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Electric Boat plans major hiring, expansion to tackle sub ramp up

Electric Boat's Groton shipyard.

WASHINGTON — The man in charge of developing and acquiring the Navy’s weapons systems said it’s going to be “a tough ramp up” to get Electric Boat’s shipyards and another at Newport News, Va., ready to meet the nation’s need for submarines. The decline in the U.S. manufacturing base and the retirement of skilled tradesmen pose key challenges. Continue Reading →

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CT would have trouble financing Obama’s community college plan

Manchester Community College

WASHINGTON – Gov. Dannel Malloy said he’d participate in President Obama’s plan to provide free tuition to community college students, but he’d find it tough to fund the program, given Connecticut’s tight budget and spending cap.
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Michelle Obama invites University of Hartford student to State of the Union

WASHINGTON – Not long ago he Anthony Mendez lived with his family in an homeless shelter, now he will sit with First Lady Michelle Obama her husband’s State of the Union speech to the nation Tuesday night, Mendez, a University of Hartford freshman, was invited by the First Lady because he overcame serious challenges to become the first high school graduate in his family.
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Student outreach plan key to keeping CT college system in the black

Regents Matt Fleury (left) and Richard J. Balducci (right)

A new outreach program designed to attract new students to Connecticut’s merged public college system also could determine whether system’s new $1.1 billion budget remains in balance over the next year. Continue Reading →

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