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We lose boasting rights in this (green) category

Thanks to Talking Points Memo’s IdeaLab for pointing us to NPR.org, which has done a cool map tracking how various parts of the country rate in terms of buying hybrid and electric vehicles http://idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/11/where-do-hybrid-electric-cars-sell-best.php.   The San Francisco area (wow, who would have imagined?) that beats out all others in this category: 8.4 percent of […]

Posted inNews

Wheelchair-accessible cabs to be deployed, but advocates still fighting

They’re big (5,200 pounds), bright (yellow or orange-striped) and, in the coming weeks, will be navigating the streets of Connecticut. The new wheelchair-accessible cabs that are expected to soon be on the roads in the Hartford and New Haven areas will dramatically increase the on-demand transportation options for people who use wheelchairs. Metro Taxi President […]

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Redistricting creates two open House districts

The state House redistricting map is out. Some obvious winners and losers are in Hartford, Windsor and Milford. The map creates two open seats: One that straddles the Hartford-Windsor line; the other is in Milford. One reasonable interpretation: Rep. Marie Kirkley-Bey, D-Hartford, whose district now shifts sharply toward Windsor, is about to retire. The same […]

Posted inHealth

Griffin Hospital requires flu shots for workers, reports full compliance

All Griffin Hospital employees have complied with a new policy requiring them to get flu shots, the Derby Hospital announced Wednesday. Between Sept. 27 and Nov. 1, 1,275 full and part-time employees got the flu vaccine, which was provided free. Volunteers, students and physicians were also required to get vaccinated. The hospital allowed exemptions for […]

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We lose boasting rights in this (green) category

Thanks to Talking Points Memo’s IdeaLab for pointing us to NPR.org, which has done a cool map tracking how various parts of the country rate in terms of buying hybrid and electric vehicles http://idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/11/where-do-hybrid-electric-cars-sell-best.php.   The San Francisco area (wow, who would have imagined?) that beats out all others in this category: 8.4 percent of […]

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State legislative districts approved; congressional map goes to court

The General Assembly’s bipartisan redistricting commission unanimously approved new districts Wednesday for the state House and Senate ahead of a midnight deadline, leaving an unfinished congressional map in the hands of the Connecticut Supreme Court. Attorney General George Jepsen will ask the court to grant the commission an extension to continue negotiations on congressional districts, […]