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Coltsville wins approval as national park

WASHINGTON – The Senate on Friday approved and sent to the president a defense bill that will turn Hartford’s Coltsville neighborhood into a national historical park. President Obama is certain to sign it into law. The action was the culmination of a decade of effort to memorialize the iconic Colt complex as a cradle of the American industrial revolution. Continue Reading →

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Senate puts Coltsville on verge of national park status

WASHINGTON – The Senate voted 85-14 Thursday to clear a procedural hurdle that was holding back final approval of a massive defense bill that would turn Hartford’s Coltsville neighborhood into a national park. The final vote on the bill is scheduled for Friday. Continue Reading →

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Chances improve for national park in Hartford’s Coltsville

WASHINGTON – The chances of establishing a national park in Hartford’s Coltsville neighborhood have improved because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has held tough on keeping a lands package in a massive defense bill – despite pressure to strip out the lands package to allow speedy approval of the bill. Continue Reading →

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Coltsville national park passes the House tucked in a defense bill; Senate next

WASHINGTON – The long-sought designation of Hartford’s Coltsville neighborhood as a national historic park was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday, tucked into a massive $577 billion defense bill. Now the legislation is headed for the Senate, where there could be a fight over including provisions for public lands in a defense bill. Continue Reading →

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