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Federal Suit Filed Against State On Restrictions To Magnet, Charter School Development — A California-based educational-advocacy group has filed a federal lawsuit charging that Connecticut's restrictions on magnet and charter schools harm city children and violate the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Centerplan CEO Says He's Exploring Deal Tied To Atlantic City Casino — HARTFORD - The former developer of a stalled minor league baseball stadium in Hartford is working on a deal to be part of the resurgence of the shuttered Revel casino in Atlantic City. Robert Landino, CEO of Centerplan Cos, said Monday that he has been working on a deal related to Revel for about a year but added that "the deal is not done."

Since 1997, More the 1,000 U.S. Officers Have Been Murdered — The Courant is using Facebook comments on stories. To comment on articles, sign into Facebook and enter your comment in the field below. Comments will appear in your Facebook News Feed unless you choose otherwise. To report spam or abuse, click the X next to the comment.

Ex-Dillon Developer Duckett Returns To State, Proclaims Innocence — James C. Duckett Jr., whose ambitious plan to redevelop Hartford's Dillon Stadium collapsed amid allegations of fraud, proclaimed his innocence Monday after returning to Connecticut following his surrender to the FBI in Las Vegas. Duckett and business partner Mitchell Anderson were arrested on federal charges Thursday.

Would-Be Dillon Stadium Developers Indicted — HARTFORD - James C. Duckett Jr. and Mitchell Anderson, who sold Hartford officials on an ambitious but ill-fated plan to redevelop Dillon Stadium, have been indicted following a grand-jury investigation into the troubled project's finances, people with knowledge of the investigation confirmed.

Resource waves: phenological diversity enhances foraging opportunities for mobile consumers — Time can be a limiting constraint for consumers, particularly when resource phenology mediates foraging opportunity. Though a large body of research has explored how resource phenology influences trophic interactions, this work has focused on the topics of trophic mismatch or predator swamping, which typically occur over short periods, at small spatial extents or coarse resolutions.

Native prey distribution and migration mediates wolf ( — Little research has evaluated how the migration and distribution of native prey influence patterns of livestock depredation by large carnivores. Previous research suggests that the presence of native prey can increase depredation rates by attracting predators (prey tracking hypothesis). Alternatively, the absence of native prey may facilitate predation on livestock (prey scarcity hypothesis).

Entrepreneur Revives Effort To Bring Soccer Team To Hartford — HARTFORD - As federal investigators continue to pull apart the finances of the failed Dillon Stadium project, a West Hartford entrepreneur wants to resurrect the Hartford soccer team that never got its chance to play. Aaron Sarwar has acquired the rights to Hartford City FC, and says he could have...

State Supreme Court Upholds Abolishment Of Death Penalty, Including For Death-Row Inmates — HARTFORD - Following a second Supreme Court ruling that outlaws the death penalty for everyone in Connecticut, the state's top prosecutor said Thursday that the 11 men on death row would be re-sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of release. Chief State's Attorney Kevin T.

After Courant Investigation, Feds Find State Failing To Keep Developmentally Disabled Safe — Safeguards for people with developmental disabilities are severely lacking in Connecticut, with private group homes and state officials failing to report or respond to dozens of cases of potential abuse and neglect, a federal audit has found.
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