Connecticut’s former Governor John Rowland is seeking to prevent jurors from hearing details of his conviction on a corruption-related charge during his upcoming trial on charges that he tried to create secret consultant roles with two congressional campaigns.
Connecticut has been given another year by federal education officials to work on school changes, including teacher and principal evaluation.
The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday that it approved a February request by Connecticut officials to extend for one year a waiver from some provisions of No Child Left Behind. Waivers also were granted to Arkansas, Colorado, Nevada, South Dakota and Virginia.
Tens of thousands of people are expected to converge on Pittsfield, Massachusetts Friday for the city’s Fourth of July parade.
The parade is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. at the intersection of South Street and East and West Housatonic Streets in downtown Pittsfield. Floats and banners representing the more than 170 organizations and individuals in the parade’s lineup will be decorated according to this year’s theme “Made in America.”