Help wild birds in the winter

Connecticut’s birds are generally well-adapted to New England winters. But that doesn’t mean you can’t help them get through periods that are particularly cold and snowy. The keys are food and water. Give them plenty to eat. And when ponds and streams are frozen, fresh, clean water is particularly important. Here are six ways to help birds in winter, based … read more

Murphy calls for investigation after deaths at Connecticut sober houses

Following a recent string of overdoses that have occurred in Connecticut sober houses, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), and Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) have called on the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate federal and state oversight of sober living homes, and determine whether additional oversight is necessary. In a letter to Comptroller … read more

Murphy’s Mental Health Reform Act signed into law

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, attended the bill signing ceremony at the White House on Tuesday where President Obama signed his bipartisan Mental Health Reform Act as part of the 21st Century CURES Act into law. According to Murphy’s office, the bill will comprehensively overhaul America’s mental health system, … read more

Important information about Election Day voter registration

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill has issued a message about Election Day voter registration. She said, “The law in Connecticut is very clear. You cannot vote if you are not registered before 8 p.m. on Election Day. For that reason, if you are waiting until Nov. 8 to register to vote, please get to the Election Day registration site as … read more