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March 29, 2018

OP-ED | Students Restore Faith in the Future with ‘March For Our Lives’

by Barth Keck | Mar 29, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Education | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | East Haddam | Enfield | Guilford | Hartford | Middlefield | Old Saybrook | Shelton | Stamford | Westport

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When I decided to quit my public-relations gig just six years out of college to become a high school English teacher, it was the best decision I could have made. That was 27 years ago, and teaching has been nothing short of challenging, inspiring, and rewarding.

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November 16, 2017

OP-ED | What’s There to be Thankful For, Anyway?

by Susan Bigelow | Nov 16, 2017 8:35am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Opinion | State Budget | White House | Enfield

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This has been an exhausting, dispiriting, bewildering, and painful 12 months. It’s only a year since the election, but we still haven’t begun to reckon with everything that we’ve lost, and with all the damage our egomaniacal liar of a president and all those demons who surround him have yet to do.

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November 7, 2017

Malloy Closes Another Prison As Inmate Population Declines

by Christine Stuart | Nov 7, 2017 5:23pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | State Budget | Criminal Justice | Enfield

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday that Enfield Correctional Institute will close in early 2018.

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October 19, 2017

OP-ED | City Impossible: The Weird, Wonderful World of the Amazon HQ2 Proposal

by Susan Bigelow | Oct 19, 2017 5:52pm
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Technology sector | Jobs | Opinion | State Capitol | Transportation | East Hartford | Enfield | Hartford | Stamford | West Hartford

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Imagine a striking city of skyscrapers, greenery, pedestrian-filled bridges over a glistening river, buried highways, and a riverside ferris wheel, all contained within a “cohesive ecosystem” of nearby towns. This is the remarkable, radical revisioning of Hartford dreamed up by the creators of Connecticut’s longshot bid for Amazon’s second headquarters.

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September 22, 2017

17 Connecticut Communities Will Ask To Compete For Amazon’s H2Q

by Christine Stuart | Sep 22, 2017 12:12pm
Posted to: Economic Development | Jobs | Labor | Bridgeport | Enfield | Hartford | New Haven | Stamford

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — There are 17 Connecticut communities vying to be chosen as the site the Department of Economic and Community Development will submit to Amazon in its search for its second corporate headquarters.

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August 10, 2017

Connecticut Would Save Planned Parenthood If Congress Defunds It

by Christine Stuart | Aug 10, 2017 12:00pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Public Health | State Budget | Enfield

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie ENFIELD, CT — The threat to defund Planned Parenthood is always lingering, and that’s why Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman said Wednesday that Connecticut has a backup plan.

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April 28, 2017

OP-ED | A Mall on the Brink in Enfield

by Susan Bigelow | Apr 28, 2017 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Retail Sector | Entertainment | Town News | Enfield | Jobs | Opinion

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ENFIELD, CT — It’s a quiet suburban tragedy: the small shopping mall at the heart of my town is slowly dying. The same thing is happening to malls all across the country.

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October 28, 2016

OP-ED | One Corner, Seven Elections 2004-2016

by Susan Bigelow | Oct 28, 2016 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2016 | Opinion | Enfield

Every other year during election season, I go to a specific corner near my home in Enfield and take pictures of the election signs that campaigns have posted there. I’ve been doing this for 12 years, now, and I’ve chronicled seven different elections.

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April 8, 2016

OP-ED | Unfair Voting Districts and Prison Gerrymandering Weaken Democracy

by Susan Bigelow | Apr 8, 2016 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Equality | Opinion | State Budget | Enfield

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You probably wouldn’t think of a prison as your home, if you happened to be locked up in one. But when the state draws legislative districts and figures out funding for towns, that’s exactly how they see it.

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April 2, 2016

Malloy’s Second Chance Initiative Continues To Evolve

by Christine Stuart | Apr 2, 2016 1:40pm
Posted to: Courts | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Health | Public Safety | Enfield | Criminal Justice

Christine Stuart photo ENFIELD — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday told four inmates in the new DUI unit at Willard-Cybulski Correctional that they could save Connecticut a lot of money by making sure they don’t return to prison.

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