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
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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by Christine Stuart | Nov 7, 2017 11:09am
Posted to: Election 2017 | Town News | Bloomfield | Bristol | Farmington | Greenwich | Westport
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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by Christine Stuart | May 27, 2016 1:57pm
Posted to: Economic Development | The Economy | Jobs | State Capitol | Westport
Over the objections of Rep. Chris Davis, R-East Windsor, and state Comptroller Kevin Lembo on Friday, the state Bond Commission approved $22 million in loans and grants for the world’s largest hedge fund.
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by Christine Stuart | May 24, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Financial Sector | Norwalk | Westport | Wilton
Plans to build a new waterfront headquarters in Stamford were scuttled, but the world’s largest hedge fund regrouped and will still receive money from the state to expand its footprint in Westport.
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by Christine Stuart | Jan 19, 2016 2:22pm
Posted to: Economic Development | The Economy | Transportation | Westport
The Connecticut Public Interest Research Group, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, and state Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, D-Westport, are urging Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and lawmakers to shelve plans to widen I-95.
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by Christine Stuart | Nov 5, 2015 1:44pm
Posted to: Jobs | Legal | State Capitol | Transportation | Manchester | Westport | Special Session
A group of transportation advocates, lawmakers, and labor representatives gathered Thursday at the Legislative Office Building to urge lawmakers to use a special session to approve a constitutional lockbox for transportation funding.
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by Rep. Gail Lavielle | Oct 16, 2013 5:30am
Posted to: Opinion | Transportation | Norwalk | Westport | Wilton
The recent disruption of Metro-North service raised several critical issues. An obvious one is the cost and inconvenience of disruptions for commuters. Another is their impact on rush-hour traffic congestion, and on road and rail transportation throughout the Northeast Corridor, which connects New England to the rest of the country.
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by Brian Woodman Jr. | Oct 7, 2013 12:30pm
Posted to: Election 2013 | Election Policy | Equality | Town News | East Hampton | Middletown | Westport | Local Politics
(Updated 4:46 p.m.) Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is lauding a judge’s order permitting a minor political party’s candidates to appear on the ballot in Westport and East Hampton’s municipal election despite their failure to comply with state election law.
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by Christine Stuart | Aug 15, 2012 2:15pm
Posted to: Business | Town News | Stamford | Westport
The hedge fund manages $130 billion in assets, has 1,225 employees, and will be receiving a $25 million forgivable loan and up to $80 million in urban renewal credits from the state for building a new corporate headquarters and creating 1,000 jobs within 10 years.
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by Sarah Darer Littman | Jun 11, 2012 9:09pm
Posted to: Education | Town News | Westport
WESTPORT—Over 100 students gathered in front of Westport’s Staples High School this morning to protest the aspect of Public Act 12-116, An Act Concerning Education Reform, which requires annual performance evaluations of principals, administrators, and teachers, based upon a new standard of “effective practice” and a framework developed by the state’s Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC).
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