PROVIDENCE (AP) — Two Rhode Island field hospitals set up three months ago to deal with a possible flood of new coronavirus cases are shutting down Friday, health officials said.
MIDDLESEX, Vt. — The town meeting, for centuries, was a staple of New England life — but the coronavirus pandemic could accelerate the departure from the tradition where people gather to debate everything from the purchase of local road equipment to multimillion-dollar budgets to pressing so…
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont said Friday that Connecticut still has “a long way to go” to improve COVID-19 vaccination rates among Black and Hispanic residents, as new data show white people in the state are getting inoculated at higher rates.
STONINGTON — The Board of Education and administrators with Stonington Public Schools have reissued a survey to parents after concerns that an initial effort to gauge family interest in a full return to in-person learning was compromised.
Rhode Island is doing a better job of getting coronavirus vaccines into the arms of more people and at a much faster rate than before, Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee said Thursday.
HARTFORD — Connecticut school districts around the state have begun organizing their own COVID-19 vaccination clinics, preparing for the official rollout of vaccines for teachers and other school staff on Monday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Seven nonprofit organizations are sharing more than $500,000 in grants from the Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corp. to help them complete major projects so they can offer better and expanded services during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, officials said W…
CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — Mario Valdez, his wife and their 18-year-old son were fully vaccinated for COVID-19 this month as part of a special effort to inoculate every resident of Central Falls, the Rhode Island community hit hardest by the pandemic.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The parents of a 21-month-old New Hampshire girl who died after ingesting fentanyl have been accused of negligent homicide and other charges, with a prosecutor saying Wednesday that the father stopped to take a cigarette break in the middle of doing CPR on his daughter a…
Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday asked Connecticut utility regulators to continue a moratorium that prevents electric customers from having their service shut off during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Biden administration has withdrawn government support for a federal lawsuit in Connecticut that seeks to ban transgender athletes from participating in girls' high school sports.
STONINGTON — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases within Stonington and other communities belonging to the Ledge Light Health District continues to decline as the state draws closer to loosening COVID-19 restrictions.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Three community coronavirus vaccination locations in Rhode Island are rescheduling appointments because harsh winter weather in some areas of the country delayed the delivery of more than 12,000 doses to the state, health officials say.
Dr. James Gill, the state's chief medical examiner, told Connecticut legislators Tuesday that his investigators have “identified many deaths” that should have been certified as COVID-19-related but were not, including nursing home and assisted living residents who died during the pandemic.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Republicans have chosen Sue Hatfield, a state prosecutor and vice chair of the state GOP, to finish the remainder of J.R. Romano's term as chairman, who had resigned.
A major change to Connecticut’s vaccination schedule was announced Monday, with the state continuing with a mostly age-based system to make the rollout less complicated after seeing the challenges other states have faced in vaccinating essential workers and people with underlying health conditions.
BOSTON — Two more coronavirus mass vaccination sites are opening in Massachusetts this week, including one Monday at a now-closed Sears store at the Natick Mall.
The Scripps National Spelling Bee will return this year in a mostly virtual format, with the in-person competition limited to a dozen finalists who will gather on an ESPN campus at Walt Disney World in Florida, Scripps announced Monday.
AMHERST, Mass. — The University of Massachusetts is planning to return to in-person classes Monday after a previous surge in COVID-19 cases led the school to pause campus instruction for two weeks.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island Lt. Gov. Dan McKee said he wants cities and towns to become more involved in the COVID-19 vaccination effort to help speed up distribution once more shots become available.
STONINGTON — In an effort to combat the stress of the pandemic and promote community unity, town officials and local volunteers have come together to take part in the first communitywide Random Acts of Kindness Week.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — As part of its plan to get the coronavirus vaccine to residents who cannot leave their homes, Rhode Island health officials on Friday launched a website to gather information about the housebound.
HARTFORD (AP) — Connecticut is partnering with a Hartford-based nonprofit organization, which advocates for health equity across the state, to reach out to more than 10,000 minority residents over the next three months and dispel myths about the COVID-19 vaccine.
