Julia Bergman, The Middletown Press

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The Middletown Press

New London, CT, United States

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Past articles by Julia:

After Roe, what comes next for abortion and anti-abortion movements in CT?

Democrats in Connecticut want to build on their efforts to strengthen abortion protections while Republicans want to require parental consent for teens to get an abortion. → Read More

Six CT counties have 'high' community levels of COVID-19, CDC says

Six of Connecticut’s eight counties have high levels of COVID-19 in the community and state public health officials continue to advise residents to wear masks in public indoor spaces. → Read More

CT lawmaker wants teens to take course on risks of driving while high to get driver's license

With recreational marijuana legal in Connecticut, a state lawmaker wants teenagers to undergo a course on driving while high to get a driver's license. → Read More

CT cannabis customers were surprised by prices. We analyzed the cost vs other states

Prices for cannabis prices were higher in Connecticut on the first day of legal recreational sales than they were in surrounding states. → Read More

CT governor candidates spent $40 million in record-setting race

The final campaign finance reports in the 2022 race for governor are in showing that Gov. Ned Lamont and Republican Bob Stefanowski spent a combined $40 million. → Read More

On eve of recreational cannabis sales, CT marks erasure of 44,000 low-level drug convictions

As Connecticut prepares to start recreational pot sales, state officials marked another key provision in the law - the erasure of nearly 44,000 low level drug convictions. → Read More

CT retail cannabis sales set to begin Tuesday: 'There's going to be lines'

Connecticut's first recreational weed stores open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday Jan. 10. Buyers can expect longer lines and some traffic. → Read More

Traffic deaths in CT are rising. Some towns are looking for financial help to solve the problem

2022 could be deadly year for pedestrian and bike deaths in CT. There is money available under federal infrastructure law to help make streets safer. → Read More

One CT town is adding license plate scanners at its borders. There are privacy concerns.

Connecticut doesn't regulate when or how police can use the information from cameras such as license plate readers. → Read More

CT cannabis businesses could see some tax relief

An effort is underway in Connecticut to convince lawmakers allow cannabis businesses to write off certain expenses on their state tax returns. → Read More

Here are the new CT laws going into effect Jan. 1: From cannabis to salary increases

New CT laws in 2023 include a tax on heavy trucks, clearing of thousands of cannabis convictions and pay raises for state lawmakers. → Read More

CT's cannabis industry is just starting up. There's a push to unionize the workforce.

As CT prepares to launch legal pot market, union representatives are making big push to organize the state's cannabis workforce. → Read More

Gov. Ned Lamont to attend Biden's first state dinner at White House

Gov. Ned Lamont and First Lady Annie Lamont will dine with U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House. → Read More

Retail cannabis stores won't open in Connecticut until 2023

Connecticut officials had targeted the end of 2022 for legal cannabis stores to open but that timeline now seems unrealistic. → Read More

As he prepares for second term, Gov. Lamont announces staff departures, weighs extending CT gas tax holiday

Governor Lamont will start his second term with a new chief of staff and general counsel. He also wants to extend the state's gas tax holiday. → Read More

In CT Comptroller's race, Guilford state rep and West Hartford town councilor face off

A Democrat from Guilford and a Republican from West Harford are facing off in race for CT Comptroller. → Read More

Bob Stefanowski says he 'misspoke' when expressing support for limiting abortion to first trimester

After expressing support for limiting abortion to first trimester, Bob Stefanowski said he misspoke and that his views on the issue haven't changed. → Read More

CT governor candidate Bob Stefanowski acknowledges work on scrutinized Saudi-backed project

The Republican candidate in the Connecticut governor race has worked since 2019 as a consultant on a green-energy project backed by Saudi Arabia, he said. → Read More

CT's gun laws are being challenged in court. Democrats are prepared to fight.

Connecticut's gun laws, including for high capacity magazines and high-powered weapons, are being challenged legally. → Read More

CT names cannabis retailer, micro-cultivator applicants to move forward in licensing process

The applicants and their backers, who would be among the first to operate in... → Read More