WASHINGTON – President Obama’s moves to ease the longstanding U.S. embargo on Cuba, including travel restrictions to the island, does not mean Connecticut residents can pack their bags for a new travel destination in the Caribbean. But it does make it easier to go for those who want to visit Cuba for an officially sanctioned reason.
Donna Parson, who organized grass-roots efforts that helped stop construction of an interstate highway, pass a bottle bill and elect progressives in Connecticut, died Tuesday after heart surgery at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. She was 73.
St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center and its parent company, St. Francis Care, announced plans to join Trinity Health, a national Catholic health care system that includes 86 hospitals in 21 states.
Wondering about the status of your favorite commissioner in the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy? Here’s a scorecard showing the departing, the remaining – and those whose status is a mystery, at least to the public. It is current through 2:06 p.m. Wednesday. Continue Reading →
It will likely be years before the Coltsville neighborhood near the Connecticut River in Hartford will welcome its first visitors to the Coltsville National Historical Park. Before the big day, a series of property transfers will have to take place and plans will have to be developed by the National Park Service, processes that typically take a long time. Continue Reading →
It was a topic to avoid on the campaign trail, a $567 million punch line for much of his first term — “the busway to nowhere.” But now that he is re-elected and it’s nearing completion, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is embracing the rebranded “CT fastrak.” Continue Reading →
Outgoing Connecticut Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor has been nominated to lead the Department of Commerce in Rhode Island — a state with the third-highest unemployment rate in the country. Continue Reading →
CROMWELL – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a politician who’s never gone long in reminding voters of the weak economy and fiscal crisis he inherited, seemed to turn a page Tuesday morning with a speech focusing on the new term that begins Jan. 7. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – The massive $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that Congress struggled to approve – with little help from the state’s Democratic lawmakers – has some clear winners and losers in Connecticut, including Pratt & Whitney, Aetna Inc., food stamp recipients and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Continue Reading →
By:Drs. Andrew Lustbader, Brian Keyes and Sandra Carbonari |
Connecticut's governor and legislators must act now to resolve the crisis in children's mental health care. Funding cuts of more than $179 million by the state are undermining all aspects of the mental health care of our children and youth. Continue Reading →