New Commuter Action Group Creates Portal for Metro-North Riders in 'Revolt'

01/30/14

New Commuter Action Group Creates Portal for Metro-North Riders in 'Revolt'

“Metro-North commuters are in revolt.” That is the warning issued from Jim Cameron, former chairman of the Connecticut Rail Commuter Council, longtime commuter and advocate for commuters throughout the region.

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Child Sex Trafficking Forum Highlights Problem Issue in Connecticut

01/30/14

Child Sex Trafficking Forum Highlights Problem Issue in Connecticut

The issue of sex trafficking involving children is a significant enough problem in Connecticut that the state Department of Children and Families has an anti-trafficking resspone team and hosted a forum on the issue Wednesday at the Connecticut Convention Center. January is human trafficking awareness month.

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Connecticut Housing Permits Drop in 2013; December the Difference

01/29/14

Connecticut Housing Permits Drop in 2013; December the Difference

The 286 units issued housing permits issued in December represented a 45.4 percent decline from the number issued during the same period in 2012.

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Folk Legend Pete Seeger Had Strong Ties to Connecticut

01/28/14

Folk Legend Pete Seeger Had Strong Ties to Connecticut

Stitched modestly into the broad canvas of Pete Seeger’s life and impact are several key ties to Connecticut that deserve a look for all who knew and loved the music and the man.

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Connecticut Has Strong Historical Tie to Oscars-Nominated '12 Years a Slave'

01/27/14

Connecticut Has Strong Historical Tie to Oscars-Nominated '12 Years a Slave'

An internship designed to help the Cornwall Historical Society determine how many enslaved people were kept in that town has revealed a tantalizing connection between the town and the film “12 Years a Slave,” nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture. While doing his research, Ryan Bachman of Norfolk (below), an anthropology major who is now applying to graduate schools, came across a reference to Victory Birdseye and his role in drafting the legislation that eventually helped free Solomon Northrup, an educated free black man who had been kidnapped into slavery. In 1853 Northrup wrote his memoir, “12 Years a Slave,” which has been now transformed into a much-acclaimed movie by director Steve McQueen. Victory Birdseye, the architect...

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