| Feb 10, 2015
| 8:04 PM
The legislature's higher education committee heard testimony Tuesday for and against a bill that would enable universities and colleges to take into account a faculty member's criminal history before any promotion is given.
The bill is aimed at...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 9:40 AM
February is National Heart month, Why the need for focus on cardiovascular health? According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, "Cardiovascular disease (CVD)—including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure − is the...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 6:46 AM
A black patient hospitalized for chest pain in Connecticut is 20 percent more likely than a white patient to be readmitted within 30 days after discharge. Similarly, a Hispanic patient hospitalized for heart failure is 30 percent more likely to land...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 7:12 PM
AVON — Sharon Gauthier was always the squeaky wheel where she worked.
Gauthier remembers working from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. in a neonatal ICU, and being told she was to report for mandatory overtime from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
"I'm not doing that, that's...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 8:46 AM
FARMINGTON — A 65-year old Wisconsin man was killed at a local business on Wednesday afternoon when a load of steel and aluminum fell on him, officials said.
The man, Neil Hynick, 65, of Schofield, Wis., was a truck driver delivering bundles of...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 7:32 AM
Concerns about the use of shackles on juveniles in court have prompted two lawmakers, Rep. Bruce Morris of Norwalk and Rep. Toni Walker of New Haven, to introduce legislation to limit the use of restraints.
The proposals are in response to advocates'...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 4:51 AM
For years, attempts to require the University of Connecticut Foundation to be more open about how it raises and spends millions of dollars each year have fizzled in the legislature.
But this year, new efforts to shed more light on the foundation's...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 7:18 PM
HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy cut the executive branch budget by another $24.6 million Friday in an attempt to wrestle down the state budget deficit that has ballooned in recent weeks.
With expected cuts by the legislative and judicial branches,...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 12:50 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy cut the executive branch budget by another $24.6 million Friday in an attempt to wrestle down the state budget deficit that has ballooned in recent weeks.
With expected cuts by the legislative and judicial branches, the total...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Cruising from one end of the CTfastrak busway to the other aboard bus 4401 Tuesday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy predicted that central Connecticut commuters will embrace the new transit system after it opens March 28.
Malloy, who has a fair amount of his...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:44 PM
MANCHESTER — The CTfastrak busway runs from Hartford to New Britain, but it's not just a "west of the river" service, state Transportation Commissioner James Redeker told an audience of Manchester-region business owners Thursday.