November 23, 2014
by Cara Rosner | November 23, 2014 1:43pm
While holiday displays and merchandise starting popping up in some stores as early as August this year, retailers are officially bracing for big business now that the holiday season is ramping up in earnest.
November 21, 2014
Child Advocate Report: Yale’s Psych Recommendations for Lanza Weren’t Sent or Included in Ed Records
by Christine Stuart | November 21, 2014 4:46pm
Even though the parents of the gunman who took the lives of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School allowed doctors from Yale to share information with the school system, not all of the information was transmitted, according to a new report Friday from the Office of the Child Advocate.
by Hugh McQuaid | November 21, 2014 4:25pm
Republican lawmakers called upon Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday to convene a special legislative session to address a shortfall in the state budget, which Republicans believe is larger than the administration has acknowledged.
by Suzanne Bates | November 21, 2014 10:00am
The early childhood lobby wants you to believe that getting children in school a year earlier is going to lead to big educational gains for our schoolchildren — especially our economically disadvantaged schoolchildren — but the research does not support that claim.
Tags: early childhood education, opinion, Suzanne Bates, dh
by Cara Rosner | November 21, 2014 9:10am
by Susan Bigelow | November 21, 2014 8:00am
If you live in Connecticut you live with — and surprisingly close to — state borders. In fact, no matter where you go in our state, you’re never more than about 50 miles away from either New York, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island. So why do we continually treat the state lines as if they’re the edge of the world?
Tags: New York, Massachusetts, commuter rail, Rhode Island, regionalism, Susan Bigelow, dh
by Mary E. O'Leary | November 21, 2014 7:52am
by Terry D. Cowgill | November 21, 2014 5:30am
It’s breathtaking the extent to which candidates for office will go to hide bad news. In Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s case, it’s not immediately clear whether, in advance of his re-election this month, he deliberately hid from view a projected budget deficit of almost $100 million, but the timing is certainly convenient.
November 20, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | November 20, 2014 4:31pm
(Updated at 6:43 pm) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration called Thursday for cuts to the Children and Families Department, higher education, and other agencies as part of $54.6 million in rescissions, designed to help close a $99.5 million budget deficit.
by Hugh McQuaid | November 20, 2014 11:51am