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 2022-01-25 01:01 

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Harrison seeks re-election in 69th district...

SOUTHBURY - Republican Cindy Harrison will seek another term representing the 69th District towns of Southbury, Roxbury, Bridgewater and Washington, she announced this week.If elected in November, this will be her second term in the House of Representativ...

 2022-01-21 23:24 

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Pizzuto is a uniquely qualified candidate in special election...

I am proud to endorse Dr. William J. Pizzuto for state representative from Connecticut's 71st House District, which covers Middlebury and part of Waterbury.Dr. Pizzuto, a Republican, has been actively involved within the community for many years, serv...

 2022-01-21 22:23 

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FBI: Laundrie admitted killing Gabby Petito in notebook...

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — The boyfriend of slain cross-country traveler Gabby Petito admitted killing her in a notebook discovered near his body in a Florida swamp, the FBI announced Friday.It was the first time authorities squarely pinned the blam...

 2022-01-21 03:36 

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Oakville fatal fire victim, saving to buy a house, leaves behind young son...

WATERTOWN -- Family members said Josh DeJesus and his son, Julius, were...

 2022-01-21 01:24 

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Peggy Marlene Eggleston...

WATERBURY - Ms. Peggy Marlene Eggleston, 71, joined our heavenly Father on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at Waterbury Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.Funeral service will be on Jan. 25, 2022, at 11 a.m., at House of Prayer, 1245 Thomaston Ave., Water...

 2022-01-20 22:32 

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Pizzuto a worthy successor to Rep. D'Amelio in 71st...

On Feb. 22, there will be a special election for Connecticut's 71st House District seat. The district's polling places are at Kennedy High School, Tinker School and Gilmartin School in Waterbury, and Shepardson Community Center in Middlebury.The R...

 2022-01-20 19:49 

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State Republicans push for financial transparency with COVID relief money...

HARTFORD -- Senate Republicans are proposing a series of public reporting requirements to track how local governments and state government are spending federal coronavirus relief and infrastructure funds.One of the proposals unveiled Thursday during a new...

 2022-01-20 19:49 

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State Republicans push for financial transparency with COVID relief money...

HARTFORD -- Senate Republicans are proposing a series of public reporting requirements to track how local governments and state government are spending federal coronavirus relief and infrastructure funds.One of the proposals unveiled Thursday during a new...

 2022-01-19 21:35 

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Mr. Obama's flip-flop...

President Biden has secured a high-profile ally in his quest to lower the U.S. Senate filibuster threshold and pass election legislation. Former President Barack Obama, under whom Mr. Biden served as vice president from 2009 to 2017, wrote a supportive op...

 2022-01-19 00:53 

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Harris still struggling to define herself one year in VP job...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden put the full weight of his presidency behind voting rights action last week, heading to Capitol Hill in an effort to push Democrats to change Senate rules to pass legislation.Vice President Kamala Harris —...

 2022-01-19 00:25 

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Rudy Giuliani among Trump allies subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection issued subpoenas Tuesday to Rudy Giuliani and other members of Donald Trump's legal team who filed bogus legal challenges to the 2020 election that fueled the lie ...

 2022-01-19 00:07 

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Big voting bill faces defeat as 2 Dems won't stop filibuster...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital for protecting democracy appeared headed for defeat as the Senate churned into debate Tuesday, a devastating setback enabled by President Joe Biden's own p...

 2022-01-18 23:41 

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Historic Beacon Falls house to be demolished...

BEACON FALLS -- Town officials are moving ahead to demolish a town-owned house at 35 Wolfe Ave., 14 years after voters approved buying the property.The Board of Selectmen on Jan. 10 approved to award a contract to National Excavating & Wrecking Services, ...

 2022-01-18 23:19 

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Modification of filibuster deserves public support...

All U.S. senators should work with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and voting-rights advocates to modify the filibuster in order to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.There is ample precedent for ch...

 2022-01-18 00:49 

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Still no cause for fatal Watertown fire...

WATERTOWN - State and local fire officials continue to investigate the cause of a house fire Saturday night that killed one man and left two other families displaced.The identity of the man killed Saturday has not been released, but local police said his ...

 2022-01-18 00:48 

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Quilt honors fallen firefighter who died after battling New Hartford House fire...

NEW HARTFORD - A collection of badges that paid tribute to a lost firefighter is now a memorial quilt.The New Hartford House burned to the ground to the ground last August in a spectacular blaze. Twenty-nine first responder units raced to the scene in a f...

 2022-01-18 00:45 

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Gisela E. Emanuel...

