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Hartford Council Considers Accepting State Grant For "Doc" Hurley Statue

Hartford Council Considers Accepting State Grant For "Doc" Hurley Statue

State officials are hoping to press ahead with a plan to build a 7-foot bronze statue of Walter "Doc" Hurley, a former city educator who helped hundreds of students attend college through his scholarship program.

But first they'll need approval from Hartford's city council.

Council members said Monday they want to learn more about the project, backed by $250,000 in state funds, before signing off.

"I was surprised about the amount of it when it came out," Council President Thomas "TJ" Clarke II said. "It's a pretty high price, I think that's what...

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