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By Christi Ham When President Trump gave his State of the Union speech, one of the topics that was conspicuously, but not surprisingly, absent, was education. But just because the issue is not at the top of the president’s agenda…

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Sunday 02/18/2018
This is why Jared Kushner's very large debt matters
icon Posted: 18 February 2018 [07:44 PM]

Columnist “Jared Kushner, a White House aide and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, appears to have drawn more money out of three separate lines of credit in the months after he joined the White House last year, a newly released…

Education State of the Union is mixed
icon Posted: 18 February 2018 [07:42 PM]

Columnist When President Trump gave his State of the Union speech, one of the topics that was conspicuously, but not surprisingly, absent, was education. But just because the issue is not at the top of the president’s agenda does not…

Jim Hightower: Pamphlet catches Trump's lies, attacks on working people
icon Posted: 18 February 2018 [07:42 PM]

Columnist Have you noticed that Donald Trump constantly prefaces his outlandish lies with such phrases as: “To be honest with you,” “To tell the truth,” and “Believe me”? Why? Because like a snake-oil salesman, he constantly needs to convince himself…

Saturday 02/17/2018
Drug overdose deaths up again, state ME says
icon Posted: 17 February 2018 [02:49 PM]

@LBACKUSNBH HARTFORD – The number of accidental drug overdoses in 2017 has topped 1,000, Chief State Medical Examiner James Gill said during…

Friday 02/16/2018
Former New Mexico state Sen. gets jail
icon Posted: 16 February 2018 [10:42 PM]

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Former New Mexico state Sen. Phil Griego will spend 18 months behind bars for fraud, bribery and other convictions stemming from allegations that he misused his position to profit from a real estate deal, a…

A look at the lives lost in the Florida school shooting
icon Posted: 16 February 2018 [10:29 PM]

When a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 at a large high school in south Florida, the 17 dead included students and school workers, young and old. Here is a look the 17 confirmed dead by authorities in the massacre…

FBI failed to investigate tip on Florida suspect
icon Posted: 16 February 2018 [10:29 PM]

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a “desire to kill” and access to guns and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate, the…

Funerals for shooting victims begin
icon Posted: 16 February 2018 [10:28 PM]

PARKLAND, Fla. - A father’s grief and anger boiled over Friday as the first victims of the Florida high school massacre were buried. With more than 1,000 mourners including Gov. Rick Scott packed into Temple K’ol Tikvah, Andrew Pollack looked…

Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential election
icon Posted: 16 February 2018 [10:28 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel accused 13 Russians Friday of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part…

OUR VIEWS: We must stop the violence
icon Posted: 16 February 2018 [10:27 PM]

It has happened again and no one is surprised. But this time, the shooting massacre didn’t happen at a school in Connecticut. It happened at a school in Florida. Still, the tragedy hits home hard. On Wednesday, a 19-year-old former…

Steps to protect our elections
icon Posted: 16 February 2018 [10:27 PM]

One of the most dangerous misconceptions about the threat of Russian interference in American democracy is that it began and ended with the 2016 presidential election. Whatever your partisan affiliation, everyone should accept the intelligence community’s unanimous conclusion that Russia…

Democrats, here's how to win over the ex-Republicans
icon Posted: 16 February 2018 [10:26 PM]

The Washington Post reported this week: In 2017, the number of people who identify as Republican dropped off. The number of people who identify as Republican-leaning independent stayed about the same, and the number who identified as pure independent went…

We should never hang up, or give up, on the 911 system
icon Posted: 16 February 2018 [10:25 PM]

Friday marked the 50th anniversary of the first 911 emergency call placed in the United States. Since then, uncounted lives have been saved and people helped. It has been a great accomplishment of government. But even as an estimated 240…

Trump's White House is in a constant state of chaos
icon Posted: 16 February 2018 [10:25 PM]

The Washington Post WOOSTER, Ohio - The split in American politics we may be missing is not left vs. right or pro-Trump vs. anti-Trump but normality vs. the Trump-inspired Washington circus. If the doings in the nation’s capital seem strange…

I sentenced a teen to die in prison; now I regret it
icon Posted: 16 February 2018 [10:24 PM]

“You will die in the Department of Corrections.” Those are the words I spoke as a trial judge in 1997 when I sentenced Bobby Bostic to a total of 241 years in prison for his role in two armed robberies…

Judith M. Robinson
icon Posted: 16 February 2018 [07:40 PM]

Judith M. Robinson, 77, of Hopkinton, R.I., died peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on Feb. 12, 2018. Judy was an…

Number of homeless in New Britain increasing
icon Posted: 16 February 2018 [06:19 PM]

@LBACKUSNBH NEW BRITAIN – After spending months in an emergency shelter, Richard Simonides admitted that it has seemed like an eternity…

Witchdoctor Brewing Company to host fundraiser
icon Posted: 16 February 2018 [06:05 PM]

@SFrazerNBH SOUTHINGTON – The Connecticut Breast Health Initiative is hoping it’s supporters will enjoy a beer at Witchdoctor Brewing Company next…

Expect to pay more at the pump this weekend
icon Posted: 16 February 2018 [06:04 PM]

@ADeRosaNBH NEW BRITAIN-As people prepare for their holiday weekend – thanks to Presidents’ Day – AAA experts say gas prices are expected…

Roman Olender
icon Posted: 16 February 2018 [05:27 PM]

Roman Olender, 90, of New Britain passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, to…

Thursday 02/15/2018
New Britain police blotter
icon Posted: 15 February 2018 [10:24 PM]

New Britain police report the following: Krzysztof Olszewski, 37, of 111 Audubon Ave., was charged Feb. 3 with illegal operating motor vehicle…

Berlin school board adopts 4.3% bigger budget
icon Posted: 15 February 2018 [10:14 PM]

@CPaullinNBH BERLIN - The Board of Education on Monday adopted School Superintendent Brian Benigni’s $44.8 million budget for 2018-19. Benigni’s first budget,…

Patrick (Pat) Pizzoferrato
icon Posted: 15 February 2018 [10:03 PM]

Patrick (Pat) Pizzoferrato passed away peacefully on Feb. 12, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Pat was born on Oct. 18, 1943,…

David Niepce Powers Sr.
icon Posted: 15 February 2018 [10:03 PM]

David Niepce Powers Sr., (better known as “Bumpa”), 94, of Kensington and Niantic, joined his beloved wife Rita (Fagan) Powers just in…

Elizabeth A. (Bettye) Moore
icon Posted: 15 February 2018 [10:02 PM]

Elizabeth A. (Bettye) Moore, 83, of Plainville, beloved wife of the late James E. Moore, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018,…

Natalie (Mierzejewski) Liss
icon Posted: 15 February 2018 [10:02 PM]

Natalie (Mierzejewski) Liss, 92, of New Britain passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the…

Bailing out Hartford is a priority
icon Posted: 15 February 2018 [09:50 PM]

Connecticut’s congressional delegation is disappointed with President Trump’s so-called infrastructure development plan, which breaks with decades of federal policy to place on the states most of the burden of financing. Connecticut state government is effectively insolvent, cannibalized by the pension…

THEIR VIEW: A debt-free alternative to costly student loans
icon Posted: 15 February 2018 [09:48 PM]

With Americans owing more than $1.3 trillion in federal student-loan debt, some places are offering students an alternative: Pay us nothing up front, but give us a percentage of your future income. The government should encourage the spread of this…