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Northern Connecticut town buys tobacco farm where MLK worked

SIMSBURY, Connecticut - A northern Connecticut town now owns a former tobacco farm where Martin Luther King Jr. spent some of his teenage years. More than 75 years ago, the 288 acre Meadowood property in Simsbury partnered with Atlanta's Morehouse College to send students to work on the farm to pay tuition. MLK later described it as an early moment where he had "an inescapable urge to serve society."
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Why CT Congress members and pharma giants disagree about drug prices

Connecticut’s U.S. senators said that they want to lower prescription drug prices. So do pharmaceutical giants Eli Lilly & Co. and Pfizer, which have major operations in the state. But the lawmakers and those companies disagree sharply about how to do so. The debate has crystallized as Congress members hammer...
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Eyewitness News

Southwest Airlines issues impact flights in Connecticut

WINDSOR LOCKS, CT (WFSB) – Southwest Airlines was forced to cancel thousands of flights across the country, including several out of Connecticut. The long weekend got a bit longer for Southwest customers after the airline canceled more than 2,000 flights Friday through Sunday. The airline blamed an air traffic control...

Connecticut tobacco field where MLK worked to be historically protected

The Connecticut tobacco farm where Martin Luther King Jr. worked in the 1940s will be historically protected. The Trust for Public Land and the town of Simsbury, Conn., announced in a statement on Friday that the property known locally as Meadowood — a 288-acre area that was once a tobacco farm — will be preserved for future generations to learn about the experiences of Black Americans.

Connecticut may need to keep nuclear plant operational beyond 2029

NUCLEAR: In a roadmap of Connecticut’s clean energy transition, the state’s energy department finds the state may need to keep the Millstone nuclear plant operational beyond its current contract ending in 2029 to reach its decarbonization goals. (Utility Dive) UTILITIES:. • Both sides of the 2022 referendum over whether to...
Middletown Press

Southwest Airlines cancellations impact some Bradley Airport flights in CT

WINDSOR LOCKS — Five Southwest Airlines flights from the Bradley International Airport were canceled Monday, following a weekend of flight disruptions for the Dallas-based airlines company. According to the flight tracker FlightAware, Southwest canceled more than 360 flights on Monday, while nearly 1,200 of its flights were delayed. Monday’s missed...
Register Citizen

CT records highest level of greenhouse gas emissions in a decade

As a new power plant in Oxford hit its stride, Connecticut recorded its highest level of greenhouse gas emissions in a decade from more than 40 of its biggest sources. Activists are now hoping to block a similar-sized plant from being built at the opposite side of the state. In...

Extending Dominion's Millstone nuclear plant a 'critical' part of path to zero carbon, Connecticut finds

Connecticut has "multiple pathways" to achieving a 100% clean electricity system by 2040, but getting there will require wholesale market reforms alongside the addition of energy storage and demand management resources, according to the state's final 2020 Integrated Resources Plan (IRP). The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) released...
NBC Connecticut

Southwest Airlines Flight Cancellations Continue Today Including in Conn.

Southwest Airlines canceled over 1,000 flights over the weekend for what the airline said was due to weather and staffing shortages and the cancellations are continuing on Monday. Bad weather, staffing shortages and on-air traffic control issues are the reasons for the cancellations, according to the airline. At least 1,800...