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Tweed Airport in New Haven is built on salt marsh and has flooded for years, but that hasn't stopped lawmakers from considering a bill to expand and lengthen its runways.
Shoreline resiliency against sea level rise and flooding in Connecticut is largely in the hands of local governments. But with money tight and local budgets reliant on the taxes shoreline properties generate, efforts to protect coastal communities from climate change have been slow and underfunded. Some communities, however, are making more progress than others.
Connecticut is fortunate it hasn't been hit by a tropical-style storm since the successive storms of Irene and Sandy in 2011 and 2012 swamped the coastline, illuminating its vulnerabilities to the effects of climate change. That's because there's a general consensus that if either of those storms were to hit now, they would be just as damaging.
Will you be watching the Democratic presidential candidates debate tonight and tomorrow? The Connecticut Mirror's Viewpoints section would like to hear your assessment of what you saw, who you thought made the most sense, whether the candidates touched on the right national themes or any other observations you might like to share.
With the legislature’s failure to pass House Bill 6749: An Act to Reorganize the Zoning Enabling Act and to Promote Municipal Compliance, Connecticut missed a great opportunity to spur economic development and address glaring issues of housing affordability, diversity and accessibility.
I am a father of three young boys and I am writing to thank the parents who are suing the Department of Public Health over its recent release of school-specific vaccine exemption data.
Our organization exists to improve the lives of older adults. There are many ways we can work towards this goal, but one of the most important aspects of senior health is vaccination. Through a simple shot, we can protect someone’s beloved wife, mother, grandma or friend from a deadly, life-threatening disease. It’s critical to the mission of our organization that we fight to make sure seniors have access to the most important vaccinations. However, the Centers for Disease Control has proposed potential changes to pneumococcal vaccination recommendations that threaten the well-being of American seniors.
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