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Showing 4/1/2020 to 10/5/2019

An infant has died from COVID-19 in CT; state turns gymnasiums into mobile field hospitals

Connecticut began what’s expected to be its worst month of illness, death, and hospitalizations from the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic... (Read more)

4 / 1 / 2020

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COVID-19 cases soaring, state, hospitals, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reviewing CT sites for overflow patients

The spread of coronavirus continued to accelerate in Connecticut Monday with an additional 578 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in... (Read more)

3 / 30 / 2020

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CT Dems explain federal stimulus package

Details about the $2 trillion federal stimulus package making its way through Congress were offered Thursday by Connecticut legislators.... (Read more)

3 / 27 / 2020

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COVID-19: Call a ‘warm line;’ stop meeting with more than four people

NORWALK, Conn. — COVID-19 updates: Another 10 cases A startling headline Wheels2U stops rolling ‘Warm lines’ Lamont’s latest (Read more)

3 / 27 / 2020

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COVID-19: Shelter in place, but go for a walk and maybe go fishing

NORWALK, Conn. — The latest COVID-19 updates: 18 more Norwalk positive cases Norwalk Library adds to online services Lamont... (Read more)

3 / 25 / 2020

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Lamont defines ‘essential’ businesses that can remain in operation after Monday

Gov. Ned Lamont clarified his work ban on non-essential services late Sunday, carving out dozens of exemptions centered on... (Read more)

3 / 23 / 2020

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Lamont: ‘Stay Safe, Stay Home’

NORWALK, Conn. — “Non-essential” businesses statewide have been ordered to “prohibit all in-person functions” if they can, by 8... (Read more)

3 / 20 / 2020

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Lamont issues further orders, announces more COVID-19 fatalities

NORWALK, Conn. – The Connecticut death tally due to COVID-19 is now three, Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday. “Those... (Read more)

3 / 19 / 2020

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COVID-19: Closing doors, a reprieve from school assessments, more coronavirus tests coming and primary postponed

NORWALK, Conn. — The latest COVID-19 updates: Rilling orders spas, salons and barber shops to close State seeks federal... (Read more)

3 / 19 / 2020

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Lamont orders restaurants, bars to close doors, Norwalk offers assistance

HARTFORD, Conn. – Restaurants and bars in the tri-state area have been ordered to move to take-out and delivery... (Read more)

3 / 16 / 2020

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COVID-19: Six more CT victims, hope for hand sanitizer

NORWALK, Conn. — The latest on COVID-19: Six more COVID-19 cases in Connecticut What about hand sanitizer? Lamont provides... (Read more)

3 / 16 / 2020

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NPS closing schools due to COVID19; City Hall scaling back

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools will be closed for two weeks, beginning Monday. On the same day, City... (Read more)

3 / 12 / 2020

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Connecticut’s 3rd COVID-19 case was contracted locally

An elderly New Canaan man was confirmed Wednesday as the third coronavirus patient in Connecticut and the first assumed... (Read more)

3 / 12 / 2020

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Five things to know about coronavirus and what state is doing to prepare

With federal officials warning there will be a rapid spread of the coronavirus in the U.S., there were heightened... (Read more)

2 / 27 / 2020

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Lawmakers advanced a bill barring new religious exemptions to vaccines. Here’s what it would do.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Amid pushback from Republicans and thousands of outraged parents, the legislature’s Public Health Committee voted Monday... (Read more)

2 / 25 / 2020

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Why I oppose HB-5044

H.B. No. 5044 (Raised), An Act Concerning Immunizations (the “Bill”), proposes to eliminate the religious exemption to vaccination. This... (Read more)

2 / 22 / 2020

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Knopp paints portrait of ‘partisan gerrymandering’

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk has been victimized for two decades, “chopped up left and right” in violation of the... (Read more)

2 / 18 / 2020

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Norwalk Dem statehouse crew fields questions ahead of legislative session

NORWALK, Conn. — There was a hot topic at Monday’s Democratic legislative town hall forum – school vaccinations. State... (Read more)

1 / 28 / 2020

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Unaccompanied minors are moving to Connecticut in record numbers

For several long hours, Francisco, then 15, sat on the bank of the Rio Grande River in Mexico trying... (Read more)

1 / 26 / 2020

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New laws affect parking, dry cleaning, eye doctor visits

More than two dozen new state laws went into effect on Jan. 1, ranging from expanded health insurance coverage... (Read more)

1 / 26 / 2020

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Duff, at Freethinkers’ soiree, predicts legislative actions

NORWALK, Conn. — Connecticut Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-25) put forth various topics apropos to the state’s upcoming... (Read more)

1 / 17 / 2020

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Connecticut plans 5G for New Haven line

NORWALK, Conn. — Metro North’s New Haven line is set for an internet upgrade thanks to a public private... (Read more)

1 / 7 / 2020

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Norwalk political notes: Noise ordinance, Barbis/King and Himes

NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk political notes: Noise ordinance nears finish line Solar power tax exemption heading to Council... (Read more)

12 / 20 / 2019

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Separated by Design: The pain of affordable housing in crime-ridden neighborhoods

(CTMirror.org) HARTFORD, Conn. — The moon pulls 6-year-old Romeo Lugo to the window at night. The autistic child loves... (Read more)

12 / 1 / 2019

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Partisan politics or efficiency? Lamont’s plans for school building program sparks debate

A plan from Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration to shift oversight of the municipal school construction process into the governor’s... (Read more)

11 / 23 / 2019

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Senate GOP’s no-tolls alternative relies on rainy day fund

The Senate Republican minority on Thursday proposed using budget reserves in a complex and creative way to finance an... (Read more)

11 / 14 / 2019

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Here are the bridges to be rebuilt by tolls, and the cost to cross them

These are the 14 bridges that would be rebuilt or improved with money raised by tolls under Gov. Ned... (Read more)

11 / 9 / 2019

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CT municipal elections turned on scandals, local issues

Unlike others who went to the polls Tuesday across the nation, Connecticut voters did not send a clear message... (Read more)

11 / 8 / 2019

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Lamont’s vision for transportation — and how he’ll sell it

This story was published Wednesday on CTMirror.org. CT2030 is online.   A $21 billion transportation plan Gov. Ned Lamont... (Read more)

11 / 7 / 2019

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Among Connecticut cities and towns, the wealthiest are the big spenders

This is the second article in an occasional series exploring wealth and income inequality in Connecticut and its impact... (Read more)

10 / 5 / 2019

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