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Bridging the digital divide to assure access to opportunity

It has been estimated that 24 million Americans lack access to broadband internet because of insufficient availability or high cost.  Research from The Third Way has shown that communities that are majority Black are significantly less likely to have broadband access than communities which are majority white. The ramifications for people in these communities are intensified in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Two sides to the Hamden solar farm issue

Elizabeth L. Langhorne and Diane Hoffman strongly support the intention of Connecticut State Colleges & Universities to place a solar farm in Hamden, their home town, for its commitment to expanding renewable energy production.  However, they equally forcefully condemn the need to clear-cut 12 acres of woodland to install the solar farm, citing its loss of stored carbon and the destruction of ecological habitat that the forest provides.