A recovery program that helps parents with substance use disorders get treated in the home is expanding to 500 new families in Connecticut. The state-run Family-Based Recovery program is the first in the nation to use more than $11 million in private funding and will expand from helping parents with kids younger than 3, to helping parents with kids younger than 6.
On Wednesday Connecticut lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to approve a $220 million agreement to keep the headquarters of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in the state until 2032. The agreement also calls for the production of a new line of heavy cargo helicopters for the U.S. military at Sikorsky’s Stratford plant.
A growing number of community colleges in Connecticut are opening food pantries to serve not only their students, but also part-time faculty. Tunxis and Middlesex Community Colleges have both just launched pantries.
State Rep. John Shaban, the Republican challenger in Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District, says he has a plan to keep more federal tax dollars in Connecticut. Shaban made the announcement in front of Bridgeport City Hall on Tuesday.