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  • Prince Tech Earns Votes in Latest Boys Basketball Poll - Patch.comPrince Tech Earns Votes in Latest Boys Basketball Poll - Patch.com

    Patch.comPrince Tech Earns Votes in Latest Boys Basketball PollPatch.comHARTFORD, CT — Six victories to open the 2017-18 season have earned Prince Tech some voter support in the latest weekly high school boys basketball poll of Connecticut media members. The high-powered offense of the Falcons (6-0) has averaged just ...and more »

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  • Connecticut Legislature Must Restore Election Programs - Hartford CourantConnecticut Legislature Must Restore Election Programs - Hartford Courant

    Hartford CourantConnecticut Legislature Must Restore Election ProgramsHartford CourantCuts that weaken the Citizens' Election program and State Elections Enforcement Commission under the current budget should be restored by the General Assembly when it returns to Hartford Feb. 7. These two programs, which allow more candidates to run ...

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  • Capital Prep Gets Support in Latest Girls Basketball Poll - Patch.comCapital Prep Gets Support in Latest Girls Basketball Poll - Patch.com

    Patch.comCapital Prep Gets Support in Latest Girls Basketball PollPatch.comHARTFORD, CT — After an uncharacteristic 1-3 start, Capital Prep has rebounded with four straight wins to improve its status in the latest girls basketball poll of coaches and media members. The Trailblazers (5-3) did not crack the top 10, but ...and more »

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  • Olympic champ Simone Biles says she was abused by Larry NassarOlympic champ Simone Biles says she was abused by Larry Nassar

    Simone Biles watched as her friends and former Olympic teammates came forward to detail abuse at the hands of a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Drawing in part from their strength, the four-time gold medalist acknowledged Monday she is among the athletes who were sexually abused...

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  • Police rescue 13 siblings found shackled in California home; parents charged with torturePolice rescue 13 siblings found shackled in California home; parents charged with torture

    An emaciated 17-year-old girl escaped a home in Perris, California, early Sunday morning where she had been held captive alongside her 12 brothers and sisters in filthy conditions, according to police. Authorities arrived at the home to find several children shackled to beds with chains and padlocks,...

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  • At Martin Luther King Jr. Day Event, Speakers Seek Inspiration From King's Words, Urge ActionAt Martin Luther King Jr. Day Event, Speakers Seek Inspiration From King's Words, Urge Action

    President Donald Trump’s disparaging comment about Haiti, El Salvador and some African countries continued to resonate Monday at the 33rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship breakfast at the Connecticut Convention Center. The event, one of several to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day in...

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  • Hartford Archdiocese Names New ArchivistHartford Archdiocese Names New Archivist

    Archives in the basement of the Archdiocese of Hartford's offices, often handwritten, are a record of what the Catholic district has done in its 175-year history. Entries in ledgers record donations from parishes in places like Norwich and Fairfield County that became their own dioceses as the number of Catholics in the state grew.

    Hartford News / 14 h. 34 min. ago
  • Norwegian Air To End Bradley International Airport Service After Less Than A YearNorwegian Air To End Bradley International Airport Service After Less Than A Year

    Norwegian Air will shut down its Bradley International Airport service after just nine months, the discount European airline announced Monday. The last flights between Bradley and Edinburgh Airport in Scotland will be March 24. Norwegian blamed the move on the Scottish government’s decision against...

    Hartford Courant / 16 h. 18 min. ago
  • The closing of 63 Sam's Club stores has big implications for small businessThe closing of 63 Sam's Club stores has big implications for small business

    Last week, Walmart announced that it would be closing 63 of its under-performing Sam's Club stores at various locations throughout the country. While most of the news centered around the thousands of employees who would be affected by the decision, there's also another significant group of people...

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  • Here's how this car got wedged in the upper wall of a two-story building in CaliforniaHere's how this car got wedged in the upper wall of a two-story building in California

    The phrase "crashing into a building" took on a new meaning Sunday when a car in Southern California hit a center divider, went airborne and plowed into the second floor of a dentist's office. Images taken by the local fire department show the white sedan partially wedged into the building, its...

