Can UConn Really Economize? And Social Promotion Wins

...state’s attorney in Middletown, Michael Gailor, has been investigating the case and has taken too long to complete and publish his report. Public confidence in the police requires much quicker accountability. Governor Lamont should see to it. —– Chris Powell is a columnist for the Journal Inquirer in Manchester, Connecticut....

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Schools Across the Region Outline Varying Ideas for Spending Federal Dollars

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...April 7 meeting, the region’s board of education approved a contract of no more than $30,000 with Vinal Technical School in Middletown to build a classroom at Mile Creek Elementary School in the form of a 15 foot by 30 foot gazebo. The Vinal Technical School students will construct and...

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Middletown Offers Tax Help for Historic Renovations

MIDDLETOWN —  Soon Middletown property owners willing to complete at least $15,000 of restoration work on a historic structure could qualify for up to 10 years of full or partial property tax abatements.  The Middletown Common Council last week voted unanimously to approve the program. Middletown Director of Planning, Conservation...

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Middletown Moves Forward with Plan to Redevelop Waterfront Parcels

The Middletown Common Council voted unanimously on Monday night to purchase four properties as part of its long-term plan to develop the waterfront.  The purchases, which are valued at $2.55 million, are part of a larger $55 million bonded project to develop properties and improve public infrastructure in Middletown’s downtown...

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Legislators and Healthcare Providers Debate COVID Liability

...law, would allow lawsuits to be filed against nursing homes for incidents during the last year. State Senator Matt Lesser, D-Middletown, who supports the legislation, praised the governor for not extending immunity, but said the he disagreed with the grant of immunity from the start. “I think that it was...

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Legislators Debate Three Proposals for Healthcare

...protect jobs in the state. Susan Halpin, a lobbyist for the Connecticut Association of Health Plans, which represents the insurance industry, echoed this.  “[The public option] puts us out of business, if you take it down to its full conclusion,” said Halpin.  Concerns State Sen. Matt Lesser, D-Middletown, co-chair of...

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Groton City Mayor Keith Hedrick Makes his Case for a 3rd Term

...talks about the fact that he was the youngest legislator, the youngest African-American legislator, that he would be the first Latino mayor. The mayor of Middletown is 27, and if Aundré gets elected he’ll be 26, so then he’d be the youngest mayor in the state. To me, this is...

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Parties Split on Elections Legislation

...to move backward.”  State Sen. Matt Lesser, D-Middletown, said he thinks these measures will be important for people who can’t get to the polls on election day — individuals who work multiple jobs, for instance.  But allowing for early voting and no-excuse ballots would require a statewide referendum and an...

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