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With snags cleared, state gets $40 million in already-promised stimulus money for rail line

The Department of Transportation released $40 million in high-speed rail funding to Connecticut Friday morning, just before hitting a deadline when the planned-on funding could have been taken back. Over the last couple of weeks, Connecticut and federal officials worked with Amtrak to iron out some last-minute glitches that seemed to put the promised funds-allocated […]

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New president’s compensation moves UConn out of top ranks

Facing uncertain prospects at the Capitol as the legislature deals with the state’s budget deficit, University of Connecticut officials have one political edge: The compensation of the school’s president has dropped several notches in national rankings. Former President Michael Hogan’s $615,000 package put him at No. 2 among the nine “peer institutions” against which the […]

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Applications lag at vo-tech schools following proposed reorganization

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed transfer of the state’s vocational-technical schools, combined with criticism in recent years of the management and operation of the vo-tech system, has slowed applications to the 16 schools, education officials said this week. “We have noticed that falloff,” Superintendent Patricia Ciccone told the State Board of Education in explaining a […]

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The weatherman and global warming

Mark Twain is credited with saying, “Climate lasts all the time, weather only a few days.” A new study finds that the day’s weather can influence people’s belief that global climate change is real, Jeanna Bryner reports at LiveScience.” Researchers at Columbia Business School’s Center for Decision Sciences surveyed participants in the United States and […]