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Connecticut to Congress: Don’t Infringe On Our Jurisdiction

Connecticut to Congress: Don’t Infringe On Our Jurisdiction | Connecticut Living | Scoop.it
As Congress considers enacting a national law regarding data-breach notifications, Connecticut and most other states worry that such a law would potentially infringe on their right to investigate breaches.

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Ohio trolls Connecticut's continued attempts to rewrite history - Boston.com

Ohio trolls Connecticut's continued attempts to rewrite history - Boston.com | Connecticut Living | Scoop.it
Connecticut is still trying to make Gustave Whitehead happen.

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Gigabites: Connecticut Fights the Gig Fight | Mari Silbey | Light Reading

Gigabites: Connecticut Fights the Gig Fight | Mari Silbey | Light Reading | Connecticut Living | Scoop.it

It's time for your Gigabites roundup. In this edition, Connecticut pushes forward with the CT Gig Project, another Kansas town lines up for gigabit broadband and more.

 

The state of Connecticut made news this week with an ongoing fight between municipal leaders and local broadband providers. The battle is over an initiative called the CT Gig Project, which aims to bring gigabit Internet to communities throughout the region.
While the project has been underway for about a year, politicians in New Haven only recently pushed the plan forward with a resolution submitted to the city services committee. The resolution proposes a feasibility study for network deployment and includes a request to sign interconnection agreements with other cities and towns that want to participate in the project.

Local ISPs, however, are vehemently again the entire CT Gig Project. The New England Cable and Telecommunications Association, like other opponents before it, notes that there is already private investment taking place, and that a government-backed initiative is both risky and unnecessary. (See also FCC Clears Way for Muni Network Expansion.)

 

Click headline to read more of this week's Gigabites Cities coverage--


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Gov. Malloy tours Arc aquaponic food production system

Gov. Malloy tours Arc aquaponic food production system | Connecticut Living | Scoop.it
MERIDEN — Gardeners, fish enthusiasts and Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy were shown the best of gardening and fish life Thursday when The Arc of Meriden-Wallingford Inc. showcased its aquaponic food production system.

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76 Bridge St, Winchester CT - Real Estate Listing - CTReal.com

76 Bridge St, Winchester CT - Real Estate Listing - CTReal.com | Connecticut Living | Scoop.it
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$134,900 Beautiful Home Winsted Ct 90 mins Boston, New York City Beautiful style and design ,vinyl siding, newer roof, gutters,furnace,hot water heater.Freshly painted and ready to move in.Nice corner lot with covered porch and deck, 4 bedrooms and finished attic for extra storage office or exercise room,full basement

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10 Tips To Make More Money From The Sale Of Your Home | 10 Solid Tips to Make More Money from the Sale of Your Home

10 Tips To Make More Money From The Sale Of Your Home | 10 Solid Tips to Make More Money from the Sale of Your Home | Connecticut Living | Scoop.it
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My Free Booklet. From me to you 10 Tips To Make More Money From The Sale Of Your Home.

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Florence Griswold Museum Show Links Three Connecticut Women Artists - Arts & Entertainment - September 2014

Florence Griswold Museum Show Links Three Connecticut Women Artists - Arts & Entertainment - September 2014 | Connecticut Living | Scoop.it
The exhibitions of three female artists will come together to create a mosaic-like showcase of Connecticut art across three centuries and three different mediums at the Florence Griswold Museum in October.
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Florence Griswold Museum CT  in October has a  great exhibition

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Connecticut Towns Among Money Magazine's 'Best Places To Live' - Hartford Courant

Connecticut Towns Among Money Magazine's 'Best Places To Live' - Hartford Courant | Connecticut Living | Scoop.it
Connecticut Towns Among Money Magazine's 'Best Places To Live'
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Blue Back Square in West Hartford was singled out as reason why the town is a top place to live. (Handout). By Kevin Vellturo , The Hartford Courant contact the reporter.
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The surround towns have some of the top high schools in the area.

