Charlotte Hughes
Staff Reporter
Charlotte Hughes reports on climate and environmental issues in New Haven. Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, she is a freshman in Branford College majoring in English.
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New Haven voter turnout for governor sank in 2022

Experts say low turnout due to lack of excitement, low stakes in 2022 Connecticut midterm elections.

Dems sweep statewide; Lamont, Blumenthal and DeLauro secure reelection

Lamont beats Stefanowski for the second time as Russell makes history as first gay Black person elected to statewide office in the nation.

State Dems descend on New Haven for final pitches before midterms

On the eve of the midterm elections, key Connecticut Democratic candidates and officials stressed the importance of voting to protect democracy at BAR Pizza.

Tuesday’s midterms: here’s who’s running and how to vote

Democratic incumbents across New Haven and the state are looking to fend off Republican challengers. Same-day voting registration is available at city hall.

New Haveners head to the polls for local races, state early voting amendment

A slew of incumbent state legislators are facing Republican challengers in next Tuesday’s election.

Connecticut to decide on early voting in November referendum

The League of Women Voters has been campaigning in New Haven to register voters and raise awareness for an early voting referendum years in the making.

Alders approve expanding tax abatement to include multi-use housing

At their Monday meeting, the Board of Alders increased affordable housing in the city through incentives. The change comes after the passage of an inclusionary zoning law earlier this year.

New Haven Public Schools plan to “enhance” reading to address city reading crisis

Schools officials presented their approach to address the lack of learning at education committee Wednesday.

Fair Haven Alder Sarah Miller ’03 is a “beacon of hope”

The Ward 14 alder sat down with the News at Salsa’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant to reflect on her first year on the Board of Alders and the legislative road ahead.

Here’s what you need to know about the Board of Alders, New Haven’s legislative council

New Haven’s 30 Alders pass its budget, writes its laws, and holds city officials to account.

City sues motorcycle stunt show organizers for $92K 

New Haven seeks costs for police overtime at illegally held event