A Hartford judge denied a request for an injunction against the state’s requirement that children wear masks in schools.
Citing rising COVID rates, Lamont tightened restrictions for restaurants and others less than a month after he loosened those rules.
Some of the biggest school districts in the state are adjusting their in-person learning plans as COVID-19 cases have spiked.
If you were on Elm Street in New Haven two weeks ago, you might have seen me madly dashing to the post office collection box to drop off my ballot ahead of the 5 p.m. pickup. The fall afternoon downpour did not dampen my enthusiasm as I eagerly crammed my ballot through the mail slot, wishing it well on its journey back to Honolulu to be counted in this, my first presidential election as a voter.
In a Facebook exchange a few weeks ago a local political activist in Easton wrote to my friend “Your insistence in making local politics a national issue is mind boggling.”
A reasonable challenge. Let me propose why national issues are relevant to local campaigns, for me.
Registrars of voters can request police protection if they anticipate trouble. But it’s uncommon for officials to request the help.
A program that helps connect parents with jobs and skill-building is helping revitalize a historic mill town.
Democrats have made health care a key issue, pointing to the pandemic and the fate of the federal health law.
I agree that “A stable and adequate place to call home is the cornerstone to a stable life,” as stated in the recent op-ed “Connecticut’s housing crisis requires more than an emergency response” (10/22/20). But my three decades of homelessness advocacy lead me to disagree with the authors’ premise that expanding the definition of homelessness is not the answer. Their recommendations exclude an estimated 80% of those experiencing homelessness.
School boards around the country may be trying to save public funding due to budget cuts made during the pandemic, but in return, are not paying all of their contractors who provide services to the schools.
As Bloomberg recently cited, one-in-four 18- to 24-year-olds report “Feeling down, depressed, hopeless nearly every, more than half the days.” Little research is available specifically for my cohort, recent graduates whose universities (facing challenges of their own) were more or less happy to cut them loose. This would have been a tough time for some of us, regardless, but we didn’t imagine this.
As a Connecticut-based small business owner, I struggle with healthcare affordability. That’s why I firmly believe that now more than ever, we need better solutions to address rising costs. And, that can only be done by acknowledging the elephant in the room – the role that hospitals are playing in driving up those costs.
Masks and MAGA hats are in. Candidate buttons and “poll watching” are out. You’ll see more, and younger, poll workers, and have more ways to vote. The results? Who knows when you’ll see them. These are just a few of the realities of voting in Connecticut during the pandemic year of 2020. Secretary of the […]