A teenaged boy charged with stabbing a fellow high school student to death on the day of their junior prom is being held in a hospital under psychiatric evaluation where he will likely remain for two weeks, one of his attorneys said Saturday.
The name of the 16-year-old suspect was not officially released.
Some Connecticut residents concerned about social justice issues were at the state Capitol in Hartford to learn about how to lobby their lawmakers. The activists are concerned about several bills being considered in the legislature this year.
Black-owned businesses are one of the fastest growing segments of the nation's economy. In Connecticut, economists paint a different picture. Small businesses owned by black people account for little more than 4% of all small enterprises, while black people make up 12% percent of the population. Many struggle to get established and compete in the state's economy. But some towns with significant African American populations are trying to change that.
The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has given final approval to a program to convert 280,000 homes and businesses to natural gas heat over the next 10 years.
It’s part of the state’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy to lower costs and pollution by taking advantage of natural gas.
Natural gas is cleaner than other fossil fuels and cheaper at the moment due to increased production in North America. But the big question is how to get people to make the financial investment to switch.