 06105directionsDirections
(860) 231-9991

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Programa para mejoramiento de hogares en HartfordWed, 13 Dec 2017 16:14:30 +0000

El alcalde Luke Bronin y la Directora Ejecutiva del Hábitat para la Humanidad del Área de Hartford, Karraine Moody, anunciaron una nueva iniciativa para ampliar el programa de préstamos de mejoramiento de hogares mediante asociaciones público-privadas. La asociación reúne el … ... The post Programa para mejoramiento de hogares en Hartford appeared first on Periodico Identidad Latina.

El volumen de basura electrónica en el mundo aumentó un 8 %Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:13:13 +0000

– El volumen de basura electrónica en el mundo aumentó un 8 % entre 2014 y 2016, lo que supone un “creciente riesgo para el medioambiente y la salud humana”, según un informe difundido hoy por la Unión Internacional de … ... The post El volumen de basura electrónica en el mundo aumentó un 8 % appeared first on Periodico Identidad Latina.

GOOGLE: Abrirá en Pekín su primer Centro de Inteligencia Artificial de AsiaWed, 13 Dec 2017 16:10:12 +0000

– Google abrirá en Pekín su primer Centro de Inteligencia Artificial (AI, siglas en inglés) de Asia, similar a los que ya tiene en Nueva York, Toronto, Londres o Zúrich que trabajan para que “la AI sirva mejor a todos”, … ... The post GOOGLE: Abrirá en Pekín su primer Centro de Inteligencia Artificial de Asia appeared first on Periodico Identidad Latina.

Kate del Castillo se desnuda en defensa de los animalesWed, 13 Dec 2017 16:06:10 +0000

– La actriz mexicana Kate del Castillo se desnudó hoy en Nueva York para la nueva campaña que protagoniza junto a la organización PETA Latino, que lucha contra el uso de pieles de animales en la industria de la moda.… ... The post Kate del Castillo se desnuda en defensa de los animales appeared first on Periodico Identidad Latina.

WFSB

WFSB

333 Captial Blvd
Rocky Hill, CT 06067directionsDirections
(860) 728-3333

WTIC-FOX 61

WTIC-FOX 61

285 Broad St
Hartford, CT 06115directionsDirections
(860) 527-6161

DA investigating suicide of Connecticut prep school student after ‘bullying’Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:36:44 +0000

THOMPSON — The death of a Connecticut prep school student from Massachusetts is under investigation. The Worcester County District Attorney’s Office confirmed with FOX 61 that it is investigating the death of Connor Tronerud, 15, of Sutton, Mass. Massachusetts State Police are also investigating Tronerud’s death, according to the Worcester D.A.’s office. Tronerud attended Marianapolis Preparatory School in Thompson, Conn. Tronerud’s obituary directly confront’s what may have led to his suicide. “Connor Francis Tronerud, 15, took his own life on […]

Sandy Hook victims honored in Wall of RemembranceThu, 14 Dec 2017 04:59:12 +0000

NEWTOWN — In a quiet hallway in Newtown Municipal Center is a place to reflect and remember the 26 beautiful lives taken at Sandy Hook Elementary School five years ago. The families that experienced immense loss on December 14, 2012 helped put together a temporary exhibit with pictures of their loved ones. The display includes pictures of the victims with a note that reads in part, “The gallery is a small effort to say we remember and we will never […]

North Haven woman speaks out after UPS employee allegedly steals packageThu, 14 Dec 2017 04:20:29 +0000

NORTH HAVEN – A woman spoke out after police said a UPS driver’s helper stole a package out of her mailbox on Giles Avenue on Monday. While she did get her package back, she wanted to make sure this does not happen to anyone else. “I was like did this just happen? I couldn’t believe it,” said Kristine Wolfe of New Haven. It was two days ago when Wolfe looked out her window to see a UPS employee put a […]

Firefighters battle flames at single-family Hartford homeThu, 14 Dec 2017 03:19:03 +0000

HARTFORD — Firefighters battled a blaze that ignited a single-family home in the north end Wednesday evening. The Hartford Fire Department was alerted to a report of a fire at 259 Vine Street around 9:45 p.m. They were dispatched to the scene and quickly extinguished the majority of the flames. The house sustained some moderate smoke damage. Firefighters continued to douse the hot spots with water for some time after the blaze was knocked down. Check back with FOX 61 for updates.

