Hartford Residents Should be Skeptical About New Rock Cat’s Stadium

By State Rep. Douglas McCrory Mayor Pedro Segarra announced Minor League Baseball is coming to Hartford after the Rock Cat’s have decided to make Hartford their new home. But is this the best option for the Capitol City? Are we dedicating too much of our time and resources to a playground for future millionaire baseball […]

Hartford Residents Should be Skeptical About New Rock Cat’s Stadium

Stop the Mass School Killings, Change How We Raise Our Children

By Glenn Mollette I sold Grit newspapers when I nine years old. It was always a great day when I had sold my last Grit for the week. The profit was five cents per paper. Some weeks I made as much as two dollars!  I lived in a very rural area so bicycling up and […]

Stop the Mass School Killings, Change How We Raise Our Children

Hartford Puerto Rican Set for June 1

HARTFORD — Get ready for the 2014 Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade. The annual event will begin at noon on June 1, starting on Warwarme Avenue in Hartford and continues with a festival that is scheduled to end at 8 p.m. at the Bushnell Pavilion. Festival attendees will have  a wide variety of food, music and […]

Hartford Puerto Rican Set for June 1

Larson Joins Nation in Mourning Death of Maya Angelou

HARTFORD — The nation has lost one of its prized possession: Maya Angelou. Congressman John B. Larson released the following statement Wednesday on the passing of author, poet, actress and teacher Maya Angelou: “Today, the nation lost a literary giant whose impact reached the hearts of millions around the world. Dr. Maya Angelou overcame great adversity […]

Larson Joins Nation in Mourning Death of Maya Angelou

Plan Parenthood to Host Men’s Health Program

06 June 2014

MIDDLETOWN — June 9  to  June 15 will be Men’s Health Week. So Planned Parenthood of Southern New England is highlighting the need for regular checkups — and, if they are sexually active, regular testing for sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV — as a critical part of staying healthy for men of all ages. Men are […]

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CT Healthcare Exchange Launches App

05 June 2014

HARTFORD– After what it deemed a successful initial enrollment period, Access Health CT  has launched the nation’s first mobile application for a state health care exchange. Officials said this mobile app is “another way for consumers to connect and enroll” in the affordable healthcare. It also aims to provide consumers with a new, easy way to […]

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77-Year Old Grandmother to Graduate High School

03 June 2014

By David Medina, Contributor HARTFORD — Betty Ayers spent most of her 77 years raising children. She raised two of her own, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. On June 5, she will get up on the stage at the Bulkeley High School Auditorium and receive the high school diploma she earned as one of […]

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Rep. David Baram Garners Public Funds

02 June 2014

BLOOMFIELD/WINDSOR – State Rep. David Baram, who serves Bloomfield and Windsor, is one of the first eight politicians to receive grant payments for the August primaries and the November election. The State Elections Enforcement Commission announced on Friday that it will make its first public grant payments under the Citizens’ Election Program for the Aug. 12 […]

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State to Hold ‘Step Up’ Business Conference

30 May 2014

WETHERSFIELD  – There is still time for employers to register for the free Step Up conference on June 3 in Bristol. The conference, which  will be in the Oaks Ballroom at the Hilton on located at 42 Century Drive, Bristol, is scheduled to be from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Registration will begin at 7 […]

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Hartford Library to Kick off Reading Program

29 May 2014

HARTFORD — Research shows that low-income students that do not continue educational programming during the summer suffer greater achievement losses, gain more weight, and become less likely to graduate high school than their more affluent peers. In order to fill this critical learning gap, Hartford Public Library’s Summer Learning Program will aim to encourage reading […]

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