Malloy counters with ‘lean, no-frills, no-nonsense’ budget

In a bid to end Connecticut’s budget stalemate and persuade legislators to abandon a legally questionable deferral of contributions to the state’s underfunded pension system, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy unveiled his fourth budget proposal for the new biennium Monday. It asks lawmakers to reduce tax increases by accepting deeper cuts to town aid, education and social services.

With new budget proposal, nonprofits remain concerned

At the end of a meeting of about 15 employees of local nonprofits, Michele Scott looked Monday at a page of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's newest state budget proposal, his fourth, to see the impact.

S&P raises L+M's debt rating to 'A+'

Nearly a year-and-a-half after lowering Lawrence + Memorial Hospital's debt rating because of "weaker than expected system operating performance," Standard and Poor's has raised it back up to an "A+" rating.

School administrator apologizes for school bus incident

A school administrator embroiled in a controversy that led to the reassignment of a bus driver last month has issued a public apology.

Bergdahl pleads guilty in desertion case

FILE- In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl leaves a motions hearing during a lunch break in Fort Bragg, N.C. Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty on Monday, Oct. 16, to charges that he endangered comrades by walking away from a remote post in Afghanistan in 2009. The U.S. Army said Bergdahl asked to enter his plea before the military judge at Fort Bragg. (Andrew Craft/The Fayetteville Observer via AP, File)

"I understand that leaving was against the law," said Bergdahl, who admitted guilt without striking a deal with prosecutors, leaving his punishment up to a military judge.

NPU crews arrive in U.S. Virgin Islands to rebuild power systems

Three Norwich Public Utilities employees, who are taking part in a mutual aid effort on the U.S. Virgin Islands, are dealing with very challenging conditions for themselves and the community they are assisting, NPU officials said Monday.

Gingerella's accused killer to go to trial in 2018

Dante A. Hughes, accused of fatally shooting Joey Gingerella in the parking lot of Ryan's Pub on Dec. 11, 2016, rejected an offer from the state Monday to plead guilty in exchange for a 40-year prison sentence.

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Local leaders can't control state mandates, let alone negotiate world peace. Yet local elections matter because they are the closest thing most citizens have to control over public affairs.

Commit to long-term Puerto Rico relief

Without major outside investment, the damage caused by Hurricane Maria could lower Puerto Rican incomes by 21 percent over the next 15 years, $180 billion in lost economic output.

Stopping Trump from diminishing health care for millions

Many of the people this executive order will hurt are lower-income working-class citizens who bought into Trump’s pledge to provide them better and more affordable health care.

Don't make it worse

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The local election season is underway. On Nov. 7 voters will choose their mayors, selectmen, school board members and members of other various boards. How do you view the election?

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