Officials condemn racist acts

MANCHESTER — At a news conference held just down the street from where a racist incident took place two weeks ago — during which police say that three Black teens on bikes were chased by two white men in a vehicle — Gov. Ned Lamont and local politicians Wednesday condemned… Read More

Valley lawmaker, Team look to recruit volunteers for nonprofits

State Rep. Kara Rochelle, D-Ansonia, is rallying Valley folks to volunteer their time to help their most vulnerable neighbors, such as the elderly, during these uncertain and challenging times. Rochelle has partnered with Team Inc. in an effort to recruit volunteers to help local nonprofits, including the Valley food banks,… Read More

Middletown swears in Mayor Florsheim, council

It was a night of celebration and firsts as Mayor Ben Florsheim and members of the common council along with other board members and elected officials were sworn in Tuesday to begin their four-year terms. Several hundred people gathered in the Middletown High School auditorium for the biennial meeting. Read More

The case for more women in public office

Much of our nation’s political talent pool remains on the sidelines. Women only represent one in five members of Congress or state legislative seats, and they continue to be vastly underrepresented as statewide executives. Proponents of electing more women to office argue that women bring with them different priorities, life… Read More