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  • Image problem? Some cities end their role in A&E's - Live PD'Image problem? Some cities end their role in A&E's - Live PD'

    A crew from the television program "Live PD," a reality show by the A&E Network, records an officer from the Bridgeport Police Department while on patrol in Bridgeport, Conn. Some law enforcement agencies, including the Bridgeport Police, have ended their agreements to be on the show after local government leaders concluded the national spotlight on criminal activity overshadowed the positive things happening in their hometowns.

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  • Nearly a Quarter of Homes Sell For Over-Asking in 2017Nearly a Quarter of Homes Sell For Over-Asking in 2017

    Buyers paid more than the asking price in nearly one quarter (24 percent) of U.S. home sales in 2017, netting sellers an additional $7,000 each. Five years ago, 17.8 percent of final sale prices were higher than the asking price, according to a new Zillow analysis.

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  • Study: Mobile Banking, Payments Accelerating at FIsStudy: Mobile Banking, Payments Accelerating at FIs

    Consumers are increasingly adopting mobile banking and mobile payments, according to a recent study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

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  • December Purchase Applications Were Up Nearly 8 PercentDecember Purchase Applications Were Up Nearly 8 Percent

    The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Applications Survey (BAS) data for December 2017 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 7.8 percent compared to December 2016.

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  • Pastore Joins NHMR Board as TreasurerPastore Joins NHMR Board as Treasurer

    Nanette Pastore, senior vice president and managing director at Pearce Real Estate, has been elected treasurer to the board of directors for the New Haven Middlesex Association of Realtors for 2018.

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  • GHANAIAN WOMEN UP AGAINST U.S.GHANAIAN WOMEN UP AGAINST U.S.

    Yaa Konadu -OWNED GOLD MINE THAT DESTROYED THEIR FARMS (GIN/Inquiring News-CT/MA) – On the website of the Colorado-based Newmont mine, the top page reads in bold letters: “Culture of Zero Harm.” This might come as a surprise to the Ghanaian women of Dormaa-Kantinka whose farms have been threatened and/or seized by the company many thousands of miles away. Yaa Konadu, a 74 year old grandmother, was given the bad news from one of her workers. “Newmont has destroyed the farm,” she was told. Many of her cocoa trees were ruined. A red notice with a case number was the only sign of the culprit of this devastation. In a heart-rending report by U.S.-based environmentalists in the latest Sierra Club magazine titled “Fools Gold”, the story of women in the central Brong-Ahafo region of Ghana, fighting to keep their family farms against the efforts of the second largest gold mining company to take them, unfolds. Newmont reportedly offered Yaa Konadu 1,500 Ghanaian cedis, or $343, for her eight acres of farmland that had supported her family for generations – land she’d inherited from her grandmother – and about $50 for the small farmhouse. There was no direct negotiation, she told Sierra Club, and she accepted the sum feeling she had no choice but she refused the $50 for her home as woefully inadequate. The U.S. company faces opposition from local Ghanaians. According to Ghana’s “The Chronicle” of Aug. 3, “irate youth” living within the Newmont Ghana Gold Ahafo Mine Area staged a massive demonstration against the company for failing to hire local workers in the better-paying jobs while employing staff from outside the area. Further, they told reporter Michael Boateng, the company failed to honor training programs for the locals and neglected locally-owned companies for awards of contracts. Newmont claims it has paid $36 million and $42 million as royalties as taxes respectively, with $363 million spent in the Ghanaian economy. Mine manager Derek Boateng defended the company but acknowledged that employment expectations and resettlement challenges remained huge problems. Also, illegal mining by small-scale miners known as “galamsey” was a “great menace” which government, stakeholders and other relevant institutions had to to stamp out, he said. Meanwhile, chemicals used in gold mining have killed fish near the Newmont Processing facility. Residents and activists with the Wassa Association of Communities Affected by Mining blame a cyanide spill. Also, despite claims by the company of investment in women’s initiatives, the rates of unwanted pregnancies have increased and schoolgirls point the finger at Newmont workers, nurse Regina Dufie told the Sierra reporter. Praises for Newmont are frequent from government officials who in 2016 named it mining company of the year. A video of Newmont’s early days in Ghanas and the local opposition can be seen on YouTube under “The Case of the Newmont Ahafo Goldmine in Ghana. “ w/pix of Yaa Konadu

