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Sanitized Marriott Hartford allowed to reopen

Gregory Seay |

The city says Hartford's Marriott Hotel Downtown has been cleared to reopen its ballroom and other operations temporarily suspended and sanitized following a recent illness outbreak.

15 CT burgs get lead-abatement support

Gregory Seay |

Hartford, Enfield and New Britain are among 15 Connecticut communities whose residents are eligible for public funding to abate lead contaminants in their households, authorities say.

Tesla advocates recruit array of supporters

An ad hoc, varied coalition of environmental groups, Mohegan Sun, commercial property owners, and renewable energy organizations and companies wrote to state legislative leaders Wednesday urging them...

New Milford, Suffield farms join protected list

Gregory Seay |

Suffield's 60-acre Stiles Farm is one of two Connecticut farms whose acreage will be perpetually preserved for agriculture, state ag officials say.

CT, nine states settle $157.4M Volkswagen emissions case

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut stands to receive $14.8 million of a $157.4 million multistate settlement with auto-maker Volkswagen that resolves state claims over alleged emissions violations associated with equipment...

The losing race against Tesla

Bruce Redman Becker and Jules Benton Becker |

Nationwide protests have erupted over the way in which corporate money, revolving-door lobbyists, and fake news are undermining our democracy in Washington. But Connecticut residents need not look...

DEEP: Sewage funds paying off

Boating pumpout facilities on Long Island Sound and Connecticut’s largest lake pumped a record 1.28 million gallons of sewage in 2016, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection...

Jepsen vows emissions fight

Matt Pilon |

State Attorney General George Jepsen isn’t happy with President Donald Trump’s recent policy stance to ease emissions standards for vehicle tailpipes.

Biz, environmentalists square off on $525M carbon tax

Matt Pilon |

For the past decade, Democratic U.S. Rep. John Larson has regularly lobbied Congress to pass a nationwide tax on carbon emissions, something that had been supported by former Vice President Al Gore.

CT details $2.2M statewide mapping grant

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut has allocated $2.2 million grant for mapping the topography and elevation of the entire state – data that will eventually be available to the public, authorities say.

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