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Fusion workers, company negotiating severance package

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SPRAGUE — Fusion Paperboard and members of a local bargaining unit that covers about 110 of its 145 workers are negotiating terms of a severance package ahead of the Sprague plant’s September closing, union officials said on Tuesday.At the same, First Selectman Cathy Osten, Norwich Public Utilities and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection are gathering details about maintenance of three lagoons on the Inland Road property to make sure there is no […]

Massachusetts anti-casino group seeks broader base

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BOSTON — With a huge court victory behind them, casino opponents turn their attention to broadening their financial and popular support to win repeal of the Massachusetts’ 2011 gambling law in the November election.Repeal the Casino Deal scored big Tuesday when the state’s highest court cleared the way for the repeal question to be on the ballot. The law allows for three regional resort casinos and one slots parlor. […]

Connecticut pharmacists gather to learn about pot

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SOUTHINGTON — As Connecticut’s new medical marijuana program moves closer to becoming fully operational, pharmacists and physicians were briefed Wednesday on the particulars of the drug.About 175 medical professionals were on hand for the state’s first Medical Cannabis Symposium, a day-long event held at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. Medical marijuana advocates said they hoped the symposium would help to educate clinicians […]