Lawmakers heard testimony on mental health services in the state, as part of the legislature's response to the shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports.
Patricia Rehmer had a note of caution for lawmakers. She's the state's commissioner of Mental Health and Addition Services.
"We do not have any information about the mental health or any mental health issues that the shooter in the Newtown tragedy may have. We know nothin... read more
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A Greenwich High School student committed suicide this week, just hours after his first day of classes. A preliminary investigation reveals that 15-year old Bart Palosz died Tuesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Greenwich Police Lieutenant Craig Gray told WTNH that Palosz used a weapo... read more
Students across the state are heading back to school this week – and they’ll be seeing a lot of changes.
The common core state standards are taking effect and changing the way teachers teach and students take tests.
Schools are struggling to find the best way to teach ESL kids English.... read more
Connecticut-based ESPN has suspended its TV broadcasts in most of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and US sports fans living abroad say they’re having a tough time adjusting to the change.
Peter Alegi says Americans overseas love to argue about 2 things: US politics and US sports. Alegi –... read more
The state task force trying to figure out how to balance victim privacy with the public's right to know is stacked in favor of privacy. That's according to a former newspaper editor and the head of a Connecticut open government group.
As WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports, the group is in the e... read more