by Peter Urban | Feb 13, 2019 11:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Environment | Public Health | Avon | Bloomfield | Burlington | Canton | East Granby | Farmington | Granby | Hartland | Simsbury | Windsor
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday approved legislation to designate portions of three New England rivers as “wild and scenic” — including two in Connecticut.
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by Christine Stuart | Jan 2, 2019 11:18am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Bloomfield | Burlington | Farmington | West Hartford
HARTFORD, CT — There will be a special election in the state Senate District that includes Bloomfield, Burlington, Farmington and West Hartford. That’s because Gov.-elect Ned Lamont has nominated Sen. Beth Bye to lead the Office of Early Childhood.
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by Barth Keck | Sep 7, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Congress | Education | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | Burlington | Newtown | West Hartford | Windsor
U.S Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos decided late this summer to allow schools to use taxpayer dollars to buy guns for teachers. Senator Chris Murphy responded with an amendment to the 2019 appropriations bill to halt DeVos’ idea.
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by Barth Keck | Jun 21, 2018 11:00am
Posted to: Education | Local Politics | Opinion | State Budget | Ansonia | Burlington | Seymour
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
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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by Terry Cowgill | Mar 9, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Law Enforcement | Opinion | State Budget | Transparency | Burlington
It has got to be one of the strangest murder cases in Connecticut history. I’d say it rivals the infamous 1986 wood-chipper murder, which thrust the state into the national media after a Newtown flight attendant disappeared and her husband was eventually convicted of the murder even though her body was never found.
In the bizarre case of University of Connecticut Health Center Prof. Pierluigi Bigazzi, we have a body and it seems pretty clear how he was killed and by whom. The mystery lies in why UConn officials were so slow to react when Bigazzi became incommunicado and why they continued to pay his generous salary until his wife was arrested at their Burlington home on Feb. 5, seven months after anyone at the university had heard from him.
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