Children stuck in crisis: Connecticut’s psychiatric emergency gets worse

CCMC ED entrance

The number of children and teens going to emergency rooms in mental health crisis, some waiting days for an inpatient bed, has been growing for years. But people who work at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, parents of kids with psychiatric illnesses and community mental health providers say what happened this spring was beyond anything they’d seen in the past. Continue Reading →

Common Core? Try common ground for Pelto, Visconti

Joe Visconti signs Jonathan Pelto's petition for a spot on the November ballot for governor. Pelto later signed Visconti's petition.

Coming from the left and right, the paths of two petitioning candidates for governor, Jonathan Pelto and Joe Visconti, intersected Wednesday outside a state Board of Education meeting, where a dozen people staged a protest of the Common Core curriculum standards. Continue Reading →