A third president of a community college in Connecticut has announced she will be leaving the Board of Regents system. Martha McLeod, who has been president of Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield for 10 years, wrote students and faculty Sunday to inform them she will be retiring at the end of the fiscal year June […]
Washington — When Congress returns from spring break in two weeks, Connecticut’s lawmakers will support new gun-control legislation — and a bill that would honor a local, and arguably the most famous, gun maker in U.S. history. Rep. John Larson, D-1st District, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., recently introduced legislation that would make the Coltsville Historic […]
The families of the Sandy Hook school massacre victims delivered a precise, unequivocal and timely message to legislators Monday: The current bipartisan proposal by the legislature’s leaders to ban the sale, but not the possession, of high-capacity ammunition magazines is inadequate. In a letter delivered to leaders, the families of 11 of the 26 victims […]
Medical malpractice laws are getting an airing at the Capitol today as the Judiciary Committee hears testimony on a proposed change to how cases against physicians come to court. Since 2005, a patient wanting to claim damages from a doctor for alleged negligence must have his or her case reviewed by a similar health care […]
The red ink in Connecticut’s current spending plan may be drying up, though significant challenges remain. State Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo reported a $91.3 million deficit Monday in the state’s chief operating fund, a $40 million improvement from the shortfall the comptroller projected one month ago. That change is due largely to an unanticipated surge […]
One year after the state Supreme Court ruled that the state illegally appointed members to Bridgeport’s Board of Education, the same lawyer who won that case is asking the courts to expel the district’s superintendent. On behalf of two Bridgeport residents, Norm Pattis has filed a lawsuit in Superior Court alleging that Superintendent Paul Vallas’s […]
The General Assembly’s leadership finalized a bipartisan response Monday to the Sandy Hook school massacre, scheduling a vote Wednesday on a sweeping gun-violence bill that imposes new restrictions on the purchase and ownership of firearms and ammunition in Connecticut. After weeks of negotiations, the deal will create the nation’s first gun-offender registry, require universal background […]
The Board of Directors of the Connecticut News Project commends James Cutie for his work as publisher of this electronic newspaper.