NAPLES, Fla. - Gisela E. Emanuel, 84, formerly of Waterbury, passed away peacefully at the Pineapple House in Naples on Jan. 15, 2022. Gisela was born Jan. 5, 1938, in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, the daughter of the late Heinrich and Katharina (Reinhard) Gaul...

 2022-01-18 00:43 

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Salvatore A. Scionti...

WATERBURY - Salvatore A. Scionti, 90, of Waterbury, passed away peacefully on Jan. 13, 2022, at the Cheshire House Nursing & Rehabilitation after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Marie (Mascoli) Scionti for 64 years.Salvatore was born in Wate...

 2022-01-17 20:14 

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Out of this world: 555.55-carat black diamond for sale...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Auction house Sotheby's Dubai has unveiled a diamond that's literally from out of this world.Sotheby's calls the 555.55-carat black diamond — believed to have come from outer space —...

 2022-01-17 03:25 

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Loretta J. Jorgensen...

OCKLAWAHA, Fla. - Loretta J. (O'Brien) (Smith) Jorgensen, 89, formerly of Wolcott, passed away peacefully on Jan. 4, 2022, at the Ted and Diane Brandley House Hospice Center in Summerfield, Fla. She was the wife of the late Charlie Jorgensen. Loretta ...

 2022-01-17 01:17 

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Seoul: N. Korea fires projectile in 4th launch this month...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday fired at least one suspected ballistic missile into the sea in its fourth weapons launch this month, officials in South Korea and Japan said, with the apparent goal of demonstrating its military might ...

 2022-01-17 01:13 

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Egan running for 71st state House seat...

WATERBURY - John Egan, the city's former Parks Department Supervisor, local business owner and longtime political adviser, is running for the 71st state House seat in the upcoming special election.During a nominating convention held Saturday via Zoom,...

 2022-01-16 01:31 

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Ramona (Ermione) Harisiades Lainas...

WATERBURY -- Ramona (Ermione) Harisiades Lainas passed away peacefully on Jan. 14, 2022, at Cheshire House.Ermione was born in 1930 and was raised in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of George and Helen (Zeika) Harisiades. At the time...

 2022-01-15 23:48 

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Horn announces intention for trifecta in Salisbury...

SALISBURY --Before an audience of more than 70 people on Zoom, state Rep. Maria Horn, D-Salisbury, announced her intention to run for a third term in the 64th House District.Originally scheduled to be an outdoor event on the lawn of the White Hart Inn, Ho...

 2022-01-15 22:15 

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Today in history, Jan. 16...

Today is Sunday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2022. There are 349 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On Jan. 16, 1991, the White House announced the start of Operation Desert Storm to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait. (Allied forces prevai...

 2022-01-15 00:43 

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Pizzuto nominated to run for 71st House District seat serving Waterbury, Middlebury...

WATERBURY - Former Alderman and current University of Connecticut Waterbury Director William Pizzuto is running for the 71st House District seat. A special election is set for Feb. 22.Pizzuto, 65, will run for the seat vacated by Tony D'Amelio after 2...

 2022-01-14 20:29 

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Dog rescued from collapsed house 6 days after landslide...

SEATTLE (AP) — A dog that was trapped for six days inside a house that collapsed last week in a landslide has been rescued, officials said....

 2022-01-14 01:09 

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In Washington, a day of snapshots of divisions and futility...

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was a closed-door huddle by an embattled President Joe Biden with his own party's senators, apparently for naught. An eyebrow-raising speech on the Senate floor by a recalcitrant Democrat. And a defiant news conference by...

 2022-01-13 19:44 

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Open house today on Southbury plan for conservation, development...

The town is in the process of updating its plan of conservation and development, and will host a community open house today from 4 to 7 p.m. in room 205 at Town Hall to gather public input.Masks are required in all municipal buildings regardless of vaccin...

 2022-01-13 19:23 

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Democratic effort to change filibuster rules seems likely to fail...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly before President Joe Biden met with Senate Democrats Thursday, hoping to jolt their stalled voting legislation, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema all but dashed the bill's chances, declaring she could not support a...

 2022-01-13 03:44 

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Dems switch strategy on voting bill as Biden pushes action...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are trying to force a public showdown over their sweeping elections legislation, aiming to launch debate on a key party priority even though there's no assurance the bill will come to a vote.Majority Leader Chu...

 2022-01-13 03:40 

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GOP leader McCarthy says he won't cooperate with 1/6 panel...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection requested an interview and records from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday, as it continues to seek first-hand details from members of Congress on former Pr...

 2022-01-12 23:56 

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State mulls extending Lamont's emergency powers...

HARTFORD -- Gov. Ned Lamont and Senate President Martin M. Looney on Wednesday left open the possibility of narrowly extending the governor's emergency powers to manage the state's ongoing COVID-19 response.The latest declarations of public health...

