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Violent protests by extremist supporters of President Donald Trump at the state capitols in Connecticut and New York never materialized on Sunday.

State police in both states had shut down the area around capitol buildings as a precaution.

Pro Trump protesters gather in Hartford on Jan. 6, 2021.
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As thousands of violent pro-Trump extremists attacked the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. Wednesday, a much smaller crowd remained peaceful outside the State Capitol in Hartford, Conn., for the opening of the legislative session and Gov. Ned Lamont’s State of the State Address.

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Connecticut’s Materials Innovations and Recycling Authority (MIRA) has been accused of violating the state’s freedom of information law. The agency included details in its minutes that were not publicly available on video recordings of its meetings.

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Public health officials addressing the opioid crisis in Connecticut say drug use and overdoses increased nearly 30 percent this fall compared to last year.

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The Hartford Courant will indefinitely close its physical offices — including its newsroom — later this month. That’s according to its owner, Chicago-based Tribune Publishing.