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  • Snow will make impact two commutes - WFSBSnow will make impact two commutes - WFSB

    WFSBSnow will make impact two commutesWFSBAll of Northern Connecticut is now under a Winter Storm Watch from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon. (WFSB). HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -. Several inches of snow is possible Tuesday night into Wednesday. As a result, Channel 3 named the storm ...and more »

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  • Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Receives  $10KConnecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Receives $10K

    Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Receives $10,000 grant from the PSEG Foundation Program Students BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo has received a $10,000 grant from the PSEG Foundation and the Corporate, Culture, and Citizenship Department on behalf of the Zoo’s Conservation Discovery Corps (CDC). The PSEG Foundation provides grants where PSEG Power Connecticut does business, including Bridgeport and New Haven, Conn. Their goal is to partner with the most effective organizations to strengthen communities and enhance quality of life in their territories. The CDC is a yearlong program designed to allow high school students to work side by side with field biologists, study the role of zoos in conservation, and help educate zoo guests. The CDC is accepting applications now, through January 15, 2018. Training begins in February. “Our CDC Program encourages teens to become stewards of wildlife,” said Zoo Director Gregg Dancho. “We’re grateful for our partners in supporting teens in our community, giving them the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and learn more about animal welfare.” Power Plant Manager Karl Wintermeyer said, “PSEG Power Connecticut believes that partnering with local organizations such as Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo and their CDC Program is part of our core mission of excellence in environmental stewardship. Our strong relationships within the community help us identify and implement innovative environmental solutions, and contribute to the wellbeing and prosperity of the communities where we live and work.” “These partnerships support our ability to invest in areas such as energy efficiency and solar energy, which are critical to our sustainable energy future,” he added. The Zoo is grateful to its many members, supporters, and corporate partners that help to educate, delight, and bring animal welfare and conservation to the state of Connecticut. In particular, the Zoo wishes to thank the PSEG Foundation for its support. About Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Spend the day a world away at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo! Connecticut’s only zoo is celebrating its 95th anniversary this year. The Zoo features 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species. Visitors won’t want to miss our Amur (Siberian) tigers and leopard, Brazilian ocelot, Mexican wolves, and Golden Lion tamarins. Other highlights include our South American rainforest with free-flight aviary, the prairie dog exhibit with “pop-up” viewing areas, the New England Farmyard with goats, cows, pigs, sheep, and other barnyard critters, plus the hoofstock trail featuring bison, pronghorn, deer, and more. Visitors can grab a bite at the Peacock Café, eat in the Picnic Grove, and enjoy a ride on our colorful carousel. For more information, visit beardsleyzoo.org.

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  • Harder for Minorities to Own Media CompaniesHarder for Minorities to Own Media Companies

