(Norwich, CT) – On Monday, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) toured the construction progress on the New England Central Railroad (NECR) near Stafford Springs. The NECR is a subsidiary of the Darien-based Genesee & Wyoming railroad company, and it is a critical north-south freight rail corridor in Connecticut running between the deep-water port of New London and the Vermont-Canadian border.
(Norwich, CT) - Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) announced that Groton Public Schools had been awarded a $750,000 grant as a Military-Connected Local Educational Agency by the Department of Defense (DOD). The grant funding will be used to increase Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) comprehension among GPS students.
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Groton — As director of workforce development for Electric Boat, Courtney Murphy has seen a 20 percent reduction in departures of first-year employees, just due to the Eastern CT Manufacturing Pipeline.
"When they come into Electric Boat and the first time they're given that job assignment, they have some confidence," she said. "They know how to do it safely."
Third-quarter data released by the Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors last week shows that single-family home sales in New London and Windham counties are up over last year, which CEO Susy Hurlbert takes as a sign of increased buyer confidence.
Groton, Norwich and North Stonington are among the top cities and towns in the state for economic growth, according to the 2017 Connecticut Town Economic Indexes, which the state Department of Labor released this week.
College students and their ability to pay their tuition seem unlikely targets for a presidential administration or a political party, especially in an election year. Students represent the near-term future of a skilled workforce and a stronger economy; they are the very premise of progress in research and development in decades to come.
*The image displayed above is of Congressman Courtney at the job center opening in July, 2018.
MONTVILLE, Conn. (WTNH) - If you're looking for a job and live in the eastern side of the state, a career fair is being offered in Montville next week.
VERNON — For over an hour Tuesday night, residents of three of the communities hit hardest by the crumbling concrete epidemic — Ellington, Stafford, and Vernon — registered their unanimous support for an application that could result in federal money for foundation testing.
New London — Federal money is aiding the city fire department in taking preventative measures against cancer rates, as well as training for technical rescues in anticipation of upcoming work under the Gold Star Memorial Bridge.
Santiago “Santi” Rodriguez, a 14-year-old New London boy who loves soccer and basketball, is a healthy high school sophomore thanks to research and treatment by the National Institutes of Health.
New London — The Women's Business Development Council has held events and programs in a lot of Connecticut communities, but CEO Fran Pastore said she has never had the kind of reception she's had in New London.