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Windsor Locks Police Commission meets Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

Windsor Locks Police Commission Appeals Board Decision To Rehire Koistinen

In a swift move Wednesday night, the Windsor Locks Police Commission stood by its initial decision regarding Robert Koistinen.

03/12/2014

Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio, New London (Courtesy City of New London website)

New London Enacts $10.10 Minimum Wage

New London has raised the minimum wage for municipal employees and contractors.

03/04/2014

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Lacrosse Parents Unhappy About Fees To Use Town Fields

Officials and parents in a Stonington youth lacrosse program are criticizing town plans to charge players to use the town’s athletic fields after some were renovated at a cost of $2.8 million.

02/24/2014

State Senator Toni Harp. Photo from her General Assembly state web site.

Mayor Seeks State Soda Tax

New Haven Mayor Toni Harp wants the state to impose proposing a soda tax to battle obesity.
Harp says a 2 percent tax on high-calorie sugary drinks would reduce sales of the beverage and generate about $144 million in revenue.

02/09/2014

Pedro Segarra

Audit Finds Problems At Hartford City Hall

Problems at city hall in Hartford. An audit has revealed the miss-use of $1.6 million by Mayor Pedro Segarra and other city leaders.

01/24/2014

hamden map for dl

Hamden Mayor Seeks Halt to Tree-Trimming

Hamden’s mayor has asked United Illuminating to take a pause in its tree-trimming following complaints from residents.

01/19/2014

Dr. Joseph Erardi (Southington schools)

Erardi Tabbed To Lead Newtown Schools

Newtown’s Board of Education selected a new superintendent at a meeting Friday night, choosing long-time leader of Southington schools, Dr. Joseph Erardi.

01/18/2014

Tom Foley (Photo by John Woike-Pool/Getty Images)

Foley Courts Pro-Gun Group

Expected GOP candidate for governor Tom Foley has taken on stance on gun laws.

01/15/2014

Miles Rapoport

Former Conn. Official To Lead Common Cause

Former Connecticut Secretary of the State Miles Rapoport will lead Common Cause, a national, nonprofit advocacy group that focuses on increasing citizen engagement in politics and government.

01/15/2014