back to school Aug 11

Back to School: Protecting Your Child's Physical & Emotional Health

As the new school year approaches, experts in the fields of infectious diseases and mental health are sharing their advice about how parents can better safeguard a child’s physical and emotional healt...

  • Somers Jul 23

    Pay Transparency Questions in Somers

    NBC Connecticut Investigates has learned about thousands of dollars in raises and bonuses given to multiple Somers town employees, with no approval by its full Board of Selectmen. At the board meeting July 16, 2020 Selectman Tim Potrikus questioned First Selectman Bud Knorr about $32,000 in annual bonuses and raises for town employees not voted on ...
  • on your mind Jul 22

    ‘What's On Your Mind?:' How to Safely Reopen Schools

    How to make schools safe for in-person learning is a question so many parents and educators still want answered. With just a few weeks to go before the first day of class, the re-opening of our schools is certainly What’s On Your Mind. If and when students are back in the classroom, they will likely have questions about what...

  • schools Jul 21

    The Stresses and Successes of Distance Learning in Connecticut

    Grasping the concept of “distance learning” was difficult for many Connecticut students and teachers, but it certainly has not been easy for parents either. With significant questions about the upcoming school year, families are sharing the challenges and successes they encountered with at-home schooling. Kelsee Geyer, 8, of Glastonbury...
  • schools Jul 21

    What Connecticut Schools Spent to Implement Distance Learning

    There was a steep learning curve for educators and families in Connecticut who had to suddenly snap into distance learning in March. There were also unique and drastic challenges that each school district had to overcome to make remote learning a reality. School districts had a crash course in figuring out how to implement at-home learning very qui...
  • Wesleyan University Jul 10

    No Eased Restrictions for Man Who Killed Wesleyan Student

    The man who gunned down a Wesleyan University student eleven years ago will remain in Connecticut’s maximum-security psychiatric hospital. A panel ruled Stephen Morgan is not ready to move to a less restrictive setting, as he serves out his 60-year sentence. Morgan, now 40, was found not guilty by reason of insanity in 2011 in connection with the 2...
  • dog food Jul 6

    Dog Food Dangers: Is Grain-Free Food the Problem?

    A Ridgefield couple believes the grain-free food they fed their three-year-old dog Kilo contributed to his death.

  • Hartford Jul 3

    Complaints Raised About Hartford Chief Auditor

    NBC Connecticut Investigates has learned a high ranking official from one of Connecticut’s largest cities will remain on the job despite a recommendation for his removal. Hartford Chief Auditor Craig Trujillo has worked in Hartford for more than a decade, often investigating controversial issues to see if taxpayers’ money is properly spent. Yet for...
  • crumbling foundations Jul 1

    New Concrete Help Part of Infrastructure Bill

    There is progress in Washington to help hundreds of homeowners in eastern Connecticut with crumbling concrete basements. Congressmen Joe Courtney and John Larson say their amendments to help people with crumbling basements were included in a House infrastructure bill that just passed. The bill includes new language that says some federal Community ...
  • unemployment Jun 30

    CT DOL: Turnaround Has Begun

    The Connecticut Department of Labor has remained one of the pain points in the coronavirus crisis, with 24,000 unemployment applications currently needing to be processed. However, in an exclusive interview with NBC Connecticut Investigates, the agency urged people to be patient, saying it has begun turning things around. Sue Harrington of Branford...
  • crumbling foundations Jun 29

    More Concrete Relief for Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

    Some good news for people dealing with crumbling concrete basements in north central and eastern Connecticut. The Connecticut Foundation Solutions Indemnity Company, Inc. (CFSIC), the program giving grants to homeowners with crumbling concrete basements, said in late June it received $10.6 million from the Healthy Homes Fund. CFSIC said that’s $2.1...
  • investigations Jun 27

    Health Care Pandemic Relief: Some Question How Federal Money Was Distributed

    Connecticut health care providers, large and small, received hundreds of millions of dollars through the federal Cares Act.  The act created something called the Provider Relief Fund to help those in the medical profession who have stepped forward in the pandemic  Yet there have been questions about how the funding was distributed. A...
  • voting rights Jun 20

    Frustrated Voters Question Ban on Municipal Budget Votes

    Some angry Connecticut voters believe coronavirus restrictions stripped them of their rights. A series of executive orders by Gov. Ned Lamont to promote safety prohibited in-person voting on town budgets this spring, prompting some people to speak out, and fight back. Doug Raitz of East Hampton spoke with NBC Connecticut Investigates as he got his ...
  • prisons Jun 9

    Connecticut Inmate Speaks Out On Coronavirus in Prison

    “What they’re doing is ridiculous, illogical, and arbitrary.” Inmate Michael Liebowitz leveled that criticism toward the Connecticut Department of Correction’s response to the novel coronavirus. He called NBC Connecticut Investigates after watching our series of stories on an exclusive survey of 300 plus correction officers on how the DOC has handl...
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