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Podcast | Griswold’s New Senior Center

The Connecticut East Podcast visits the new senior center in the town of Griswold. The facility came in around $1.5 million over budget, but the voters continued with the project. Brian Scott-Smith takes a look at out how it turned out and what it will offer the local community.

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Podcast: Americans Are Lonely. That Has Political Consequences

Americans are spending more and more time alone, and more than a third reported experiencing “serious loneliness” in 2021. The director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development – the longest study of human life ever conducted – concluded in a new book that close personal relationships are the “one crucial factor [that] stands out for the consistency and power of its ties to physical…

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Lawmakers Debut Debate Over Human Composting As Burial Option

Since 2015, cremation has become the most popular method of burial, but lawmakers at the state Capitol are exploring whether terramation, or human composting, would be a more environmentally friendly method.  Rep. Amy Morrin-Bello, D-Wethersfield, who proposed the legislation said that it takes three hours to cremate a body and it releases almost 500 pounds…

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Civil Rights Advocates Push for a Connecticut Voting Rights Act

Lawmakers and civil rights advocates called Tuesday for the passage of a Connecticut Voting Rights Act designed to remove barriers to voting in Black and brown communities or for those who do not speak English as a first language.  The bill, which will be heard in the Government Administration and Elections Committee, aims to codify…

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