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  • Look To Congestion Tolling, Transit To Unblock Highways

    Look To Congestion Tolling, Transit To Unblock Highways
    In 1999, the consultant Michael Gallis said that Connecticut was in danger of becoming an "economic cul-de-sac" because of bottlenecked transportation. Fifteen years later, this oft-repeated phrase appears prophetic. Rail service on the Metro-North line...
  • 10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Race

    Unequal Unemployment: During the Great Recession, unemployment among whites peaked at about 7 percent while unemployment for Hispanics and blacks peaked at more than 17 percent. A Top-10 List Not To Be On: In 2010, the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk...
  • To Improve Patient Care, CT Hospitals Will Ask: Are You A Veteran?

    Connecticut hospitals will be required to ask all patients if they are veterans, under a new state law that takes effect Oct. 1. The law is part of a nationwide effort conceived by the State Veterans Affairs Commissioner Linda Schwartz to make private...
  • Connecticut Should Bar Animal Circuses

    My heart sank when I drove past Long Meadow Elementary School in Middlebury this week. The Cole Bros. Circus, which has been cited for Animal Welfare Act violations, was set up on the school's grounds. Here, at a place where we hope our children will...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Ten Connecticut Students to Receive College Scholarships As Lieberman Scholars

    The Joe Lieberman Connecticut Scholarship Fund announced today that five Connecticut students who are headed to college in the fall will be the second class to receive scholarships from the Fund, which was launched a year ago. In addition, five students...
  • 'Super 100' All-Star Rosters

    NUTMEG ALL-STAR ROSTER (Number, name, position, school) 1 Rafael Dominguez, RB, Sheehan-Wallingford 2 Duane Gary, CB, West Haven 3 Darren Jackson, CB, St. Joseph-Trumbull 4 Deion Lespier, CB, Platt-Meriden 5 Logan Marchi, QB, St. Paul-Bristol 6...
  • Can't Support Petitioning For Pelto

    Can't Support Petitioning For Pelto
    I am an advocate for access to the election ballot. I was a plaintiff in a federal court case where one of the issues was easier access to public financing for third-party candidates. But, I would never sign a petition for someone to get on the ballot...
  • With State Aid, Vineyard Vines To Stay In Stamford, Build New HQ

    Vineyard Vines, the successful Stamford menswear company known for its pink ties with whales on them, is getting millions of state dollars to move across town, where it plans to set up a new headquarters and add hundreds of jobs. The company outgrew...
  • Design Within Reach opens sleek studio in North and Clybourn corridor

    Design Within Reach opens sleek studio in North and Clybourn corridor
    Design Within Reach has taken its Eames chairs and Saarinen tables to a spacious new studio meant to make customers feel right at home. The 17,000-square-foot shop along the North and Clybourn shopping corridor at 755 W. North Ave. had a soft opening...
  • Frontier, AT&T Union Reach Deal, Ending Feud As Hearings Start

    Less than two months ago, the situation was dire between Frontier Communications and the Connecticut union representing 2,200 AT&T workers who would join Frontier after a proposed merger. On May 2, negotiators for the Communications Workers of America,...
  • 19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility

     19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility
    Tensions between Irish immigrants and anti-immigrant nativists nearly exploded into violence during newly elected Connecticut Gov. William T. Minor's May 1855 inaugural parade. A month earlier, Minor and his fellow Know-Nothing Party candidates had...