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Posted inHealth

Nashville group intends to buy Bristol Hospital

Bristol Hospital officials announced Wednesday that it is in the process of being acquired by Vanguard Health Systems, a Nashville-based network of for-profit hospitals. The hospital’s parent company, Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group, signed a letter of intent to be acquired by Vanguard, which owns 28 hospitals in Arizona, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan and Texas. […]

Posted inNews

More People Took Trains Last Weekend

More cars were expected on the roads this past Thanksgiving compared to 2008, given a slightly better economy and lower gas prices. But, public transit ridership was up, at least in the New York Metro area. First, though, look a beautiful picture of traffic in the New York area courtesy the Associated Press: From spokeswoman […]

Posted inEducation

What brought down Kennedy and Meotti?

Gov. Malloy announcing Robert Kennedy as the college system’s president Reorganizing the state universities and community colleges may have been Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s idea, but handpicking who would lead the merged, 100,000-student system wasn’t his call — at least not according to the legislators who crafted the merger bill. That didn’t stop the governor, […]

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A closer look at Connecticut’s higher education salaries

The Malloy administration insists that the $410,000 compensation package it awarded in 2011 to the former president of the state’s college system was competitive. “This was very moderate in comparison” to other public college systems, Mark Ojakian, the governor’s chief of staff, said recently. Robert A. Kennedy resigned as president in October after a series of […]