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Simmons ends Senate campaign

NEW LONDON — Rob Simmons ended his campaign for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, comparing a run against Linda McMahon’s money to the futility of Pickett’s Charge during the Civil War. “As somebody interested in military history, it was a foolish waste of people and resources, with a tremendously demoralizing outcome,” said […]

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Overhaul of state vo-tech schools signed into law

Gov. M. Jodi Rell has signed into law a bill aimed at improving the state’s vocational-technical schools. Rell, who announced she signed the bill Monday, said the law will “strengthen” the schools “in many critical ways.” Sen. Thomas Gaffey, D-Meriden, co-chairman of the Education Committee said, the law “will resolve the inequity that had evolved” at […]

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Race for comptroller: One Democrat drops out, Lembo and Jarjura remain

Democratic state Rep. Tom Reynolds of Ledyard announced today he would not force a primary for the nomination for state comptroller. Reynolds received 24 percent of delegate votes at Saturday’s Democrat convention, well above the 15 percent minimum needed to guarantee a spot on the Democratic Aug. 10 primary ballot. “I have concluded that the interests of […]