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Chickens killed in fire at Connecticut egg farm

Jan. 29, 2023 14:01 PM EST

BOZRAH, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut authorities are investigating the cause of a fire at a large egg farm that burned for hours and killed a number of chickens, fire officials said Sunday. The fire at the Hillandale Farms property in Bozrah was reported at about 1 p.m. Saturday and...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 27, 2023 12:35 PM EST

Hearst Connecticut Media. January 22, 2023. Editorial: Solution to economic growth in CT is not a mystery When responding to a question recently about the possibility of raising taxes on high earners, Gov. Ned Lamont’s spokesperson resorted to a familiar refrain:...

Connecticut governor: Ban more guns, raise buying age to 21

Jan. 26, 2023 15:59 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut needs to update its assault weapons ban to close loopholes and prohibit more firearms as dealers, manufacturers and others have found ways to skirt the state's laws, Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday in announcing a second set of proposed gun laws this week. ...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 26, 2023 01:33 AM EST

Albany Times-Union. January 23, 2023. Editorial: A personalized plan A pilot program could help address learning loss wrought by the pandemic – if it gets the funding it needs. One of the most wrenching legacies of the pandemic might be what it has...

Boum, Jones lead No. 13 Xavier over No. 19 UConn, 82-79

Jan. 25, 2023 22:40 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — No. 13 Xavier went into Connecticut and earned the signature road win it was seeking. Souley Boum scored 21 points, Colby Jones added 20 and the Musketeers checked that goal off their to-do list by holding off No. 19 UConn 82-79 on Wednesday night. ...

Lego to move from Connecticut to Boston starting in 2025

Jan. 24, 2023 16:34 PM EST

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — The Lego Group announced Tuesday that it will move its North American headquarters from Enfield, Connecticut, to Boston, Massachusetts, by the end of 2026. Skip Kodak, president of the Lego Group in the Americas, said in a release that the move supports the...

Connecticut governor's gun proposals include open carry ban

Jan. 23, 2023 18:52 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced a series of proposed gun laws Monday in a state already considered one of the strictest for firearms ownership, including a statewide ban on open carrying expected to draw strong opposition from gun rights supporters. ...

New arenas put spotlight on Connecticut college hockey

Jan. 23, 2023 09:45 AM EST

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Located just 9 miles apart in Connecticut, Yale and Quinnipiac played for a national hockey championship a decade ago. It was also just over a decade ago that UConn made the decision to upgrade its men's program and leave the Atlantic Hockey conference for...

Man rescued, 4 firefighters hurt in Meriden house fire

Jan. 22, 2023 13:47 PM EST

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Firefighters rescued an unconscious man from the third floor of a burning home in Meriden on Saturday, carrying him down a 35-foot (10.6-meter) ladder after firefighters were unable to reach him inside, authorities said. The man was taken to Jacobi Medical...

Lawmakers seek to bar insurrectionists from holding office

Jan. 22, 2023 08:08 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in a handful of states are trying to send a message two years after the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol: Those who engage in an attempted overthrow of the government shouldn’t be allowed to run it. New York, Connecticut and Virginia are...