Department of Economic and Community Development http://wshu.org en 175 years after Amistad revolt, non-profit struggles to carry on story http://wshu.org/post/175-years-after-amistad-revolt-non-profit-struggles-carry-story <p></p><p>A hundred and seventy five years ago Wednesday, 49 African men and four children who had been sold into the slave trade, revolted on board the schooner <a href="http://amistadvoyages.org/thestory.html">La Amistad</a>. The ship ultimately made it to Connecticut, where today, a non-profit with a state-funded replica of the ship is struggling to carry on the story.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:18:44 +0000 Craig LeMoult 20043 at http://wshu.org 175 years after Amistad revolt, non-profit struggles to carry on story Bill allowing UTC to use $500 million in state tax credits makes it through the Conn legislature http://wshu.org/post/bill-allowing-utc-use-500-million-state-tax-credits-makes-it-through-conn-legislature <p>The Connecticut Senate has approved a bill that would allow United Technologies Corporation to use $500 million in state tax credits to upgrade and expand its facilities in the state. The bill passed by a vote of 34 to 2 on Thursday.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:09:31 +0000 Ebong Udoma 16386 at http://wshu.org Pitney Bowes receives millions in state funds to stay in Conn. http://wshu.org/post/pitney-bowes-receives-millions-state-funds-stay-conn <p>The state of Connecticut is giving the Stamford-based office technology company <a href="http://www.pb.com/">Pitney Bowes</a> $10 million in forgivable loans and $17 million additional in loans, grants and tax credits, in order to keep the company in the state. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:00:59 +0000 Craig LeMoult 8706 at http://wshu.org