- HEARING ON STORM RESPONSE HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Representatives from Connecticut’s two major electric utilities say trees continue to wreak havoc on power lines, despite years of tree-trimming and tree-removal efforts. Eversource Energy and United Illuminating Co. officials appeared Wednesday before the General Assembly’s Energy and Technology Committee for a hearing on the utilities’ response to last month’s damaging rain and windstorm. The hearing was requested by Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff of Norwalk and Sen. More »
- FULL STEAM AHEAD Plans are moving ahead for Norwich’s two newest magnet schools. Prinicipals from the Kelly Middle School and the Teachers Memorial Sixth Grade Academy updated the city’s school board last night on the plan to have both schools convert to magnet school curiculums by next September. Budgets have been finalized for both facilities, and now numerous meetings are planned regarding curiculum, staffing, and student recruitment. Superintendent Abby Dolliver says existing staff are now determining where they’ll fit in in the new arrangement. More »
- QUICK WORK BY SENATE HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – It took the Connecticut Senate just about two minutes to make some fixes to the recently passed bipartisan budget. The Senate voted 34-0 on Tuesday in favor of the bill, which, among other things, makes various changes to a tax on hospitals that provides the state and hospitals with key federal reimbursement funds. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy had urged the fix, arguing the original language risked up to $1 billion in federal revenue the state is expecting. More »
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