    OPINION: The Justice Department Could Make it Harder for Minorities to Own Media Companies NATION – (By. Armstrong Williams (NNPA / Inquiring News-CT/MA) – As the United States becomes increasingly diverse, the necessity for that diversity to be reflected in business becomes all the more important. As one of only three African American owned TV station licensees in the country, I recently wrote the FCC voicing strong support for the advancement of minority ownership and diversity. I saw the pending Tribune-Sinclair merger as presenting a historic opportunity for the FCC and Justice Department to advance minority ownership within the context of the divestiture requirements the government would require for regulatory approval. The government generally, and the FCC specifically, has acknowledged the need to enhance minority ownership for 40 years. Congress also has recognized the poor state of minority ownership. The 1996 Telecommunications Act contains language aimed at increasing female and minority ownership of broadcast licenses (and other important communications mediums), and requires the FCC to limit and remove “market entry barriers for entrepreneurs and other small businesses” and to do so by “favoring diversity of media voices.” As the U.S. becomes increasingly diverse, the necessity for that diversity to be reflected in business becomes all the more important. Congress and the public both have an obligation to help the Department of justice understand the importance of minority ownership in broadcast television in a diversifying landscape. Diversity of thought, culture, and ideas should be equally represented. Giving more minorities access and opportunity to ownership will foster the right environment to do just that. So, imagine my deep concern when I heard the Justice Department was wavering in its decision to allow station divestitures to my African American owned companies, where the transaction included joint sales agreements (JSA), shared service agreements (SSA), and loan guarantee agreements. Such arrangements were routine for the FCC until it hastily implemented television Joint Sales Agreement attribution rules in 2014, under the previous administration’s chairman, Tom Wheeler. Those rules, however, were reversed and eliminated on November 20, 2017. The Department of Justice should respect that decision. For example, broadcast ownership has permitted Howard Stirk Holdings to create an incubator for African American journalism students by providing tuition scholarships, while providing field experience outside of the classroom. If we were not broadcast owners, I am sure none of that would have been possible. It also gives us the opportunity to cover the stories that others are not covering, for whatever reason. We tell the stories of everyday people that are often overlooked. As part of our public interest obligation, we vow to continue doing this with our live town halls across our regional affiliates where we discuss family, community and other critical cultural issues. Our town halls provide a unique platform for the long form discussion of key issues that are important to many American communities—both Black and White. We have covered in depth the water crisis in Flint, the Charleston church terrorist attack, the Las Vegas terrorist attack, the Manchester terrorist attack live from Europe, the moral challenges facing America, and many other topical issues. We need more of these forums and not less. This is critically important to African American communities, especially as media voices they identify with are diminishing daily. Armstrong Williams is the manager/sole owner of Howard Stirk Holdings I & II Broadcast Television Stations and Executive Editor of American CurrentSee online Magazine. Watch our “Right Side Forum” every Saturday Live Newschannel 8 TV 28 in DC, 10:30 am – 11:00 am and repeats 6:30 pm EST. Follow Armstrong Williams on Twitter @arightside.

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  • A Conversation That Is Long Overdue…A Conversation That Is Long Overdue…

    A Conversation That Is Long Overdue… By State Senator Douglas McCrory Bobby Gibson Connecticut State Senator Douglas McCrory As a new year begins, many of us are looking back on 2017 as a difficult year for a variety of reasons. Nationally, we are coming to terms with the realities of an unorthodox president. On the state level, we are facing one fiscal crisis after the next. And in every corner of industry, people we once revered have been subject to scandal. Despite the tumultuous nature of the last year, I believe, there’s a silver lining. The African American community is “woke” in terms of the power of our voice. One needs to look no further than the recent U. S. Senate election in Alabama, which resulted in a partisan shift for the first time in decades. We demonstrated, and the nation learned, that Black Votes Matter and Black people wield significant power to influence the outcome of elections. Whether it was a visceral reaction to the rise of white supremacy sympathizers, the disrespect from the administration, or just that Black people are simply fed up with the rhetoric of Republicans and perhaps Democrats. The truth is that over the span of a half-century little has been done by either party to significantly change the socioeconomic health of Black communities. It seems that for every step forward, we often take two steps back. And quite frankly, we have been too nice about it. It’s time for a long overdue conversation. Each election cycle, the votes of the African American community are sought after and publicized like the latest fashion trend. Yet, for all the effort that is put into securing our vote, once the election is over, our support is taken for granted over and over. It’s no wonder many believe that the African American community is complicit with the Democratic Party. Just one year before President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the historic Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964, he uttered the following words: “These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference… I’ll have them niggers voting Democratic for the next two hundred years.” While we have thus far fulfilled Johnson’s prophecy, disparities remain. Most of us would be challenged to identify predominantly Black or Brown communities with high rates of homeownership, employment, thriving businesses, quality schools and adequate healthcare. Yet we continue to elect people to public office who seem reluctant to commit to systemic improvement. The onus is on us to ensure that those seeking public office understand that our votes – and the future of their political careers – have conditions, that our concerns must be addressed. My role as State Senator is to listen and advocate for my constituents and represent their interests while navigating the ins and outs of Connecticut’s political system. As one of just a few legislators of color, it is an uphill battle. The voice of urban communities is muffled at the State Capitol, and even the slightest gains are subject to political whims at the local, state or federal level. Every decision is a political decision whether it’s raising taxes, cutting services that affect the vulnerable or the continual redlining of communities – all of which aid in reducing opportunities for the underserved. Our support for those running for office must align with their support of the policies and political agendas that positively shape our fate. We must take ownership of our ability to determine who leads our state in 2018. The recent budget stalemate is a prime example. With declining revenues, the Legislature was forced to make excruciating but necessary cuts to state agencies, municipalities and state-funded non-profit organizations. These cuts will no doubt impact communities of color and we have to develop our collective agenda in response. We must know that whoever plans to run for office, whoever we decide to support, is committed to implementing policies that reflect our agenda. Moreover, we must judge those who are currently in office by what they have done. This election year must be about prioritizing policies. The silver lining previously mentioned is your voice. We proved it in Virginia. We proved it in Alabama. We proved it here with the upcoming special session to address the Medicare Savings Program. We have another major proof point to address in the coming months, so it is time for our elected officials to show and prove for us. And it is long past time for the days of taking our vote for granted to end. Douglas McCrory is a Connecticut State Senator serving the 2nd District – Hartford, Bloomfield & Windsor.

