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HIMES: A Better Way to Think about China

“The trick for Congress is to moderate its pugnacity with an appreciation for how critically intertwined we are with China, particularly economically. This fact is what makes Cold War analogies so foolish. The Soviet Union was never meaningfully integrated into the world’s economy. In contrast, last year the US and China set a new record for trade, totaling $690 billion. If that trade were eliminated, the shock to our economies in terms of unemployment and inflation would exceed that of the Covid era. Our allies are even more enmeshed. Germany, so critical to economic stability in Europe and the campaign to support Ukraine, is China’s largest trading partner.” – Jim Himes Continue Reading →

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Lamont: Intensive Math Tutoring Program in Grades 6-9 Will Address Learning Loss from Pandemic

The Connecticut State Dept of Education is preparing to launch the Connecticut High-Dosage Tutoring Program – a new statewide program for students in grades 6 to 9 that will provide intensive tutoring in mathematics to accelerate learning and address learning loss resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue Reading →

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Valentines for Veterans: Congressman Himes, and Army Major Bokmeyer Visit Hamilton Ave School

Valentine’s Day came a bit early for the children at Hamilton Avenue School this year. They made Valentines for veterans in time for a visit on Friday from US Congressman Jim Himes, representing Connecticut’s 4th District, and US Army Major Justin Bokmeyer, whose two daughters attend the school. Continue Reading →

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A Team Effort: Officials Promote Assistance Programs in Forum on Rising Heating Costs

As residents anticipate record high energy costs this winter, a forum organized by First Selectman Fred Camillo on Wednesday highlighted assistance programs. A week earlier, Eversource announced that on average, a residential electric customer could see an increase of approximately 48% over their current monthly bill, or approximately $85 per month. Continue Reading →

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