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The Associated Press Connecticut Daybook for Wednesday, Aug. 28, and Thursday, Aug. 29. For questions about coverage, please consult the latest digest or contact the AP bureau in Hartford at 860-246-6876 or 1-800-842-2068.
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28:
7:30 a.m. – noon. HOUSING OFFICIAL CONVENTION — Members of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials attend the conclusion of the state chapter’s 15th annual convention and exhibition, which began Sunday, Aug. 25.
Location: Convention center, Mohegan Sun casino and resort, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville.
Contacts: Cathy Branch-Stebbins, 860-508-4896.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. HEALTH OVERHAUL-INSURANCE EXCHANGE — Representatives of the Access Health CT health insurance exchange, established as part of the federal health care overhaul, participate in the following events.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. SOUTH WINDSOR — Health insurance brokers attend half-day seminars in South Windsor scheduled on selected dates from Thursday, Aug. 15, through Thursday, Aug. 29. Note: 8 a.m. to noon seminar followed by 1 to 5 p.m. seminar; similar events are scheduled in Meriden on Thursday, Sept. 12, Friday, Sept. 27, Thursday, Oct. 3, and Friday, Oct. 11. 2 Jeffrey Drive, South Windsor.
11 a.m. – noon. HARTFORD — During a conference call, Access Health CT CEO Kevin Counihan answers questions and discusses recent updates about the operation of the exchange. Note: To participate in the conference call, dial 866-673-8013 and provide the pass code 24363425.
Contacts: Kathleen M. Tallarita, 860-757-5339.
Phil Boyle, 860-757-5329.
10 a.m. MURPHY SCHEDULE — The schedule for U.S. Sen. Christopher Murphy follows.
10 a.m. FARMINGTON — Murphy and administrators and researchers from the University of Connecticut’s School of Medicine discuss effects of automatic federal budget cuts that began Friday, March 1. Molecular Medicine Conference Room, room EM-029, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave. (state Route 4), Farmington.
11:30 a.m. EAST HARTFORD — The regional administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Seth A. Goodall, Murphy, state Economic and Community Development Commissioner Catherine Smith, officials from the CTNext business mentoring network and entrepreneurs discuss potential federal initiatives intended to increase business and employment, during an event leading up to the Thursday, Aug. 29, observance of “Startup Across America Day 2013.” Connecticut Technology Council, suite 113, 222 Pitkin St., East Hartford.
Contacts: Ben Marter, 202-228-9606.
Kaylie Hanson, 202-228-9606.
10:15 a.m. GOVERNOR’S SCHEDULE — The schedule for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy follows.
10:15 a.m. HARTFORD — Malloy attends the opening of The Kitchen cafe at Hartford Public Library, 500 Main St., Hartford.
11:45 a.m. CHESHIRE — During a Wednesday tour to promote western Connecticut tourist attractions, Malloy visits Barker Character Comic and Cartoon Museum, 1188 Highland Ave., Cheshire.
12:40 p.m. WATERBURY — During a Wednesday tour to promote western Connecticut tourist attractions, Malloy visits Frankies hot dog restaurant, 700 Watertown Ave. (state Route 73), Waterbury
1:35 p.m. WATERBURY — During a Wednesday tour to promote western Connecticut tourist attractions, Malloy visits Fascia’s Chocolates, 2066 Thomaston Ave., Waterbury.
2:15 p.m. WATERBURY — During a Wednesday tour to promote western Connecticut tourist attractions, Malloy visits the Mattatuck Museum, 144 W. Main St., Waterbury.
3 p.m. WATERBURY — Malloy participates in a bell-ringing ceremony to mark Wednesday’s 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech during the Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1963, “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” Mount Olive African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 82 Pearl St., Waterbury.
3:40 p.m. MIDDLEBURY — During a Wednesday tour to promote western Connecticut tourist attractions, Malloy visits Quassy Amusement Park, 2132 Middlebury Road (state Route 64), Middlebury.
7:15 p.m. MANCHESTER — Malloy speaks as part of a 6 p.m. ceremony titled “The Dream Continues,” marking Wednesday’s 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech during the Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1963, “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” Center Memorial Park, Center Street (U.S. routes 6 and 44) and Main Street (state Route 83), Manchester.
Contacts: David Bednarz, 860-524-7315 or 860-770-9792 (cell).