BOSTON (AP) — A day after Massachusetts residents trying to sign up for a coronavirus vaccine were frustrated by a website crash, they encountered a different problem on Friday: a lack of open appointments.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island's first state-run, mass vaccination sites opened Thursday as state officials pledged to speed up the pace of inoculations amid criticism from nearly every corner of the state.
WESTERLY — Effective today, Westerly Hospital will implement a one visitor per patient per day visitor policy for adults over the age of 18.
Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday he plans to lift some restrictions on youth sports in Connecticut as the state's COVID-19 metrics continue to improve.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ COVID-19 vaccine appointment portal temporarily crashed Thursday morning as more than 1 million additional state residents became eligible to schedule a shot.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island on Wednesday started taking appointments for eligible residents age 75 and older to get a coronavirus vaccine at one of two mass vaccination sites scheduled to open this week.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Officials at the University of Connecticut floated a plan Wednesday that would trim the school's planned tuition hike, citing the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students.
BOSTON (AP) — Individuals age 65 and older can now begin booking appointments in Massachusetts for the COVID-19 vaccine, state health officials said Wednesday.
HOPKINTON — As Rhode Island continues to get failing grades for its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy (D-Hopkinton, Westerly) said he was receiving complaints from older constituents who are still waiting for their appointments.
STONINGTON — Parents have increased pressure in recent weeks to have Stonington schools offer a full return to in-person learning before the end of the year, leading the Board of Education to identify ways to get students back in class sooner without compromising safety.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A coronavirus variant first detected in the United Kingdom has been found in three Rhode Island patients, the state Department of Health announced Tuesday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Essential workers, including teachers, as well as people with underlying medical conditions should learn in about 10 days when they can begin making their COVID-19 vaccination appointments, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday.
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island House of Representatives COVID-19 vaccine task force is meeting this week to get an update on the state’s vaccine distribution process from top health officials.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said he is frustrated that a tight vaccine supply is preventing health care providers from vaccinating as many people against COVID-19 as they can.
Some Massachusetts hospital leaders and physicians said they disagree with a plan by the administration of Gov. Charlie Baker to halt vaccine distribution to hospitals and primary care offices so they can place the focus on vaccination sites.
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wrote a book on managing the COVID-19 crisis. Now he faces intensifying accusations that he covered up the true death toll of the pandemic on nursing home residents, attacks that challenge his reputation for straight-shooting competency and could clo…
Walmart is offering vaccinations at Sam’s Club locations throughout the country, including in New Haven at 315 Foxon Blvd. Other locations in Connecticut include Torrington, West Haven, North Windham, Waterbury, Hartford and Norwalk.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Providence College is temporarily restricting student movement in response to a recent increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases on campus.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont credited the growing number of vaccinations in Connecticut with the state's declining rate of COVID-19 infection, noting Friday the number of nursing home residents and people 75 years and older who are getting infected is “way down.”
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Avid local TV news watcher Ramon Soto was eager to get inoculated against the coronavirus, but didn't know there was a large-scale vaccination clinic not far from his home in Connecticut's largest city until a friend called him this week.
WASHINGTON — In a stark sign of the economic inequality that has marked the pandemic recession and recovery, Americans as a whole are now earning the same amount in wages and salaries that they did before the virus struck — even with nearly 9 million fewer people working.
Churches and other houses of worship in Rhode Island will soon able to welcome more of the faithful for in-person services and bar areas will be allowed to reopen under the loosening of some coronavirus restrictions announced Thursday by state Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont urged residents 65 years and older to be patient about getting vaccination appointments, which officially opened up on Thursday, noting the state expects to receive about 69,000 doses next week from the federal government.
STONINGTON — The number of new COVID-19 cases diagnosed per week in the community continues to decline, but data shows the rate of infection still remains considerably higher than it was at the onset of the pandemic in April.