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    PROPOSED AGREEMENT MAY BE ‘HISTORIC” A proposed agreement between Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state employee union leaders is being billed by the administration as “an historic agreement” that will save more than $1.5 billion over the next two years. Those comments are included in a draft summary compiled by Malloy’s office. The Associated Press obtained the document Monday. The estimated savings match what Malloy has been seeking to help balance the new two-year state budget,  More »

    Station Fire Memorial Park Dedicated (West Warwick, RI)  —  A memorial to the victims of the Station Nightclub fire in West Warwick is open.  Yesterday’s ceremony dedicated the Station Fire Memorial Park on Cowesett Avenue to the 100 victims killed in the fire on February 20, 2003.  The one-acre park includes granite monuments with the names and birthdays of every victim. Pyrotechnics used by the band, Great White started the massive fire. Malloy Won’t Support Casino Competition (Hartford,  More »

    LIEBERMAN NOT GETTING SUPPORT FROM LOCAL SENATORS Two Democratic U-S Senators, from Connecticut and Rhode Island, are expressing doubts as to whether former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman should be named as the new director of the FBI.   Richard Blumenthal says Lieberman has an exemplary  public service record, but doesn’t seem to fill the bill to be an effective FBI leader. Blumenthal says Lieberman doesn’t have the law-enforcement and criminal justice experience necessary to do the job.   More »

    Y GETS BIG DONATION MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) – A local YMCA is on its way to meeting funding goals for a future expansion and renovation thanks to a million-dollar donation from a local businessman and his wife. Sekhar and Archana Naik are pledging an initial $800,000 donation, with an additional $200,000 if the Ocean Community YMCA raises $200,000 by Aug. 15. The YMCA’s branch president says the donation will allow them to break ground on the project in August.  More »

    IT’S HOT OUT THERE BOSTON (AP) – Heat records are burning up in cities in the Northeast as the region gets a summer preview. The National Weather Service says the mercury reached 92 degrees in Boston on Thursday, breaking the old record of 91 degrees for May 18 set in 1936. New York City reached 91 degrees, eclipsing the old record of 90 degrees. Records also were set when Providence, Rhode Island, hit 93 degrees and Hartford,  More »


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