Trinity College Taps Katie Couric for 2014 Commencement

HARTFORD – Katie Couric, the host of Katie, a daily syndicated daytime talk show, and Yahoo News global anchor will be the featured speaker at Trinity’s 188th Commencement on May 18. An award-winning journalist and TV personality, Couric is also a devoted cancer research advocate, documentary film producer and author of The Best Advice I Ever […]

Trinity College Taps Katie Couric for 2014 Commencement

Christians Celebrate the Hope we have in the Easter Message.

By Glenn Mollette Unfortunately, millions of Americans are faintly holding on. They are holding on to the instilled American dream they saw in grandpa or even mom and dad. It’s about the attainable dream of living securely with a job, a house, a car and trips to the grocery store. Don’t forget a trip to […]

Christians Celebrate the Hope we have in the Easter Message.

Author and Activist Kevin Powell to Keynote Luncheon

HARTFORD — Author and activist Kevin Powell will be the guest speaker at Passing the Torch Luncheon: Faith vs. Fear event at Central Connecticut State University on May 17. The Brooklyn native is one of the most acclaimed political, cultural, literary, and hip-hop voices in America today. He was born and raised by a single mother […]

Author and Activist Kevin Powell to Keynote Luncheon

Choose One America: Obamacare or Reparations

By Ann-Marie Adams With only one day left to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, opponents are still removing logic and common sense from arguments that tout the ACA as unsound. Basically, they don’t want to subsidize insurance premiums for Americans on the government exchange. This debate, seen as another attempt to gut the […]

Choose One America: Obamacare or Reparations

CT Reports Final Tally for Obamacare Enrollees

18 April 2014

HARTFORD — The final tally is in for the number of enrollees under the Affordable Care Act through Connecticut’s website. According to Access Health CT officials, 208,301 people enrolled in under the ACA or Obamacare between Oct. 1 2013 and March 31, 2014. State officials report that of the total amount,  78,713 have enrolled in a […]

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State Selects ‘Dream Team’ for Common Core Program

17 April 2014

HARTFORD — In an effort to help implement the state’s Common Core State Standards, the State Department of Education on Tuesday announced that 97 teachers from 86 schools across Connecticut will participate in its TeachFest Connecticut, an intensive professional learning session on the new educational standards for schools. In this program, teachers are expected to develop […]

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Eighth Annual Samba Fest at Hartford Riverfront

16 April 2014

HARTFORD – Brazilian and Connecticut artists join forces with Trinity College students at the eighth annual Samba Fest on May 3 at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza. The event, which will happen rain or shine at 300 Columbus Blvd. is free.  “The Samba Fest brings together thousands of people from the Greater Hartford region to celebrate many different […]

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Marijuana Center Now Available in Hartford

03 April 2014

HARTFORD – Hartford now has its own Medical Marijuana Program. Arrow Alternative Care, Inc has been authorized by the state’s Department of Consumer Protection to  legally dispense Connecticut-produced marijuana products to seriously ill patients, Commissioner William M. Rubenstein said. He announced the list of names and locations of the first six dispensary facilities on Thursday Patients must have been […]

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Hartford Police Arrest West Hartford Man for Rape

02 April 2014

HARTFORD —  A West Hartford man was arrested for sexual assault after luring a woman to a mutual assistance agency under pretense of helping her with citizenship, police said. Hartford Police arrested Le Nghi, 56, of 46 Brace Road, West Hartford on Friday for first degree sexual assault and second-degree unlawful restraints. Police said Nghi allegedly […]

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White House to Honor Two Local Champs

01 April 2014

WASHINGTON — The White House on April 3 will honor two Connecticut residents for their grassroots effort to help reduce gun violence. Sarah Clements, Founder and Chairwoman, Jr. Newtown Action Alliance and Mark Barden, Director of Advocacy, Sandy Hook Promise in Newtown, CT are among nine grassroots leaders from around the country. Clements is a senior at Newtown High School in […]

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