Monthly Archives: May 2012

What To Do With Hartford’s Garbage?

The City of Hartford hires a public agency to take its trash and burn it into energy.  But as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, the city council rejected a new contract this week — and it’s unclear what comes next.

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Connecticut Gets Federal Education Reprieve

Connecticut is one of eight states to be granted a waiver from the mandates of the federal No Child Left Behind education law.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, this comes as Governor Dannel Malloy continues to tout his education reform bill that recently passed.

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In Hartford, Roldan and Robles Have To Fight For Legislative Seats

Democrats in the City of Hartford met this week to choose their candidates for state representative.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, two of the district’s five incumbents didn’t get the nod.

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At Debate, Lamont Sums Up Competing Narratives

The two remaining Democratic candidates for Senate held their first one-on-one debate today.  WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports.

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Hartford Council Minority Leader Takes On Segarra

Larry Deutsch is the minority leader from the Working Families Party.

Here’s an email he sent out this morning.  In short, Deutsch wants employees at the top of the city’s pay scale to take a harder hit than those at the bottom when it comes to sharing in the sacrifice of the city’s budget.  Looks like Segarra may do otherwise.

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Trinity College Issues Statement On March Assault

You’ll recall the assault earlier this year of a Trinity College student.  It stirred up a lot of emotion.

Now that the school year is done, Trinity has issued a statement.  It doesn’t say much.  But here it is.

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Malloy On Newton, Rowland

In Bridgeport, Democrats have endorsed Ernest Newton for the state Senate seat he was forced to give up after being convicted of corruption charges. As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, Governor Dannel Malloy refused to endorse anyone in the race — including the man who recently left prison.

Here’s the story. Audio to follow.

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