Wave of Teaching Hires Challenges Connecticut’s Job Market

...social workers and psychologists through outside agencies. Norwich schools are hiring 15 specialists, 35 summer school teachers and 14 paraeducators. But there’s a catch — many of these positions may last just one or two years.  The federal government has sent a wave of funding to local schools across the...

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What about Regulating Connecticut’s Internet Broadband

...way of ensuring the best education and economic and health outcomes for families in Waterbury, Norwich, New London, at a likely cost of pennies on the dollar compared to the outcomes of disconnection. That said, if the idea, in part, is to raise everyone’s rates to fund broadband internet for...

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Wage Freeze an ‘Enormous Financial Sacrifice’

...1% have seen their wealth multiply greatly off of the backs of working people. To claim this isn’t a financial sacrifice to these workers comes from a place of privilege I hope to never understand. William “Dan” Stebbins Norwich, CT Stebbins works for the Norwich Department of Social Services, AFSCME Local 714...

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Connecticut Offers Grants to Schools for Emergency Communications

...— Ansonia, Bridgeport, Danbury, Derby, East Hartford, Hartford, Manchester, Meriden, New Britain, New Haven, New London, Norwalk, Norwich, Stamford, Waterbury and Windham.  Scoville said grants would also be available to childcare and daycare centers that have experienced verbal and physical threats, or belong to a community that has experienced threats...

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State Officials Switch Gears, Ask for Halt to Water Shutoffs

...into payment plans Aquarion provides water to about 700,000 people in 57 cities and towns in Connecticut ranging from some of the state’s wealthiest towns – including Greenwich, New Canaan and Darien – to some of its most distressed, including Bridgeport and Norwich. In mid-January, the company began mailing notices...

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Opioid Bill Pairs Doctors and Recovering Addicts in Push Statewide

...finding a safe place to stay.  The CARES program also has strong connections with local police officers, firefighters and health care providers, and Alliance operates a food pantry and has connections with a homeless hospitality center in Norwich.  For individuals who don’t want to stop taking opiods, they offer strategies...

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Tourism Grants Announced for Eastern Connecticut

...to Norwich.” The campaign is a partnership between the City of Norwich and the Norwich Community Development Corporation. Nystrom said that the campaign would highlight local landmarks — the Benedict Arnold walking tour, the mansions of the so-called Millionaire’s Triangle, and the area’s history with the Mohegan nation. At the...

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White Privilege is No Rapunzel

...are so ingrained in culture they’re easily weaponized. Let’s holster the cell phones and focus on real victims, the countless laid low by diseases, cruelty, climate change, famine and war. White privilege is no Rapunzel. Scott Deshefy is two-time Green Party congressional candidate and a columnist for the Norwich Bulletin...

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Vincent Marks Gains in Norwich Redevelopment

...Norwich Community Development Corporation, who led CT Examiner on a tour of downtown Norwich on Tuesday afternoon. The corporation was founded in 1963 as a nonprofit economic development partner to help local government foster private investment in the city. Vincent has an office in Foundry 66, a building which houses...

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The Election Blow by Blow for Southeast Connecticut

...slows down. By noon, Norwich had exceeded the total voter turnout for the 2018 election, said Osten.  Kevin Saythany, vice chairman of the Norwich Democratic Town Committee and member of the Norwich Board of Education, was holding signs for the Democratic candidates, including Osten. Saythany said he wanted to thank voters...

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Door to Door with Senate Candidates for Southeast Connecticut

...approach. In Norwich, Osten focused her efforts on houses with registered Democrats. Weir knocked on doors of registered voters regardless of party.  State Sen. Cathy Osten knocks on doors in Norwich (CT Examiner/Elizabeth) Asked whether she feels safe interacting in-person with strangers as cases rise across the state, Osten contested...

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Help Navigating Medicare Open Enrollment

...will be happening to your current Medicare Plan from your provider. “This is a very important letter to read and understand,” says Laura Crews, director of benefits access at Senior Resources Agency on Aging based in Norwich.  “It’s going to explain the changes your current drug plan will be undertaking....

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