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Local fossils tell pre-historic story of Connecticut River valley - Hartford Courant

Local fossils tell pre-historic story of Connecticut River valley - Hartford Courant | Connecticut Living | Scoop.it
Local fossils tell pre-historic story of Connecticut River valley Hartford Courant He travels the state, finding them in places like Rainbow Reservoir in Windsor and on King's Island in the Connecticut River, and purchases some on eBay and at...
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Connecticut Schooner Festival coming to Mystic - Dolphin

Connecticut Schooner Festival coming to Mystic Dolphin From September 11 through 15, the first annual Connecticut Schooner Festival will welcome up to 20 sturdy, sleek and fast vessels, first into Mystic Seaport where exciting, hands-on educational...
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20 Things to Do With Kids in Litchfield County, CT This Summer

20 Things to Do With Kids in Litchfield County, CT This Summer | Connecticut Living | Scoop.it
For generations families from NYC and surrounding areas have been heading to Litchfield County to spend weekends and summers. It's the quiet alternative to the Hamptons. There's plenty o
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Have a Great time in Litchfield County 2013

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Rich States, Poor States: Personal Income Disparity

Rich States, Poor States: Personal Income Disparity | Connecticut Living | Scoop.it
The average personal income in the richest state (Connecticut) was 1.8 times that in the poorest state (Mississippi) last year.
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Connecticut Ranks # 1

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Connecticut: Fairy Land

Connecticut: Fairy Land | Connecticut Living | Scoop.it
A tiny corner of northwest Connecticut offers up a beguiling mix of rural pleasures: pristine lakes, corn mazes, grass-fed beef, and deluxe digs with feather beds—country living as high art.
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I' ve called Litchfield County my home most of my life...Fairy Land USA does Exist

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Creating a tourism brand in the Valley and across Connecticut

Creating a tourism brand in the Valley and across Connecticut | Connecticut Living | Scoop.it

"Part of promoting the state involves creating a brand, and Connecticut is doing that with its “Still Revolutionary” marketing campaign.

The slogan is intended to cover tourism as well as to increase economic development, encourage more young people to move here, and to get residents to talk up the state’s attributes as a destination."


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Connecticut Science Center Teen Innovation Program at the Danbury Library

This summer, the Connecticut Science Center brought their Teen Innovation Program to the Danbury Library! The Teen Innovation Center's 4-week pipeline ...

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Overflowing Corn Bins Spur Most Bearish Outlook Ever on Grains

Overflowing Corn Bins Spur Most Bearish Outlook Ever on Grains | Connecticut Living | Scoop.it

The world is awash in grain, prompting the most bearish outlook ever by speculators.

U.S. corn stockpiles at the start of last month were the biggest in 28 years, adding to signs of a glut that’s driven global food costs to the lowest since 2010. Hedge funds have been net-short on agriculture from cotton to wheat for three weeks, the longest since the government data started in 2006.

American farmers reaped record corn harvests for two straight seasons, filling stores and sending prices tumbling more than 20 percent in the past year. Global soybean production reached an all-time high, and the U.S. government expects domestic growers will plant the most acres ever this spring. Inventories of wheat and sugar also surged.

“The real negative remains supply, and that’s the case with all the grains,” Paul Christopher, the St. Louis-based co- head of real-asset strategy for the Wells Fargo Investment Institute, which oversees $1.6 trillion, said in an April 2 phone interview. “The only real hope is for some global cuts in production. I wouldn’t be buying corn here.”

Combined positions across 11 agricultural products was a net-bearish holding of 94,714 contracts as of March 31, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data published three days later show.

Bear Markets

 

Expanding surpluses have left most raw materials mired in bear markets. The Bloomberg Commodity Index dropped 26 percent in the past year, and the Bloomberg Agriculture Index of eight farm products slumped 26 percent. The MSCI All-Country World Index of equities advanced 5.1 percent, while the Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index climbed 16 percent.

 

Corn prices dropped 4.3 percent in March, the second loss in three months. A glut of the grain, used in everything from animal feed to fuel, can help lower costs for meat producers including Tyson Foods Inc. and for makers of ethanol such as Archer-Daniels-Midland Co.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said last week that domestic farmers will plant corn on 89.199 million acres. Analysts on average forecast 88.834 million. Soybean seedings will reach a record 84.635 million acres, the agency estimated. The U.S. is the world’s largest producer of both crops.

Weather Concerns

 

The government’s plantings estimate, based on a survey of farmers, was taken before most seeding started, and plans can change. Rains have delayed corn sowing in the southern regions. In Texas, 20 percent of the crop was in the ground as of March 29, down from an average of 43 percent in the prior five years, USDA data show.

 

Dry weather in the Great Plains is hampering winter-wheat crops. In Kansas, the largest domestic grower of the variety, 22 percent of the state was in severe drought as of March 31, U.S. Drought Monitor data show. That’s up from 18 percent three months ago. Futures in Chicago climbed 5.6 percent last week, the most since November.

