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May 11, 2018

OP-ED | Community Colleges: A Resource Worthy of State Investment

by Barth Keck | May 11, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Workforce Development | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Education | Jobs | Manufacturing | Opinion | State Budget | Farmington

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I have to admit I’m somewhat surprised by the difficulties currently facing Connecticut’s community colleges. As a high school teacher for 27 years, I’ve seen many students choose one of the state’s 12 community colleges to further their education. Besides convenience and affordability, these colleges offer a variety of programs for direct entry into a competitive job market or into a baccalaureate program at a four-year institution.

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March 14, 2018

Connecticut Students Express Fears Over School Safety

by Jack Kramer | Mar 14, 2018 11:28am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Education | Law Enforcement | Public Health | Public Safety | Burlington | Farmington | Middletown

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MIDDLETOWN, CT — Instead of holding a walk-out protest as many of their peers did across the country on National School Walkout day on Wednesday, students at Woodrow Wilson Middle School held a forum on school safety and gun legislation.

Students met with school leaders, local officials, and state Rep. Matthew Lesser, D-Middletown, for two walk-in forums.

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November 10, 2017

West Hartford Attorney Named First Independent Consumer Advocate for the MDC

by Doug Hardy | Nov 10, 2017 3:09am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Economic Development | Environment | Jobs | Public Health | Weather | Bloomfield | East Granby | East Hartford | Farmington | Glastonbury | Hartford | Newington | Rocky Hill | South Windsor | West Hartford | Wethersfield | Windsor

doug hardy / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — David Silverstone, a 71-year-old West Hartford attorney, came out of semi-retirement to represent customers of the Metropolitan District Commission, the Hartford region’s water and sewer authority.

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November 7, 2017

It’s Election Day! Voters Head to the Polls for Municipal Elections

by Christine Stuart | Nov 7, 2017 11:09am
Posted to: Election 2017 | Town News | Bloomfield | Bristol | Farmington | Greenwich | Westport

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut voters are heading to the polls until 8 p.m. today to vote for their mayors, first selectmen, and all the members of their local boards and commissions.

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March 2, 2017

OP-ED | Savings Over Safety Just Won’t Work

by Glenn Terlecki | Mar 2, 2017 10:00am
Posted to: Labor | Opinion | Public Safety | State Budget | Taxes | Farmington

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Since 1971 the UConn Health Fire Department has been the premier fire department in the Farmington Valley. The Department responds to over 2,000 emergency calls annually and was the first fire department in the State to have a paramedic response service, but now, they are scheduled for closure. The decision to shut down the fire department comes at a time when the State of Connecticut struggles to rein in a $1.7 billion budget gap. While State lawmakers argue over partisan politics and who’s to blame for the state’s fiscal deficit, UConn Health officials have apparently figured out who’s at fault for their own budget woes; 16 career firefighters.

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February 17, 2017

Closure of UConn Health Center Fire Department May Have Broader Implications

by Christine Stuart | Feb 17, 2017 1:10pm
Posted to: Jobs | Labor | Public Safety | State Budget | Farmington

Wikipedia image / Creative commons HARTFORD, CT—The decision by the University of Connecticut Health Center to shutter its fire department in June may have broader implications for the state than just the closure of a 16-member fire department.

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October 27, 2016

Health Disparities Will Be Discussed This Weekend In Farmington

by Cara Rosner | Oct 27, 2016 9:16am
Posted to: Environment | Equality | Health Care | Farmington

Public health experts, community leaders and others will discuss the underlying causes of — and potential paths to eliminating — health disparities at a summit this weekend in Farmington.

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March 29, 2016

State Urged To Seek Cheaper, Faster, Better Broadband To Bolster Economy

by Steve Majerus-Collins | Mar 29, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Farmington | Hartford | New Britain | Newington | West Hartford | Technology sector


Connecticut has the potential to become a national leader in offering the ultra-high speed Internet that many companies are looking for in an increasingly digitalized business world, according to a new state study.

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August 20, 2015

UConn Begins To Close Budget Gap With Layoffs

by Christine Stuart | Aug 20, 2015 3:14pm
Posted to: Education | Health Care | Jobs | Labor | State Budget | Farmington | Mansfield-Storrs

shutterstock The University of Connecticut confirmed Thursday that it started sending layoff notices last month to its employees in Storrs, its regional campuses, and its health center.

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July 7, 2015

Malloy Maintains Optimism Over State Budget

by Christine Stuart | Jul 7, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Jobs | Military Spending | State Budget | Veterans Affairs | Farmington

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he didn’t believe the “dust up” over the state budget would impact family-owned jet engine parts manufacturers like Turbine Technologies, but company officials had a different take.

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