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Stories tagged COVID-19

Showing 11/3/2020 to 8/24/2020

During the peak of the pandemic, deaths in Connecticut increased by 55 percent. COVID-19 accounted for almost all of them.

When the stack of death certificates began piling up in Patty Ulatowski’s office in Bridgeport in April, the extent... (Read more)

11 / 3 / 2020

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Norwalk political notes: Not sick, a baby and a jab

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk political notes for you: Rilling out of quarantine Youngest meeting participant ever? Rilling jabs... (Read more)

10 / 31 / 2020

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Crosland slams Lamont Tweet as ‘almost’ blaming Black people for COVID

NORWALK, Conn. – Attorney Darnell Crosland is accusing Gov. Ned Lamont of being racially insensitive. Lamont, on Tuesday, highlighted... (Read more)

10 / 29 / 2020

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Have a safe Halloween at the Norwalk Public Library

The Norwalk Public Library at both the Belden Avenue and SoNo Branch locations will be offering a safe Halloween... (Read more)

10 / 28 / 2020

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Rilling: COVID-19 spike may close schools; he’s in quarantine

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools may be on full remote learning soon, Mayor Harry Rilling said Monday. Rilling... (Read more)

10 / 27 / 2020

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COVID-19: NPS considers closing middle and high schools; Rilling maintains Phase 3

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk middle and high schools may close in response to the increasing COVID-19 numbers. The potential... (Read more)

10 / 25 / 2020

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Connecticut’s COVID alert map gets redder – Norwalk named to list

Positive test rate at 2.3% The novel coronavirus is spreading in Connecticut with COVID-19 cases increasing in the I-84... (Read more)

10 / 23 / 2020

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COVID-19 closes BMHS, spike prompts call for renewed vigilance

NORWALK, Conn. – Brien McMahon High School and the Center for Global Studies will remain closed through Nov. 2... (Read more)

10 / 21 / 2020

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Distance learning, curriculum audit discussed at Board of Education Committee`

NORWALK, Conn. – While the numbers continue to fluctuate weekly, Norwalk officials gave an update on how many students... (Read more)

10 / 21 / 2020

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At 3% positive, CT reaches another dangerous COVID-19 milestone — and much faster than the last one

It took all summer and the first three weeks of fall for daily coronavirus infection test rates in Connecticut... (Read more)

10 / 20 / 2020

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COVID-19: ‘More spread,’ NPS goes remote at Brien McMahon High School

NORWALK, Conn. – COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Norwalk, with 49 new cases reported Friday. Norwalk Public Schools... (Read more)

10 / 16 / 2020

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CT faces its single-largest COVID-19 infection spike in four months

Norwalk sees 19 more cases The state recorded its highest single-day COVID-19 rate in four months on Monday, with... (Read more)

10 / 13 / 2020

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Lamont tasks panel with choosing who first gets COVID vaccine in CT

A panel of 15-20 individuals appointed by Gov. Ned Lamont will help make one of the toughest decisions facing... (Read more)

10 / 11 / 2020

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Norwalk town clerk: Absentee ballots already being cast at City Hall

NORWALK, Conn. — About 13,500 absentee ballots were sent to Norwalk voters Friday, Town Clerk Rick McQuaid said. “We... (Read more)

10 / 6 / 2020

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COVID-19: Three cases in schools; ‘watching closely’

NORWALK, Conn. — There’s a confirmed case of COVID-19 at Brien McMahon High School, which will require people to... (Read more)

10 / 6 / 2020

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Washington Prime to make outdoor space permanent; Commission discusses options for other restaurants

NORWALK, Conn. — When Gov. Ned Lamont began relaxing restrictions following the state’s shutdown due to COVID-19, one of... (Read more)

10 / 2 / 2020

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Lamont easing COVID restrictions: ‘We’ve earned the right.’

Connecticut will move to a third phase of easing COVID-19 restrictions on Oct. 8, permitting theaters and concert halls... (Read more)

9 / 25 / 2020

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Republican lawsuit to overturn the ACA is as inexplicable as it is unforgivable

America is in the midst of unprecedented public health and economic crises that have shaken the foundations of our... (Read more)

9 / 22 / 2020

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Rilling denies blocking ‘Back the Blue’

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk Republicans say that Mayor Harry Rilling and State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-25)... (Read more)

9 / 22 / 2020

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COVID-19: Four NPS ‘members’ infected; Lamont frets over small-but-steady increase in positive test results

NORWALK, Conn. — Three “members” of the Norwalk Public Schools “community” have tested positive for COVID-19, and a fourth... (Read more)

9 / 20 / 2020

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Norwalk photos: Handing out food in Veteran’s Park

State and local dignitaries support CT Foodbank drive through food distribution NORWALK, Conn. – Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, Mayor... (Read more)

9 / 10 / 2020

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On script, a party-line vote ratifies Lamont’s emergency powers

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Democratic majority on a special legislative oversight committee blocked a Republican effort Friday to nullify... (Read more)

9 / 5 / 2020

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NPS ‘confident’ about school reopening

NORWALK, Conn. – The pricetag for reopening Norwalk Public Schools under COVID-19 restrictions has dropped to $15 million, down... (Read more)

9 / 2 / 2020

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NPS ‘scrambles’ to fill positions one week ahead of school reopening

NORWALK, Conn. – A call for bus substitutes and invitations for volunteers to become Norwalk Public Schools employees have... (Read more)

9 / 1 / 2020

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COVID 19: School employee tests positive at Kendall

NORWALK, Conn. — A group of Kendall Elementary School employees are self-quarantining after a colleague tested positive for COVID-19.... (Read more)

8 / 31 / 2020

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State adjusts how much aid it will send school districts

State officials made adjustments Thursday to how much money districts will receive to open schools during COVID – opting... (Read more)

8 / 28 / 2020

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Rilling: Reopening City Hall, money for schools and a good interest rate

NORWALK, Conn. — Some newsy tidbits from Tuesday’s Council meeting: A City Hall reopening plan $8.2 million to Norwalk... (Read more)

8 / 26 / 2020

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Norwalk takes ‘proactive’ step, offering employees early retirement incentive

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk is set to offer 91 non-uniformed employees an early retirement opportunity, in an effort to... (Read more)

8 / 26 / 2020

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Unions issue list of ‘non-negotiable’ COVID protocols for a safe school reopening

Union officials representing more than 60,000 school employees demanded Monday that districts implement a host of costly safety procedures... (Read more)

8 / 24 / 2020

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Which local jobs came out ahead in the Paycheck Protection Program?

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk-based businesses that received loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) have retained close to 20,000... (Read more)

8 / 24 / 2020

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