CONNECTICUT

Coverage of Connecticut from New England Public Radio, NPR, and other NPR stations.

Two grand hotels on historic Main Street of Willimantic, Connecticut, hosted movers and shakers from New York and Boston during the golden age of train travel. The hotels fell into disrepair when travelers took to the highways. Cheap rooms, cheap heroin and social services drew addicts, sex workers and the unemployed. A plan to demolish the buildings may force the town to reconcile its grand history and troubled past.

The Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford.
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Two bills before Connecticut lawmakers would require schools to teach African-American, as well as Puerto Rican and Latino history.

The Lamont administration wants to spend $800,000 to hire experts to help school districts regionalize and consolidate services in Connecticut.

Interstate 91 looking north in Hartford, Connecticut.
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Proposed highway toll legislation was up for debate Wednesday in Hartford. 

The Obama Foundation is recruiting 100 young people in Hartford to be part of a six-month training program to develop the next wave of community leaders in Connecticut’s capital city.

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