| 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 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 18, 2014
| 9:39 AM
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides inconsistent treatment to veterans with depression and may be underestimating the number of vets who suffer from the condition, according to a government watchdog agency.
The VA also needs to do a...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:42 PM
The controversial decision by regulators Wednesday to approve a higher fixed customer fee for Connecticut Light & Power's customers has triggered a strong response from lawmakers and energy advocates who say they will push for legislation to cap those...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 8:43 AM
HARTFORD — Final congressional approval came Friday for the creation of a Coltsville National Historical Park dedicated to the accomplishments of Samuel Colt and the role that his firearms and factory played in the Industrial Revolution.
| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:53 AM
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote today to approve national park status for Hartford’s Coltsville neighborhood, including Samuel Colt’s factory and it’s iconic blue onion dome as well as surrounding buildings and the city’s...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 7:13 AM
Legislation requiring states to report deaths of people in police custody and during the course of an arrest sponsored by Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, D-Newport News, is headed to President Barack Obama’s desk.
The bill passed the...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 5:03 PM
HARTFORD — Developer Larry Dooley's office in the renovated South Armory comes with a sweeping view of downtown towers, the state Capitol in the distance and, just west of I-91, a closeup of the cobalt blue Colt dome.
That city landmark, shaped...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:25 AM
Can you bring a llama onto an airplane if it helps relieve your anxiety? What about a monkey or even a miniature horse?
The questions are not as far-fetched as they sound and were recently in the national spotlight when a woman was booted off a US...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 2:49 PM
We have been teased on Coltsville before, so let's not get hopes too high. But there's reason for cautious optimism.
We speak of the long-running effort to win national historic park designation for the great 19th-century industrial village in Hartford'...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Legislation that would allow for the creation of a Coltsville National Park passed the House of Representatives on Thursday as part of the federal defense bill.
The bill would allow for the establishment of a new unit within the National Park Service at...