“Wheels keep on turning for needy youth”

Connecticut lawmakers warm to beefed-up cell phone ban for drivers “The proposed law, introduced by Gov. M. Jodi Rell this winter, also ups fines to $200 and $300 for second and third offenses, and it adds a new $500 fine for drivers who commit a moving violation while using a hand-held device. It would also return 25 percent of revenue from tickets written by local police to municipalities.”

“Knowing when to turn in the keys” “ITNAmerica was founded by Katherine Freund after her 3-year-old son was seriously injured when he was hit by a car driven by an 84-year-old. She had an unusual reaction; instead of lashing out at the driver, she became angry at the system. Intuitively, Freund knew that crashes caused by older people were not the problem — they were the result of a transportation system that wasn’t meeting the needs of an aging population.”

Green efforts encouraged at grass roots.”

Bridgeport mayor unveils “BGreen 2020” sustainability plan “The Greenprint lays out the plans for sweeping change in the city — in how we do business, in how we plan our neighborhoods and streets, and in fostering a more energy efficient stewardship of our resources,” Finch said.”