by Peter Urban | May 24, 2018 10:39pm
Posted to: Congress | 2nd CD | DC News Junkie | Education | White House | East Hartford
U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney this week blasted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for failing to respond to letters sent a year ago from Connecticut officials and students upset by comments she made then that characterized East Hartford High as a dangerous and struggling school.
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by Christine Stuart | Feb 23, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | East Hartford | Manchester
EAST HARTFORD, CT — There are about 13,600 job openings in Connecticut manufacturing right now, and even though the state has beefed up its community college training programs and increased its tax credits, there’s no way they will all be filled.
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by Doug Hardy | Nov 10, 2017 3:09am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Economic Development | Environment | Jobs | Public Health | Weather | Bloomfield | East Granby | East Hartford | Farmington | Glastonbury | Hartford | Newington | Rocky Hill | South Windsor | West Hartford | Wethersfield | Windsor
HARTFORD, CT — David Silverstone, a 71-year-old West Hartford attorney, came out of semi-retirement to represent customers of the Metropolitan District Commission, the Hartford region’s water and sewer authority.
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by Susan Bigelow | Oct 19, 2017 5:52pm
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Technology sector | Jobs | Opinion | State Capitol | Transportation | East Hartford | Enfield | Hartford | Stamford | West Hartford
Imagine a striking city of skyscrapers, greenery, pedestrian-filled bridges over a glistening river, buried highways, and a riverside ferris wheel, all contained within a “cohesive ecosystem” of nearby towns. This is the remarkable, radical revisioning of Hartford dreamed up by the creators of Connecticut’s longshot bid for Amazon’s second headquarters.
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by Christine Stuart | Oct 4, 2017 5:58pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Veterans Affairs | East Hartford
EAST HARTFORD, CT — After stepping down from his post as Connecticut’s Commissioner of Veterans Affairs, Sean Connolly stood in the parking lot of Augie and Rays with about 200 of his closest friends, former grade school teachers, and supporters to announce he’s exploring a run for governor.
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by Christine Stuart | Sep 20, 2017 4:28pm
Posted to: State Budget | State Capitol | East Hartford
EAST HARTFORD, CT — “One hot mess.” That was the phrase Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy used Wednesday to describe the way the Republican budget would distribute state education funds to Connecticut’s cities and towns.
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by Christine Stuart | Aug 8, 2017 1:52pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Taxes | Transportation | White House | East Hartford | Hartford
EAST HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Rep. John B. Larson has a big idea about how to solve the nation’s crumbling infrastructure and he wants to create a carbon tax to pay for it.
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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
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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by Barth Keck | Jun 23, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Opinion | White House | East Hartford
Another school year has come to an end. As I look back, one persistent image in my mind is U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos using a Congressional testimony to dismiss East Hartford High School as “nothing more than adult day care ... a dangerous daycare.”
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by Christine Stuart | May 30, 2017 12:35pm
Posted to: Education | Federal Budget | East Hartford
EAST HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman stood with members of the East Hartford community Tuesday to question whether U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had done her homework and invited her to visit the school she painted with such a broad brush last week.
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