DR. SARIA: The Final, Tough Decision For Pet Owners

February 12, 2011
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DR. SARIA: The Final, Tough Decision For Pet Owners

“Is it time yet?” the client asks. I know what she is asking. She wants to know if it is time for me to euthanize her beloved companion. As a house-call veterinarian, I deal with many terminal patients and hear this question time after time. Enough times, in fact, that I thought it would...

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Blumenthal Now Stretching The Truth As A U.S. Senator

February 12, 2011
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Blumenthal Now Stretching The Truth As A U.S. Senator

It appears that Richard Blumenthal has not learned his lesson that lying will come back to haunt you. First he told dozens of small gatherings in Connecticut when he was the Attorney General that he was a Marine in Vietnam. At times he indicated he was a combat Marine. Never mind that he did...

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Bank Of America Passes Questionable $100 Bill To Glastonbury Woman

February 12, 2011
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Bank Of America Passes Questionable $100 Bill To Glastonbury Woman

Most of us would gladly accept $100 bills, especially from banks. Sasha Suto of Glastonbury is not sure after her experience with Bank of America’s West Hartford branch. Suto went to the nation’s largest – and frequently criticized bank – on Jan. 31 to cash a $900 check that had been made out on...

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LIFE GOES ON: Mindful Weight Loss

February 11, 2011
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LIFE GOES ON: Mindful Weight Loss

MINDFUL WEIGHT LOSS DEAR DOCTOR KATHLEEN, I am so weary of not fitting into my own clothes. I can’t wear anything except my sweat pants! Every morning I wake up feeling strong, determined that THIS will be the day that I eat well. And then the evening comes and I go off my diet....

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Obama Mortgage “Reform” Will Threaten Affordable Mortgages, Consumer Union Says

February 11, 2011
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The Administration’s options for mortgage finance reform released today include choices that could threaten consumers’ access to affordable mortgage credit to buy homes by severely constricting the government’s historic role in supporting affordable, long term credit, and on shifting control of the mortgage market to Wall Street banks and investors whose previous missteps have...

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What To Buy At Costco, What NOT To Buy At Costco

February 10, 2011
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As a major fan of Costco I know that it is not perfect, but there are great bargains to be had there. CBSMoneyWatch.com has done the work for us on what to buy and what not to buy at the chain. “You head to Costco to stock up on staples — say, paper towels...

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Respected Former Ct Insurance Commissioner Mike Passed Away

February 10, 2011
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Acting Insurance Commissioner Barbara C. Spear today said the Department is saddened to learn of the passing of former Insurance Commissioner Joseph Mike, who died Tuesday at his home in Bristol. He was 64. He became the youngest Insurance Commissioner when he was appointed at the age of 30 by Governor Ella Grasso. He...

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UI Executive Gives Conservation And Electric Savings Tips

February 10, 2011
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UI Executive Gives Conservation And Electric Savings Tips

Tony Marone, vice president of business services at UIL Holding,  was our featured guest Tuesday on the Watchdog News Hour at www.ontheHORN.com.  Granny Snatching author and blogger Ron Winter was our second guest discussing his column on a little know eye disease which results in many elderly seeing people who aren’t there. UI VP...

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Conn Commercial Real Estate Makes Modest Improvement

February 9, 2011
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The second quarterly survey on Connecticut real estate conditions conducted jointly by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA), the Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC), and DataCore Partners LLC, reflects modest improvement within the State’s commercial real estate sector. “U.S. economic recovery officially commenced in June 2009, but has yet to filter down in...

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