Connecticut ranks fifth in the percentage of the population with vaccinations. Still, racial disparities in the rollout remain.
In the wake of yet another mass shooting, Blumenthal says, ‘This time feels different.”
Waterbury Police Chief Fernando Spagnolo said Connecticut’s gun safety measures are working but federal action is needed.
As COVID cases continue to increase, Hartford joins other school districts in changing learning models
Some of the biggest school districts in the state are adjusting their in-person learning plans as COVID-19 cases have spiked.
Is Connecticut’s outdated recycling system in line for an overhaul?
Connecticut’s systems, regulations and policies supporting recycling are decades old, and the materials coming from recyclers now have limited value as commodities. It is at a loss, both economically and environmentally, as well as far behind its neighbors in making its recycling systems more responsive to the times.
Building better cities, one cleanup at a time
Once engines of Connecticut’s prosperity, the state’s former factories have long been massive liabilities for struggling cities. Connecticut has found a path to get these sites back into use, and it’s fueled with taxpayer money.
Cities left to deal with the shells of industry
One key to a better future for Connecticut’s cities could lie beneath the ugly scars from its industrial past, but the state the state doesn’t track number of jobs created or taxes generated after cleanup or even keep an inventory of its brownfield sites.
CT opioid lawsuits advancing in face of settlement effort
WASHINGTON — Nearly two dozen Connecticut cities and towns are scheduled to soon confront Purdue Phama and other opioid makers in court over what they say are the pharmaceuticals’ deceptive practices. Meanwhile, there is an effort by a federal judge in Ohio to negotiate a massive settlement for the hundreds of federal lawsuits across the nation targeting the opioid makers for their marketing practices.
CCM tries to increase fall campaigns’ focus on urban poverty
Connecticut’s urban centers are shackled by unemployment, homelessness and other poverty indicators that dwarf those of surrounding suburbs, the state’s chief municipal lobbying group wrote Monday in a bulletin to state legislative candidates.
Malloy chats with LePage: ‘He didn’t challenge me to a duel’
A conference of New England governors and eastern Canadian premiers became the awkward venue Monday for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to present incarceration statistics that he says contradict Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s assertions that his state’s heroin crisis is the fault of out-of-state minorities.
Malloy: Maine’s LePage ‘sounds racist’ on minorities, heroin
WATERBURY — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday that Maine Gov. Paul LePage “sounds like a racist” when suggesting his state’s heroin epidemic largely is the fault of outsiders, specifically blacks and Hispanics from places like “Waterbury, Conn., the Bronx and Brooklyn.”
In Waterbury, Donald J. Trump mocks going ‘presidential’
WATERBURY – One thing was clear Saturday: Donald J. Trump didn’t come to the Center of the Universe, this city’s defiant if ironic slogan, to pivot or go soft. He says it’s still him against Crooked Hillary Clinton, Lyin’ Ted Cruz, a dishonest media and a rigged political system.
Tenet plans to acquire St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury
St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury announced plans Tuesday to be acquired by Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corporation, a national for-profit hospital chain that’s already in the process of purchasing hospitals in Bristol, Vernon, Manchester and Waterbury.
DSS system woes burden CT’s senior centers, aging agencies
People who work in senior centers, town social service offices and senior housing complexes say the state Department of Social Services’ new system has led to elderly residents losing benefits, low-income clients having to pay out-of-pocket for medication, and more of their own time devoted to trying to fix problems caused by the new system.