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Connecticut’s getting a new area code: 959

With the 860 area code of northern Connecticut expected to exhaust its supply of unassigned numbers by year’s end, the state will be getting another area code this summer: 959. The 959 area code will be used in 860 area as an “overlay,” meaning that both area codes will be found in the same geographic area, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority announced Monday.

Posted inHealth, Politics

Yale class-action lawsuit seeks redress for Vietnam vets

Conley Monk was given a choice as a 21-year-old Marine lance corporal struggling with drugs and nightmares after combat in Vietnam: Accept a less-than-honorable discharge or face an indefinite stay in a base brig on Okinawa. He took the ticket home. Now 65 and recently diagnosed with PTSD, he is lead plaintiff in a suit filed Monday on behalf of Vietnam veterans trying to upgrade their discharge status.

Posted inPolitics

Obama to promote minimum wage at CCSU

President Obama will join Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the governors of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain on Wednesday to promote raising the minimum wage. Limited tickets will be offered to the public Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Detrick Gymnasium in Kaiser Hall at […]

Posted inPolitics

Holder-Winfield quits House, joins Senate

Sen. Gary Holder-Winfield addresses colleagues after taking the oath of office. Gary Holder-Winfield resigned Friday from the House of Representatives and immediately took his place in the Connecticut Senate. Holder-Winfield, a Democrat from New Haven, was elected Tuesday in a special election to succeed Toni Harp, who resigned her Senate seat after her election as […]

Posted inPolitics

Malloy, Williams back national popular vote

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Senate President Pro Tem Donald E. Williams Jr., D-Brooklyn, endorsed legislation Monday that would have Connecticut join an interstate compact committing the state’s electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. The governor’s office announced the support of Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman as the legislature’s Government Administration […]