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June 21, 2018

OP-ED | Challenging School Year Begs the Question: Where Are the Adults?

by Barth Keck | Jun 21, 2018 11:00am
Posted to: Education | Local Politics | Opinion | State Budget | Ansonia | Burlington | Seymour

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The school year is winding down now, and what a school year it’s been.

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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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March 9, 2018

OP-ED | The Bizarre Bigazzi Case: Someone at UConn Dropped The Ball

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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