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    SENATORS VOTE NO, COURTNEY YES HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s two Democratic U.S. senators say they’re not supporting an agreement to reopen the federal government because it “shortchangesâ€� the state’s needs and priorities. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy issued a joint statement on Monday, explaining why they didn’t vote for the three-week extension of funding that could end the three-day federal government shutdown. The senators say Connecticut is harmed by the continuing budget resolution “in unique waysâ€� because it “fails to adequately support our national defense,  More »

    TWO DEAD IN HUNTING ACCIDENT GROTON, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut authorities are trying to determine the cause of a boating accident that killed two waterfowl hunters and seriously injured a third.  Officials say the hunters’ boat overturned Saturday morning off Mumford Cove near Groton. Firefighters rescued two men from the frigid water and third was found ashore after swimming to safety. Emergency responders also recovered the 16-foot motorboat.  The two men pulled from the water later died at a hospital.  More »

    SAILOR RESCUE NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) – A submarine commander is praising the way his crew responded when a sailor intentionally shot himself aboard the Groton-based vessel. The USS North Dakota was about 150 nautical miles from the base on Jan. 12 when the petty officer shot himself in the shoulder with a government-issued rifle. The sailor was in an ambulance in New London within about seven hours. The submarine’s skipper, Cmdr. Mark Robinson,  More »
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