The Grasping Hand

The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain by Ilya Somin Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2015 Available as Ebook or in Print Stacks KF5599 .S66 2015 EBSCOhost. (Restricted to Connecticut State Library walk-in users; remote access with a State Library borrowing card). From the publisher: "The Grasping Hand offers the firs...
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Federal Assistance for Storm Damages

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 13:25Private Non Profit Museums, Libraries, Schools and Colleges in New London, Tolland and Windham Counties, including museums, libraries, schools and colleges may be eligible for federal assistance via the Small Business Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.State, local and tribal government museums, libraries, schools and colleges in t...
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New & Noteworthy – Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Workforce Diversity

Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Workforce Diversity by Melissa K. Hansen Available in print: StLib Stacks R693 .H36 2014 PDF from National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) National Conference of State Legislatures page says: The increasing diversity of the United States population has significant implications for the structure of the health care workf...
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New & Noteworthy – Talk That Music Talk

  Talk that Music Talk: Passing on Brass Band Music in New Orleans by Bruce Sunpie Barnes & Rachel Breunlin New Orleans, Louisiana : University of New Orleans Center for the Book, [2014] © 2014 StLib Federal Documents  I 29.2:M 97/3 oversize   Neighborhood Story Project and The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Present - Talk That Music Talk: Passing on...
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Think Snow

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 17:04 Yes, we have been getting quite a bit of snow lately. Imagine clearing it away without snow blowers and pretreatment on the roads. Here are a few highlights.  To learn of other historic weather events, see Dates of Disasters in Connecticut 1888 The Blizzard of 1888, also known as the "Great White Hurricane," lasted for three days, from March 12...
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Hens in the Bakery and Kittens in the Breadbox: Connecticut’s Bakery Law of 1897

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 15:16   Cats and kittens in breadboxes.  Hens walking around the shop.  Dog with puppies living in the bakeroom. An unenclosed water closet in the storeroom.     These are a small sampling of the hundreds of complaints made to local health officials in 1897, the year Connecticut first passed a law regulating the conditions of bakeries.  Numerous pe...
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New and Noteworthy – The Last of the Doughboys

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:11 The Last of the Doughboys by Richard Rubin Call Number: StLib Stacks D639.V48 U67 2013 LIB USE ONLY ISBN: 9780547554433 Publication Date: 2013-05-21   From Publisher: In 2003, 85 years after the armistice, it took Richard Rubin months to find just one living American veteran of World War I. But then, he found another. And another. Eventuall...
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Witchcraft in Connecticut

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:38   With Halloween is fast approaching, it's a good time to look at one of the darker parts of Connecticut history. Everyone has heard of the Salem, Massachusetts witch trials, which occurred in 1692-1693. Lesser known, however, is Connecticut's history of witchcraft cases, which occurred earlier in the seventeenth century.   Belief in witchcraft ...
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AmeriCorps

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 13:37AmeriCorpsAmeriCorps 20th AnniversarySeptember 12, 2014 AmeriCorps concluded their 20th Anniversary celebration.The anniversary site includes video, documents and much more.I will get things done for America - to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier.I will bring Americans together to strengthen our communities.Faced with apathy, I will take acti...
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Constitution Day – September 21 (2014)

on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:14 Constitution Day U.S. Constitution that is! Whether you are looking for a current edition of "CONAN" - the annotated edition of the Constitution of the United States, or an 1829 view of the Constitution of the United States of America, the Connecticut State Library can help with your research. You can search our catalog using the subject headin...
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