| Dec 24, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Next year, seniors with private Medicare Advantage insurance policies whose doctors leave their plan may be able to leave, too, under a new Medicare rule.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which oversee Medicare Advantage programs, will...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Connecticut shellfishermen and seaweed farmers will be eligible for federal assistance to cover losses from severe weather thanks to a change in U.S. Department of Agriculture policy.
The change was made possible in the 2014 Farm Bill.
| Dec 8, 2014
| 12:50 PM
WASHINGTON — The massive defense authorization bill that's making its way through Congress is an early Christmas present for Connecticut's defense contractors, containing billions of dollars for submarines, helicopters and other weaponry made by...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 7:31 AM
The East Putnam Fire District held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 15 to mark the official opening of the new $3.5 million fire station on Route 44. The building boasts bays to fit all of the station's equipment with additional room for expansion....
| Nov 20, 2014
| 10:12 AM
Connecticut immigration activists like Lucas Codognolla believe President Obama’s plan to push ahead with reforms on his own is a “monumental win for the immigrant rights movement,” but one that remains incomplete.
| Nov 20, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Members of Connecticut's Democratic congressional delegation expressed strong supprt for President Obama's executive order on immigration.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal:
President Obama is using his well-established legal powers to reform a sadly-broken,...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:49 PM
President Barack Obama's decision to take executive actions to protect almost 5 million people who live in fear of deportation because they are undocumented immigrants met with some enthusiasm in Connecticut among immigrants and their supporters Thursday,...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Students are borrowing a lot more to go to college than their parents did. Nationwide, student debt is greater than any other household debt except mortgages.
Debt seems particularly high in Connecticut. At $30,191, Connecticut's students owe more on...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 8:16 AM
In 1771, some years before he became the country's second president, John Adams reportedly made a visit to Stafford Springs to bathe in its refreshing and rejuvenating mineral waters. Renowned for their medicinal qualities, the springs of Stafford Springs...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:27 AM
U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney won a fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday in a race against Republican opponent Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh, a New London real estate broker.
Speaking before a small crowd of supporters in Norwich about 10:15 p.m.,...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Connecticut ranked sixth in the nation in average student loan debt for 2013 graduates, according to a new report that found national debt levels are rising for students earning bachelor's degrees.
At $30,191, Connecticut's average student debt was...