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Supreme Court Will Consider Education Ruling — The Connecticut Supreme Court Tuesday agreed to hear challenges to Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher's controversial order calling for sweeping changes to the way the state teaches children and pays for their education. In a brief order to Attorney General George Jepsen and other attorneys, the Supreme Court declared: "Your Application for Certification to Appeal ...

Hartford Foundation Meets Goal For New Hurley Scholarship — HARTFORD - The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has raised enough money to fund a new scholarship in honor of the late Walter "Doc" Hurley, a former city educator who helped hundreds of students attend college through his own aid program.

Federal Suit Filed Against State On Restrictions To Magnet, Charter School Development — A California-based educational-advocacy group has filed a federal lawsuit charging that Connecticut's restrictions on magnet and charter schools harm city children and violate the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Centerplan CEO Says He's Exploring Deal Tied To Atlantic City Casino — HARTFORD - The former developer of a stalled minor league baseball stadium in Hartford is working on a deal to be part of the resurgence of the shuttered Revel casino in Atlantic City. Robert Landino, CEO of Centerplan Cos, said Monday that he has been working on a deal related to Revel for about a year but added that "the deal is not done."

Since 1997, More the 1,000 U.S. Officers Have Been Murdered — The Courant is using Facebook comments on stories. To comment on articles, sign into Facebook and enter your comment in the field below. Comments will appear in your Facebook News Feed unless you choose otherwise. To report spam or abuse, click the X next to the comment.

Ex-Dillon Developer Duckett Returns To State, Proclaims Innocence — James C. Duckett Jr., whose ambitious plan to redevelop Hartford's Dillon Stadium collapsed amid allegations of fraud, proclaimed his innocence Monday after returning to Connecticut following his surrender to the FBI in Las Vegas. Duckett and business partner Mitchell Anderson were arrested on federal charges Thursday.

Would-Be Dillon Stadium Developers Indicted — HARTFORD - James C. Duckett Jr. and Mitchell Anderson, who sold Hartford officials on an ambitious but ill-fated plan to redevelop Dillon Stadium, have been indicted following a grand-jury investigation into the troubled project's finances, people with knowledge of the investigation confirmed.

Resource waves: phenological diversity enhances foraging opportunities for mobile consumers — Time can be a limiting constraint for consumers, particularly when resource phenology mediates foraging opportunity. Though a large body of research has explored how resource phenology influences trophic interactions, this work has focused on the topics of trophic mismatch or predator swamping, which typically occur over short periods, at small spatial extents or coarse resolutions.

Native prey distribution and migration mediates wolf ( — Little research has evaluated how the migration and distribution of native prey influence patterns of livestock depredation by large carnivores. Previous research suggests that the presence of native prey can increase depredation rates by attracting predators (prey tracking hypothesis). Alternatively, the absence of native prey may facilitate predation on livestock (prey scarcity hypothesis).

Entrepreneur Revives Effort To Bring Soccer Team To Hartford — HARTFORD - As federal investigators continue to pull apart the finances of the failed Dillon Stadium project, a West Hartford entrepreneur wants to resurrect the Hartford soccer team that never got its chance to play. Aaron Sarwar has acquired the rights to Hartford City FC, and says he could have...
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Sep 07, 2016

CT reporters terrified #CCJEF judge will return from lunch, announce he lost his place, and start re-reading decision from the beginning.

Sep 07, 2016

In #CCJEF ruling, underway now, Judge Moukawsher slams state spending priorities - but still unclear whether he will order changes.

Aug 09, 2016

In Rwanda, a startlingly direct campaign to confront sexual harassment in the workplace.

Aug 02, 2016

Aurore Kirezi was a chatty 2 yr old who liked to play hide and seek. Then came the genocide.

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