April 28, 2014
by Rep. David Alexander | April 28, 2014 11:24pm
I write in response to Mr. Pat Elder’s Op-Ed article published in the CTNewsJunkie on April 21, 2014, regarding SB 423: An Act Concerning Student Privacy and the Administration of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (“ASVAB”). The ASVAB is a military aptitude test that serves as an entrance exam for the military and a means to slate potential recruits with specific jobs. SB 423 would require parental consent if the student is a minor before the student’s ASVAB score is released to military recruiters. While SB 423 is a well-intended bill, I worry it produces negative, unintended consequences for Connecticut students as well as the overall military culture.
November 22, 2013
by Susan Bigelow | November 22, 2013 9:52am
It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means a day of home, family, togetherness and, if you’re unlucky enough to have a job at one of an increasing number of retailers, going in to work that evening.
Tags: wages, minimum wage, fast food, Black Friday, retail, workers, workers' rights, labor, Susan Bigelow, dh
October 7, 2013
by Jennifer Alexander | October 7, 2013 7:06pm
Whether it’s in Bridgeport, Bristol, or Brooklyn, budget cuts and teacher layoffs are an unwelcome prospect but sometimes an unavoidable reality. The manner in which school districts choose which teachers to let go is often decided long in advance, during collective bargaining negotiations.
September 6, 2013
by Susan Bigelow | September 6, 2013 9:19am
July 12, 2013
by Susan Bigelow | July 12, 2013 8:47am
This week the National Shooting Sports Foundation withdrew its support for the long-running effort to make a national park out of the Colt firearms manufacturing complex in Hartford’s Coltsville section, citing Connecticut’s new strict gun control laws. The foundation couldn’t abide the “hypocrisy” of paying homage to an arms factory while simultaneously restricting the modern firearms industry. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wasted no time in calling it “sour grapes.” He’s right, it’s a petty move, but there’s more to it than that.
Tags: gun control, Colt Manufacturing, Coltsville, ar-15, firearms, industry, history, Enfield, Susan Bigelow, dh
April 25, 2013
by Christine Stuart | April 25, 2013 2:00pm
November 5, 2012
by Susan Bigelow | November 5, 2012 6:30am
ENFIELD — I actually took this picture the weekend before Hurricane Sandy slammed into the east coast on October 29, because I figured the winds might not be friendly to the signs. In fact, the campaigns took them all in, and they aren’t there right now. The corner is distressingly bare for early November.
Tags: Election 2012, lawn signs, ground game, Susan Bigelow, dh
August 22, 2012
by Hugh McQuaid | August 22, 2012 3:30pm
June 8, 2012
by Susan Bigelow | June 8, 2012 2:42pm
Enfield Democrats have been left shaking their heads after the state party overturned the 58th House District nominating convention’s candidate selection. Proxy votes were the sticking point this time, but the real issue might be conventions in general, and how they happen here in Connecticut.
Tags: Enfield, Kathy Tallarita, nominations, conventions, Susan Bigelow, dh
May 18, 2012
by Christine Stuart | May 18, 2012 7:00am
Dominic Alaimo, Enfield’s Republican “Man of the Year,” said the governor’s party affiliation never mattered to him as long as he or she was willing to sign a bill allowing Sunday liquor sales. That, he said, would make him happy.