The Town of West Hartford publishes its legal notices in the Hartford Courant.
By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com
Municipal leaders in Connecticut resumed on Friday a near-annual push to repeal a long-standing requirement that they publish legal notices in local newspapers and instead allow such notifications to be made on municipal websites.
The state requires towns and cities to give residents notice of events like town meetings, referenda, and ordinance changes through ads in locally circulated publications. Seeking to reduce their expenses, towns have repeatedly petitioned the legislature to relieve them of the requirement, arguing that residents increasingly seek the information online.
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