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2008-08-04 06:00:31

By Mary E. O'Leary, New Haven Register, Conn. Aug. 4--NEW HAVEN -- Construction of the much anticipated "360 State Street" project downtown is expected to start by the end of the month. Building Official Andy Rizzo confirmed that Becker and Becker, developers of the 500-unit apartment complex at State and Chapel streets, where Shartenberg's Department store once stood, has a building permit for the estimated $160 million project. Sara Bronin, attorney for the project, said the...

2008-08-03 06:00:26

By Pamela McLoughlin, New Haven Register, Conn. Aug. 3--WEST HAVEN -- A 2-year-old girl has died from injuries sustained when she pulled a large television down on top of herself while staying overnight at a family friend's house. Janiyah Powe-Santiago, who has been in grave condition since the July 25 accident, died Friday afternoon, said family friend Crystal Webber. The accident happened in Webber's house. The girl is an organ donor and the family was working with the hospital on...

2008-08-03 06:00:17

By Donna Doherty, New Haven Register, Conn. Aug. 3--CLINTON -- Jealousy, passion and politics -- always a volatile mix, but never more so than when Giacomo Puccini mixes them together in what is an opera singer and lover's dream, "Tosca." The Opera Theater of Connecticut celebrates the 150th birthday of Puccini by presenting the melodrama Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (7:30 p.m.) and 6 p.m. Aug. 10 at Andrews Memorial Hall. Tired of turning people away and mindful of the popularity of the...

2008-08-02 09:00:26

By Mary E. O'Leary, New Haven Register, Conn. Aug. 2--State contracts for the managed care organizations charged with administering health care for the poor and the new Charter Oak plan show a cost increase of 24 percent over last year, a boost legislative leaders feel is unjustified. Also, the low number of providers onboard has them asking what is the rush. "It seems they are doing it backwards," said state Sen. Jonathan Harris, D-West Hartford, co-chairman of the Human Services...

2008-08-02 09:00:20

By James Tinley, New Haven Register, Conn. Aug. 2--MILFORD -- City officials are hoping they've come up with a "brilliant" idea to combat the theft of metal trash barrels by "scrappers" looking to make a few bucks. Mayor James L. Richetelli Jr. said Thursday that all newly purchased trash barrels will be painted "brilliant" orange in an effort to dissuade would-be thieves from snatching them from beaches and parks. "We've lost many barrels and we can only assume that people are...

2008-08-02 09:00:02

By Luther Turmelle and Michelle Tuccitto Sullo, New Haven Register, Conn. Aug. 2--Connecticut residents were filled with a mix of relief and skepticism over Friday's news that there may have been a macabre resolution to who was behind the 2001 anthrax attacks that k i l l e d a n elderly Oxford w o m a n a n d left workers at a Wallingford postal facility in a state of high anxiety for months. Federal prosecutors investigating the attacks were preparing to indict Bruce E. Ivins, a top...

2008-08-01 09:00:57

By Angela Carter, New Haven Register, Conn. Aug. 1--As the country's biggest oil companies roll out their secondquarter earnings this week, environmental groups and a left-leaning political action committees are launching ads and releasing reports that scrutinize the industry's connections to presidential politics and consumer "pain" at the pump. The environmental advocacy group Sierra Club Thursday unveiled a television spot dubbed "Full Nelson: John McCain v. Barack Obama on High Gas...

2008-08-01 09:00:53

By Lauren Garrison, New Haven Register, Conn. Aug. 1--SEYMOUR -- Upon learning that a combined Chatfield/ LoPresti school would cost the town only about $1 million more than a simple Chatfield expansion, the Chatfield School Building Committee began speaking of the combined school plan as a "no-brainer." Representatives from Antinozzi Associates, the architect for the school building project, Thursday presented the committee with cost estimates for a Paul E. Chatfield School expansion and...

2008-08-01 09:00:49

By James Tinley, New Haven Register, Conn. Aug. 1--MILFORD -- By staying on as a part-time consultant and taking home a $66,622 yearly pension, former City Attorney Marilyn Lipton will make nearly as much in retirement as she did when she was working. The pension, which was set recently by the Pension and Retirement Board, will be topped off by a lump sum of $52,295 for unused vacation time. Lipton, who retired in June, was able to cash in on 956.5 hours, or roughly 120 eight-hour...

2008-08-01 09:00:42

By Patrick Ferrucci, New Haven Register, Conn. Aug. 1--"Oh wow," says singer Michael Stuart, "when I was young, all I'd listen to is heavy metal, things like Metallica, Kiss, Motley Crue, Stryper. Iron Maiden, just very hardcore stuff. And then I started listening to rap like Run D.M.C., The Fat Boys and freestyle stuff." That's not what you'd expect from one of the more popular salsa artists of today. But there's nothing really conventional about the 33-yearold New York-born artist....


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.