Tim Herbst, making no apologies for making waves

Tim Herbst is on the summer Republican Town Committee circuit to talk about why his two terms as a young suburban CEO, shrinking an unfunded pension liability, striking savvy bargains with labor and offering relief from tax increases, makes him the Republicans’ best hope to win Connecticut’s open race for governor in 2018. But his elbows are out, even when trying to impress. Continue Reading →

Vigil supports immigrant who took refuge in New Haven church

More than 200 people staged a vigil Sunday to support Nury Chavarria, 43, a single mother of four American citizens facing deportation for entering the country illegally. A resident of Connecticut for 24 years, she has taken up residence inside Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal Church and plans to stay there until U.S. immigration authorities reconsider her case. Continue Reading →

Two who should know: Too few resources to meet Litchfield County’s addiction epidemic

The resources for addiction and mental health services have always been limited, especially in rural areas like Litchfield County, but with more and more individuals in need, finding care has become an even more daunting endeavor. Kerri Johnson knows, because she has been there. In this Sunday Conversation, she teams up with John Simoncelli, executive director of Greenwoods Counseling Referrals in Litchfield, to talk about the problem. Continue Reading →