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Eversource is asking Connecticut to authorize $700 million in borrowing to blunt losses from Tropical Storm Isaias and COVID-19.
Connecticut on Monday joined a list of states using litigation to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for causing climate change.
Lawmakers say their proposals answer "the epic failure of the power monopoly" to respond to the Isaias emergency.
As flooding grows more frequent, some smaller banks are shunning 30-year mortgages.
Eversource Energy offered a forceful rebuttal of the widespread complaints over its handling of Tropical Storm Isaias.
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As two members of the board of the dissolved Partnership for Connecticut, we wanted to express our thoughts on the recent article, "Murphy says Dalio partnership showed the risk of trading influence for philanthropy." We did not accept our positions on the board lightly. At AFT Connecticut, the pros and cons were debated, and the final decision –- made by the PreK-12 (education) Council –- was based on two things – Barbara Dalio’s history with members over the past six years, and the inequity in educational funding in Connecticut.
In recent months, Americans have witnessed serious displays of police misconduct. Those incidents, thankfully, did not occur in Connecticut where most police departments are excellent, and well trained. Even so, legislators in Hartford, particularly my opponent, Sen. Haskell, believed that policing in Connecticut needed a major and expensive overhaul. This must be why he co-sponsored HB 6004 – the “Police Accountability” bill.
It is difficult to ignore the prevalence of encounters between emotionally distressed individuals and police officers in Connecticut that result in death. A review of prior reports prepared concerning the use of deadly force by police reveals a number of these encounters.
A recent article featured a discussion centered on how Connecticut ought to bury all of it major power lines in order to avoid future outages such as we have recently experienced. Same old. Same old. This maintains the frail heavily centralized nature of the grid with widely spaced generators joined by long stretches of transmission wire. Just putting the lines underground is not only very costly but still maintains that frail centralized structure of a few huge generators many miles apart.
Shea is a story about race and social inequalities that plague America. It is a narrative that prompts the question, “Do you know what it’s like to wake up in new skin?” Anthony Valentine lives in Bloomfield
Through my artwork I strive to create an example of ideas that reflect my desire to raise social consciousness, and cultural awareness. Jazz music is the catalyst to all my work, and plays a major influence in each piece of work.”
During times like these it’s often fun to revisit something familiar and approach things with a different slant. I have been taking some Pop culture and Art masterpieces and applying the vintage 1960’s and 70’s classic figures (Fisher Price, little people) to the make an amusing pieces. Here is my homage to Fisher -Price, Yellow […]
About the art: This was a local landmark on Marion Road in Cheshire. I have painted this old cider mill and farm over many years and felt it was a part of Connecticut’s history. Ellen Pliskin lives in Cheshire.