Courtney addresses health care, Trump concerns at Norwich town hall

People applaud the opening remarks by U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, at Kelly Middle School in Norwich for a town hall meeting with the congressman on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.    (Tim Cook/The Day)

Concerns over health care and the Trump administration’s desire to repeal the Affordable Care Act dominated the conversation at Kelly Middle School in Norwich. U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, described a flood of calls and emails from constituents asking what a repeal could mean for their health care options.

Faria Beede announces move to North Stonington warehouse

The former Thomas G. Faria Corp. plant in Uncasville, which makes instrumentation for the auto industry, military and others is shown in this August 2007 Day file Photo. (The Day/File)

Faria Beede's new CEO met with representatives from towns across the area looking for buildings that could accommodate light manufacturing, and this week announced to the company's more than 200 employees that over the next several months they will be moving to a warehouse and office building in North Stonington.

Malloy reaffirms protections for transgender students

As the Trump administration withdrew federal guidelines that directed school districts to allow transgender students to access the bathroom consistent with their expressed gender identity, Connecticut moved to reaffirm its anti-discrimination laws for transgender students.

Malloy looks to eliminate bail for most misdemeanor cases

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday visited the Janet S. York Correctional Institution to unveil details of proposed legislation he said would help fix a bail system that’s discriminatory toward the poor.

Little new ground broken in third-casino debate

MGM attorney tells committee members state should open up the casino-approval process to any entity willing to compete for a license.

Hughes waives probable cause hearing in Gingerella murder case

Dante A. Hughes, 30, stood with his newly hired attorney, Walter D. Hussey of Hartford, during a brief court appearance at which family members and friends of Joey Gingerella, many wearing black T-shirts that said #justiceforjoey, filled half the courtroom.

Waterford school board passes budget, with one $18,700 cut

The Board of Education took a leap of faith Thursday evening, making only one cut to the superintendent's $47.3 million budget proposal and keeping the proposed increase over the current budget at more than 3 percent.

Zoning change sought to spur Pawcatuck River mill property development

In an effort to spur the revitalization of mill buildings along the Pawcatuck River, the Stonington Planning and Zoning Commission is seeking to change the manufacturing zone designation of 11 properties to allow more types of uses.

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Do you back Gov. Malloy's proposal to increase the price of the state gun permit fee from $70 to $300?

Yes, it’s better than a tax increase. No one is forcing you to buy a gun.

21%

No, it’s just another attack on gun owners and on 2nd Amendment rights by this governor.

63%

I can see increasing the fee, but that is too much.

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