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  • Thousands of children suffer from lead poisoning, many not tested

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Nearly 60,000 Connecticut children under age 6 were reported with lead exposure in 2013, and an additional 2,275 children had high enough levels of the toxin in their blood to be considered poisoned. While those numbers, the latest available from the state Department of Public Health, may seem high, health experts say…

  • Opinion: Flint a toxic case study in austerity budgeting

    Sal Luciano is Executive Director of Council 4, a union representing 32,000 workers. Council 4 can be reached on Facebook and through its Campaign4MiddleClass on Twitter @C4MC. You haven’t heard of Tyrone Wooten and Chandra Yates, but you might want to heed their warnings. Tyrone and Chandra live in Flint, Michigan. They are proud AFSCME…

  • Rowing Club food drive today; Mayor’s Night Out set for Tuesday

    NORWALK, Conn. – Members of the Maritime Rowing Club and New Canaan High School Crew Team will be on hand from 3 to 5 p.m. today (Saturday, March 28) at the entrances to the Stop & Shop, 380 Main Ave., Norwalk, to collect food for those in need. The rowers will deliver all donations to…