Catherine Gregory speaks publicly for first time since UConn incidentThu, 14 Dec 2017 02:45:55 +0000

Catherine Gregory, the college advisor arrested for taking conservative commentator Lucian Wintrich’s speech from a podium at UConn, had her first court appearance on Wednesday. Gregory’s attorney said her case was granted a continuance. Gregory had this to say to reporters outside Rockville Superior Court: “I just want to thank everyone really around the world for their support and solidarity in the struggle against racism and fascism,” said Gregory. Gregory was arrested Sunday, charged with disorderly conduct and attempt to commit larceny. Gregory […]

WVIT

WVIT

1422 New Britain Ave
West Hartford, CT 06110directionsDirections
(860) 521-3030

Governor's Budget Gap Proposal Includes Sales Tax IncreaseWed, 13 Dec 2017 23:28:45 -0500

The governor has provided several deficit mitigation options to legislative leadership to review to deal with the nearly $208 million current year deficit. In a letter to the leaders, Gov. Dannel Malloy said his administration is providing the legislature with a “menu of choices” for their consideration, including expenditure reductions and revenue options.  GOP Says It's Got a Deal on Taxes; Cuts Coming for Next Year His office said they total almost $303 million, so legislators could consider selecting among them to balance the budget. Or, his office said, legislators could take all of the options to put the budget almost $95 million in projected surplus.  PBS Suspends Distribution of Smiley Show Amid Allegations The proposal includes increasing the cigarette tax by 25 cents, tripling the tax on cigars to $1.50, and eliminating the minimum bottle pricing on alcoholic beverages. It also proposes raising the hotel tax from 15 to 17 percent, upping the restaurant tax from 6.5 to 7 percent, and taxing nonprescription drugs.The option that sticks out the most in the proposal is increasing the sales tax from 6.35 to 6.5 percent or 6.9 percent. The former would raise $33.4 million this fiscal year and $98.2 the following year. The latter would raise an additional $81.1 million this fiscal year and $237.2 million the following year. EPA Chief Jets to Morocco to Help Promote Fossil Fuel Use Another option includes allowing grocery stores to sell wine.On the spending cut side, options include closing the Old State House and reducing municipal aid funding by $100 million over two years“I understand that these options will be almost universally objectionable, and that there is little appetite among you or your members for making such adjustments to your budget,” Malloy wrote. “In fact, I agree these changes are difficult and that in better economic times, with a balanced budget, none of us would put them on the table for consideration. However, I have a clear statutory obligation to provide you with a plan to mitigate the deficit. Moreover, I believe we do a disservice to the public when we defer necessary steps and fail to take decisive action, ultimately making the cost to taxpayers and damage to government services even more severe.” The governor was required to provide a deficit mitigation plan to the General Assembly by Dec. 31.Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano (R-North Haven) released the following statement regarding budget options released today by Governor Dannel P. Malloy.“I have received the governor’s deficit mitigation options and am reviewing the details. At first look, a nearly $200 million tax increase is a nonstarter for our state. Connecticut is suffering deficits due to a sluggish economy created by years of historic tax increases passed by Gov. Malloy and Democrat lawmakers without any thought for how these taxes would hurt our state in the long run. I have serious concerns about many aspects of the governor’s menu of options, but I will continue to review the full list of choices in detail and look forward to meeting with fellow legislators to outline an appropriate course of action.”“I have received the governor’s deficit mitigation options and am reviewing the details. At first look, a nearly $200 million tax increase is a nonstarter for our state," Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano, R-North Haven, said in a statement. "Connecticut is suffering deficits due to a sluggish economy created by years of historic tax increases passed by Gov. Malloy and Democrat lawmakers without any thought for how these taxes would hurt our state in the long run. I have serious concerns about many aspects of the governor’s menu of options, but I will continue to review the full list of choices in detail and look forward to meeting with fellow legislators to outline an appropriate course of action.”Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com

North Haven Woman Sees UPS Worker Stealing Package Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:31:40 -0500

