October 1, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | October 1, 2015 2:41pm
The two sovereign Indian tribes planning to build a satellite casino north of Hartford have released a request for proposals for potential host municipalities, but it leaves much to the imagination.
September 25, 2015
by Christine Stuart | September 25, 2015 2:27pm
September 11, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | September 11, 2015 10:00am
September 4, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | September 4, 2015 9:00am
I drive past the homeless and the needy sometimes, on my way here or there. There’s the one who stands in sun and rain outside the Shop Rite plaza and another person on the I-91 off-ramp, just to name a few of the most visible. Sometimes I hand them a dollar or two. Other times I look away. But they are here. They exist.
Tags: homelessness, suburban, suburbia, Enfield, poverty, Susan Bigelow, dh
August 28, 2015
by Christine Stuart | August 28, 2015 12:00pm
The statewide test scores for the new Smarter Balanced Consortium Assessment exam show that 55.4 percent of Connecticut’s students are meeting or exceeding the “achievement level” in English, and 39.1 percent are meeting or exceeding the achievement level in math.
August 6, 2015
by Madeline Stocker | August 6, 2015 12:16pm
As violence in Hartford continues to make headlines, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra and Democratic challenger Luke Bronin have different styles of approaching the problem. One would hold more public forums, while the other prefers private meetings.
July 17, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | July 17, 2015 9:00am
I winced when I saw the headline about Windsor voters rejecting their town’s budget for the fourth time. Turnout for a referendum that will likely cause layoffs and school cuts was an appallingly low 20 percent.
This can’t go on.
Tags: Windsor, budget, towns, municipal spending, alliance districts, referendum, Susan Bigelow, dh
July 16, 2015
by Madeline Stocker | July 16, 2015 3:48pm
by Madeline Stocker | July 16, 2015 5:30am
July 10, 2015
by Terry Cowgill | July 10, 2015 5:30am
You know you’ve hit rock bottom when the state of Connecticut has to come in and clean up your municipal mess. Contrary to popular belief, the state hates to pilot the local ship. It’s expensive, it’s a distraction and it evinces the supercilious paternalism of big brother.