5 hrs ago
The Hartford Courant
U.S. Orders Safety Improvements At Metro-North
Alarmed by Metro-North 's seven-month-long string of train wrecks and derailments, the Federal Railroad Administration on Friday issued emergency orders to make the nation's busiest commuter railroad operate more safely.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
The Scarsdale Daily Voice
Love Pours In From Around Region For Nelson Mandela
"Today we lost an incredible leader -- a champion in fight for democracy & human rights who inspired us all to do better," U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty said via Twitter.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Esty Nominates Avon's Henke to U.S. Military Academy
Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty nominated an Avon student and two Farmington students Wednesday as candidates for the "U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy," according to a press release.
Esty, NASA Astronaut Bresnik Discuss Importance of STEM Education in Finding Jobs
Col. Randolph Bresnik said that he was not always the best student growing up, but that his studies in math and sciences taught him the problem solving skills necessary to become a NASA astronaut.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
McKinney Endorses Greenberg Who Doesn't Return The Favor
McKinney is running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, but Greenberg, while complimentary of McKinney, said he will support the candidate that emerges victorious from the Republican primary.
The Hartford Courant
Astronaut Tells Farmington Students: Learn Math, Science
Astronaut Randolph Bresnik said he hopes some of the students at Farmington High School will someday be among those who step foot on another planet.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Hospitals among 11 to get U.S. grant
So the goal of medicine and hospitals should be to keep people in the first category from joining the second.
Happy Birthday Central School
In September of 1913, the doors of Central School were opened for its first 100 students.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Avon's iDevices Briefs Esty on New iGrill Mini, iKitchen App Products
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty chose a small Avon smartphone application device production company as the only business she toured on Monday for National Entrepreneur's Day.
Esty Breaks With Party for Health Care Bill
Connecticut Fifth District Rep. Elizabeth Esty became the only House Democrat Friday to break with her party in supporting the GOP-sponsored bill intended to undo insurance cancellations for Americans who signed up for the Affordable Care Act.
Sat Nov 16, 2013
Esty breaks ranks on insurance
U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty visits the control tower at the Danbury Municipal Airport in Danbury on Nov. 7.Photo: Tyler Sizemore Rep. Elizabeth Esty , D-Cheshire, was one of 39 House Democrats who broke party ranks Friday and voted for a Republican-sponsored bill that would let insurance companies sell individual health coverage to all comers, even if ... (more)
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Dozens of Democrats vote for US House bill cutting 'Obamacare'
Thirty-nine House Democrats defected on Friday to vote for legislation that would gut significant portions of the new US health care law, the strongest sign yet of party anger over "Obamacare".
Thu Nov 14, 2013
O'Neill Recognized by Key Groups for Environmental and Land Preservation Work
During their 13th Annual meeting at the State Capitol in Hartford, Representative Arthur J. O'Neill was recognized by the Working Lands Alliance with their 2013 Legislative Award for shepherding through legislation which will preserve and protect farmland owned by the Southbury Training School, and ensure its continued use for agricultural ... (more)
Wed Nov 13, 2013
CBS 3 Springfield
Conn.'s Esty seeks more support for vets' families
Connecticut Rep. Elizabeth Esty is seeking a vote on federal legislation that would expand support for family caregivers of veterans.
Fri Nov 08, 2013
The Hartford Courant
On Local Level, Connecticut's Red Is Showing
Everybody knows that Connecticut is a blue state. The General Assembly is packed with Democrats , our congressional delegation got rid of its last Republican in the 2008 election, we have a Democratic governor and we haven't voted for a Republican for president since George H.W. Bush.
Thu Nov 07, 2013
61 Years Later, Newtown Korean War Vet Earns His Medals
In the early 1950s, Stanley Polcyn served his country, flying missions over the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan as a flight engineer during the Korean War.
Esty on fact finding mission at Danbury Airport
U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty tours the control tower at the Danbury Municipal Airport in Danbury, Conn.