Rhode Island expects to start offering Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine to children ages 12 to 15 later this week now that the Food and Drug Administration has authorized its use for that age group, state officials said Tuesday.
STONINGTON — You don’t need a ticket aboard the Hogwarts Express to enter The Cloak and Wand, just a love of curiosities and all things magic.
WESTERLY — A newly acquired robotic machine will expand surgical capabilities at Westerly Hospital, provide a new option for a minimally invasive alternative to traditional open surgery, and serve as another avenue for patients to receive high-level care in their community, doctors say.
HARTFORD — U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona praised new University of Connecticut graduates for their work in helping to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and urged them to use their uniqueness as their “superpower” to accomplish their career and life goals, in a recorded speech pla…
SALT LAKE CITY — The card that millions of people use to prove their identity to everyone from police officers to liquor store owners may soon be a thing of the past as a growing number of states develop digital driver’s licenses.
MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman has been charged with manslaughter and other crimes in connection with the death of her 3-year-old son in November.
PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) — The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy plans to open a shark museum at a site on Cape Cod that is currently home to a pirate museum.
HARTFORD (AP) — Of the more than 1.4 million Connecticut residents who are now fully vaccinated, 242 later became infected with COVID-19, according to data released Friday from the state Department of Public Health.
HARTFORD — Terrence Cheng, an only child of Taiwanese immigrants who rose in the academic world to become director of the University of Connecticut's Stamford campus, was appointed Friday as the next president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Conservatives last week gobbled up a false news story claiming President Joe Biden planned to ration red meat. Colorado Rep. Rep. Lauren Boebert suggested Biden “stay out of my kitchen.” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted out a headline warning Biden was getting “Up in your grill.”
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-…
STONINGTON — Stonington High School has earned a rank in the top 10% of public schools in the U.S. and took the No. 3 spot in the Norwich metropolitan area, according to a recent analysis of 18,000 schools nationwide.
A new $150 million, multi-year initiative to invest in Connecticut businesses, with a major focus on fledgling small businesses located in communities hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, was unveiled on Thursday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut regulators on Thursday proposed a $30 million fine for Eversource and a $2.1 million fine for United Illuminating for what officials called the utilities' failures in their preparation and response to Tropical Storm Isaias, which left hundreds of thousands …
A fake report at the Cheshire Correctional Institution that mocks a Muslim prison guard will be internally investigated, the Connecticut’s Department of Correction said Thursday.
The state of Connecticut moved one step closer on Thursday to asking the voters whether they believe the state constitution should be amended to allow for in-person, early voting before an election or referendum.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Daniel McKee is working on a plan to boost the state's post-pandemic economy by distributing tens of thousands of $25 gift cards to residents to encourage them to shop at local businesses.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with the issues of sexual discrimination, differences between women and men and even the definition of gender while hearing arguments over whether fitness clubs can have women-only exercise areas.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bill that would change the way prisoners are counted when Connecticut's legislative district lines are redrawn cleared the state Senate on Wednesday by a nearly unanimous vote.
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on Tuesday promoted President Joe Biden's massive infrastructure proposal and the $285 million it would provide for apprentice job training during a visit to submarine maker Electric Boat in Connecticut.
The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to grant all adoptees in Connecticut access to their birth certificates, following an emotional and personal debate over whether the privacy rights of certain birth parents should trump those of adoptees seeking information about their past.
BOSTON (AP) — The owner of a Massachusetts pizza parlor lied about the number of employees he had to fraudulently obtain more than $660,000 in federal coronavirus relief funds, then used some of the money to buy and stock an alpaca farm in Vermont, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brianne Smith was overjoyed to get an e-mail telling her to schedule a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Hours later, her relief was replaced by dread: a phone alert — another mass public shooting.
MYSTIC — Tracy Romano, vice president of biological research and chief scientist at Mystic Aquarium, participated in a virtual panel discussion at the 2021 New England Political Science Association Conference.
HARTFORD (AP) — Hundreds of protesters staged a mass “die-in” and blocked the street outside Gov. Ned Lamont's residence Saturday, hoping to draw attention to the Democrat's proposed two-year budget, which they say falls far short of the massive financial investment needed to make Connecticu…
HARTFORD — A law adopted this week in Connecticut adds momentum to the push to strengthen vaccination requirements for schoolchildren, but efforts to give families more leeway are brewing in statehouses around the country in debates that go back more than a century.
BOSTON (AP) — A pair of fierce monuments honor an English colonist who, legend has it, slaughtered her Native American captors after the gruesome killing of her baby.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Thirty-three Connecticut nursing homes received notifications on Friday that their unionized workers are ready to strike on May 14 if demands aren't met for better wages, benefits and staffing ratios.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Several of Connecticut's best known museums have signed on to a proposal by Gov. Ned Lamont designed to combat some of the learning lost during the pandemic by allowing children to visit for free this summer.
Connecticut will no longer allow a religious exemption from childhood immunization requirements for schools, colleges and day care facilities, becoming the sixth state to end that policy.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, seen as a possible candidate for governor next year, is calling for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for public employees, saying it is a matter of public safety.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut regulators on Wednesday criticized the state's two largest electricity distributors and said they are considering fines over what they called the companies' failures in their preparation and response last August to Tropical Storm Isaias, which left hundreds…
Missing out on Thin Mints in the pandemic? A Google affiliate is using drones to deliver Girl Scout cookies to people's doorsteps in a Virginia community.
Connecticut is poised to end a long-standing religious exemption from immunization requirements for schools, a move that led to protests outside the state Capitol where people are trying to stop final legislative passage of one of the most contentious bills of the session.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is relaxing its outdoor mask mandate as the numbers of hospitalizations and cases of COVID-19 continue to decline in the state, the Baker administration said on Tuesday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Hartford police sergeant who struck a woman in the face after she spat at him while being booked was charged with misdemeanor assault, authorities announced Tuesday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More New York residents than Connecticut residents had been vaccinated at a CVS by the time state officials visited the location in February, according to a published report.
MYSTIC — The Rotary Club of Mystic will distribute $8,800 from its 2021 spring grants to four local 501(c)(3) organizations. Funds for the grants were raised through the club’s fundraising efforts.