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Jonathan Kantrowitz

Reports show strong economic gains from fishing, continued improvement in fish stocks

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Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. commercial and recreational saltwater fishing generated more than $199 billion in sales in 2012, a gain of seven percent over the previous year, with the economic impact of fishing jobs increasing three percent from 2011 to 2012, according to a new NOAA Fisheries economics report. Further, two […] [Read More]
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Greenwich superintendent misleading parents

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by Jon Pelto from Wait, What< /strong> Instead of fulfilling their legal, moral and ethical duty as a superintendent of a public school system in Connecticut, yet another public school superintendent has decided to join the Malloy’s administration’s ongoing efforts to mislead Connecticut parents into thinking that they do not have a right to opt […] [Read More]
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More than 413 Connecticut Bridges Need Structural Repair, New Analysis Find

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SOURCE American Road & Transportation Builders Association An analysis of the 2013 National Bridge Inventory database released this month by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) shows cars, trucks and school buses cross Connecticut’s 413 structurally compromised bridges 6,249,770 times every day. The problem could get a lot worse, the chief economist for the American […] [Read More]
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Raise the federal gasoline tax five cents a year for the next five years to repair bridges and highways

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Source: U.S. on Highway to Flunking Out, by Barry Ritholtz Roads are crumbling, bridges are collapsing, and what was once considered one of the greatest achievements of any government anywhere has fallen into embarrassing disrepair… How did this happen? Credit a combination of benign neglect and anti-tax ideology run amok. … Since 1993, the U.S. […] [Read More]
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Latest Health Research Part II

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More benefits from my daily aspirin regimen: Aspirin can reduce colorectal cancer risks Weather has reduced my 3 times a week soccer game to twice a week lately – but I’m looking forward to resuming 3 times a week and adding bike-riding and kayaking as the weather improves: 1. Exercise Keeps Hippocampus Healthy in People […] [Read More]
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Latest Health Research Part I

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I take this for my knees, although the latest research says it does no good for them. But look at what else it does: Glucosamine promotes longevity, fights cancer Glucosamine has been freely available in drugstores for many decades. It is widely used to treat arthritis and to prevent joint degeneration. Moreover, glucosamine is known […] [Read More]
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Legalizing medical marijuana doesn’t increase use among adolescents

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Source: Rhode Island Hospital Parents and physicians concerned about an increase in adolescents’ marijuana use following the legalization of medical marijuana can breathe a sigh of relief. According to a new study at Rhode Island Hospital which compared 20 years worth of data from states with and without medical marijuana laws, legalizing the drug did […] [Read More]
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More Americans in their golden years are going hungry

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Source: University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences In a country as wealthy as the United States, it may come as a surprise that one in 12 seniors do not have access to adequate food due to lack of money or other financial resources. They are food insecure. Recent research at the […] [Read More]
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Not just the poor live hand-to-mouth

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Source: Princeton University When the economy hits the skids, government stimulus checks to the poor sometimes follow. Stimulus programs — such as those in 2001, 2008 and 2009 — are designed to boost the economy quickly by getting cash into the hands of people likely to turn around and spend it. But sending cash to […] [Read More]
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Ten Truths About The Common Core

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By Ann Poicelli Cronin Ann Policelli Cronin is a consultant in English education for school districts and university schools of education. She has taught middle and high school English, was a district-level administrator for English, taught university courses in English education, and was assistant director of the Connecticut Writing Project. She was Connecticut Outstanding English […] [Read More]
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