A number of projects are underway to solve the food waste problem, which many say is the linchpin to Connecticut’s waste disposal crisis.
One postwar planning mistake was situating highways so they blocked cities from their waterfronts, as happened in Hartford and Middletown.
State officials said the rate at which the coronavirus is spreading seems to be slowing down.
Emergency department physicians across the state are using more non-opioid treatments for conditions that historically have required powerful opioids for pain management, as they try to play a lead role in the overdose epidemic that kills on average 115 Americans every day. This change, coupled with other efforts, has resulted in a significant decrease in opioids ordered at emergency departments in at least two hospitals, Norwalk and Middlesex, from 2016 to 2017.
WASHINGTON — Middletown Mayor Dan Drew said Tuesday he has decided against running for Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s congressional seat.
About a year after cruel, ongoing abuse of a Whiting Forensic patient was revealed, the legislature’s Public Health Committee has reported out three bills aimed at reforming the state’s only maximum-security psychiatric facility by increasing transparency and oversight.
It’s a “minimalist” plan to solve one of Connecticut’s enduring traffic oddities — two traffic lights that suddenly appear on what is otherwise a limited access highway through Middletown. But the planning still will take another four years.
Though we want to think it is so, the recent death of 7-month-old Aaden Moreno at the hands of his father was not a rare event, but an all-too-common outcome of a child custody case. The child’s mother had sought a protective order based on the father’s history of abuse and threats against the mother and child. There is now a substantial body of scientific research that would make family court judges’ jobs easier, but our children will not be protected until we rely on domestic violence experts instead of general practitioners and integrate this important research into the standard court practices. The Safe Child Act is an evidence-based approach requiring that the health and safety of children must be the first priority in all custody and visitation decisions.