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  • Hartford Police search for suspect in fatal hit and runHartford Police search for suspect in fatal hit and run

    HARTFORD, Conn. 0- Hartford Police are looking for the driver who struck and killed a woman and then fled the scene on Sunday afternoon.

    Hartford News / 21 h. 43 min. ago
  • State Treasurer Dennis Nappier to RetireState Treasurer Dennis Nappier to Retire

    A FAREWELL TO A TREASURED LADY A FAREWELL TO A TREASURED LADY Treasurer Nappier, Architect of Treasury Reform , Will End Record-Setting Tenure Next Year HARTFORD – Inquiring News-CT/MA-1-10-18) – Denise L. Nappier, having served as State Treasurer for nearly two decades – the longest tenure in modern Connecticut history – announced today that she will not seek re-election this year. Treasurer Nappier, who was the architect of a comprehensive series of reforms in Treasury operations shortly after she took office as a kickback and corruption scandal enveloped her predecessor, said her administration has “restored integrity and public confidence in the Office of State Treasurer” as she announced her decision. The five-term State Treasurer reflected on two decades of widely acclaimed financial management that has saved taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars while initiating ground-breaking leadership on corporate governance issues and consistently “using the financial clout of the Treasury to expand economic opportunity not just for a few, but for all people.” First elected in 1998, Treasurer Nappier will have served for 20 years when her fifth term ends in January 2019. She was the first African-American woman elected to serve as a State Treasurer in the United States, the first African-American woman elected to a statewide office in Connecticut, and the first woman elected Treasurer in state history. “For nearly 19 years, this office has promoted the protection of shareholder value and the rights of consumers and workers by strengthening accountability and pursuing prudent and responsible business practices,” Treasurer Nappier said. “The results are striking.” Connecticut’s pension plans and trust funds, invested by the Treasurer’s Office, have grown from less than $19 billion to more than $34 billion during the Nappier administration, an all-time high. In fiscal year 2017, Connecticut had one of the ten best investment performances among its peers in the nation and during the length of the Nappier administration, the Treasury has achieved investment returns that meet or exceed the average performance of its peers while taking on less risk. Treasurer Nappier also established a policy – the first of its kind – that recognized the value to the Treasury’s investments and other functions in tapping from a diverse pool of prospective vendors to compete for and earn Treasury business. The Office has an unsurpassed record of doing business with Connecticut-based firms and minority-, women-owned, and emerging firms as well as longstanding majority-owned firms with a demonstrated commitment to improving diversity and inclusiveness. In Pension Funds Management, the Connecticut Horizon Fund is one such example. It was launched to enhance portfolio returns while providing opportunities for these firms and is now a $1.3 billion public and private markets program. On the debt management side, Siebert Cisneros Shank was the first woman-owned and African American-owned firm and Ramirez & Co. the first Hispanic-owned firm in the history of Connecticut to serve as senior managers for State bond offerings. In addition to stand-out pension fund investment performance and the comprehensive Treasury reform program that Treasurer Nappier developed early in her tenure, she is perhaps best known for the State’s Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET) college savings program and The Big List, which lists about 1.4 million names of individuals and entities that currently may be entitled to as much as $767 million in unclaimed property. During the Nappier administration, CHET has grown from $18.5 million in assets and 4,000 accounts to more than $3.3 billion in assets and more than 140,000 accounts today. Just last month, CHET Direct was named as one of the nation’s five best college savings programs. More than $1.6 billion in qualified withdrawals – beyond the $3.3 billion in assets – have been taken to cover college costs for approximately 47,000 students attending nearly every public and private college in Connecticut as well as out-of-state schools. Reforms to the unclaimed property program since Treasurer Nappier took office in 1999 have resulted in $653 million being returned to 298,141 individuals, businesses, organizations and non-profits through June 30, 2017. Treasurer Nappier has also been a leading