“Weather is pretty multifaceted, and there are many wild cards to it,” Kurt Nelson, a partner at Stamford, Connecticut- based SummerHaven Investment Management, said on April 2 by phone. The company oversees about $1.4 billion. “This is the beginning of the more exciting period, the more interesting time for the grain cycle. It’s when you get more shocks, and they can be positive or negative to prices.”

Bigger Stockpiles

 

Even amid adverse weather, bigger stockpiles can help cushion any threats to production. American corn inventories reached 7.745 billion bushels as of March 1, the USDA said March 31. That’s 11 percent higher than a year earlier and the most for the date since 1987. Analysts on average predicted a gain of 8.6 percent.

 

As supplies climb, some sources of demand are waning. On March 10, the USDA cut its outlook by 1 percent for this year’s corn use in ethanol, which is added to gasoline. A stronger dollar is making American grain shipments less appealing to foreign buyers, and export sales are trailing last year’s pace for corn and wheat, government data show.

“This is a well-supplied market not only in the U.S., but globally,” Aakash Doshi, a vice president at Citigroup Global Markets Inc. in New York, said by phone April 2. “We see a sluggish demand environment.”


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Events in Connecticut for Jan. 11-17, 2015

Events in Connecticut for Jan. 11-17, 2015 | Connecticut Living | Scoop.it
A guide to cultural and recreational events in Connecticut.
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This weeks happenings in Connecticut..2015

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5 1670 Farmington Ave, Farmington CT - Real Estate Listing - CTReal.com

5 1670 Farmington Ave, Farmington CT - Real Estate Listing - CTReal.com | Connecticut Living | Scoop.it
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$124,900 Brick Townhouse in Farmington Village on private cul-de-sac.Nicely Finished wood floors,large livingroom, dining room,gally kitchen, powder room on main level,2 large bedroom,lots of closet space.The basement has finished rec room and laundry room

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Fairfield Ranked as One of the Best Places to Live in the Nation

Fairfield Ranked as One of the Best Places to Live in the Nation | Connecticut Living | Scoop.it
Money Magazine selects Fairfield as the 44th "Best Place to Live" in its 2014 edition.
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50 Things to do this weekend in Connecticut, Sept. 26-28

50 Things to do this weekend in Connecticut, Sept. 26-28 | Connecticut Living | Scoop.it
RT @StamAdvocate: 50 things to do this weekend: http://t.co/kvPVYs8Vtl http://t.co/qEIVHNf2gI
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Enjoying the weekend in Connecticut

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Bird Experts, State Join To Protect Habitats - Hartford Courant

Bird Experts, State Join To Protect Habitats - Hartford Courant | Connecticut Living | Scoop.it
Bird Experts, State Join To Protect Habitats
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HARTFORD — A new panel of experts is being created to advise state agencies on how to best identify, protect and improve critical bird habitat areas in Connecticut.
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Victory for all my bird watchers friends

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Pepe's Pizza to Open Soon in West Hartford - NBC Connecticut

Pepe's Pizza to Open Soon in West Hartford - NBC Connecticut | Connecticut Living | Scoop.it
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Pepe's Pizza to Open Soon in West Hartford
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There is nothing quite like New Haven pizza and residents around West Hartford will soon be able to enjoy a slice or two of Pepe's pizza without leaving the area.
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Lot or Land for Sale in Chester, Connecticut $1,400,000

Lot or Land for Sale in Chester, Connecticut $1,400,000 | Connecticut Living | Scoop.it
Home For Sale in Chester Chester, Connecticut. For Sale at $1,400,000.00. DOCK RD, Chester Connecticut.
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The Measure of America 2013–2014 — Measure of America: American Human Development Project

The Measure of America 2013–2014 — Measure of America: American Human Development Project | Connecticut Living | Scoop.it
The Measure of America is the first-ever human development report for a wealthy, developed nation.
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Index ranking for the 50 U.S. states.The top five best states are Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, the District of Columbia, and Maryland

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10 Things to do in CT on a Rainy Day

10 Things to do in CT on a Rainy Day | Connecticut Living | Scoop.it
  Summer is fast approaching. For many families that means kids are out of school. While summer offers many outdoor activities sometimes there will be rainy days.
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For all those rainy days this summer..head out and have fun

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