Featured Video

Getting food scraps out of the trash and into the soil will save money and protect the environment. Expert composter Domingo Medina shows you the best ways to do it. Video by Connecticut Public's Ryan Caron King as part of special climate coverage from the New England News Collaborative.

Azeem Zakir Kareem sets up irrigation lines on the Windsor Locks, Conn., land where he farms with wife Sarah Rose Kareem. (Mark Mirko / Connecticut Public)

Farming is dangerous, but access to affordable health insurance remains elusive, survey finds

Agriculture is one of the most hazardous industries in America. In 2020, federal data show more farmers died from fatal occupational injuries than did police officers, logging workers, or roofers. But in the agriculture industry, access to affordable health care is challenging – particularly for new farmers. Mary Claire Whelan has farmed for five seasons in Connecticut.…

Migrants flown to Martha's Vineyard by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis have been resettled on Cape Cod. (Eve Zuckoff/CAI)

Attorneys lay out legal options for Martha’s Vineyard migrants, including a visa for crime victims

For the past two weeks, attorneys have huddled in the cafeteria of Joint Base Cape Cod, trying to figure out the legal options for the 50 or so migrants flown from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard by order of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. They’re arguing that the people — who are mostly from Venezuela — might…

A woman holds a Puerto Rican flag during the Springfield Puerto Rican Parade on Sept. 18, 2022. (Elizabeth Román / NEPM)

Springfield opens welcome center to serve Puerto Ricans who may arrive after Hurricane Fiona

Officials in Springfield, Massachusetts, are working with a community organization to establish a welcome center for families who may arrive from Puerto Rico, due to Hurricane Fiona. Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Ward 1 City Councilor Maria Perez, City Clerk Gladys Oyola, Mini Marrero, a mayoral aide, and Rosa Espinoza, program director for New North Citizen Council met at…

The New England News Collaborative is made possible, in part, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

CPB logo 1

Support Your Local Public Media Stations

DONATE TODAY and become a member of Connecticut Public, lead station of the NENC.