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Because ridership has plummeted, Amtrak is seeking at least $1.5 billion in new federal pandemic funds.
Some towns and cities here are experimenting with them, however.
Connecticut is taking a big step toward re-energizing its construction economy, seeking nearly $1.4 billion in financing.
Stay-at-home orders and social distancing have raised the demand for bikes just as they became scarcer than normal.
With revenues evaporating and upgrades long overdue, Connecticut will have to act soon to solve its transportation financing problems.
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I remember the first time I listened to a lecture about the future of telehealth in pediatrics. My first thought was, “Absolutely not! This is not how I imagined practicing medicine.” For me, being a pediatrician is rooted in the relationship you build with patients and families, and telehealth didn’t seem like a platform that could support that. Then the COVID-19 pandemic started....
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have come to rely more and more on “gig” workers to supply us with our day-to-day needs. When restaurants were forced to shut their doors and grocery stores saw severe restrictions, drivers for companies like GrubHub and Instacart became lifelines for consumers and local businesses alike. However, […]
From disputes over VA benefits’ eligibility to a coronavirus-fueled rise in evictions, the former servicemembers seeking help from Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (CVLC) arrive with a myriad of legal issues. Often, they also carry the burden of multiple medical issues, including substance-use disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and increased risks of suicide.
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.
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.