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April 13, 2018

Malloy Shutters ‘Costly Relic’ Ahead of Schedule

by Parker Fiske | Apr 13, 2018 1:31pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Juvenile Justice | Middletown

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P.  Malloy closed the Connecticut Juvenile Training School Thursday, almost three months ahead of schedule.

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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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January 12, 2018

Drew, Linehan End Campaign

by Christine Stuart | Jan 12, 2018 2:00pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Cheshire | Middletown | CEP

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Citing fundraising difficulties, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew and his running mate, Cheshire state Rep. Liz Linehan, ended their campaign for governor and lieutenant governor.

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January 2, 2018

OP-ED | The Connecticut Juvenile Training School Is A Symbol

by Abby Anderson | Jan 2, 2018 1:07pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Education | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Opinion | Nonprofits | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Middletown

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As we’ve consistently said during the two-year period since Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that Connecticut’s prison for boys, the Connecticut Juvenile Training School (CJTS), would close, the goal should not be simply to close a building. In fact, in many ways CJTS is a symbol. It symbolizes what we believe about youth, their capacity to change, and their worth.

In calling for CJTS to close, we are NOT calling for the kids to simply be released home or to be kept in pre-trial detention. We are calling for the development of a juvenile justice system that works for even the most challenging youth with the most unacceptable behaviors.

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September 22, 2017

OP-ED | Soaking The Weekenders and the Dan Drew Follies

by Terry Cowgill | Sep 22, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Campaign Finance | Election 2017 | Election Policy | State Budget | Taxes | Middletown | Salisbury

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Trying to predict the end of Connecticut’s budget crisis is akin to guessing the denouement of a cinematic thriller you know nothing about. A handful of renegade Democrats have joined Republicans in the Democratic-controlled General Assembly to pass an alternative GOP budget that Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has vowed to veto. Lawmakers will then have to reconvene and try to come up with a bipartisan spending plan that everyone can live with. Machinations are no doubt in the works. It’s enough to make your head spin.

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September 6, 2017

Drew Names Freshman State Representative As Running Mate

by Christine Stuart | Sep 6, 2017 11:34am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Election Policy | Cheshire | Middletown | Southington | Wallingford

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie CHESHIRE, CT — In what could be viewed as an unconventional move, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, who is running for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, announced Wednesday that he was naming a freshman state representative as his running mate.

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July 20, 2017

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Pratt & Whitney Flying High With New Commercial Engine

by Peter Urban | Jul 20, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Military Spending | East Hartford | Middletown | Aviation

Peter Urban / CTNewsJunkie WASHINGTON — Pratt & Whitney President Bob Leduc was all smiles Wednesday standing in front of the company’s future — a shiny new “PurePower Geared Turbofan Engine” or GTF — on display on Capitol Hill. The engine, which took the company 20 years and $10 billion to take from idea to reality, drew a steady stream of sweaty lawmakers and staff into the July heat.

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May 4, 2017

Union Refocuses Attention On Malloy’s Budget Proposal In Latest TV Ad

by Christine Stuart | May 4, 2017 1:28pm
Posted to: Health Care | Mental Health Care | Labor | State Budget | Hartford | Middletown

HARTFORD, CT — One of the largest healthcare unions in the state is keeping the pressure on Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and urging him not to relocate a 21-bed detox and rehabilitation facility from Hartford to Middletown.

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March 28, 2017

Black and Puerto Rican Caucus Works On Budget

by Christine Stuart | Mar 28, 2017 1:32pm
Posted to: State Budget | Bridgeport | Hartford | Middletown | New Haven | New London | Waterbury

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The Black and Puerto Rican caucus said Tuesday that it’s still weighing its budget priorities and is aware that its 24 members could sway debate this year.

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September 6, 2016

Malloy, Katz Tout Family Foster Placements

by Christine Stuart | Sep 6, 2016 2:55pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | State Budget | Middletown

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy praised the Department of Children and Families’ success in placing children who have found themselves in the foster care system with relatives or family friends.

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