Passwords Are No Longer Enough to Protect Your Email and Digital Life

Most people protect their email accounts with just a simple password that they may be using on more than one website. It’s time to start thinking about security differently: not only for our own privacy but also for securing information others communicate with us.

CTTechJunkie.com takes a look at how you can secure your Google account to prevent unauthorized access with Google’s 2 step authentication. It’s easy and provides a much needed layer of additional security.

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Connecticut Readies Its Healthcare Exchange

During the Affordable Care Act debate, you may have heard the term health care exchange come up. Exchanges are a key part of the law that its supporters hope will create a competitive marketplace where consumers and small businesses can compare and buy insurance. We take a closer look at Connecticut’s exchange that will be opening soon.

Hartford Working to Preserve the Colt Building

Driving through Hartford, you can’t help but notice that big, beautiful, blue dome. Look below it though and you see that it sits on a decrepit building.

But with new developers renovating the Colt armory building and the city of Hartford having a grand vision for it- the landscape will soon look very different. An effort is underway to have the Colt property recognized as a national park.

Adam Chiara spoke with Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra to learn more.

Congressman Larson Hosts Public Campaign Financing Forum in West Hartford

Holding a forum at West Hartford’s town hall, Congressman John Larson and Nick Nyhart of the Public Campaign Action Fund discussed why reforming money in politics is necessary. Nyhart says the the most startling fact that outlines this issue comes when looking at where winning members of congress get their money.

Connecticut Continues to Implement the Affordable Care Act

With the supreme court ruling that the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is constitutional, it means that big changes are coming. And like all Americans, Connecticut residents will soon start seeing how the law is going to directly affect them, if they havne’t already.

West Hartford Hopes to Attract a Hotel

In West Hartford’s well developed downtown, one open space stands out… But it may not for long. The town is taking proposals from hotel developers that want to build on the land which is owned my the town.

West Hartford is looking for a full -service hotel with about 120 rooms. Though the town already has the west hartford inn which is very close to the center, Rob Rowlson who is the community development director says a modern hotel in the center is needed.

On Your Block: Jazz Music in Hartford

Looking for great jazz? You’ll find it in Hartford, Connecticut – even at the Hartford Public Library. This is the first On Your Block story from Adam Chiara and Sarah Miner.

Helping Loved Ones Find Help for Connecticut Veterans

Many veterans experience depression when returning from overseas, with some showing signs of being suicidal. While a veteran’s family and friends might notice these warning signs, they don’t always know how to approach the situation.

The Connecticut Department of Veteran Affairs recognizes this and has a new program called Coaching into Care. The program helps loved ones of veterans get help for those who need it.

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Connecticut Veterans Affairs

Exclusive Interview with “Pawn” Producer Jeff Most About Shooting a Movie in West Hartford

West Hartford may not have the Hollywood sign, but it does have lights,cameras, and action going on inside what was once a Friendly’s restaurant in the town’s center. The movie being filmed is an action thriller called Pawn and has stars like Michael Chiklis, Forest Whitaker, Ray Liotta and Nikki Reed. A major reason the high profile film is being shot in Connecticut is because of the tax credits the state offers movie makers.

LocalOnlineNews.TV was granted an exclusive interview with Pawn’s producer Jeff Most to find out why they chose West Hartford as a shooting location.

Pawn is scheduled to be released in 2013.

Brew Your Own Holiday Gifts in Southington

If you want to go beyond bringing that store-bought bottle of wine to your next holiday party, try making your own. Sarah Miner checks out the Cork and Brew in Southington. The shop helps customers make their own beer, wine, and sodas.