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June 21, 2018

OP-ED | The Train to the Future May Yet Stop Here

by Susan Bigelow | Jun 21, 2018 2:58pm
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Jobs | Opinion | Transportation | Rail | Berlin | Enfield | Hartford | New Haven | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

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I crammed myself aboard an Amtrak train with a few hundred of my closest friends this past weekend, rode down to Meriden to wander around the beautiful new Meriden Green, and then I boarded a standing-room-only CTRail train back to Windsor Locks. The Hartford Line was open at last, travel was free, and people were excited.

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June 19, 2018

Enfield Tries New Strategy To Battle Opioid Epidemic

by Jack Kramer | Jun 19, 2018 12:00pm
Posted to: Health Care | Mental Health Care | Law Enforcement | Public Health | Enfield | Manchester

Courtesy of the department's Facebook page

ENFIELD, CT — Many ideas have been tried to stem the drug crisis that took more than 1,000 lives in Connecticut in 2017. The latest is an innovative version of “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” being tried in the town of Enfield.

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June 11, 2018

New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Train Line To Debut

by Jack Kramer | Jun 11, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Jobs | Transportation | Rail | Berlin | Enfield | Hartford | Meriden | New Haven | Newington | North Haven | Wallingford | West Hartford | Windsor | Windsor Locks

Contributed by Emily Woodward Tracy

(Updated 11:00 p.m.) HARTFORD, CT — New rail service announcements have become routine as Connecticut’s reliance upon trains has increased over the years, but the debut of the $755 million Hartford Line has brought with it some added buzz.

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March 29, 2018

OP-ED | Students Restore Faith in the Future with ‘March For Our Lives’

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

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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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November 16, 2017

OP-ED | What’s There to be Thankful For, Anyway?

by Susan Bigelow | Nov 16, 2017 8:35am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Opinion | State Budget | White House | Enfield

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This has been an exhausting, dispiriting, bewildering, and painful 12 months. It’s only a year since the election, but we still haven’t begun to reckon with everything that we’ve lost, and with all the damage our egomaniacal liar of a president and all those demons who surround him have yet to do.

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November 7, 2017

Malloy Closes Another Prison As Inmate Population Declines

by Christine Stuart | Nov 7, 2017 5:23pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | State Budget | Criminal Justice | Enfield

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday that Enfield Correctional Institute will close in early 2018.

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October 19, 2017

OP-ED | City Impossible: The Weird, Wonderful World of the Amazon HQ2 Proposal

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

Connecticut Dept. of Economic and Community Development
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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September 22, 2017

17 Connecticut Communities Will Ask To Compete For Amazon’s H2Q

by Christine Stuart | Sep 22, 2017 12:12pm
Posted to: Economic Development | Jobs | Labor | Bridgeport | Enfield | Hartford | New Haven | Stamford

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — There are 17 Connecticut communities vying to be chosen as the site the Department of Economic and Community Development will submit to Amazon in its search for its second corporate headquarters.

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August 10, 2017

Connecticut Would Save Planned Parenthood If Congress Defunds It

by Christine Stuart | Aug 10, 2017 12:00pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Public Health | State Budget | Enfield

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie ENFIELD, CT — The threat to defund Planned Parenthood is always lingering, and that’s why Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman said Wednesday that Connecticut has a backup plan.

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April 28, 2017

OP-ED | A Mall on the Brink in Enfield

by Susan Bigelow | Apr 28, 2017 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Retail Sector | Entertainment | Town News | Enfield | Jobs | Opinion

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ENFIELD, CT — It’s a quiet suburban tragedy: the small shopping mall at the heart of my town is slowly dying. The same thing is happening to malls all across the country.

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