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  • EB Contractor Summit Lures 300 Companies

    A contractor summit connecting Connecticut businesses to opportunities coming out of Electric Boat's new multi-year $17.6 billion submarine contract with the Navy, originally expected to attract a few dozen companies, instead brought about 300...
  • Opening The Export Door To Connecticut Firms

    Cooper Atkins of Middlefield was recently presented with President Obama's "E" Award for Exports by U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker. The 129-year-old company produces high-tech time, temperature and humidity instruments for the food and health care...
  • Bob Bailey, singer and Las Vegas civil rights pioneer, dies at 87

    Bob Bailey, singer and Las Vegas civil rights pioneer, dies at 87
    William "Bob" Bailey, a singer, TV host and Las Vegas civil rights trailblazer who was the first chairman of the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, has died. He was 87. Bailey, who suffered from Parkinson's disease, died May 24 under hospice care in Las...
  • In 1890s Chicago, bicycles were all the rage

     In 1890s Chicago, bicycles were all the rage
    Chicago's fastest, rudest bicyclists were called "scorchers." They hunched over their handlebars as they raced in the streets. They were "selfish, reckless, impudent transgressors of the law and trespassers upon the rights of others," the Tribune...
  • O.C. tollway cancels studies for controversial extension

    O.C. tollway cancels studies for controversial extension
    Orange County's largest tollway operation announced Tuesday that it has canceled environmental studies for a controversial extension project that was widely criticized and ultimately rejected by the California Coastal Commission in 2008. The...
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  • New Faces On The Editorial Board

    New Faces On The Editorial Board
    A quarter-century ago, The Courant was the first major metropolitan newspaper in the country to establish a visiting-member chair on its editorial board. We're once again opening our doors to visiting members, both to demystify our operations and to...
  • Climate change's effect here: More severe weather, higher crop yields

    Climate change's effect here: More severe weather, higher crop yields
    Climate change is expected to bring more severe weather, increased crop yields and a longer Great Lakes shipping season to Illinois and the Midwest, the White House said Tuesday in its report on global warming. The report, which called out the region...
  • Southland gets a leg up on aerospace, advanced manufacturing grants

    The Southern California region received a federal designation this week intended to funnel money into its aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry. The designation gives the region the first crack at $1.3 billion in federal grants. Though the...
  • Summit To Help Manufacturers Tap Into EB Supply Line

    COLCHESTER — A summit for at least 148 manufacturers in the state is planned for June 16 at the University of Connecticut's Avery Point campus. U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, made the announcement Tuesday at the aerospace company Alpha Q...
  • 1929 radio weather broadcasts help pilots

     
    New $20,000 Federal Airway radio station in Glendale with one of its 128-foot towers. Hourly weather reports are broadcast to pilots and airports....
  • Ingenuity on display

    Ingenuity on display
    An elective class at Thurston Middle School allows students to build a model robot with wheels. Instructor Kelly Skon guides seventh- and eighth-graders in a class called STEAM, an inaugural course that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art...