West Haven http://wshu.org en Connecticut ranks last for school breakfasts; economics play a role http://wshu.org/post/connecticut-ranks-last-school-breakfasts-economics-play-role <p>For the last eight years, Connecticut has ranked last in the nation when it comes to number of schools offering breakfast to students. In the last national report in 2012, less than half of students who received free and reduced lunches in Connecticut ate breakfast at school. There’s a clear economic divide between the schools where breakfast is offered and where it isn’t. The state’s larger, lower-income cities generally offer it, and many of the smaller, wealthier communities do not. Tue, 27 May 2014 14:44:50 +0000 Craig LeMoult 18062 at http://wshu.org Connecticut ranks last for school breakfasts; economics play a role Murphy pushes Long Island Sound funding bill http://wshu.org/post/murphy-pushes-long-island-sound-funding-bill <p>U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut visited a beach in West Haven today to talk about efforts to continue restoration of Long Island Sound. Murphy is pushing for passage of the Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:17:09 +0000 Craig LeMoult 15696 at http://wshu.org Murphy pushes Long Island Sound funding bill Despite storms, few coastal homeowners are open to buyouts http://wshu.org/post/despite-storms-few-coastal-homeowners-are-open-buyouts <p>As Connecticut continues to rebuild its shoreline after two years of tropical-style storms, the idea that some parts of the coast should not have homes on them is gaining more and more traction with federal and state officials. But local officials and homeowners – not so much. &nbsp;&nbsp;As the <a href="http://www.ctmirror.org/story/2013/09/10/despite-storms-few-coastal-homeowners-are-open-buyouts">CT Mirror’s </a>Jan Ellen Spiegel reports, two home buyout programs have had few takers.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:07:06 +0000 Jan Ellen Spiegel 5343 at http://wshu.org Despite storms, few coastal homeowners are open to buyouts