 2022-01-12 23:56 

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State mulls extending Lamont's emergency powers...

HARTFORD -- Gov. Ned Lamont and Senate President Martin M. Looney on Wednesday left open the possibility of narrowly extending the governor's emergency powers to manage the state's ongoing COVID-19 response.The latest declarations of public health...

 2022-01-12 22:28 

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1/6 panel requests interview from GOP leader Kevin McCarthy...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection requested an interview and records from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday, as it shifts its focus to former President Donald Trump's inner circle &mdas...

 2022-01-12 22:05 

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Rules change not warranted...

This week, President Biden called for the U.S. Senate to change its rules as it considers election legislation he supports, The Associated Press reported in a story the Republican-American carried Jan. 12. Mr. Biden's envisioned change would lower the...

 2022-01-12 21:05 

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Lamont says he may need narrow extension of COVID powers...

HARTFORD (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney on Wednesday left open the possibility the governor's emergency powers may be extended under narrow circumstances as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.The D...

 2022-01-12 18:27 

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Today in history, Jan. 13...

Today is Thursday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2022. There are 352 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On Jan. 13, 2021, President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House over the violent Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol, becoming the only...

 2022-01-12 00:23 

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Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Trump aide, 2 GOP strategists...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection is demanding records and testimony from a former White House aide they say helped draft former President Donald Trump's Jan. 6 speech, along with two others it says we...

 2022-01-11 22:56 

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Giants fire Joe Judge as coach after 10-23 record in 2 years...

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have cleaned house, firing coach Joe Judge a day after general manager Dave Gettleman retired.The Giants announced the move late Tuesday afternoon, ending some brief speculation that the owners planne...

 2022-01-11 02:35 

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N. Korea fires possible missile into sea amid stalled talks...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday fired what appeared to be a ballistic missile into its eastern sea, its second weapons launch in a week, the militaries of South Korea and Japan said.This month's launches follow a series of weapo...

 2022-01-10 01:51 

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Bob Saget, beloved TV dad of 'Full House,' dead at 65...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Saget, a comedian and actor known for his role as a widower raising a trio of daughters in the sitcom "Full House," has died, according to authorities in Florida. He was 65.The Orange County, Florida, sheriff's off...

 2022-01-10 01:16 

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Lamont-Bysiewicz topping statewide Democratic ticket...

Connecticut is heading into what promises to be a busy and contentious election year, with races for governor and the other statewide offices, state legislature, U.S. House and U.S. Senate.Gov. Ned Lamont and Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz will be leading the s...

 2022-01-10 01:12 

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Connecticut tax relief: GOP sales-tax plan has merit...

Connecticut Senate Republicans last week unveiled a proposal that would temporarily reduce the state's sales tax. It is worthy of enactment, and news reports indicate bipartisan support is a possibility. Unlike Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's tax-reb...

 2022-01-09 18:25 

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Today in history, Jan. 10...

Today is Monday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2022. There are 355 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On Jan. 10, 2002, Marines began flying hundreds of al-Qaida prisoners in Afghanistan to a U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.On this date:I...

 2022-01-07 23:28 

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Thomaston residents to vote on equipment, facilities purchase...

THOMASTON -- Taxpayers will be asked at a special town meeting Wednesday to approve nearly $800,000 in equipment and facility replacements that would be mostly covered by federal COVID-related aid.The items include $117,000 for Thomaston Opera House air h...

 2022-01-07 02:24 

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Dick Cheney: an unlikely bridge to partisan Congress divide...

WASHINGTON (AP) - On a somber day of remembrance at the U.S. Capitol, it was the most unlikely of receiving lines: Democrats lining the floor of the House, waiting for their chance to greet Dick Cheney.Yet there he stood, the former Republican vice presid...

 2022-01-07 02:24 

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Text of President Joe Biden's speech marking 1/6 anniversary...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Text of President Joe Biden's speech Thursday marking the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, as provided by the White House:Madam Vice President, my fellow Americans: To state the obvious, one year ago today, in this sa...

 2022-01-06 03:26 

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What if? Path was uncertain if Pence objected to Biden's win...

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the weeks leading up to Jan. 6, 2021, an elite group of House Democrats gathered to contemplate a question that their predecessors could have hardly imagined: What would they do if the vice president tried to overturn a free and fair ...

 2022-01-06 03:26 

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'We were trapped': Trauma of Jan. 6 lingers for lawmakers...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Long after most other lawmakers had been rushed to safety, they were on the hard marble floor, ducking for cover.Trapped in the gallery of the House, occupying balcony seats off-limits to the public because of COVID-19, roughly three doz...

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