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Maturo’s foot-in-mouth problem

Text the word “Taco” to the number 69866, and East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo will end up with one on his desk: a group called Reform Immigration FOR America has promised to him send a taco for every text they receive. This comes after four police officers were arrested in East Haven this week for […]

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Demand for home care workers soaring, but will there be enough takers?

Dawn Luciano spends her weekends working as a personal care attendant, caring for seniors and people with disabilities in their homes. She’d like to spend her weekdays doing it, too. “Unfortunately, I can’t,” Luciano, of Killingly, said. That’s because she relies on her other, full-time job as a financial sales representative to get health insurance […]

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Coming soon: teacher report cards based on student performance

Years of disagreement have stalled efforts to grade teachers and dismiss those who are ineffective. That all changed Wednesday when a group of educators — including teachers’ unions, superintendent and school board groups — agreed on how to properly evaluate teachers so those who are struggling are identified and put on a path to improve […]

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State budget plunges into the red with promised savings in question

Despite repeated assurances from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that savings from union concessions and other cost-cutting measures would be achieved, nonpartisan legislative analysts reported a nearly $145 million state budget deficit Wednesday evening. The latest projection from the nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis doesn’t include the nearly $79 million in new cost-cutting measures announced Tuesday […]