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The Value of Wind Energy for Ratepayers and the Region’s Present and Future Economy

In a recent column New England Ratepayers Association’s Executive Director Marc Brown incorrectly claims that wind power contracts recently announced by Massachusetts officials are a bad deal for ratepayers due to wind energy’s “hidden costs.” ("Let's calculate the true cost of wind power" CT Mirror October 4, 2013).Brown’s claims are based on biased and inaccurate studies […]

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Bay State’s wind power contracts are great for the region

In a recent column New England Ratepayers Association’s Executive Director Marc Brown incorrectly claims that wind power contracts recently announced by Massachusetts officials are a bad deal for ratepayers due to wind energy’s “hidden costs.” (“Opinion: Let’s calculate the true cost of wind power,” October 4, 2013).Brown’s claims are based on biased and inaccurate studies, […]

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Every community deserves a public school

As a graduate of a rural Windham County public school, I am dismayed by efforts to weaken or even close it – the sole school in the town. Hampton Elementary’s enrollment has shrunk, as the population edged up to about 2,000. Fewer residents have children, reflecting a demographic dip statewide. Also, more families opt for private alternatives.

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Concerned about community safety, state closes three halfway houses

Citing concerns about community safety and financial difficulties, the Connecticut Department of Correction announced Friday it would terminate its contract with an embattled Norwalk agency to run three halfway houses in Norwalk and Waterbury, including a 20-bed program for women and children in Waterbury.Norwalk Economic Opportunities NOW Inc., known as NEON, runs a 27-bed male […]