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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Valley Line: MUSE/IQUE wraps up summer concert season; Los Angeles Childrens Chorus features local youth

    The Valley Line: MUSE/IQUE wraps up summer concert season; Los Angeles Childrens Chorus features local youth
    Oh my gosh, I'm absolutely melting in this extreme hot weather. But what has been worse is the stickiness that has accompanied the heat. I must admit that I am a wimp. When the weather forecasters said that we could be experiencing triple-digit heat...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Amistad Center Receives Prestigious Grant To Support Education Programs

    The Amistad Center for Art & Culture is one of only 12 museums in the nation - and the only one in Connecticut - to receive a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS), as part of the Museum Grants for African American History...
  • Boys and Girls Soccer: Wednesday's Results

    Coginchaug, Old Lyme, and East Hampton. Those were the names some of us threw out as favorites to bring home the Shoreline conference title in girls soccer. Others tossed out Old Saybrook, Portland and Haddam-Killingworth. But if Wednesday was any...
  • Boys and Girls Soccer: Friday's Results

    The season is still young and weeks away from an honest report card, but that doesn't mean we can't begin to form some opinions.  Take Friday.  In the span of a few short hours, we learned a little bit more from just a handful of scores. For example,...
  • 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...
  • 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’...
  • 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...