Solving the government voucher crisis for affordable housing

The Connecticut housing crisis is affecting people in all corners of the state in a variety of circumstances. But nowhere is the situation more serious than for low-income workers who are being priced out by a rising market. Even in nominally affordable cities, there is simply a lack of supply. But the problem goes far … Read more

Traffic safety program helps curb accidents in East Hartford

EAST HARTFORD — In response to a spike in fatal accidents and complaints of reckless driving, local police focused on motor vehicle stops this past spring and summer. Between April 1 and August 31, the Safe Streets Traffic Initiative showed promising results, with no fatal accidents compared to three for the same period last year, … Read more

Stamford’s schools are getting new sidewalks. Here’s why.

STAMFORD – Springdale Elementary School will soon be getting new sidewalks. The safety upgrade is part of a citywide initiative first announced by Mayor Caroline Simmons in March. Since then, creating safer pavements around all of Stamford’s schools has become a top priority, she told Education Committee members at a recent meeting. Since she became … Read more

Ridgefield Schools Hire Safety Director for $110,000 a Year

RIDGEFIELD – Local public schools are hiring nine school safety officers and intend to create a new position of safety director as part of a year-long study of school safety. The school system is shifting from a model security officer to a model school security officer, and Superintendent Susie Da Silva has proposed the new … Read more

Will Ganim’s rivals overcome his fundraising advantage?

BRIDGEPORT — As rivals step forward to challenge his re-election bid, Mayor Joe Ganim has a $176,265 head start in raising campaign funds heading into the 2023 contest. But its latest financial report, filed with the state in early October, is also representative of the difficulties the incumbent and his opponents face identifying sources of … Read more

Stamford’s schools are getting new sidewalks. Here’s why.

STAMFORD – Springdale Elementary School will soon be getting new sidewalks. The safety upgrade is part of a citywide initiative first announced by Mayor Caroline Simmons in March. Since then, creating safer pavements around all of Stamford’s schools has become a top priority, she told Education Committee members at a recent meeting. Since she became … Read more

Solving the government voucher crisis for affordable housing

The Connecticut housing crisis is affecting people in all corners of the state in a variety of circumstances. But nowhere is the situation more serious than for low-income workers who are being priced out by a rising market. Even in nominally affordable cities, there is simply a lack of supply. But the problem goes far … Read more

What you should know about the 2023 WNBA schedule

Though opening weekend for the 2023 WNBA season is still six months away, it’s not too early to start gearing up for the league’s 27th season. The 12 teams will be back in action beginning May 19th and will conclude the regular season on September 10th. Let’s look at what’s changing with next season’s WNBA … Read more