A ripped bag was not what Kristine Wolfe was hoping to put under the tree for her boyfriend this year, but it's all a UPS worker left behind this week."He left it as a present, I guess," the North Haven resident told NBC Connecticut.  GOP Says It's Got a Deal on Taxes; Cuts Coming for Next Year UPS said 26-year-old Quintell Suggs was hired as a seasonal driver's helper, but police said he was helping himself to items along the delivery route. "First day on the job [and he's] going around stealing packages," Wolfe said.  PBS Suspends Distribution of Smiley Show Amid Allegations Wolfe was watching from the window on Monday when a UPS worker went to put a new package she had been expecting in her mailbox.She said it seemed routine until she saw the Suggs walk away with a package that was already inside her mailbox after slipping it inside his shirt. EPA Chief Jets to Morocco to Help Promote Fossil Fuel Use "I was like, 'He just stole what was in the mailbox from the regular postman'," Wolfe said.Police said they recovered a $150 Bose speaker Suggs allegedly stole earlier in the day during a drop-off at a business on Republic Drive.Suggs was charged with two counts of larceny.UPS said they hire 95,000 workers during the holiday season and Suggs is no longer an employee of the company. They said they are cooperating with the investigation. 

Missing Woman in Suffield Considered EndangeredWed, 13 Dec 2017 23:15:58 -0500

A 52-year-old woman in Suffield is considered endangered because of her "medical history and past behaviors," police said. Kimberly Saxton was reported missing on Wednesday. GOP Says It's Got a Deal on Taxes; Cuts Coming for Next Year She is described as being 5 feet 3 inches and weighing 120 pounds. She has blond hair and brown eyes.Police did not say what she may have been wearing or where in Suffield she was last seen.  PBS Suspends Distribution of Smiley Show Amid Allegations Anyone with information on Saxton's whereabouts is asked to call Suffield Police at (860) 668-3870.Photo Credit: Suffield Police

Man Wielding Knife Steals $900 From North Haven Store: PoliceWed, 13 Dec 2017 22:41:32 -0500

A Southington man is accused of stealing money from a North Haven liquor store in November, police said.On Nov. 25, Jeff Bell entered the Wine Merchant on State Street wearing a mask and brandishing a knife, police said.  GOP Says It's Got a Deal on Taxes; Cuts Coming for Next Year The 36-year-old ran behind the counter with the knife where two employees were standing and took $900 from the register before running away, according to North Haven police. The Southington man was later identified police who obtained a search warrant for his apartment.  PBS Suspends Distribution of Smiley Show Amid Allegations On Wednesday, Bell was arrested and charged with robbery and larceny. His bond was set at $150,000. Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut

New London Seniors Fear Looming Medicare Savings Program CutsWed, 13 Dec 2017 19:50:26 -0500

As the clock ticks on looming eligibility cuts to the Medicare Savings Program, the people who would be impacted – seniors and the disabled – are pleading for help.The new state budget chopped the income threshold. GOP Says It's Got a Deal on Taxes; Cuts Coming for Next Year State lawmakers are hoping to force a special session to address the cuts by signing petitions and asking Gov. Dannel Malloy to call a special session.The new restrictions were supposed to go into effect on Jan. 1, however, the cuts have been postponed until March to review individual cases.  PBS Suspends Distribution of Smiley Show Amid Allegations If state lawmakers choose to fully restore the program, they’d need to find about $54 million to fund the rest of the fiscal year and another $130 million the year after that."It is a life or death [situation]," New London resident Dana Parandes said. EPA Chief Jets to Morocco to Help Promote Fossil Fuel Use Parandes fears he’ll no longer be able to afford the health coverage he’s receiving as part of the Medicare Savings Program.Since Parandes is receiving cancer treatment, he said, with the proposed cuts, he’d be on the hook for about an extra $130 a month and is not able to work to offset that."If I’m not seeing a physician, I can’t very well get medication," Parandes said.The governor’s office said the cuts to the Medicare Savings Program would impact up to 113,000 seniors or people with disabilities.Rep. Chris Soto said about 1,000 people would feel the impact in New London. That’s about 3 percent of the city’s population.Soto and Sen. Paul Formica addressed concerns at the New London Senior Center on Wednesday.Both men signed a petition to force a special session to help block the cuts."We talk about a fix. There’s not necessarily going to be a fix. We’re looking to be looking for another program to cut," Soto said.Soto wants to lessen that burden by redistributing funds. He mentioned education funding for towns that are over-funded and have decreasing enrollments.Formica wouldn’t elaborate on where he thinks funding should be shifted from. But he said there’s a bi-partisan plan."We have a fix and it’s been agreed on by the four caucuses. We just need an opportunity to present it," Formica said.A representative from the Senior Resources Agency on Aging, an area non-profit, was on hand, to break down the situation to those in attendance.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut

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