Monday Starts Appliance Rebates For Connecticut: Shop Smart

January 24, 2010
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The small rebates available starting Monday should not be the primary reason for getting new appliances. The primary reason should be reducing your energy costs. The biggest electricity hogs are old refrigerators, freezers, dryers, air conditioners and dishwashers. So if you have these old appliances – by old I mean more than 10 years...

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Kevin’s Pointers For The Crunch

January 23, 2010
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Today we published Kevin Szymanski’s sixth core strengthening video, this time with me performing the exercise and Kevin giving pointers. Today’s focus is on the proper way to perform the crunch. If you want to leave comments on this exercise, you can do so. Again, it’s important to check with your doctor if you...

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Kevin’s Personal Training Tip Six: The Crunch

January 23, 2010
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This is Kevin Szymanski’s sixth core strengthening video, this time with me performing the exercise and Kevin giving pointers. Today’s focus is on the proper way to perform the crunch. Again, it’s important to check with your doctor if you have not been working out on a regular basis. Kevin is one of the...

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Connecticut Humane Society: New Britain Woman Is Driving Force Behind Reform Effort

January 23, 2010
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Connecticut Humane Society: New Britain Woman Is Driving Force Behind Reform Effort

While three fired Connecticut Humane Society workers were in the public spotlight last week describing poor working conditions and raising questions about whether animals there were being unnecessarily euthanized, the person most responsible for this unprecedented attack was quietly working at her job as a teaching assistant in New Britain. A New Britain native,...

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Valentine: Romance and Ripoffs

January 23, 2010
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Consumer Protection Commissioner Jerry Farrell, Jr. offers advice to people who are going to doing some shopping for a special someone as Valentine’s Day approaches. “With the holiday around the corner, restaurants and retailers are preparing to impress you with special bargains while scammers are scheming to separate you from your money, so you...

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Vonage Agrees to Pay $3 Million In Restitution

January 21, 2010
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Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced that consumers who have unresolved complaints against Vonage -- an Internet-based phone service -- may be entitled to restitution under a $3 million settlement reached with his office and other attorneys general.

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Amtrak Awards Conn Bridge Work To Maine Firm, Ct AG Asks That State Workers Be Used

January 21, 2010
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Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said today he is disappointed Amtrak awarded to a Maine company the $104.7 million contract -- more than half to be paid by federal stimulus funds -- to replace the Niantic River railroad bridge, and called on the winning bidder to employ state workers and subcontractors and ensure critical worker...

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High Fees Got You Down? Take That Bag And Ship It!

January 21, 2010
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Now that most of the airlines are marching in lockstep on ways to gouge the passengers on baggage fees (Southwest and JetBlue excepted) travelers really need to consider a luggage strategy in financial self-defense. With baggage levies routinely threatening to add more than $100 to a round-trip flight, things are getting serious. We should...

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Connecticut Humane Society Press Conference

January 20, 2010
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Two members of Coalition For Change, which is working to force Richard Johnston, the president and chairman of the Connecticut Humane Society, out of at least his chairman’s post, speak during a press conference today (Wednesday) in East Hartford.

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