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Covanta Of Wallingford An Example Why OSHA “Model Workplace” Program Encourages Lax Worker Safety

July 10, 2011
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Covanta Of Wallingford An Example Why OSHA “Model Workplace” Program Encourages Lax Worker Safety

Written by Lisa Chedekel In February 2007, David Gootkin came to the state Capitol in Hartford to testify in favor a bill prompted by his brother Robert’s death the year before at Covanta’s waste-to-energy plant in Wallingford. The bill, which eventually was adopted, requires that operators of solid waste facilities have at least two...

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Obama Reverses Military Suicide Policy: Will Start Sending Condolence Letters In Troop Suicides

July 7, 2011
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Obama Reverses Military Suicide Policy: Will Start Sending Condolence Letters In Troop Suicides

Written by Lisa Chedekel Reversing longstanding policy, the Obama administration will start sending condolence letters to the families of troops who commit suicide while in a combat zone. The change comes more than 18 months after the White House began a review of the practice of withholding condolence letters to families of service members...

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Operation: Military Kids Struggling To Help Children Of Connecticut’s Military

June 27, 2011
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Operation: Military Kids Struggling To Help Children Of Connecticut’s Military

Written by By Peggy McCarthy When Joseph Gambardella was in the second grade, he vomited every morning for three months.  He missed a lot of school and saw a psychiatrist to deal with his emotional outbursts.  He ended up repeating the second grade. Last year, in eighth grade, he wrote in an essay: “There’s...

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Norwalk IMS Health Wins Supreme Court Victory

June 23, 2011
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Norwalk IMS Health Wins Supreme Court Victory

Written by Rochelle Green In a 6-3 ruling today, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Vermont law that restricts the sale or use of doctors’ prescribing information for the purpose of marketing prescription drugs. The decision represents a significant victory for Norwalk-based IMS Health, Inc., a leading drug data provider, and its co-respondents,...

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