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.
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.
Rolling into Connecticut in high gear, the Connecticut International Auto Show began its weekend showing at the convention center in Hartford. Governor Malloy and DEEP Commissioner Esty were some of the first spectators. Malloy stressed the importance of the auto industry in the state.
If you’re sick of high gas prices- now you can complain about long lines too. The rare October snowstorm has done more than just knock out power and damage property- it’s caused a scramble to find an open gas station. And when you do find one like this Sunoco near the corner of Farmington Avenue and Prospect street in West Hartford, the lines can be ugly.
Occupy Hartford protesters have set up camp at Turning Point Park in Hartford at the corner of Broad Street and Farmington Ave. Approximately 20 protesters are living at the site full time, with others coming and going throughout the week.
But the small group faces a big problem- most passing by have no clue what Organize Hartford is doing. A telling sign is that no one near would comment on the protest because they had no idea what was going on. This includes residents from capitol view, the apartment building across the street.
This workout isn’t your jog in the park, but then again, CrossFit athletes wouldn’t want to have it any other way. CrossFit is a work out program that combines strength and cardio training, and uses full body and high intensity movements. Athletes had a chance to put their skills to the test by competing in the Beast of the East recently at the Durham Fair Grounds.
Walking, culture and innovation- these are the cornerstones of the iQuilt project- a plan which will redesign downtown Hartford. iQuilt is in the early stages, but the vision of turning Hartford into a tourist destination is already in place.
Governor Rell and legislative leaders this week visited Pegasus Manufacturing in Middletown – one of the few manufacturing companies left in Connecticut – to sign a comprehensive jobs bill designed to spark small business growth and to give hope to the unemployed. The governor smiled as she signed the bipartisan bill during a ceremony at Pegasus, which is a contract manufacturer for precision tube bending, machining and gearing with 65 employees.