U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and Congressman Chris Himes say they support President Barack Obama's plan to draw down troops in Afghanistan. Both say it's important to leave some troops there for the time being.
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.
Memorial Day is the unofficial start of beach season. It’s also a critical time for nesting water birds in the region. Environmentalists are asking beach-goers to protect the birds by keeping their distance.
During his nomination speech yesterday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo mentioned Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone very briefly before moving to heap praise on his choice for lieutenant governor, former upstate congresswoman Kathy Hochul.
Bellone was often mentioned as a possibly lieutenant governor but a lot of things stood in the way, not the least of which was that Bellone wasn’t interested.