by Sarah Bryer | Feb 15, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Courts | Equality | Juvenile Justice | Opinion | Cheshire
The National Juvenile Justice Network, comprising 53 state-based advocacy organizations across 42 states and the District of Columbia, has frequently recognized Connecticut as a leader in its creation of a rehabilitative justice system for youth under 18. In this vein, we were pleased to see in your Feb. 5, 2019, article that Gov. Ned Lamont visited the T.R.U.E. Unit at Cheshire Correctional Institute where the program is committed to ending mass incarceration.
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by Christine Stuart | Feb 5, 2019 6:30am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Cheshire
CHESHIRE, CT — As he entered the series of locked doors at Cheshire Correctional Institute, Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday’s prison visit was his first.
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by Christine Stuart | Jun 21, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Equality | Law Enforcement | Labor | Public Safety | Cheshire
CHESHIRE, CT — Three recent assaults on staff that the Manson Youth Institution have the unions representing correction officers and teaching staff calling for greater accountability.
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by Christine Stuart | Jan 12, 2018 2:00pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Cheshire | Middletown | CEP
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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by Christine Stuart | Sep 6, 2017 11:34am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Election Policy | Cheshire | Middletown | Southington | Wallingford
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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by Jack Kramer | Nov 17, 2016 6:25pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | Ashford | Cheshire | East Haven | Southington | Tolland
Three recounts in House of Representative races have been completed and, in each case, the one leading after Election Night on Nov. 8 won the race.
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by Jack Kramer | Nov 9, 2016 5:18pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | Cheshire | East Haven | Southington | Wallingford
(Updated 10:26 a.m. Thursday)
HARTFORD, CT — The Democrats are still in charge of the Connecticut House of Representatives, but at the moment their majority is much smaller with the loss of eight seats.
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by Christine Stuart | Oct 27, 2016 2:09pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | Cheshire
CHESHIRE, CT — Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz said he got up at 6 a.m. Thursday and headed to campaign headquarters in Hartford to figure out what he has to do to change how money is being spent on Connecticut elections.
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by Christine Stuart | Aug 30, 2016 2:21pm
Posted to: Town News | Bristol | Cheshire | Hartford | Manchester | New Britain | Newington | Plainville | Southington | Waterbury | West Hartford | Transportation
(Updated Thursday, 2 p.m.) Ridership on the 9.4-mile dedicated busway between New Britain and Hartford has reached another milestone. According to state officials, it has carried over four million riders since its launch on March 28, 2015.
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by Max Moran | Aug 26, 2016 1:55pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | 5th CD | Election 2016 | Brookfield | Cheshire | Sherman
The 41 cities and towns in the 5th Congressional District last elected a Republican in 2006, but Sherman First Selectman Clay Cope is hoping to end his party’s losing streak.
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