Bysiewicz Connects With Seniors

by Allan Appel | Jul 25, 2018 8:18 am | Comments (3)

Allan Appel PhotoAfter college, two of her three kids received their most attractive job offers not in Connecticut but in New York City, and so have moved there.

That’s why, Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Susan Bysiewicz said, she wakes up every morning of her campaign thinking about what she can do to keep young people in Connecticut.

That rang a bell with 97-year-old Sylvia Rifkin, who also has children — make that grandchildren — who likewise have moved to New York to begin their careers.

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GPS Punks Out; Facebook Comes Through

by Vanessa Fasanella | Jul 12, 2012 12:32 pm | Comments (1)

Kathleen Cei PhotoThe past week was filled with paranoia and guilt and exhaustion.

Last Sunday I had an all-day adventure with my two girls and my mother-in-law, who volunteered to help me drive my older daughter to camp. She chose to attend a Girl Scout camp out of state, sight unseen, because it offered a baking program she loved. We prepared for camp by watching baking shows on Netflix (as we don’t have cable), and scrambling to buy new T shirts and shorts (as she wore a uniform to school every day and doesn’t own a lot of clothes).

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15 Custodians Laid Off

by Melissa Bailey | Jul 2, 2012 12:40 pm | Comments (25)

Melissa Bailey Photo(Updated Monday 9:50 p.m. with new disciplinary information.) As planned, the school district has let go 15 custodians as part of a shift toward privatization—with an unexpected wrinkle: Instead of cutting jobs based on seniority, managers were allowed to “pick and choose” who would go.

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