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Coalition against domestic violence says calls have increased following Rice video

HARTFORD, Conn. – Since the video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiance Janay Palmer Rice surfaced, the number of calls for domestic violence services in Connecticut has increased.

Karen Jarmoc, executive director of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, said Monday that calls to the domestic violence hotline have increased by a third and the number of women requesting services has increased.

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Witness: Relationship between nursing home and campaign ‘incestuous’

Brian Bedard, at left, walks out of court with his attorney, Hugh Keefe, in New Haven (Hugh McQuaid photo)

Brian Bedard, at left, walks out of court with his attorney, Hugh Keefe, in New Haven (Hugh McQuaid photo)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A witness testified Tuesday that Lisa Wilson-Foley’s 2012 congressional campaign had an “incestuous” relationship with the nursing home company that federal authorities say was illegally paying former governor John G. Rowland for political work.

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Election regulators call NU solicitation ‘egregious’

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – The State Elections Enforcement Commission dismissed a complaint against Northeast Utilities CEO Thomas May Tuesday, but not before offering some harsh criticism of the solicitation the state contractor sent last September to his employees.

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Opinion: Taking insurance companies out of health care

Wendell Potter

Former CIGNA executive-turned-whistleblower Wendell Potter is writing about the health care industry and the ongoing battle for health reform for the Center for Public Integrity.

There are many Americans who are beginning to question the contributions big insurance companies make to our health care system. And I’m not just talking about lefty advocates of a single-payer system. Corporate executives are also wondering why we need the big insurers and whether higher-quality and more cost-effective care could be provided to employees if they didn’t have to deal with health insurers at all.

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Norwalk Police eyeing Norwalk sewage treatment plant in criminal investigation

NPD motorcycles 044NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Police have questioned workers at Norwalk’s sewage treatment plant in connection with a criminal investigation.

Department of Public Works Operations Manager Lisa Burns said at Monday’s Water Pollution Control Authority meeting that Norwalk detectives had recently visited the sewage treatment plant and asked questions, but declined to say why. She said she still has no idea of what inspired the visit.

Burns referred to CH2M HILL OMI, the company that manages the sewage treatment plant, in her comments. Continue reading Norwalk Police eyeing Norwalk sewage treatment plant in criminal investigation

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Lauricella: Move to expand transfer station shows that Norwalk P&Z needs overhaul

A boy plays Monday at Devon’s Place in Norwalk. Behind him is the AMEC Carting transfer station.

NORWALK, Conn. – An application to expand a private transfer station in the shadow of a Norwalk playground built for children with special needs is being cited by a Norwalk activist as yet another example of problems in the Planning and Zoning Department.

AMEC Carting, which is still in litigation with the city over the Zoning Commission’s refusal in 2011 to allow it to expand its Crescent Street transfer station as much as the company had requested, has a new application for an expansion. That will be the topic of a Zoning Commission public hearing on Wednesday. Continue reading Lauricella: Move to expand transfer station shows that Norwalk P&Z needs overhaul

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Once Around the City: Take a walk at NCC, check out the new theater, and lots more

 

NCC President David L. Levinson, Ph.D., will lead the first Wellness Walk.

NCC President David L. Levinson, Ph.D., will lead the first Wellness Walk.

NORWALK, Conn. — Walk for wellness today at Norwalk Community College, give your small business a boost Wednesday at the library at Sept. 23 at City Hall, and mark your calendar for the next Mayor’s Night out. There’s plenty going on around the city this month.

Campus Wellness Walks step off at NCC

Norwalk Community College is kicking off a series of Wellness Walks around campus at noon today (Sept. 16).

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Poll: Connecticut investors not as bullish as investors nationwide

HARTFORD, Conn. – Most high net worth investors nationwide are optimistic that the economy will hold steady or improve in the coming year, but those in Connecticut don’t appear as confident as their peers elsewhere, according to a new poll.

Business Insider: CT economy is 7th best

Just 18 percent of high net worth investors in Connecticut expect the state’s economy to improve over the next 12 months, according to the Morgan Stanley Investor Pulse Poll released last week.

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Rowland’s Attorney, feds at odds over nursing home work legitimacy

Former Gov. John G. Rowland and his attorney Reid Weingarten (Douglas Healey file photo)

Former Gov. John G. Rowland and his attorney Reid Weingarten (Douglas Healey file photo)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Minutes after prosecutors rested their corruption case against former governor John Rowland Monday, Rowland’s legal team called a witness whose attorney accused the government of intimidation.

The government concluded its case with evidence that Rowland communicated far more with Lisa Wilson-Foley’s congressional campaign than he did with the business paying him as a consultant.

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Opinion: Shining a light on Tom Foley

Ron McLellan

Ron McLellan

Ron McLellan is president of the Connecticut Employees Union Independent. Founded in 1967, Connecticut Employees Union Independent is a member-run organization of over 7,000 active and retired blue-collar state and municipal maintenance and service workers.

In a July 2013, Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley said that he was waiting for Connecticut to have its Wisconsin moment.” This type of careless and offensive comment should be a red flag for every union member, every worker, and every taxpayer in Connecticut.

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Foley, Malloy challenge each other separately on transportation

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he’s spending more on transportation than previous administrations, while Republican challenger Tom Foley said traffic congestion in Connecticut has gotten worse over the past few years.

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South Norwalk developer looking to modify zoning regulation regarding affordable housing

NORWALK, Conn. – A South Norwalk developer has taken it upon itself to suggest an amendment to Norwalk zoning regulations.

“I think it makes sense,” Planning and Zoning Director Mike Greene said at last week’s Zoning Committee meeting of the proposed change to create a “middle tier” of lower cost housing, based on the state’s median income, and combine that with a change in the height requirements.

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Nancy came to Norwalk in September 2010 and, after reporting on Norwalk for two years for another company, resigned to begin Nancy On Norwalk so she engage in journalism the way it was meant to be done. She is married to career journalist Mark Chapman, has a son, Eric (the artist and web designer who built this website), and two cats – a middle-aged lady and a young hottie who are learning how to peacefully co-exist.