BOSTON (AP) — A look at coronavirus news from around New England:
NEW YORK — More than 520,000 homes and businesses in the New York tri-state area were still without electricity Saturday as utilities worked to get the lights on four days after Tropical Storm Isaias.
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A replica of the original Mayflower ship that brought the Pilgrims to America 400 year ago this year is returning home following extensive renovations.
EAST HARTFORD — The Connecticut National Guard joined over 1,750 utility crews in Connecticut on Friday in efforts to clear trees and restore power to more than 400,000 homes and businesses still in the dark, as frustration continued to grow over the pace of the response to Tropical Storm Isaias.
Editor’s note: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, most events are canceled. Until the public health crisis passes, here’s a list of the status of social service agencies and other important local organizations. If an organization is open in a limited capacity, please assume that all COVID-…
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut is providing local school districts with an additional $160 million to help them reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hundreds of more crews from out of state were arriving in Connecticut on Thursday to help restore power to nearly 580,000 homes and businesses that remained in the dark after Tropical Storm Isaias, as state officials announced an investigation into electricity utilitie…
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — For the second day in a row, there have been no new COVID-19-associated deaths in Connecticut, according to new data released on Wednesday. It also marked the sixth day in the past month that no new deaths were reported.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont called for an investigation of the state's two largest electric utility companies Wednesday as hundreds of thousands of residents remained without power a day after Tropical Storm Isaias ripped through the state.
WINDSOR, N.C. (AP) — At least six people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain Tuesday along the U.S. East Coast after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina, where it caused floods and fires that displaced dozens of people.
Travelers from Rhode Island have been added to the list of those who must quarantine while staying in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and Massachusetts as some Northeast states begin to see signs of rising infections.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Several people who work for the Rhode Island Legislature will work from home for two weeks after some staffers tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said.
MYSTIC — The staging has come down, the protective wrapping is off and the inspector has given his seal of approval: The Mystic & Noank Library's chimney restoration project is finally completed.
PAWCATUCK — In 1920, a young priest, bubbling with energy and idealism, arrived at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Pawcatuck. Within months, Father John J. Keane convinced parents to help him establish a Boy Scout troop.
An online portal has been launched to help Connecticut residents who need housing assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Coast Guard on Saturday urged commercial and recreational boaters in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey to prepare for possible high surf, dangerous rip currents, heavy wind, heavy rainfall, and coastal flooding from Hurricane Isaias, which has the potential to impact t…
“Boston Strong” remains a “vibrant” rallying cry more than seven years after the marathon bombing killed three people and injured more than 260 others, a federal appeals court noted as it threw out the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
A federal appeals court Friday threw out Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, saying the judge who oversaw the case did not adequately screen jurors for potential biases.
STONINGTON — Attorney Matthew Berger has withdrawn from the Aug. 11 primary race for the position of Judge of Probate for the towns of Groton, Ledyard, North Stonington and Stonington. Due to the timing of the withdrawal, his name will appear on the printed ballot.
WATERFORD — The Eastern Regional Tourism District’s new 2020 Regional Marketing Partnership Program will provide matching funding to support eastern Connecticut’s tourism economy.
Gov. Ned Lamont on Friday signed into law a wide-ranging police accountability bill that proponents said answers the calls for reform, after the police-involved death of George Floyd and other Black people, and works toward rebuilding trust in Connecticut's police departments.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut firefighter on her first overnight shift delivered a baby at the home of a family who called for emergency assistance.
BOSTON (AP) — An executive at a Massachusetts facility helping create a potential vaccine for the coronavirus said Thursday that the company hopes to have the treatment ready by the end of the year.
The state of Connecticut plans to give local school officials the flexibility to decide the mix of in-school learning and online learning and whether any changes should be made if there's an uptick in COVID-19 cases in their particular county, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday.
A two-time candidate for Connecticut governor who was struck last week by a car while jogging in Pennsylvania has died, his family said in a brief statement released Wednesday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate on Wednesday passed legislation that attempts to reform police procedures and policies in light of the police-involved killing of George Floyd and other Black people, a wide-ranging proposal opponents argue will punish good officers but proponent…
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal inmates in Connecticut have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit accusing prison officials of not doing enough to protect them from the coronavirus, including transferring vulnerable prisoners to home confinement.
STONINGTON — If the idea of making homemade strawberry shortcake, blueberry muffins, baked potato bites and warm potato salad whets your appetite, you might want to head to your computer, log on and learn how to virtually make the tasty-sounding dishes ... just make sure the kiddos are by yo…
BOSTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence met briefly Saturday with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker while he visited the famous island getaway of Nantucket to headline a $25,000-ticket fundraiser for President Donald Trump administration's reelection campaign.
WESTERLY — Westerly Community Credit Union’s WCCU Teacher Grant Program will award $8,500 in grants, in values up to $500, for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. The teacher grants are available to local teachers, administrators or staff from the school districts of Westerly, Chariho, Stoning…
MYSTIC — They really didn't resemble acorns when they were toddlers. Nor do these four teenagers — all working as summer camp counselors at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center this season — look much like oak trees, either.
HARTFORD — Critics of a wide-ranging police accountability proposal that passed the House of Representatives after an all-night special session debate Friday, now plan to turn their attention to the state Senate, which is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the wide-ranging legislation sparked by t…
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Friday signed an executive order that state union leaders predict will provide hundreds, possibly thousands, of front-line workers “presumptive eligibility” for workers compensation benefits if they contracted the coronavirus while on the job during the early d…
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Given the possibility of an uptick in coronavirus infections this fall, Connecticut's House of Representatives on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to give all voters the option to vote by absentee ballot and avoid the polls, during a surreal special session where members …
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Two voters' rights groups in Rhode Island filed a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging the state's vote-by-mail witness and notary requirements, saying the rule unnecessarily puts people's health at risk during the coronavirus pandemic.
HARTFORD (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a sanction against Infowars host Alex Jones over an angry outburst on his web show against an attorney for relatives of some of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims, who are suing him for defamation.
STONINGTON — The Board of Education Tuesday night endorsed a plan for reopening town schools that would put every student back in their classrooms with 3 feet of distance between them.
GROTON (AP) — Scientists and other staff at Pfizer Inc.'s Groton campus are playing a key role in the drug company's fast-tracked and promising efforts to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, as well as an antiviral medication to treat patients who've contracted COVID-19, a top compa…
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo said Wednesday her administration is still weighing how to reopen schools this fall, even as some teachers, administrators and parents are increasingly voicing concerns that the coronavirus is not under adequate control ahead of the state’s p…
STONINGTON — Stonington's 67th annual Blessing of the Fleet — a time-honored event held to honor fishermen lost at sea and those still fishing today — may be a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be scaled back this weekend.
Connecticut lawmakers on Tuesday heard from voters who want to cast their ballots by absentee because they're afraid of going to the polls in November during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as from those who say they're more concerned that expanding eligibility might lead to fraud.
Scientists at Connecticut's public health laboratory say they've discovered a flaw in a manufacturer's testing system for the coronavirus that's used by labs around the country. So far, it's resulted in 90 people - mostly residents of Connecticut nursing homes and assisted living facilities …
DANIELSON, Conn. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is investigating a skydiving accident at a Connecticut airport that left a Rhode Island police officer and National Guardsman dead.
Sophia Garabedian had been dealing with a persistent fever and painful headache when her parents found her unresponsive in her bed one morning last fall.