Danbury To Bid Directly To Amazon

In his bid to get the global online retailer to consider Danbury, Conn. as the location for their second North American headquarters, Mayor Mark Boughton has sent the company a key to the city.

“It’s on. Like Donkey Kong,” Boughton wrote in social media posts accompanying a photograph of him holding a box with a “Amazon+Danbury” graphic printed on the side.

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“Here’s a little surprise for our friends at Amazon,” he wrote in a second post, showing a photograph of a key to the city with a plaque that reads “Welcome Home! Key to Amazon HQ2, Danbury, Connecticut.”

Last month, Boughton’s video pitch to Amazon — which featured Alexa, the company’s voice-powered digital assistant — was featured in the national news.

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Ariella Botts, 5, of East Hartford, was born with a severe muscular disorder called nemaline myopathy that requires round the clock care from a visiting nurse. Her mother, Rachel, talks about how the service is threatened by a state cutback that would lower the reimbursement from Medicaid. Without the visiting nurses, like Livia Brown, seen caring for Ariella, she would be in a medical foster home or a hospital or long-term care facility, probably at higher cost.

Ariella Botts, 5, of East Hartford, was born with a severe muscular disorder called nemaline myopathy that requires round the clock care from a visiting nurse. Her mother, Rachel, talks about how the service is threatened by a state cutback that would lower the reimbursement from Medicaid. Without the visiting nurses, like Livia Brown, seen caring for Ariella, she would be in a medical foster home or a hospital or long-term care facility, probably at higher cost.

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>Ariella Botts and Medicaid Cuts
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Ariella Botts, 5, of East Hartford, was born with a severe muscular disorder called nemaline myopathy that requires round the clock care from a visiting nurse. Her mother, Rachel, talks about how the service is threatened by a state cutback that would lower the reimbursement from Medicaid. Without the visiting nurses, like Livia Brown, seen caring for Ariella, she would be in a medical foster home or a hospital or long-term care facility, probably at higher cost.

Ariella Botts, 5, of East Hartford, was born with a severe muscular disorder called nemaline myopathy that requires round the clock care from a visiting nurse. Her mother, Rachel, talks about how the service is threatened by a state cutback that would lower the reimbursement from Medicaid. Without the visiting nurses, like Livia Brown, seen caring for Ariella, she would be in a medical foster home or a hospital or long-term care facility, probably at higher cost.

>Deportation or Sanctuary?
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After 24 years in the US, Franklin and Gioconda Ramos must decide between returning to Ecuador or seeking sanctuary in Connecticut. Here, Franklin Ramos describes a previous instance of detainment based on his immigration status. 

After 24 years in the US, Franklin and Gioconda Ramos must decide between returning to Ecuador or seeking sanctuary in Connecticut. Here, Franklin Ramos describes a previous instance of detainment based on his immigration status. 

>Malloy Meets With Municipality Leaders
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Betsy Gara, Executive Director of COST, talks about her meeting with Dannel Malloy to discuss budget burdens for municipalities.

Betsy Gara, Executive Director of COST, talks about her meeting with Dannel Malloy to discuss budget burdens for municipalities.

>Jepsen Versus Trump
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Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has filed or joined a growing number of lawsuits against the Trump Adminsitration

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has filed or joined a growing number of lawsuits against the Trump Adminsitration

>President Trump, who got five draft deferments, renews attack on Sen. Blumenthal’s military record
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President Donald Trump is lashing out at Sen. Richard Blumenthal, calling him a “phony Vietnam con artist” shortly after the Democratic lawmaker said the investigation into Russian meddling in the election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign must be pursued. (August 7, 2017) (Sign up for our free video newsletter here http://bit.ly/2n6VKPR)

President Donald Trump is lashing out at Sen. Richard Blumenthal, calling him a “phony Vietnam con artist” shortly after the Democratic lawmaker said the investigation into Russian meddling in the election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign must be pursued. (August 7, 2017) (Sign up for our free video newsletter here http://bit.ly/2n6VKPR)


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