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AG poised to approve $105M ECHN acquisition

Matt Pilon |

Attorney General George Jepsen has issued a draft decision greenlighting a California company's acquisition of Eastern Connecticut Health Network.

Newtown psychiatrist settles false-claims allegations

John Stearns |

A Newtown psychiatrist has agreed to a $422,641.70 joint federal-state settlement and will enter into a compliance program to resolve allegations that he submitted false claims for payments to...

Bristol woman, two others face charges of healthcare fraud

A federal grand jury in New Haven has indicted Ronnette Brown, 43, of Bristol, on 23 counts of healthcare fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud for allegedly billing Medicaid...

CT Health Centers get $850K break on broadband costs

John Stearns |

A special federal fund is offsetting $849,309 of broadband and Internet/Ethernet costs for three Connecticut Federally Qualified Health Centers that are members of the Simsbury-based American...

State launches manufacturing jobs challenge

Keith Griffin |

The state's public community colleges and several manufacturers have joined together to launch a “300 Jobs, 300 Days” campaign to enroll and graduate a minimum of 300 students in the...

Airlines criticize Blumenthal’s baggage waiver plan

The airline industry is fighting back against U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s proposal to waive baggage fees to reduce airport wait times, arguing that government, not airlines, is the problem.

CT second highest for property taxes

Keith Griffin |

Property taxes in Connecticut are second only to New York state, according to a new data survey released today.

United Way launches 2-1-1 Counts

The United Way of Connecticut has launched a new dashboard website tool that provides data and needs information for all towns and cities in the state.

Walmart deems CT veterans hiring program a success

Retail giant Walmart said it has hired almost 600 veterans in Connecticut since launching its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment in May 2013, despite overall vet unemployment numbers being low.

Unhealthy air predicted through Saturday

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is forecasting unhealthy air quality for “sensitive groups” from today through Saturday, May 28, due to predicted elevated...

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