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Roll-Your-Own shops will face new state fee, but get 3 months to prepare

Connecticut’s so-called “roll-your-own” cigarette industry, which became embroiled two weeks ago in a congressional campaign scandal, won’t avoid a stiff new state fee, but will have an extra three months to prepare for it. That’s according to draft legislation that the General Assembly is expected to adopt Tuesday in a special session that also is […]

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Waterbury hospitals’ proposed merger spurs hopes and concerns

Hartford — The hopes and tensions underlying the proposed acquisition and merger of Waterbury’s two hospitals were exposed during a public forum in Hartford Monday. While Waterbury’s mayor said the plan could revitalize his struggling city, hospital union members said they felt ignored by the private entity that would acquire the new, merged hospital, and […]