If you’re in your back yard or going for a hike in the woods this weekend, you might not pay that much attention to some of the plants you see. But some of those weeds could be delicious. WSHU’s Craig LeMoult went for a hike in Greenwich with Michelle Spinei and Steve Conaway of the Greenwich Land Trust, both of whom are devoted foragers.
One of two Republican candidates for Connecticut governor, state Senator John McKinney, is calling for a partial elimination of the state's personal income tax. McKinney said on Thursday that the plan would eliminate the tax on those earning $75,000 or less, beginning in 2017.
Connecticut has struggled for years to cut its amount of trash by increasing recycling. It turns out food waste and other organics account for the single biggest category of trash and about a third of the waste stream. Finding new ways to deal with food waste has been a slow go – but that might be changing.
(Read Jan Ellen Spiegel's story in the Connecticut Mirror on the the composting pilot here).
The national initiative Strive Together is gaining some attention in the region. Strive Together is a non-profit that comes into cities and creates collaborations between municipalities and community organizations to help children.
The city of Norwalk recently joined Waterbury and 47 other cities around the country who have signed on to the initiative. Each city has a main objective whether it's educational or health related. In Waterbury, the focus is on literacy.