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What you need to know about the new COVID-19 variants

Editor’s note: Two new strains of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 called B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 have been found in... (Read more)

1 / 17 / 2021

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Spiking tax revenue will wipe out state budget deficit, analysts say

Lamont, lawmakers have enough revenue to balance next state budget without tax hikes HARTFORD, Conn. — Gov. Ned Lamont’s... (Read more)

1 / 16 / 2021

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Winfield: Judiciary Committee to take on pot but leave police accountability law intact

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Senate chair of the Judiciary Committee says its agenda will most likely include legalizing cannabis... (Read more)

1 / 16 / 2021

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MLK Day information; Income tax help and tips for radon testing

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk announcements for you: MLK Day reminders Free income tax preparation help offered Test your... (Read more)

1 / 16 / 2021

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Lamont appoints reformers, disability advocates to reconstituted Police Officer Standards and Training Council

Gov. Ned Lamont appointed 11 members to the Police Officer Standards and Training Council on Thursday, reconstituting a board... (Read more)

1 / 16 / 2021

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CT formally expands next group of COVID vaccines to those age 65 and up

Lamont urges patience as the state receives only 46,000 doses per week Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday that he... (Read more)

1 / 14 / 2021

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Lamont will spare town aid while closing big deficit in next state budget

Gov. Ned Lamont has to close a whopping $4.3 billion deficit in the next two-year state budget, but he... (Read more)

1 / 14 / 2021

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CT’s U.S. Representatives join the vote to impeach President Trump, and the state braces for protests

The vote Wednesday by the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach President Donald J. Trump for inciting a violent... (Read more)

1 / 14 / 2021

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Lamont does a Zoom speech, then gets a new hip

Gov. Ned Lamont delivered the keynote speech at a virtual conference of municipal officials Wednesday, then he cheerily signed... (Read more)

1 / 14 / 2021

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Romano says slow fundraising prompted his resignation

The struggle to raise money for the Connecticut Republican Party as a lame-duck state party chairman in a volatile... (Read more)

1 / 14 / 2021

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CT Senators say danger of insurrection remains

House prepares impeachment; Move narrowly supported in poll. U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., pressed the Pentagon on Monday to... (Read more)

1 / 12 / 2021

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Contests for young writers, free help for job seekers, call for artists

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk announcements: Martin Luther King essay contest for NPS students Lockwood-Mathews young writers contest Artists... (Read more)

1 / 10 / 2021

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Connecticut confirms two cases of new U.K. coronavirus variant

Two New Haven County residents under the age of 25 have tested positive for a new, more transmissible variant... (Read more)

1 / 8 / 2021

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Trump admits loss as Democrats push long-shot removal

The clarion calls Thursday to remove Donald J. Trump from office drowned out a quieter reality: Even some prominent... (Read more)

1 / 8 / 2021

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The mob arrived. As police retook the Capitol, Himes told the story.

The first sign of trouble inside the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday came as lawmakers debated in a... (Read more)

1 / 6 / 2021

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More than 75,000 COVID vaccines administered in CT, among top rates in US

Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday that by the end of the week, all residents and staff in Connecticut’s 211... (Read more)

1 / 5 / 2021

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2020 in Connecticut, a year no one wants to review

To borrow from President-elect Joe Biden’s favorite Irish poet: Things most assuredly fell apart in 2020, and, no, the center... (Read more)

1 / 3 / 2021

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The Sunburst hack was massive and devastating – 5 observations from a cybersecurity expert

So much remains unknown about what is now being called the Sunburst hack, the cyberattack against U.S. government agencies... (Read more)

1 / 2 / 2021

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Get tested, throw out the trash, contribute photos; learn about Maritime Aquarium trustees

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk announcements: COVID-19 testing in South Norwalk Norwalk historic effort seeks photos Garbage, recycling, yard... (Read more)

12 / 30 / 2020

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Imagining a second life for Midtown Manhattan’s empty offices

Midtown Manhattan, a dense grid of office towers normally pulsing with activity, has been called a “ghost town” so... (Read more)

12 / 29 / 2020

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Lamont: Trump’s threat to veto COVID relief is ‘erratic behavior’

Gov. Ned Lamont said Wednesday that President Donald J. Trump’s unexpected suggestion Tuesday night that he might veto the... (Read more)

12 / 24 / 2020

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Good News!

Good News! We have just received word that the Google News Initiative has joined the national effort to advance the sustainability... (Read more)

12 / 23 / 2020

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Day after pandemic relief: Explaining and complaining

Trump challenges Congress to boost direct aid. Pelosi replies, ‘Let’s do it!’ Connecticut’s congressional delegation turned Tuesday to the... (Read more)

12 / 22 / 2020

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Himes details federal relief bill

NORWALK, Conn. — The newly passed federal stimulus bill should provide about $5 billion to Connecticut’s schools, U.S. Rep.... (Read more)

12 / 22 / 2020

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Murphy touts local aspects of federal relief bill

NORWALK, Conn. — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) highlighted Connecticut funding Monday in a press release concerning the Coronavirus... (Read more)

12 / 22 / 2020

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Connecticut offers restaurants, others a ‘bridge’ to coming federal relief

Connecticut is rushing to distribute $35 million in emergency grants to restaurants, bars and other small to mid-sized businesses... (Read more)

12 / 22 / 2020

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NRVT, trash pickups and Christmas programs

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk area announcements for you: Donations doubled for Norwalk River Valley Trail Norwalk holiday trash... (Read more)

12 / 18 / 2020

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COVID-19 shot complicates push to eliminate CT’s religious exemption from vaccines

Last February, in the early weeks of Connecticut’s legislative session, lawmakers intent on erasing the state’s religious exemption from... (Read more)

12 / 16 / 2020

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Norwalk’s dead fish said to be part of larger pattern

NORWALK, Conn. — Dead fish collecting along Norwalk waters may be connected to climate change, a Save the Sound... (Read more)

12 / 11 / 2020

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Over 14,000 sign petition calling for governor to close schools unless safety recommendations are met

Leaders from the state’s largest education unions gathered outside the state Capitol on Thursday to call on Gov. Ned... (Read more)

12 / 11 / 2020

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