Stamford is the fastest developing city in Connecticut, but some are concerned its becoming too dangerous for pedestrians. Three pedestrians have been killed by cars in recent months. City planners and advocates were out on Wednesday to gather ideas on how to make the city’s streets safer.
Connecticut’s Education Commissioner has informed Governor Dannel Malloy that he won’t serve a second term should the governor win re-election. Commissioner Stefan Pryor was in charge of implementing the Democratic governor's education reform agenda.
Pryor came under fire from teachers and parents for overseeing that agenda. It included efforts to implement the Common Core education standards, new teacher evaluations guidelines, a program for failing schools, and other changes.
In Connecticut's statewide Republican primary last week, just 20 percent of eligible voters in Connecticut showed up at the polls. The overall low turnout raises some questions about what could be done differently.
In this year’s Connecticut governor’s race, the two major parties appear to be heavily focused on the state’s cities. Both Republican Tom Foley and incumbent Democrat Dannel Malloy have made several campaign stops in Bridgeport since Foley won the GOP primary last Tuesday.
It was after a recount in Bridgeport four years ago, that Malloy defeated Foley by a narrow margin of 6,404 votes. This time the Republican businessman from Greenwich appears to working hard to prevent that. But while campaigning on the East Side of Bridgeport on Friday Foley denied that was the case.