Day: May 8, 2020

CT can delay its transportation financing debate only a few months more

Keith M. Phaneuf :: CTMirror.org

Construction trades union members Martin Alvarenga (right) of Glastonbury and Steve Frantz of Essex rallied outside the Legislative Office Building for more transportation spending last spring.

With Connecticut’s economy reeling from the coronavirus, legislators insist they won’t hike gasoline taxes or impose tolls this summer — even with new projections the transportation program is headed for collapse in just over one year.

But they also concede their ability to postpone that debate likely is measured in months, not years.

In the meantime, Connecticut may have to rely on its reputation — and its great wealth — to secure the financing it needs to continue maintaining its aging highways, bridges and rail lines.

“I think a commitment to do something about the STF [Special Transportation Fund] and a more detailed look at revenues will be at the head of the agenda” when the regular 2021 General

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11-year-old girl accused of stealing vehicle in Boston

11-year-old girl accused of stealing vehicle in Boston


An 11-year-old girl who was wearing a medical face mask is accused of stealing a vehicle last week in Boston.Police responded on April 22 to 1007 Blue Hill Ave. for a report of a larceny in progress. A woman said she left her son and nephew in her vehicle. The boys said a girl wearing a blue medical face mask approached the vehicle and demanded that they roll down the window. The woman said the girl ordered the two out of the vehicle, got in the driver’s seat and drove off, police said.The girl was later found in the vehicle in front of 1575 Blue Hill Ave., police said. Due to her the girl’s age, officers were unable to charge her with a crime, police said, and she was released to the care of the

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