House Members Debate Marijuana Before Expected Vote

...erratically. “I’ve lived racial profiling,” said State Rep. Juan Candelaria, D-New Haven, testifying against the amendment and arguing that the bill does not prevent officers from stopping anyone driving erratically.  Issues of racial equity were raised repeatedly by legislators testifying in favor of the bill.  “I rise in support of...

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DuBois-Walton Makes Her Case for New Haven Mayor

Karen DuBois-Walton is challenging incumbent New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker in the Democratic primary. She has focused much of her campaign on addressing a significant rise in incidents of homicide and assault with a deadly weapon after a decade of steadily declining crime in New Haven. DuBois-Walton is executive director...

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Long River Local Approved by Old Lyme Zoning

OLD LYME — A new retail food shop slated for the little yellow house at 96 Halls Road received approval from the Zoning Commission on Monday night for a special exception change of use from retail to food service. Long River Local will feature coffee, prepared foods, sandwiches, baked goods...

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Searching For the Undo Button

...tanning on a yacht with her new man. One outlet wrote that she “had been visibly reborn,” her divorce wiping the slate, setting her up for a new life, complete with a new body on display in a bikini.  In one of the many, many articles and personal essays and...

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Lawmakers Sound off on Budget with Bipartisan Support

...Fonfara said. “Our policies are a knee on the neck of the Black community and other underserved communities of our state. We can do better, and we must do better.” Fonfara said that by financing new spending with federal aid rather than taxes, new spending could disappear once federal aid...

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Save the Sound’s Legislative Session Wrap-Up

...to Know Act. However, funding for Department of Energy and Environmental Protection staffing remains low while demands, like preparing for the ‘silver tsunami,’ increase.  Sadly, the appropriations bill appears to have left out the West River in New Haven, a partnership of Save the Sound, Solar Youth, Gather New Haven,...

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Osten Explains Her ‘Yea’ on Marijuana

...last few years, many people in New Haven became sick because someone laced the marijuana with fentanyl. It’s important for us to be able to actually take control of the product that is out there, and it’s not just fentanyl, there’s always going to be another drug that people use...

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Bradley Explain His ‘No’ Vote on Marijuana

...Connecticut Examiner spoke with several legislators to get insight into how they ended up deciding to cast their votes. State Sen. Dennis Bradley, D-Bridgeport, who has made news recently after being charged with five counts of wire fraud related to state campaign funding, voted against the legislation. This interview has...

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Heat, Humidity, Masks Spur School Closures Across Connecticut

...includes building a new elementary school and closing down Jeffrey and Ryerson Elementary Schools, would address the current lack of air conditioning. The project would also expand the air conditioning in Polson Middle School.  Guilford Public Schools also decided to close, according to the school website, after having “HVAC failures...

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Pandemic Launches a Wave of Black-Owned Businesses

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...Yale-New Haven Hospital. When the pandemic hit, the hospital sent her to work with COVID patients, and throwing herself into the business became a way to avoid worrying about whether she or her husband, a corrections officer, were going to die from COVID.  Forbes-Shaw said she didn’t see her parents...

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Can UConn Really Economize? And Social Promotion Wins

...INVESTIGATION STALLED: Almost a year and a half ago, on January 15, 2020, Mubarak Soulemane, a mentally ill New Haven resident, was shot to death by a state trooper in West Haven after threatening people in Norwalk with a knife, hijacking a car, and leading police on a chase along...

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Debating Changes to Connecticut’s Housing and Zoning Laws

On Thursday night, the State Senate approved changes Connecticut’s housing and zoning laws after a lengthy debate, for and against the legislation. Below are a series of voices capturing the spirit of that debate. State Sen. Martin Looney, D-New Haven, argued Connecticut is held back in many ways because of...

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A More Collaborative Approach to Affordable Housing

...noted, “It’s conceivable that more than 70% of New Haven’s land is economically unproductive parking and vacant land.” Our cities have plenty of room to grow and attract good jobs and the middle class. That should be our focus, not directing scarce resources to suburban development. Tim Vilinskis is a...

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CT Examiner Turns Two

...from a parent facing a bullying issue in the schools, and a homeowner on Hartford Ave in Old Lyme who can’t get in and out of her driveway after the installation of new curbing and sidewalks. A few weeks ago, at the New England Newspaper & Press Association’s annual awards,...

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UConn Prez’s Resignation is a Spectacular Embarrassment

...been declining for a decade — maybe that’s why they call it higher education. But police work in Connecticut can be pretty lucrative too, especially in New Haven. While New Haven is always pleading poverty as it wallows in incompetence, the New Haven Register reports that three city police officers...

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