Amid Eversource, UI rate hikes, CT officials must step in

If there was ever a time to wonder how companies make profits, it’s now. Eversource Energy and United Illuminating — public utilities responsible for keeping people warm, safe, and literally not in the dark — want to raise tariffs so drastically that even those who can absorb the extra $80 a month are horrified. Our … Read more

CT community colleges need intervention, oversight

As the consolidation of Connecticut’s community colleges continues, some disturbing developments point to the need for immediate legislative action and constant monitoring. The current structure of political appointments in the Council of Regency is not working. The BOR did not provide legitimate oversight and signed off on everything the system office proposed. Oversight cannot be … Read more

Second person arrested for bank robbery on Martha’s Vineyard

Local Omar Johnson of Canterbury, NH was arrested in Connecticut. At least one suspect remains at large. A Rockland Trust branch in Vineyard Haven was robbed by three masked individuals with firearms. Ray Ewing / Vineyard Gazette A second suspect in the armed robbery at a Martha’s Vineyard bank was arrested Friday. Omar Johnson, 39, … Read more

Open your eyes and mind with CTNewsJunkie

CTNewsJunkie contributor Anthony Cherolis wrote about transportation, infrastructure and economic development while biking across the United States. Recognition: Anthony Cherolis / CTNewsJunkie We cannot take our local and state news sources for granted. In this age when vulture capital firms are buying up and gutting print newspapers, the remaining news suppliers, journalists and editorial content … Read more

Chamber events: Thanksgiving for blessings, achievements

It’s my favorite season again! I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving. However, gratitude does not have to be delegated to that one day of the year. Giving and receiving thanks should happen every day of our lives. So it is with our Chamber. Despite the challenges we face in our business world, there is much … Read more