Office of Policy and Management projects FY 2023 to end with $630 million surplus

HARTFORD, CT) – Connecticut Office of Policy and Management (OPM) Secretary Jeffrey Beckham on Thursday sent the attached expenditure and revenue estimates to the State Comptroller regarding the state’s General Fund and Special Transportation Fund for Fiscal Year 2023. According to July’s monthly forecast from OPM, the final forecast for the fiscal year, the agency…

WCSU celebrates 120 years

DANBURY, CT – For 120 years, Western Connecticut State University’s legacy has been important to the greater Danbury area and beyond. The public university has produced thousands of graduates who have mostly stayed in the area and contributed to its economic and social success while pursuing fruitful careers as educators, nurses, scientists, mental health counselors,…

Superintendent Dr. Tamu Lucero Named to Connecticut Leadership Implementation Council

Stamford Public Schools is proud to announce the appointment of Superintendent Dr. Tamu Lucero as one of 13 members of the Reading Leadership Implementation Council (Council). The Council operates within the Center for Literacy Research and Reading Success (Center), which was established under the “Right to Read” law passed in June of 2021 with bipartisan…

Shakespeare saved the day

In the summer of 2020 when most of the entertainment world was on an extended hiatus, Curtain Call in Stamford was providing outdoor entertainment that fed the souls of its performers, entertained thousands and provided a much needed cash infusion. Their first outdoor event – a cabaret-style event called SHAKESPEARE & SONG – replaced the…

Governor Lamont announces $335K grant for Connecticut fire academy

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the Connecticut Fire Academy has been awarded a grant of $334,789 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through its Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. This funding will be used to enhance the academy’s training programs, equipment, and overall operations, ultimately improving the safety and effectiveness…

CT Social Equity Council Announces $6 Million in Grant Funding To Support Community Reinvestment Pilot Program

HARTFORD, CT – Connecticut’s Social Equity Council (SEC) today announced that its awarding $6 million in grants through a Community Reinvestment Pilot Program. This funding will support 6 organizations across Connecticut to be used for the purposes of developing, expanding, and supporting programs that uplift communities and strengthen families disproportionately impacted by the “War on…

Santino Fontana, Kristine Nielsen, and Arnie Burton Lead Cast in Reading of “Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd” at Westport Country Playhouse on June 12

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of “Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd” on Monday, June 12, at 7 p.m. From the novel by Agatha Christie, the cunning tale of murder and deception is a brand new adaptation for the stage by Mark Shanahan, who will also direct. This summer,…