Conn Hospitals Have More Beds Filled By Medicaid Patients

February 7, 2011
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Connecticut’s hospitals, like the nation, are seeing more beds filled with Medicaid patients, placing “financial stress’’ on facilities, according to the Connecticut Health I-Team. “From 2001 to 2010 there was a 48.6 percent rise in Medicaid hospital admissions in Connecticut, according to figures from the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA),” says the article written by...

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Courant Censors Lawsuit Story Involving Hartford Magazine, Courant, And Wells Fargo

February 7, 2011
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It turns out that Courant management not only protects major advertisers from adverse publicity, it also recently sanitized a simple lawsuit story. The Jan. 12 story (reprinted in full below) makes no mention of the fact that The Courant was named in the Nov. 17 suit, nor it does it include that Wells Fargo...

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Finding Gracefulness in Unexpected Places

February 6, 2011
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Finding Gracefulness in Unexpected Places

Grace is not the first word that comes to mind contemplating a turkey. I’m not sure why turkey has become such a pejorative. Regard this turkey hen I encountered in the road. The magnificent wingspan hidden in its waddle and warble. We all have such hidden graces and mindfulness can help us to locate and...

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Signing Up For AT&T U-Verse Was Huge Mistake For Family

February 5, 2011
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Audrey Simpson of West Hartford, Ct. thought she would un-complicate her life recently by signing up for AT&T’s triple digital package for her telephone, Internet and cable service. Since then her life has been anything but simple. For weeks she has been frustrated with the signal from AT&T freezing not only TV reception but...

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Ct Independent Media Network Launched

February 5, 2011
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Ct Independent Media Network Launched

A pair of online news entrepreneurs have launched the Independent Media Network — an online venture designed to provide advertising revenue while also fostering content sharing and growth among locally owned news and commentary websites in Connecticut. Read more.

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Malloy Names Industry Insider As Ct Insurance Commish

February 5, 2011
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy picked an insurance industry executive to head the regulatory agency in charge of making sure insurance consumers are being treated fairly. Read more

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New Britain CF Oil Closes Unexpectantly

February 4, 2011
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Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen is advising customers that CF Oil Co. in New Britain has closed for business. “We have been advised that CF Oil and its owners are in active negotiation to sell the company,” Jepsen said. “Customers who may run out of oil in the next few days, however, should make...

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Obama Backtracks On Promised Bankruptcy Changes For Struggling Homeowners

February 4, 2011
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Obama Backtracks On Promised Bankruptcy Changes For Struggling Homeowners

by Paul Kiel and Olga Pierce Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Before he took office, President Obama repeatedly promised voters and Democrats in Congress that he’d fight for changes to bankruptcy laws to help homeowners—a tough approach that would force banks to modify mortgages. “I will change our bankruptcy laws...

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Granny Snatching: Major Break In New London Case As Investigations Requested By AG

February 4, 2011
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A major break has occurred in the New London probate case of the late Mary Gennotti, as the Connecticut Attorney General’s office has asked for three investigations. The request came after the lawyer representing her brother, Robert N. Jetmore,  alerted the  Attorney General George Jepsen of his claims of irregularities. Jetmore has maintained for...

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