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  • Shellfishermen, Seaweed Farmers Now Eligible For U.S. Aid For Severe-Weather Damages

    Shellfishermen, Seaweed Farmers Now Eligible For U.S. Aid For Severe-Weather Damages
    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. "We're...
  • Blumenthal Urges Cellphone Users To Claim Their Refunds

    Blumenthal Urges Cellphone Users To Claim Their Refunds
    HARTFORD — If you had a cellphone with T-Mobile or AT&T in the past five years, you might be owed money for unauthorized charges that have been recovered through settlements. Both wireless carriers settled allegations of "mobile cramming" with the...
  • Rep. Scott's death in custody reporting bill heads to President

    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...
  • Coltsville National Park on Verge of Final Approval

    Coltsville National Park on Verge of Final Approval
    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...
  • Coltsville National Historical Park Wins Final Approval

    Coltsville National Historical Park Wins Final Approval
    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. Plans...
  • Blumenthal: This Is 'A Consensus Moment' For Better Rail Safety

    Blumenthal: This Is 'A Consensus Moment' For Better Rail Safety
    With derailments, near accidents and safety lapses occurring at railroads in numerous states, Sen. Richard Blumenthal predicts that senators from all regions of the country — and both political parties — will embrace his proposal for reforming...
  • Support Gathers For Legislation To Cap Fixed Fees On Power Bills

    Support Gathers For Legislation To Cap Fixed Fees On Power Bills
    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...
  • GAO Report: VA Provides Inconsistent Treatment To Veterans With Depression

    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...
  • 80,000 vets with PTSD could gain discharge upgrades

    As many as 80,000 veterans who suffered from post-traumatic stress and received Other Than Honorable discharges can use evidence of their PTSD to petition service boards to upgrade the bad paper discharge. At stake for individuals is removal of...
  • Hartford's Coltsville Moves Closer To National Park Status

     Hartford's Coltsville Moves Closer To National Park Status
    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...
  • Coltsville National Park Just A Vote Away In Senate

    Coltsville National Park Just A Vote Away In Senate
    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'...