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Electric Boat wanted the Navy to include 10 subs, and possibly 11, in the so-called "Block 5" contract. But the Navy agreed to only nine.
There continue to be concerns about EB’s ability to build the new Columbia-class submarine alongside its smaller Virginia-class attack subs.
In national politics last week there was talk of little else than gun violence, white nationalism and gun control following the fatal shootings of 31 people in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas. There was little more than talk, too.
President Donald Trump insists he is not a racist, but 51 percent of Americans believe he is, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released last week. Certainly his “send her back” comments about Somalia-born U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and last week’s jabs at U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore did nothing to dispel that […]
Special Counsel Robert Mueller was the major political news of the week, and if the Democrats were hoping he would provide them with a big sound bite to underscore their assertion that President Donald Trump obstructed justice and committed other crimes, they were probably disappointed.
I was disgusted to read the CT Mirror article on Oct. 24 Enrollment Sags at CSCU Colleges and Universities. My disappointment is not with the CT Mirror. They do a fine job reporting on critical issues. The concern is the inability of the CSCU President, Board of Regents and Chief Financial Officer to fully grasp the financial implications, the consequences with declining enrollment and to initiate steps to right-size the System office and the individual campuses based on student enrollment.
Latina/Latino students account for more than 47% of the total student population of the New Haven Public Schools, currently the largest segment of the district’s student body. Yet, this same community is underrepresented, significantly, at all levels of the district’s staff. Interestingly, over the past six years, the Latina/Latino student population has been increasing steadily, […]
Nearly every constituent I meet asks me the same question: what are you doing about infrastructure? From Bethel to Westport, it’s painfully clear that our transportation infrastructure is in crisis. According to U.S. News and World Report, Connecticut’s infrastructure ranks 46th in the nation. We have six of the country’s 100 worst traffic bottlenecks and one in ten of our bridges are structurally deficient. When our roads and rails are stuck in the 20th century, businesses and residents are left feeling pessimistic about the state’s future.
Did you miss the recent ceremony honoring a Connecticut Civil War veteran? You probably did, because it was held this past Sunday in Andersonville, Georgia. The memorial for Captain Henry Wirz has been celebrated every year since 1908 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Henry Wirz was a Confederate war criminal, hanged in 1865 by the United States government. He was in charge of the notorious Andersonville Prison, which held 45,000 Union soldiers.
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