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Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.) says when he visited Dogfish Brewery's bottling plant in his state last year, he was struck by the quiet and clean environment where eight members of a 24-person team worked a shift that required the ability to program computers, troubleshoot issues and monitor quality control.
WASHINGTON–The horrific shooting in Charleston is reigniting talk about gun control.
Wednesday morning on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Sen. Chris Murphy called on lawmakers to act.
Murphy said now is the time to do something about gun violence. He said the gun lobby cannot silence the conversation any longer.
At a House Railroad Subcommittee hearing Wednesday morning, Rep. Elizabeth Esty pressed panel members to “get down to brass tacks” on the consequences for railroads that fail to meet Congress’ December 31 deadline for installing Positive Train Control.
NEW BRITAIN — Statewide Latino leaders said there is a need for more Latino teachers and administrators and more education funding during a roundtable discussion with U.S. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-5) held in New Britain Monday.
NEW BRITAIN — Latino students don’t always arrive in the U.S. sharing the same skill sets or learning abilities.
But usually they receive the same slowed-down curriculum, when they may only need to improve their English, according to participants in a roundtable discussion sponsored by U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th.
DANBURY — U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, Donn., focused her attention Friday at a Danbury Chamber of Commerce luncheon on her work for business improvements, but also addressed her recent efforts for gun safety in light of this week’s fatal church shooting in South Carolina.
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WATERBURY — The messages of healing and forgiveness rang throughout the Rehoboth Apostolic Church on Saturday night during a vigil for the nine victims of a church shooting in Charleston, S.C.
Connecticut will receive nearly $3.9 million from the federal government to develop innovative job-training programs focused on regional and industry-specific collaborations, the state said Friday.
The announcement came one day after the state said it added 6,400 jobs in May and the unemployment rate fell to 6 percent, the lowest in seven years.