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Repair work on a century-old bridge in Norwalk has dug up something even older: the remains of a 17th-century American Indian trading fort.

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I like growing flowers that are unique and fun. One easy-to-grow perennial that fits the bill is the balloon flower.

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Every Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee has joined in making a Freedom of Information Act request for records related to the career of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. 

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Update: The Puerto Rican government acknowledged in a preliminary draft recovery plan submitted to Congress that it is likely more than 1,400 people died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Another study is out that places the death toll related to Hurricane Maria much higher than the estimate originally put out by the Puerto Rican government.

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The Addiction Resource Center (ARC) is an interactive website that provides information about substance use disorders as well as local addiction treatment centers and health care providers. 

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The city of Bridgeport may soon see grant money withheld by Connecticut’s budget office, as the state investigates why Bridgeport’s police department has failed to provide complete data about traffic stops.

Ganim Benefits From Lamont's Fear Of Alienating Bridgeport

Aug 7, 2018
Ned Lamont addresses the camera, while Joe Ganim looks on.
Mark Pazniokas / CTMirror.org

Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim was more aggressive Tuesday in questioning why Ned Lamont might be reluctant to support a convicted extortionist for governor than Lamont was in challenging Ganim’s fitness to lead Connecticut after seven years in prison for using his office to routinely shake down city contractors for bribes.

Paolo Zialcita / Connecticut Public Radio

Salma Sikandar, a Bangladeshi mother, faces deportation after overstaying her visa. Connecticut residents rallied at Hartford’s Immigration Court to show their support for the family. Several public officials, including Governor Dannel Malloy and Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, were also in attendance.

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Local gun advocates are speaking out against an attempt by lawmakers to stop a Texas group from releasing downloadable blueprints for 3D-printing guns. 

Sent To A Hospital, But Locked In Prison

Aug 6, 2018
Andrew Butler, who needed psychiatric care, was transferred from a hospital to a prison last year in New Hampshire.
Photo by Wyatt Farwell. Courtesey of Doug Butler

Andrew Butler’s hallucinations and paranoia began last summer. When they persisted into the fall, his father agreed to have him civilly committed — involuntarily sent to the state psychiatric hospital to receive treatment. A few months into his stay at New Hampshire Hospital, Butler was transferred.

To a prison.

Frankie Graziano / Connecticut Public Radio

Ahead of Connecticut’s August 14 primaries, a veteran dealing with the effects of injuries he suffered while serving in Afghanistan has complained to the secretary of the state’s office because he believes the process of petitioning to get on the ballot is unfair to candidates with disabilities.

Jose Jimenez-Tirado

When Hurricane Maria barreled into Puerto Rico last year, it swept away homes, businesses, and jobs. Not only did it leave a catastrophic environmental mess, but Maria also blew away any remaining cover for the island’s dire fiscal crisis. That’s affecting the basics of life like power and education, but it goes further. Shifting financial priorities are also affecting the arts.

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The Greater Hartford Arts Council’s Breakdancing Shakespeare showcased its summer production this weekend at Hartford Stage with three performances of Twelfth Night.

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Connecticut’s U.S. senators are co-sponsoring legislation to block the availability of downloadable blueprints for the creation of plastic guns. A temporary injunction is currently preventing access to the blueprints, which a Texas group, Defense Distributed, wants to make available.

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