voice nationally for responsible corporate governance since she took office, engaging companies in which the state held investments, proposing shareholder resolutions on numerous issues and meeting with corporate leaders and regulators to advance protections for the state’s investments. Issues that have been the focus of Treasurer Nappier’s efforts as principal fiduciary of the state’s pension funds include establishing independent audit committees on corporate boards, separating the roles of CEO and Board Chair, eliminating excessive compensation for failure by linking pay to company performance, achieving greater diversity among board members, recognizing and mitigating the impact of climate change on companies’ sustainable health, and urging companies to refrain from engaging in international business practices that condone human rights violations. “There was no doubt in my mind that we had a fiduciary obligation to speak up and stand firm, to urge companies to act in the best interests of their investors – including Connecticut, and to encourage policies on a range of issues that would contribute to their bottom lines and ultimately ours as well,” Treasurer Nappier said. In her announcement, she expressed appreciation to Connecticut voters, members of the State’s Investment Advisory Council, employees of the Treasurer’s Office, and vendors working with the office through the years. She also cited a range of other accomplishments: • The Treasury’s Second Injury Fund — a form of workers’ compensation — has not increased the assessment rate for Connecticut businesses for 19 consecutive years, the longest period without an assessment rate increase in the more than 70-year history of the Fund. As a result, Connecticut businesses and agencies in the private and public sectors have realized an estimated $1.3 billion in savings. • Through June 2017, $13.4 billion in bonds have been refinanced or defeased, resulting in savings to taxpayers of more than $1.2 billion over the life of the bonds. • The Short-Term Investment Fund has earned state and local governments $208 million in additional interest income by consistently exceeding its benchmark. • The Treasury’s asset recovery and loss prevention program, which Treasurer Nappier launched, has recovered approximately $1.4 billion. Treasurer Nappier also noted the establishment of a Housing Trust Fund for Growth and Opportunity and an Individual Development Account program, enactment of the state’s landmark Gift Card Law to protect consumers from having the value of their gift cards eroded, and initiatives in financial literacy and education as among key accomplishments. At the conclusion of her term in January 2019, Treasurer Nappier will be the longest serving Connecticut Treasurer since 1818. She is one of only two individuals to serve as State Treasurer for more than a decade since 1835. The other was Henry Parker of New Haven (1975-86) who served for 11 years. The only other State Treasurers to serve at least six years in the Office since 1835, according to the State Register & Manual, are Joseph Adorno of Middletown (1947-55), Gerald Lamb of Waterbury (1963-70), and Francisco Borges of Hartford (1987-93). The longest serving State Treasurer in Connecticut history was Joseph Whiting, who served colonial Connecticut for 39 years, between 1679 and 1718. John Whiting then served for 32 years, from 1718 to 1750. Long-serving Treasurers in state history also include Andrew Kingsbury, in office for 24 years (1794-1818), and John Lawrence, who served for 20 years (1769-1789). Prior to her first election as State Treasurer, Treasurer Nappier served for nearly a decade as Treasurer of the City of Hartford. She was endorsed by delegates to the 1998 Democratic State Convention and won a primary challenge from Frank Lecce with nearly 60 percent of the vote. She defeated then-incumbent Republican Paul Silvester, who was appointed to the office by Governor John Rowland, by 2,684 votes in the November election that year. Treasurer Nappier was twice named as one of the nation’s 100 Most Influential People in Finance by Treasury & Risk Management magazine and one of the 50 Most Powerful Black Women in Business by Black Enterprise. She was inducted into the National Association of Securities Professionals’ Wall Street Hall of Fame in 1999 and received the Citizens for Economic Opportunity’s Corporate Responsibility Leadership Award in 2002. Treasurer Nappier was inducted into the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame in 2011, and received the Public Service Award from the Municipal Forum of New York in 2013 and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Women in Public Finance in 2015. In December 2015, she was named one of the 40 most important people in pensions by Institutional Investor.

