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Legislators press DCF: Do your juvenile jails work?

Fourteen months have passed since Jennie was violently taken down from behind as she walked from one end of the state-run jail for girls to the other. On Thursday, concerned lawmakers on the legislative panel that oversees juvenile justice wanted to know: Where is Jennie now, and how is she doing? And do the jails, which house juveniles convicted of a crime, improve their behavior after they leave?

Posted inCT Viewpoints

Cutting civil engineering tech at Three Rivers — a big mistake

A letter to the Board of Regents: It has come to our attention that the Civil Engineering Technology program at Three Rivers Community College is in grave danger of being terminated. Also, the Environmental Engineering Technology program is being threatened by being changed to an “Environmental Science” program. These changes will be a huge mistake for the TRCC administration to make. Here’s why: