The equipment purchases were supported by local leaders, but some residents wondered if the federal funding could be put to better use.
Events honoring Juneteenth, marking the end of enslavement in the United States, extend throughout the month of June.
The federal COVID relief money flowing into municipalities such as Colchester can bring with it an increased level of scrutiny.
The state’s Municipal Accountability Review Board will have more power to control West Haven’s budgets, its purchasing department and more.
The retiring head of the Capitol Region Council of Governments talks about the potential of regionalism with CT Mirror’s Tom Condon.
Beach access is protected by the First Amendment, but that doesn’t include parking. So towns jacked up the cost for nonresidents to park.
Connecticut towns would receive about $2.85 billion in statutory formula grants in the upcoming fiscal year under Gov. Ned Lamont’s plan.
Connecticut’s planning regions, or councils of government, could soon become “county equivalents” for data-collection purposes.
One postwar planning mistake was situating highways so they blocked cities from their waterfronts, as happened in Hartford and Middletown.
The bill gives towns the option of merging services regardless of whether local charters appear to block such a move.
The motor vehicle tax bill died in committee but could be revived; Property tax cap passed on party lines.
The federal tax incentive draws private investment to distressed neighborhoods, but there are problems with the program.
Regionalizing services could bring big cost savings, but Connecticut has historically maintained obstacles to greater cooperation between municipalities.
A program that helps connect parents with jobs and skill-building is helping revitalize a historic mill town.
COVID-19 has worsened already stark racial disparities in Connecticut. Inclusive growth could help ease them.