AP-CT–Connecticut Daybook, CT

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The Associated Press Connecticut Daybook for Wednesday, Sept. 4, and Thursday, Sept. 5. For questions about coverage, please consult the latest digest or contact the AP bureau in Hartford at 860-246-6876 or 1-800-842-2068.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4:

7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. GHANA SCHOOL PRINCIPALS — A group of 26 school principals from Ghana visit Connecticut from Monday through Sunday, Sept. 2 to 8, as part of a tour organized by Eastern Connecticut State University computer science and math professor Bonsu Osei.

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. EAST HARTFORD — Breakfast. Ramada East Hartford hotel, 363 Roberts St., East Hartford.

9 a.m. – noon. EAST HARTFORD — Tour of East Hartford high schools.

Noon – 4 p.m. HARTFORD — Lunch and tour of the Connecticut Science Center, 250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford.

4 – 5 p.m. HARTFORD — Meeting with state officials. Note: Please bring photographic identification. Old Judiciary Room, State Capitol, 210 Capitol Ave., Hartford.

5 – 6 p.m. HARTFORD — Tour of the State Capitol, 210 Capitol Ave., Hartford.

6 – 6:30 p.m. HARTFORD — Visit to the African-American Affairs Commission, room 509, State Capitol, 210 Capitol Ave., Hartford.

7 – 9 p.m. EAST HARTFORD — Dinner. Tastebuds Limited restaurant, 1450 Main St. (U.S. Route 5), East Hartford.

Note: Please call contacts for schedule details.

Contacts: Dwight Bachman, 860-465-5114 or 860-428-6779 (cell).

Edward Osborn, 860-465-5043.

Bonsu Osei, 860-465-4640.

Glen Cassis, 860-240-0258.

8:45 a.m. GOVERNOR’S SCHEDULE — The schedule for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy follows.

8:45 a.m. WESTBROOK — Malloy is scheduled to speak to Connecticut Citizen Corps Council members at 8:45 a.m. during the council’s sixth annual conference, scheduled to begin at 8:15 a.m. Water’s Edge Resort and Spa, 1525 Boston Post Road (U.S. Route 1), Westbrook.

11:30 a.m. FARMINGTON — Malloy, joined by state lawmakers and officials, tours construction at the University of Connecticut’s UConn Health Center before a ceremony to sign the “Bioscience Innovation Act.” Lawn facing construction projects, lower campus, use valet parking at the Medical Arts and Research Building (second building on the right after turning left at the first stop sign), University of Connecticut’s UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave. (state Route 4), Farmington.

1 p.m. FARMINGTON — As part of efforts to promote tourist attractions, Malloy visits the Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington.

2:15 p.m. WEST SIMSBURY — As part of efforts to promote tourist attractions, Malloy visits Tulmeadow Farm, 255 Farms Village Road (state Route 309), West Simsbury.

Contacts: David Bednarz, 860-524-7315 or 860-770-9792 (cell).

Juliet Manalan, 860-524-7314 or 860-770-8298 (cell).

Andrew Doba, 860-524-7308 or 860-770-8090 (cell).

2 p.m. BLUMENTHAL-MURPHY SCHEDULE — During a news conference to publicize the state’s health insurance exchange and tax credits established as part of the federal health care overhaul, U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Christopher Murphy, the chief executive of the Access Health CT health insurance exchange, Kevin J. Counihan, U.S. Reps. Joe Courtney, Rosa L. DeLauro, Elizabeth Esty, Jim Himes and John B. Larson and Charter Oak Health Center Inc. President and CEO David M. Semple are scheduled to speak.

Location: Charter Oak Health Center Inc., 21 Grand St., Hartford.

Contacts: Elizabeth Benton, 860-729-3589 or 860-258-6940.

Ben Marter, 202-228-9606, 202-225-4476, 202-226-6736 or 860-461-6621 (cell).

Liz Donovan, 202-225-2076 or 202-225-2105.

Sara Lonardo, 202-225-3661.

Jeb Fain, 202-225-4476.

Elizabeth Kerr, 202-225-5541 or 202-870-9715 (cell).

Ed Skowronek, 860-539-4924 or 860-278-8888.

6 – 8 p.m. HEALTH OVERHAUL-EXCHANGE EXECUTIVE — The chief operating officer of the Access Health CT insurance exchange established as part of the federal health care overhaul, Peter Van Loon, serves as featured speaker during a “Health Chat” event in Bridgeport to publicize the exchange.

Note: 6 to 6:30 p.m. refreshments and registration followed by 6:30 to 8 p.m. speaking program and question-and-answer session.

Location: Room 214, Beacon Hall, Housatonic Community College, 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport.

Contacts: Jason Madrak, 860-757-6802.

Amy Tibor, 860-757-5316.

THURSDAY, Sept. 5:

7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. GHANA SCHOOL PRINCIPALS — A group of 26 school principals from Ghana visit Connecticut from Monday through Sunday, Sept. 2 to 8, as part of a tour organized by Eastern Connecticut State University computer science and math professor Bonsu Osei.

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. EAST HARTFORD — Breakfast. Ramada East Hartford hotel, 363 Roberts St., East Hartford.

8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. HARTFORD — Visit to the State Department of Education, including a 1:30 to 3 p.m. speech by the department’s school psychology consultant, Jocelyn Mackey, about behavioral management. Conn. State Department of Education, State Office Building, 165 Capitol Ave., Hartford.

3 – 8 p.m. UNCASVILLE — Visit to the Mohegan Sun casino, including 6 to 8 p.m. dinner. Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville.

Note: Please call contacts for schedule details.

Contacts: Dwight Bachman, 860-465-5114 or 860-428-6779 (cell).

Edward Osborn, 860-465-5043.

Bonsu Osei, 860-465-4640.

Glen Cassis, 860-240-0258.

The AP-Hartford

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