Sustainable CT and the Town of Your Dreams

A Do-It-Yourself Bike Repair Program in Hartford and West Hartford. An electric vehicle charging station in Essex. COVID-safe farmers markets in Bridgeport and New Haven. Invasive plant management along the Connecticut River. And community gardens, murals, and tree planting in towns and cities across the state.  These are a few...

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Palm: Who Controls the Narrative?

...unaffiliated, deserve the truth. Controlling the narrative is tempting. But passing legislation based on the truth – however distasteful it may sometimes be – is the sworn duty of elected officials. Christine Palm, a Democratic assistant majority leader, is a second-term state representative serving Chester, Deep River, Essex and Haddam....

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Essex Officials Debate Zoning Amendment to Allow for Horses

ESSEX — A local engineer has his eye on buying a Main Street property in Ivoryton to keep two horses, and he’s asking the Essex Planning and Zoning Commission to decide whether horses belong in residential parts of town, or if they should be restricted to rural areas. Thomas Metcalf...

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Irene Haines on Running for East Haddam First Selectman

...first selectman of Essex. I’ve also spoken with State Sen. Cathy Osten about it, because she served as first selectman in Sprague while being a state senator, so a similar position as Norm. What are the accomplishments from your time in the state legislature that you’re most proud of?  As...

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Questions Why the Department of Education Would Mandate Masks

...up in the bloodstream.” And isn’t CO2 considered a pollutant that is furiously being fought by those who are battling climate change and are anti-fossil fuels? If it’s a pollutant of such seriousness, why would the Department of Education mandate children be forced to inhale it? Adrienne Forrest Essex, CT...

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Palm on the ‘Wins and Losses’ of the 2021 Session

...in our wonderful state. And, less than one week out from the end of Session, my colleagues and I are already taking about unfinished business and where to focus our individual and collective energy next year.  State Rep. Christine Palm represents Chester, Deep River, Essex, Haddam in Connecticut General Assembly...

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Needleman Explains His ‘Yea’ on Marijuana

...confident it will pass before the end of the session at midnight.  After a debate that stretched for hours on the Senate floor, Connecticut Examiner spoke with several legislators to get insight into how they ended up deciding to cast their votes. State Sen. Norm Needleman, D-Essex, was one of...

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