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When the Food and Drug Administration created controls in January on how farmers can give antibiotics to livestock, scientists concerned about antibiotic resistance and advocates for animal welfare called it a historic shift in how meat animals are raised. But a new federal report , released last week, says the long-awaited FDA initiative — first attempted back in 1977 — falls short in so many areas that it may not create the change that backers hoped for. The FDA initiative, which was cre…
03.24 / 10:46
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Uber is in crisis. This week the president resigned, after just six months on the job. Morale has been shaken, following a damning account of sexual harassment. The board of directors is so concerned about the CEO's ability to lead, they're looking for a No. 2 to help steer the company. And now — in a curious plot twist — media mogul Arianna Huffington is emerging as chief of Uber's campaign for culture change. The company decided to hold a conference call on Tuesday with reporters. Huf…
03.24 / 10:46
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A number of town workers retained login access to town bank accounts even after their employment with the municipality had ended, New Canaan’s treasurer said Wednesday night. In working to ensure that town bank accounts are properly secured, Treasurer Andrew Brooks phoned banks to understand “who are the authorized approvers to move money from those accounts” [&…
03.24 / 10:45
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WESTON, Conn. -- Weston resident Aarti Khosla calls herself the "Procrastination Queen." But on Sunday, March 26 she'll join other brave souls for the St. Baldrick's event at the Westport YMCA --- and have her head shaved to raise money for childhood cancer. "Even though it's totally last minu…
03.24 / 10:11
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HARPURSVILLE, NY — April the Giraffe has people across the globe wondering, could today be the day? Her vet reports that her positioning and behavior could indicate the time is near. “Both Keepers and Vet report further back end swell, no change in discharge or lactation,” they wrote on Facebook. Animal Adventure Park began livestreaming on YouTube on February 23  as April prepared to give birth, drawing worldwide attention. This will be April’s fourth calf and the first f…
03.24 / 10:06
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WEST HARTFORD — If you are searching for an old-fashioned bakery, look no further than West Hartford where one of the last remaining places of its kind still serves up sweet treats. The Elmwood Pastry Shop is the oldest Polish bakery in the area and has been in the same location for over six decades. From fresh baked goods that are made from scratch including donuts (between 30 & 60 dozen daily!), pies, and pastries to breads, cakes and the popular …
03.24 / 10:06
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LA CROSSE, Wis. — A Wisconsin freshman is being hailed a hero after he sprung into action and saved his choking classmate. Ian Brown was eating lunch with his friends Wednesday at Central High School when his friend started coughing and motioning that he was choking. Central school nurse Kim Mahlum told police that several of the teens at the table thought the student was joking. When Brown noticed that the victim’s face and neck began changing color, he realized the [&…
03.24 / 10:06
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LONDON — The birth name of the perpetrator of Wednesday’s deadly terrorist attack in central London was Adrian Russell Ajao, Britain’s most senior counterterror police officer said Friday. The man had been named a day earlier as 52-year-old British man Khalid Masood. Mark Rowley, the national lead for counterterrorism, said there had been two significant arrests overnight, one in the West Midlands and one in the north west of England. Nine people remain in custody and one…
03.24 / 10:06
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TOLLAND — I-84 was closed in both directions in Tolland Friday morning due to a tractor trailer fire. As of 5:30 a.m. just the westbound side remains closed. Connecticut State Police say the truck was carrying canned goods. No one was injured. You’re asked to reduce your speed in the area or seek an alternate route. The closure was announced at 5:05 a.m. and delays started to build up by 5:15 a.m. FIRE UPDATE: State DOT en route to inspect…
03.24 / 10:06
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It's two days before the Connecticut Spelling Bee and Carmen Arace Intermediate School sixth-grader Jaden McFarlane said he was up late the night before studying his lists of words. "I'm nervous and stressed out," he said. "It's going to be difficult." Jaden is one of 37 Connecticut students…
03.24 / 10:06
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When Frank Martin replaced Bob Huggins as coach at Kansas State in 2007, he was called a high school coach. It was not designed to be praise. "Most of the members of the media knew nothing about me, which I understood," the South Carolina coach said Thursday as his team prepared to face…
03.24 / 10:06
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Connecticut Technical High School System Supt. Nivea L. Torres spent $84,000 in taxpayers' money last September to buy memberships in a national educators' group for 1,312 administrators and teachers under her jurisdiction. Of those state employees, 236 were eligible to vote in a December…
03.24 / 10:06
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Saying it is "absolutely insane'' to continue allowing out-of-state drivers to cut through Connecticut for free, House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz said Thursday that highway tolls are "inevitable." Noting that he drove to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City for a flight,…
03.24 / 10:06
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After an arduous journey crammed into a small trailer with 12 other horses without food... The post Helping hoof: Horse needs second chance appeared first on Monroe…
03.24 / 10:06
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While Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continues to push spending cuts as the chief solution to Connecticut’s latest budget crisis, his fellow Democrats on one key panel say a more balanced mix of reductions and revenue might be u…
03.24 / 09:27
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DANBURY, Conn. -- The Danbury Flyers youth track and field team was identified as a "top team" by Nike, the international athletic footwear and apparel business.Ellen Lekas, a Young Athlete Performance Footwear representative, was part of a small group of Nike product developers to visit the…
03.24 / 09:03
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MONROE, Conn. -- Constantin Crama found the inspiration for new his restaurant, Monroe Social, in his own kitchen. Now, he and partner Douglas Barrientos are hoping diners from all over Fairfield County find the appeal in their spin on an American favorite.Constantin and Douglas, who have worked…
03.24 / 09:03
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RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — You're never too old to move — or to grow. The Ridgefield Thrift Shop, which has been in business for 80 years, will take over a new location in May that is two-and-a-half times its current size.The shop, currently at 15 Catoonah St., will be moving into a 5,000-square-foot sp…
03.24 / 09:03
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Oh people: it's been one of those weeks again. The focus on immigration continues, as the government promises to punish sanctuary cities and cities that have chosen not to do ICE's work for it by detaining undocumented immigrants until that agency can collect them for deportation. A number of police departments, including the LAPD, have indicated widespread fear of deportation in immigrant communities has had deleterious effects on how the police do their jobs. Stories like this one just…
03.24 / 08:33
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HARTFORD — Emotions were high Thursday morning as more than 200 Community Action Agency Network staff members and clients converged on the Legislative Office Building to share their s…
03.24 / 06:49
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