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With temperatures dropping, advocates for Connecticut’s vulnerable are urging state regulators to extend moratoriums on electricity and other utility shut-offs.
It was the first salvo to reform electric market rules and ISO New England, operator of the grid.
It turned out that no one could resist a pre-election jab at Eversource.
Energy legislation wasn’t on the radar for any special legislative sessions called to deal with critical issues lost to the COVID-cancelled session from this winter. Even the annual July electric rate adjustment –- which this year contained big increases that sparked public outrage — would not have warranted legislation. That was until Tropical Storm Isaias […]
Eversource is asking Connecticut to authorize $700 million in borrowing to blunt losses from Tropical Storm Isaias and COVID-19.
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For me, election night used to mean getting together with friends to watch the returns, having a few beers, and exchanging high fives when our favorites triumphed. Actually, in 2016, there were no high fives and more beers than usual. This year, of course, COVID-19 makes it unsafe to huddle around a television with a crowd. But it’s never been more important to watch the election results with friends.
A choral community of women in Eastern Connecticut, Choir Matrix and Women of Concinnity, have been turning out a get-out-the-vote series of video recorded pieces called "Ballads for Ballots." The pieces, composed by women and using text from women writers and activists, are all about women finding their voice in a nod to the centennial of the 19th Amendment.
When Connecticut voters go to the polls this year they will use a voting system that is secure, accurate -- and old. It’s a problem that should be high on the agenda of state officials and the newly elected legislature which convenes in January.
If you received an absentee ballot application in September for the upcoming election, it may have come from New York. Mine was mailed by a private mail house, Fort Orange Press in Albany, NY. For the August primary, the Connecticut Secretary of the State’s office contracted with a private mailing house to send out absentee […]
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.