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Posted inEducation

‘A wink and a nod’ when sending money to towns for education

Top legislators rebuked Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plans for $74 million that the state currently sends to cities and towns to makeup for lost property tax revenue from exempt, state-owned property. Malloy’s proposal will still send that funding to cities and town, but by way of an education grant. However, municipalities would not need to […]

Posted inNews

Sequestration’s impact to be broadly felt — in Connecticut and across the country

Washington — Congress is playing chicken with the federal budget again, and the results could have a broad impact across the country. Some of those affected will be air travelers, students, low-income mothers with young children, university researchers and defense industry workers. On March 1 — a week from tomorrow — $85 billion in automatic […]

Posted inNews

Will the snow ever leave???

When the city threatened to tow all the cars on my street after the blizzard, I went into full-on panic mode. I paid a guy with a snow plow thirty bucks to dig out my car. And there was such a huge mound of snow between my roommate’s car and the road, that we actually […]

Posted inHealth

Connecticut wins federal health planning grant

Connecticut is one of 19 states to receive grants from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services aimed at overhauling state health care systems to provide better care and save money. The “State Health Care Innovation Plan” would affect Connecticut residents who are on Medicare, Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Connecticut […]

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NASCAR honors Newtown victims

A car owned by Swan Racing, which aims to raise money for the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, qualified Thursday for Florida’s Daytona 500, the biggest and the first NASCAR race of the season. A Toyota painted green and white, the colors of Sandy Hook Elementary, and bearing the number 26 in honor of the […]