Newly elected New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie made clear one of his top priorities in his first news conference, where he called for passage of the Dream Act, which would offer college aid to children of undocumented immigrants.
Gov. Dannel Malloy is naming a U.S. Army reservist and ethics officer for Pratt and Whitney to oversee Connecticut's Department of Veterans Affairs. He was expected to announce the appointment of Sean Connolly on Thursday afternoon.
The Connecticut medical examiner's office says a Hartford firefighter who lost his life battling a house fire in October died because his tank ran out of air. The medical examiner ruled Thursday that the death of 48-year-old Kevin Bell was an accident.
An advisory group is being formed to work out the details of building a new regional Catholic high school in western Massachusetts.
The task force that will be chaired by education consultant and public school superintendent Paul Gagliarducci will advise Springfield Bishop Mitchell Rozanski on the details for the proposed merger of Springfield’s Cathedral High School and Holyoke Catholic High School and recommend a site to build a new school.
" I know it is a very emotional and political situation and issue," said Gagliarducci in an interview Thursday.
Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro says consolidation will be at the foundation of his effort this year to trim the budget and save money. The Republican discussed his budget plans for 2015 after delivering his state of the county address Wednesday night.