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Trees Photo:Photo / Waka Jawaka via Creative Commons
Photo:Photo / Waka Jawaka via Creative Commons
By:Keith Phaneuf
Updated: Sep 19, 2011
Facing a legislative inquiry after the state's worst power outage, Connecticut's largest electric utility intends to defend its performance today by telling legislators that it restored power to more customers and in less time after Tropical Storm Irene than in any previous blackout.   Je... read more
Photo / Laurel leff
Photo:Photo / Laurel leff
By:Laurel Leff
Updated: Sep 15, 2011
Gwen Mills was on her way to another precinct when she noticed volunteers lingering in front of Frank Douglass’ home. Polls would close in fewer than four hours, and there was a party mac... read more
Updated: Sep 16, 2011
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Dwight’s Bianca Bowles and Curlena McDonald
Photo:NEENA SATIJA PHOTO
Photo:NEENA SATIJA PHOTO
By:Neena Satija
Updated: Sep 15, 2011
It's Saturday, 2 a.m. A 16-year-old boy is hanging out at Chapel and Day. If activists in the Dwight neighborhood have their way, police could ask the boy what he’s doing out late, and if... read more
Updated: Sep 16, 2011
Deirdre Shesgreen September 16, 2011 WASHINGTON--Proponents of President Bar... read more
By:Diane Orson
Updated: Sep 19, 2011
The Secretary of the U.S. Air Force was in New Haven on Monday.  He joined Yale University officials to announce a new Reserve Officer Training Corps unit on campus. Air Force ROTC is the second military detachment to agree to return to Yale this year.  The university announced in May that it would also reinstate a Naval ROTC unit.  Speaking to a roomful of cadets, military and university officials, U.S. Air Force Secretary Michael Donley said with ROTC on campus, Yale students will see e... read more
Rep. Lawrence Cafero
Cafero at the 2011 CT budget speech (Feb. 16, 2011) Photo:Chion Wolf
Photo:Chion Wolf
By:WNPR Staff
Updated: Sep 15, 2011
Every ten years, a bipartisan committee made up of members of Connecticut's General Assembly go through the tedious process of redrawing legislative and congressional maps. Often the Reapportionment committee's work breaks down into partisan politics. Earlier this week, the Reapportionment commit... read more
Updated: Sep 14, 2011
  Last year, a large group of students got into fight at a major intersection in downtown Hartford.  Now, a property owner wants to donate a co... read more
 
Updated: Sep 13, 2011
  Hartford Police are still investigating the traffic stop of State Treasurer Denise Nappier that ended with the treasurer walking three miles... read more
Section of the Housatonic River in Pittsfield, MA where PCBs have been dug up.
Photo:Nancy Eve Cohen
Photo:Nancy Eve Cohen
By:Nancy Eve Cohen
Updated: Sep 16, 2011
The U-S Environmental Protection Agency has decided to meet with biologists from the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts to discuss the clean up plan for the Housatonic River. As WNPR... read more
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Mykl Roventine, Flickr Creative Commons
Photo:Mykl Roventine, Flickr Creative Commons
By:Colin McEnroe
Updated: Sep 16, 2011
I guess I'm guilty of the vogue for authenticity, both the word and the quality. I started invoking it a few years ago when it became clear that a lot of young people were turning to the Daily Show for their news. There were all sorts of plausible reasons for that, but to me,... read more
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Marshall McLuhan
Photo:Fordham University
Photo:Fordham University
By:Where We Live
Updated: Sep 12, 2011
  Marshall McLuhan was the prophet of today’s digital world.  This year, he would have turned 100.   Try on, for example, this passage from the beginning of McLuhan’s most widely read work, “The Medium is the Massage.” Youth instinctively understands the present... read more
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