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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.
In recent months, Americans have witnessed serious displays of police misconduct. Those incidents, thankfully, did not occur in Connecticut where most police departments are excellent, and well trained. Even so, legislators in Hartford, particularly my opponent, Sen. Haskell, believed that policing in Connecticut needed a major and expensive overhaul. This must be why he co-sponsored HB 6004 – the “Police Accountability” bill.
It is difficult to ignore the prevalence of encounters between emotionally distressed individuals and police officers in Connecticut that result in death. A review of prior reports prepared concerning the use of deadly force by police reveals a number of these encounters.
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.