Op-Ed: Would a Long Island Sound Tunnel Help Revive Connecticut’s Failing Economy?

UConn Today– Connecticut’s economy has been shrinking since 2008; it desperately needs to find a way back to growth. Long Island’s economy is choking because of the necessity of everything going in or out through New York City. An interstate collaboration to “bridge” the Sound might address both challenges.

Donations to The Diaper Bank in North Haven Reach Record-Breaking Number

News Times– There are going to be a lot of dry baby bottoms around thanks to a record-breaking number of donated diapers.

Connex Credit Union donated 82,919 diapers — almost double the amount from last year— Thursday to The Diaper Bank, a local nonprofit that seeks to prevent the risk of health and parenting complications caused by limited access to diapers.

Connecticut’s Economy Struggles to Recover

Hartford Business Journal – During the first quarter of 2017, Connecticut’s economy, as measured by real output or gross state product (GSP), contracted below where it was in 2004. After seven years of contraction from 2008 to 2014, the economy managed a modest 2 percent gain in 2015, only to retreat to essentially zero growth in 2016 and a sharp decline in early 2017.

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Norwich Public Utilities is Economic Engine for Norwich, Region

The Day – Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) has always done well when evaluated by typical metrics for a utility company. Our rates are often lower and always competitive with investor-owned utilities; exceptional storm response is a point of pride within the organization, and our customer service is available to Norwich residents every minute of every day of the year.

But a recent study by the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis (CCEA) measuring the economic impact of NPU in Norwich and New London County provides a new way of appreciating the value of NPU. The CCEA is a University Research Center in the School of Business at the University of Connecticut.

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