Juliet Manalan, 860-524-7314 or 860-770-8298 (cell).
Andrew Doba, 860-524-7308 or 860-770-8090 (cell).
11:15 a.m. STAMFORD MAYOR-TONG-EDUCATION — Representatives of the Parent Teacher Council of Stamford including past president Regan Allan, Co-senior President Susana Vidan and past co-senior president Candy Yeager, Stamford Board of Education member Jackie Heftman, retired teacher Jennifer Lapine, Stamford Board of Representatives member Andy Sklover and state Rep. William Tong, seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the office of outgoing Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia, discuss Tong’s education proposals during an event as part of Tong’s “Stamford 2020” campaign tour.
Location: Harry Bennett Branch, The Ferguson Library, 115 Vine Road, Stamford.
Contacts: Josh Fedeli, 203-667-7435.
Jennifer Openshaw, 203-769-5630 or 310-980-9252 (cell).
1 p.m. BLUMENTHAL SCHEDULE — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, New Haven Animal Control officer Stephanie Johnson and Connecticut Humane Society Executive Director Gordon G. Willard promote Blumenthal’s legislative proposal intended to reduce animal fighting and gambling events.
Location: New Haven Animal Shelter, 81 Fournier St., New Haven.
Contacts: Elizabeth Benton, 860-729-3589 or 860-258-6940.
6 – 8 p.m. MARCH ON WASHINGTON-50TH-UNIONS — The state chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and the Connecticut AFL-CIO host a “town hall” forum to mark Wednesday’s 50th anniversary of the Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1963, “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, featuring a performance by the Shiloh Baptist Church Choir and a candlelight vigil.
Location: Shiloh Baptist Church, 350 Albany Ave. (U.S. Route 44), Hartford.
Contacts: David Dal Zin, 860-550-3113.
Larry Dorman, 860-989-9127.
THURSDAY, Aug. 29:
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. HEALTH OVERHAUL-INSURANCE BROKERS — Health insurance brokers attend half-day seminars in South Windsor organized by the Access Health CT health insurance exchange, established as part of the federal health care overhaul, and scheduled on selected dates from Thursday, Aug. 15, through Thursday, Aug. 29.
Note: 8 a.m. to noon seminar followed by 1 to 5 p.m. seminar; similar events are scheduled in Meriden on Thursday, Sept. 12, Friday, Sept. 27, Thursday, Oct. 3, and Friday, Oct. 11.
Location: 2 Jeffrey Drive, South Windsor.
Contacts: Kathleen M. Tallarita, 860-757-5339.
Phil Boyle, 860-757-5329.
11 a.m. YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT REPORT — During a conference call, Connecticut Voices for Children officials including Policy Fellow Edie Joseph and Senior Policy Fellow Orlando Rodriguez will discuss Thursday’s release of a report they wrote titled “The State of Working Connecticut 2013: Young People in the Workforce.”
Note: To participate in the conference call, dial 866-740-1260 and provide the pass code 4984240(pound sign); the report is scheduled to be posted on the organization’s website around 9:30 a.m. Thursday, accessible through the Internet address http://ctvoices.org/ ; to obtain an embargoed copy of the report, please notify contact Michael Sullivan by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 203-843-3864.
Contacts: Michael Sullivan, 203-498-4240 ext. 151 or 203-843-3864 (cell).
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. FAST FOOD WORKERS-WAGES — Fast food restaurant workers and community, government, labor and religious officials participate in a rally sponsored by Connecticut Working Families, as part of a 6 a.m. nationwide strike to call for raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour and for the right to form unions without interference.
Location: Old State House, 800 Main St., Hartford.
Contacts: Taylor Leake, 860-670-1408.
Laura Brandon, 202-641-8477.
1 – 3 p.m. CENTRAL CONN ST-CLIMATE CHANGE — Iowa state Sen. Rob Hogg discusses the topic “A Call to Climate Action — America’s New National Purpose” and signs copies of his book published Monday, April 15, “America’s Climate Century: What Climate Change Means for America in the 21st Century and What Americans Can Do About It,” while visiting Central Connecticut State University on the final day of his tour of New England states that began Friday, Aug. 16.
Location: Room 106, Social Sciences Hall, Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley St. (state Route 71), New Britain.
Contacts: Charles E. Button, 860-832-2788.
Janice Palmer, 860-832-1791 or 860-538-2649 (cell).