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Leonard A. Fasano

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  • Connecticut's Legal Boating Age Questioned Following Tragic Accident

    Connecticut's Legal Boating Age Questioned Following Tragic Accident
    Connecticut law allows anyone from age 12 to operate any size boat unsupervised after they complete an eight-hour boating safety course and pass a multiple-choice exam. No test of piloting a boat in water is required. That surprised and concerned some...
  • The Ups And Downs Of State Surplus Estimates

    HARTFORD — Keeping track of official estimates of Connecticut's state surplus over the past few months has been a little like attempting to describe the flight of a bumblebee: It's down, it's up, down, and there it goes, up again. All those swerves...
  • What Happened To $8 Million For Amistad?

    What Happened To $8 Million For Amistad?
    The schooner Amistad, the replica of the ship that was the scene of a famed slave revolt in 1839, is temporarily back in Connecticut waters. That's an improvement over the situation last summer, when the tall ship's whereabouts were difficult to...
  • Governor Tells Amistad America To Send Ship To Sailfest in New London

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sent a letter Thursday to Amistad America, urging the financially troubled organization to bring the ship to Sailfest in New London this weekend or face the prospect of losing its nearly $400,000 in annual state funding. Malloy's...
  • Access Health CT To Contact Thousands About 'System Error' Affecting Tax Credits

     Access Health CT To Contact Thousands About 'System Error' Affecting Tax Credits
    Access Health CT says it will start calling thousands of customers Friday to tell them that they were assigned an incorrect tax credit, creating problems with their medical coverage. The exchange said 5,784 customers were identified as having...
  • Sen. Maynard Suffers 'Severe' Injuries In Fall

    Sen. Maynard Suffers 'Severe' Injuries In Fall
    Sen. Andrew Maynard is in a Rhode Island hospital after suffering "severe" and "multiple injuries", including head injuries, as a result of a fall from an outside staircase at his Stonington home early Monday, according to police. Stonington Police...
  • Bridgewater Associates Abandons Plan To Build in Stamford

    Yachters and local planning and zoning officials seem to have won their battle with the world's largest hedge fund, whose CEO wanted to build a $750 million headquarters on the Stamford waterfront. Bridgewater Associates, which announced its plans to...
  • State's Denial Of Pension For Controversial Mayor 'Taco Joe' To Be Appealed In Court

     State's Denial Of Pension For Controversial Mayor 'Taco Joe' To Be Appealed In Court
    The next chapter in the saga of East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo's quest for reinstatement of his disability pension apparently will play out in court. He and his lawyer said Friday that they plan to sue the state in Superior Court to appeal the state...
  • Medical Marijuana Moves Closer to Reality

    Medical Marijuana Moves Closer to Reality
    The marijuana landscape, both in Connecticut and across the nation, is changing kind of fast these days: - A state legislative committee last week put its final stamp of approval on proposed regulations for Connecticut's new medical marijuana system....
  • The GOP Gun Control Tightrope, With Hard-liners at One End and Moderate Voters at the Other

    The GOP Gun Control Tightrope, With Hard-liners at One End and Moderate Voters at the Other
    If anyone’s wondering why GOP lawmakers in this day and age are so reluctant to vote for what most Americans consider sensible gun control, consider what’s happening in this moderate state of ours, home of the Newtown gun massacre. Down in...
  • Full Legislature Approves Jackson Laboratory Deal

    Full Legislature Approves Jackson Laboratory Deal
    Both chambers of the state legislature voted Wednesday night in favor of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's controversial plan to recruit the nonprofit Jackson Laboratory to Farmington with a $291 million offer to construct a new building and create 300 direct...
  • Florida Opposition Helped Send Jackson Lab To Connecticut

    Florida Opposition Helped Send Jackson Lab To Connecticut
    Retiree Duane Billington fought for 18 months against Jackson Laboratory’s plan to expand in Florida, and he was relieved when the proposal was finally withdrawn in the Sunshine State. The former engineering technician and civic activist became a...