A Chat With Transportation Commissioner Joe Guilietti

...discounted 30-trip ticket have been discussed previously. Rail and signal enhancements on the diesel-only Waterbury branch line will mean expanded service but not new cars, at least not yet.  The CDOT request to the tiny rail car industry for new cars proposals brought a dismal response but the agency is...

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Car Thefts are the Least Part of Scandal in Juvenile Justice

...made to serve the public? * * * YALE RESCUES NEW HAVEN: Yale University, whose ownership of so much property in New Haven takes much of it off the city’s property tax rolls, has a new six-year deal with the city. The university will increase its annual voluntary payment to...

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Medical Community Encourages Child Vaccinations for COVID

...5 and 11 have received at least one vaccine — a number amounting to about 13 percent of the children in that age group in the state.  Dr. Tom Balcezak, Chief Clinical Officer at Yale-New Haven Health, said in a Thursday press conference that children have exhibited minimal side effects...

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Tell the Cities to ‘Think Big’? They Did and Only Got Poorer

...has grown more concentrated. New Haven opened its Coliseum downtown in 1972 and then, acknowledging its failure to revitalize the city, tore it down in 2007. The Connecticut Tennis Center was opened in New Haven in 1991 but the idea of revitalization via tennis tournaments was another failure. This year...

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‘That’s a Wrap’ — 2021 Election Coverage

...Cindi Preble said was unusually high. NEW HAVEN — Three hours after polls opened at East Rock Community Magnet School in New Haven, less than 75 people had cast their ballots. “By this time last year, we had a couple of hundred people,” said Stephanie Ranks, assistant registrar. “At 6...

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Lessons of Geese and Men in a Morning Field

...at the end of the day (CT Examiner) Chasko is on the board of directors of the Connecticut Waterfowl Association, which offers a mentoring program he created to get newcomers, and especially younger people, involved in bird hunting.  The program is designed not only to pass on the tradition to...

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Matt Lesser Makes His Case for Secretary of the State

...Hamden, State Rep. Hilda Santiago of Meriden, and New Haven Alder Darryl Brackeen Jr., have also formed exploratory committees.  In 2018, Merrill won reelection with 55.9 percent of the vote to her Republican opponent’s 42.5 percent. A Republican has not served as Secretary of the State since 1995. But this...

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Enjoying Vermont By Train

...about noontime each day.  It also stops in Bridgeport and New Haven before heading up the Connecticut River Valley to Vermont stops in Brattleboro, Windsor, Montpelier, Waterbury (Stowe) and Essex Junction (Burlington), to name but a few. It’s not the fastest run (Stamford to Essex Junction is 8 hours), but...

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‘Two Connecticuts Lament’ Misdiagnoses the Problem

...daily murders in Hartford, New Haven, and Bridgeport; the increasingly arrogant crimes of juveniles who have realized that society has lost the nerve to discipline them — there really is no relevant policy response at all. Upper Connecticut is oblivious to Lower Connecticut and crowns its obliviousness with virtue, the...

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David Spencer Pitches Beaujolais

...waste, and also a lack of diversity of grapes, people, wine, varietals and styles.” It’s a philosophy that also shapes the way that, for example, The Wine Thief in New Haven and Madison sells wine, which Spencer acknowledges, but he says he takes it to the level where “it’s all...

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