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It’s still hard for Keyanna Tucker to talk about what happened to her when she was six. “I was molested,” Tucker said. “I didn’t know how to cope with it … I didn’t know what was going on, but I knew it wasn’t right. So I started becoming a bully.” Tucker, who is now 22, […]
The free college idea appeared dead this legislative session, until new numbers suggested it could be a boon for the state.
The Dalio family's donation to Connecticut schools is appreciated, but such generosity has often failed to meet expectations elsewhere in the U.S.
Thomas Kruger's last meeting was Wednesday. He resigned after Gov. Ned Lamont said he was changing the leadership of the board.
The research shows that while students of all races are more likely to get arrested at a school with a resource officer, Latinos are particularly impacted.
Electronic driving taxes (a.k.a. "tolls") are a bad idea for numerous reasons. The push for tolls in Connecticut is based on the false premise that a new revenue source is needed. The Special Transportation Fund (STF) needs to be returned to its original purpose of only funding upkeep of our roads and bridges.
Gov. Ned Lamont's administration has become a master in the art of the “float,” publicizing a suggested new policy and then waiting to see public reaction before taking a firm position. Most of the time Lamont does not take a hard position, but he implies that his proposal is a positive one. It all comes across as being indecisive and, I believe, most of us see it as an abdication of leadership.
A good boss cares about his customers. He wants to keep them happy and actively seeks out their feedback. Such is not the case at the Connecticut Department of Transportation. The CDOT’s new Commissioner, Joseph Giulietti, has missed several important opportunities to interface with riders in his first 100 days in office. Not that he hasn’t been working. He just hasn’t been meeting with customers.
Imagine the following scenario: You’re a single parent, working full-time at a big-box store. You return home at the end of a long afternoon shift at work. You cook dinner for your child, sit down to help with homework, and read a book. As you get your child ready for bed, you get a text at 10 p.m. from your supervisor telling you to report to work the next day at 6 a.m..
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