Himes reintroduces three education bills

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes

Congressman Jim Himes (D-4th) reintroduced three bills on Thursday designed to help students in Connecticut and across the nation. The Supporting Early Learning Act expands on investments by the Obama administration into early education by establishing the Early Learning Challenge Fund. It would support states in building and strengthening high-quality early learning and development programs. The bill authorizes $350 million … read more

Will Haskell challenges for State Senate, raises nearly $30,000 so far


Will Haskell, a New Canaan resident and Westport native, is running for the Connecticut State Senate seat now held by Republican Toni Boucher. He raised $29,013 from March 1 to 31. Haskell filed his campaign’s first financial disclosure statement with the State Election Enforcement Commission on Monday, April 23. Haskell, a Democrat, believes Hartford badly needs new leadership, he said … read more

Toni Boucher: Tolls more complicated than public is led to believe

State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26) issued a press release today saying proponents gloss over the details when promoting tolls as the answer to Connecticut’s transportation funding issues “In their zeal to bring tolls to our state, legislators are not talking about the cost to plan for and build tolling gantries. They don’t talk about the fact that the federal government … read more

Four governors announce gun safety coalition


Gov. Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut, Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York, and Gov. Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island today (Feb. 22) announced the formation of the new “States for Gun Safety” coalition to combat gun violence. “In the face of repeated federal inaction, the multi-state coalition will enter into a Memorandum of Understanding … read more

Woodcock Nature Center names new executive director

Lenore Eggleston Herbst of Wilton has been named executive director of Woodcock Nature Center. She succeeds Mike Rubbo, who has accepted a teaching position in the Department of Environmental Studies and Science at Pace University. Rubbo will continue with the nature center as science adviser on the newly formed Advisory Committee at Woodcock. Thus far  the committee also includes Dr. … read more

Metro-North on reduced schedule Friday


Metro-North will operate on a reduced weekday schedule today, Jan. 5. Some trains will be combined, while others will be canceled due to the impact of Thursday’s storm and extremely low temperatures. For details, visit http://web.mta.info/supplemental/mnr/mnr_weather_info.html. Rail customers should anticipate delays and use caution when entering and exiting trains, and on platforms and staircases. Metro-North’s Guide to Winter Weather Travel … read more

Jazz performance in Georgetown on Monday

[wide] [/wide] The Zu Zazz String Orkestra will hold a dress rehearsal performance on Monday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m., at the G&B Cultural Center, 49 New Street, Wilton. The rehearsal is open to the public; admission is $5 per person. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit G&B Cultural Center The Zu Zazz quintet performs on vintage string instruments, playing an eclectic … read more

Himes introduces bill to protect consumers from credit data breach

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes

Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) on Thursday introduced the Credit Information Protection Act of 2017, H.R. 3766, in response to a major data breach at Equifax that exposed the personal information of tens of millions of Americans to potential hackers, identity theft, and credit problems. “After the recent breach, millions of people are rightly concerned about having so much of their … read more

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