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According to a new study, Connecticut could reap $35-$48 million in direct new revenue during the first year of legalized marijuana sales, which would escalate to $188-$223 million in the fifth year.
The town spends some $200,000 a year on maintenance of the 185-acre campus.
"Don’t let them spin this and tell you it’s gotten better," Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said of Eversource. "It hasn't."
"Why were Eversource and United Illuminating so woefully underprepared once again?" wonders Attorney General William Tong.
The inquiry will help "determine whether the companies are meeting their legal obligations and whether any penalties need to be applied," Gov. Ned Lamont said. "The people of Connecticut deserve better than the service they are receiving.”
First Selectman Dan Rosenthal says he is optimistic that Newtown could benefit from reports that thousands of people have relocated to Connecticut from New York.
NewSylum is the first for-profit commercial tenant at Fairfield Hills, the former site of a state psychiatric hospital; First Selectman Dan Rosenthal is hoping that other businesses will follow.
On tolls, Fairfield First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick said the governor “needs to once and for all just give it up. He’s changed positions so many times, and the way it stands now it’s not going to make anywhere near the money that’s needed.”
The town's Board of Education said the purpose of acquiring the vacant one-acre property at 37 Church Hill Road, listed at $450,000, was to improve traffic flow and overall security.
Although Dan Rosenthal acknowledges outcry from some citizens over residential and commercial development, he says, "We generally all work together for the benefit of the community.”
House Democratic leaders have proposed a new plan that would install highway tolls for trucks only on 12 bridges across the state, as opposed to Gov. Ned Lamont’s CT2030 initiative, which would have included tolls on 14 bridges for all vehicles.
The future of the governos’s ambitious 10-year, $21 billion CT2030 plan is very much in doubt, with state Republicans remaining skeptical and several of his fellow Democratic lawmakers hedging their bets as next year’s election looms.
"Like many residents in Stamford, I don't like paying tolls," Martin said, "but I applaud the governor's courageous commitment to fixing our transportation infrastructure while being financially responsible."
Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, and Trumbull First Selectman Vicki Tesoro were all re-elected, while State Rep. Fred Camillo is taking as Greenwich First Selectman from the retiring Peter Tesei.
"We become involved when we let things touch us to the core," Richman, who founded the nonprofit The Avielle Foundation, told the audience at a 2016 Westfair event.
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