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  • Pryor Helped Set Education Reform On Right Track

    Pryor Helped Set Education Reform On Right Track
    When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was elected four years ago, Connecticut had the worst achievement gap between poor minority students and suburban white students in the country. In addition, overall test scores were flat, and the state was consistently...
  • Editorial: As Amistad Foundered, State Had No Clue

    Editorial: As Amistad Foundered, State Had No Clue
    For those who believe the state gives away money to organizations with little oversight, an unquestioning attitude and scant due diligence, look no further than Connecticut's bumbling actions regarding the tall ship Amistad. The Freedom Schooner Amistad...
  • Cisneros Media Targets U.S. Auds with 'Trapped on a Telenovela' Comedy

    Cisneros Media is the latest Latin American media heavyweight to target the U.S. market, setting a deal to develop an English-language comedy "American Girl Trapped on a Telenovela" with gameshow vet Jeff Sutphen. "Trapped on a Telenovela" centers on...
  • Watch Robin Williams' Oscars speech; Affleck, Damon pay tribute

    Watch Robin Williams' Oscars speech; Affleck, Damon pay tribute
    Robin Williams' emotional Oscars speech recalls an actor at the top of his game. The comedian, who was found dead Monday after an apparent suicide by hanging, won the 1998 Academy Award for supporting actor for his role as mourning psychology teacher...
  • No Names In Amistad Story?

    The Page 1 story "Audits Find Fiscal Lapses" [Aug. 9] on the fiscal mismanagement of Amistad America Inc. is important. It delivers several facts: significant evidence of inept or misuse of generous state funding for an emblematic Connecticut tourist...
  • 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...
  • Extraordinary Life: A Litigator With A Gift For Mediation

     Extraordinary Life: A Litigator With A Gift For Mediation
    Palmer McGee was a soft spoken, white-shoe lawyer with an innate sense of fairness and compassion. He embodied paradox: a West Point graduate who actively opposed the war in Vietnam; a Republican who ran for the U.S. Senate on a peace ticket. He...
  • 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...
  • 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’...
  • 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...