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The other ‘1 percent’

Protests nationwide have been shining a spotlight on America’s wealthiest 1 percent, but state veterans’ affairs officials say a different 1 percent — the population of Americans who have been serving in Iraq and Afghanistan — are the ones who need the attention. President Obama’s June announcement that he is withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan […]

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Northeast contains highest percentage of elderly in the U.S.

The Northeast represents the region with the highest percentage of its population aged 65 and older at 14.1 percent, according to new 2010 U.S. Census data released Wednesday. Connecticut also makes the top five states possessing the largest percent of the total population aged 85 and older. The Northeast’s elderly population is the highest percentage […]

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Teachers say they should write their own professional standards

No one can evaluate a teacher’s performance in the classroom quite like another teacher, educators, union members and administrators testified at a public hearing Monday night. The Connecticut Education Association, the state’s largest teachers union, wants state legislators to remove the State Department of Education’s (SDE) authority to set professional standards for teachers. Rather, CEA […]

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Malloy ‘disappointed’ & ‘underwhelmed’ by out-of-state support

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he felt “disappointed” and “underwhelmed” by the support coming from outside the state to restore power and called on the federal government to make sure Connecticut receives the help it needs. “We’ve been disappointed in the response from outside the region and the Department of Energy has been asked to […]

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Three finalists named for SCSU president

Southern Connecticut State University announced three finalists for its president Tuesday afternoon. The three include Mary A. Papazian, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Lehman College in New York; Stanley F. Battle, SCSU’s interim president; and James McCarthy, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Baruch College in New York. […]