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Showing 8/12/2020 to 5/3/2020

The Connecticut primary: A perfunctory contest for president, and a long wait for others

The top-line races were easy. Soon after the polls closed Tuesday night, the Associated Press declared Republican Donald J.... (Read more)

8 / 12 / 2020

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Eversource was on a victory lap. Then came Isaias

Eversource Energy’s chairman and chief executive, Jim Judge, was jubilant in a message to shareholders in March. Based on... (Read more)

8 / 7 / 2020

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PURA, Rilling agree: Eversource has fallen short

Updated 2:40 p.m.: New photo and information. CONNECTICUT – The chair of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority said Wednesday... (Read more)

8 / 6 / 2020

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Lamont signs police reforms, but tells cops, ‘You’re my heroes’

HARTFORD, Conn. — Gov. Ned Lamont’s ceremonial signing of the police accountability bill Friday opened with flattery of the... (Read more)

8 / 1 / 2020

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Connecticut’s coffers have swelled — not shrunk — during COVID

HARTFORD, Conn. — State government’s coffers have swelled by hundreds of millions of dollars since the coronavirus struck in mid-March,... (Read more)

7 / 29 / 2020

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Connecticut leaves it to local districts whether to reopen schools full-time

HARTFORD, Conn. — Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday the state will not dictate the opening date of the school year or... (Read more)

7 / 29 / 2020

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Socially distanced Senate passes no-excuse absentee ballot bill

HARTFORD, Conn. — Meeting for the first time since COVID-19 forced the closure of the State Capitol in March, the... (Read more)

7 / 29 / 2020

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Norwalk political notes: State Rep. campaign kickoff on Zoom; COVID-19

NORWALK, Conn. — Some political developments: Dathan’s virtual campaign kickoff features Blumenthal and Himes Eight states added to CT-NJ-NY... (Read more)

7 / 1 / 2020

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State releases plan to return students to school

The State released requirements and guidance Monday for local districts to open schools this fall as hospitalizations in the... (Read more)

6 / 30 / 2020

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Governor orders schools to reopen in the fall. Teachers are concerned.

Connecticut schools will reopen for a five-day school week in the fall – as long as the coronavirus behaves,... (Read more)

6 / 28 / 2020

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Connecticut, New York and New Jersey considering quarantine on travelers from high-risk areas

Connecticut, New York and New Jersey officials are now considering imposing a self-testing or quarantining order on people coming... (Read more)

6 / 23 / 2020

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Pandemic could erode one-third of all state revenues, new analysis finds

Connecticut’s finances are considerably worse than even the ugly scenario Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration painted in early May, if... (Read more)

6 / 21 / 2020

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Senate Dems want broad social justice agenda for July session, others say there isn’t time

HARTFORD, Conn. — Majority Senate Democrats unveiled a comprehensive platform Friday to reverse systemic racial inequalities in law enforcement,... (Read more)

6 / 20 / 2020

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Connecticut police receive millions of dollars in military equipment from program that’s under fire

In April, the Bridgeport Police Department received from the Pentagon a heavily armored mine-resistant vehicle valued at more than... (Read more)

6 / 16 / 2020

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Lamont makes a Father’s Day gesture to restaurants

Gov. Ned Lamont, whose administration has been facing intense lobbying by the restaurant industry over COVID-19 restrictions, made a... (Read more)

6 / 6 / 2020

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Lamont is ready to give towns their first share of federal relief funds

The debate over how much federal pandemic aid should be shared with Connecticut’s municipalities is coming down to one... (Read more)

6 / 4 / 2020

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New study will attempt to determine how widespread COVID-19 is in Connecticut

Connecticut will be the first state in the nation to conduct a broad survey to determine how prevalent the... (Read more)

6 / 3 / 2020

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As barbershops, hair salons, casinos open, $619.9 million state deficit projected due to COVID-19

Hair salons, barbershops and casinos reopened in Connecticut Monday, after being closed for more than two months due to... (Read more)

6 / 1 / 2020

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People throughout Connecticut protest the death of George Floyd

Protesters in Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, New London, and other parts of Connecticut joined a nationwide call for action... (Read more)

5 / 31 / 2020

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A Minnesota death resonates in Connecticut: ‘A constant message that our lives don’t matter’

Of all the agonizing final moments of George Floyd’s life, as he gasped for air from beneath a police officer’s... (Read more)

5 / 31 / 2020

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Updates spell out the latest on COVID-19

NORWALK, Conn. — Four more Norwalk citizens have died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 124, according to... (Read more)

5 / 27 / 2020

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CT suffers April job losses of ‘epic proportions’ with 266,000 positions gone

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut lost a staggering 266,300 jobs in April — the first full month of coronavirus-related shutdowns —... (Read more)

5 / 22 / 2020

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Lamont says it’s time for the COVID weary take a breath. And maybe a hike.

HEBRON, Conn. — The tone and substance of Gov. Ned Lamont’s daily COVID-19 briefing changed Thursday as he looked back... (Read more)

5 / 22 / 2020

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Lamont announces end to CT’s education partnership with Dalio Philanthropies

HARTFORD, Conn. — Gov. Ned Lamont announced the dissolution Tuesday of Connecticut’s education partnership with hedge fund giant Ray... (Read more)

5 / 20 / 2020

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New Connecticut cases of COVID-19 related child inflammatory disease; officials report a jump in overall deaths

Connecticut officials are reporting a growing number of cases of a rare but potentially deadly COVID-19 related disease that... (Read more)

5 / 14 / 2020

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Summer at state parks in the time of COVID: Less parking, no volleyball, but probably lifeguards

As the temperature ticked up and up over the sunny first weekend in May, so did the number of... (Read more)

5 / 13 / 2020

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A Norwalk photo #52

NORWALK, Conn. — State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-25) and Senate Republican President Len Fasano (R-North Haven) begin... (Read more)

5 / 7 / 2020

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Connecticut takes steps to make voting safer, as COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to decline

For the twelfth consecutive day, Connecticut’s COVID-19 hospitalizations have continued to decline, Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday. In his... (Read more)

5 / 4 / 2020

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Connecticut joins multi-state buying consortium for protective gear, medical supplies

Connecticut will join six other states in forming a consortium to purchase protective gear, medical equipment and testing supplies... (Read more)

5 / 3 / 2020

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Deaths increase, hospitalizations decrease, and state parks fill up

Connecticut’s coronavirus hospitalizations continue to gradually decline, but COVID-19 confirmed cases and associated deaths continue to rise. On Saturday,... (Read more)

5 / 3 / 2020

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