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  • Hartford woman killed in hit-and-run, suspect sought - WFSBHartford woman killed in hit-and-run, suspect sought - WFSB

    WFSBHartford woman killed in hit-and-run, suspect soughtWFSBThe Volvo Wagon was unregistered and investigators said the person who claims they own it has told the police, it was stolen. "It's hard to know because she was in pain," Dix said. "She left behind grand kids after her daughter had just died. Two ...Hartford Police search for suspect in fatal hit and runWTNH Connecticut News (press release)all 7 news articles »

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  • 'They say we are cult, but the globe is the biggest cult of all': Inside a meeting of the flat Earth movement'They say we are cult, but the globe is the biggest cult of all': Inside a meeting of the flat Earth movement

    Moving with missionary zeal, Nathan Thompson swept into a brewpub here bearing a battered globe under his arm with the words “this is a scam” scrawled on the side. He dropped the defaced orb like a vanquished enemy on a table amid pints of beer. “They say we are cult,” he announced, “but the globe...

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  • Jewish Community Launches Food Drive for Families Displaced by HurricaneJewish Community Launches Food Drive for Families Displaced by Hurricane

    Thousands of Puerto Rican and other Caribbean individuals and families displaced by Hurricane Maria are expected to come to Greater Hartford to begin a new life. More than 1,300 have already arrived.

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  • The 45th Annual Connecticut Spring Antiques Show Returns to Hartford in MarchThe 45th Annual Connecticut Spring Antiques Show Returns to Hartford in March

    The 45th Annual Connecticut Spring Antiques Show, "an American treasure trove", returns to the Hartford Armory, 360 Broad St., Hartford on March 24 and 25. Admission is $15 with free parking. Long known and admired for its focus on early American furniture and decorative arts, the show is continuing to add new items including folk art, primitives and garden objects to appeal to a broader audience.

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  • Goya Foods Donates to Hartford Relief Center - Patch.comGoya Foods Donates to Hartford Relief Center - Patch.com

    Patch.comGoya Foods Donates to Hartford Relief CenterPatch.comFrom Goya Foods: Thanks to Goya Foods, Inc. and its Goya Gives campaign, displaced families served by Hartford's the Centro de Ayuda Para Nuestros Amigos Caribeños (Relief Center for our Caribbean Friends) had a reason to celebrate the new year. In ...

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  • Pedophiles on Television and They Live Next DoorPedophiles on Television and They Live Next Door

    In the "Law & Order" franchise, producer Dick Wolf presents plot lines "ripped from the headlines." In the process, many controversial issues are explored.

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  • Hartford Plan Geared To Help All Schools, But Parents Say Don't Close MineHartford Plan Geared To Help All Schools, But Parents Say Don't Close Mine

    For Hartford Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, her school consolidation plan is all about doing what's best overall for the city's ailing school system, but for parents it often comes down to one school - their child's. So when Torres-Rodriguez took her proposal for consolidating city schools on the road last week, which she has said will save money and improve the quality of education, she heard no praise from the parents and students whose schools have been targeted for closure, relocation or re-use.

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  • In the Early Morning, Run Free Hartford Takes Over the Riverfront in HartfordIn the Early Morning, Run Free Hartford Takes Over the Riverfront in Hartford

    Run Free Hartford is a small but dedicated group of runners who hit the pavement at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza every Wednesday morning at 6:30 a.m. The group is free and adheres to one motto: Just Show Up. Run Free Hartford is a small but dedicated group of runners who hit the pavement at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza every Wednesday morning at 6:30 a.m. The group is free and adheres to one motto: Just Show Up.

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  • Winterfest Hartford Reopens Next WeekendWinterfest Hartford Reopens Next Weekend

    The reopening of the rink was originally scheduled for this Sunday and Monday, but Champions Ice Management postponed the event after Friday's heavy rain.

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  • 'We made a mistake': Hawaii officials apologize after false emergency missile alert'We made a mistake': Hawaii officials apologize after false emergency missile alert

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