Connecticut News

Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, Conn.
Credit Joelle Schrock / WSHU

Reports from WSHU's Tom Kuser, Ebong Udoma, Bill Buchner, Ann Lopez, Davis Dunavin and Cassandra Basler.

Ways to Connect

Craig LeMoult

As WSHU has been reporting in its "State of Disparity" series, Connecticut has one of the widest gaps between the wealthy and the poor in the country. A report out this week by researchers at Harvard and U.C. Berkeley found the chance that someone in the bottom fifth of the economic ladder in Connecticut could rise to the top fifth is about 8%. For some young low-income people, even the bottom rung of that ladder feels out of reach.

Coast Guard

A 139-year-old lighthouse in Long Island Sound is for sale, but a buyer has yet to step forward.

Walking A Beat: Community Policing In New Haven

Aug 17, 2012
Dan Katz / WSHU

The new police chief in New Haven, Connecticut assigns his officers to walk beats in the city's neighborhoods to get to know those communities. He hopes these new walking beats will reduce the crime rate. Like the state's other two biggest cities, New Haven's crime rate has far exceeded the national average for the past 20 years. Michelle Hackman walked a beat with two of New Haven's policemen to see what community policing looks like and whether it can put a dent in the city's crime.

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