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  • Don't Forget Charter School Successes

    As the troubling story unfolds about the Hartford-based charter network FUSE, attention is rightly centered on problems that demand correction. The issues around hiring practices and ethical behavior need to be addressed urgently and deliberately...
  • Audits: As Amistad Finances Collapsed, State Money Kept Flowing

    Audits: As Amistad Finances Collapsed, State Money Kept Flowing
    When the cash began running out at the nonprofit Amistad America Inc., officials defaulted on bank loans, skimped on bills, borrowed from employees and used state grant money as a temporary loan against other grants, a series of audits released Friday...
  • Audit Museums

    The state's many museums should be audited on a regular basis and it should be mandated. I once visited the old science museum in West Hartford when my children were little. It was expensive to get in and there was not much to see once we got in. With...
  • What Happened To $8 Million For Amistad?

    What Happened To $8 Million For Amistad?
    The schooner Amistad, the replica of the ship that was the scene of a famed slave revolt in 1839, is temporarily back in Connecticut waters. That's an improvement over the situation last summer, when the tall ship's whereabouts were difficult to...
  • Every day Is Talk Like A Pirate Day On The Amistad

    Every day Is Talk Like A Pirate Day On The Amistad
    So first the Amistad goes sailing off to parts unknown and then it returns and refuses to sail to New London’s tall ship festival Sailfest because “The Day of New London” hurt it’s feelings with negative coverage. Huh? Who’...
  • Amistad Has To Change Its Course

    Amistad Has To Change Its Course
    It's been a bad week for a good ship. The head of the nonprofit that operates the Amistad, Connecticut's official flagship and Tall Ship ambassador, notified New London officials that the schooner would not be visiting Sailfest in the Whaling City this...
  • Thumbs Up To Accountability

    It took far longer than it should have, but the Malloy administration is finally putting the brakes on the state's generosity to Amistad America. Thumbs up to that. The governor all but ordered the Amistad to Sailfest, the New London event that the...
  • Thumbs Up On 'Heaven'

    Thumbs up and a kickflip for Heaven, the skate park that is officially opening today in downtown Hartford. The site on the platform over I-84 has long been a haven for young artists and athletes, a place to skateboard and paint graffiti without fear of...
  • FOI Advocate: Malloy Administration Should Push Charter Group On Public Disclosure

     FOI Advocate: Malloy Administration Should Push Charter Group On Public Disclosure
    The president of the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information is blasting an embattled Hartford charter school group for refusing to release information to the public about its taxpayer-funded operations – adding that the Malloy...
  • Charter School Group Refuses To Disclose Financial Terms Of Sharpe's Departure

    Charter School Group Refuses To Disclose Financial Terms Of Sharpe's Departure
    HARTFORD — A charter management group that runs five public schools in Connecticut refused on Wednesday to release financial details involving the abrupt departure this past weekend of its former CEO, Michael M. Sharpe. Family Urban Schools of...
  • Democrats Reap $91,000 From Charter Schools Advocate And His Family

    There may be no better illustration of state Democrats' massive fundraising efforts in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's re-election year than the political donations of Jonathan Sackler and his extended family. A total of $91,000 in donations has rolled into...