With the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the rise, Gov. Gina Raimondo on Wednesday urged Rhode Islanders to scale back their Thanksgiving holiday plans by avoiding out-of-state travel and limiting celebrations to just those who live within the same household.

LGBTQ Catholics and their allies in the U.S. welcomed Pope Francis’ endorsement of same-sex civil unions, the first time he’s done so as pontiff, while some prominent members including a bishop said Wednesday that he was blatantly contradicting church teaching.

Reps. Rosa DeLauro and Jahana Hayes, the most senior and junior members of Connecticut's all-Democratic delegation to the U.S. House, are facing not only anonymous internet antagonists, but also aggressive Republican challengers in the 2020 election.

Residents who are elderly or medically at-risk, as well as health care workers and other essential workers, will likely receive the first doses of an anticipated COVID-19 vaccine in Connecticut, according to a draft state distribution plan submitted Friday to the federal government.

Children in Rhode Island will still be allowed to go trick-or-treating on Halloween, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Thursday, but she urged people not to hold Halloween parties, even if they are within the state's gathering limit of 15 people.

Census advocates across the nation made last-ditch efforts Thursday to get as many households to answer the 2020 census, which has been challenged by a pandemic, natural disasters, court fights and the Trump administration's push to have it end a month earlier than planned.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Coronavirus outbreaks at two long-term care centers in the same Connecticut town have been linked to a resident of one of the facilities and staff who work at both locations, health officials said Wednesday. The state Department of Public Health launched an investigation.

NEW YORK (AP) — Motorists and mass transit riders in New York already facing fare and toll increases next year and in 2023 could face drastic service cuts if the federal government doesn't help the Metropolitan Transportation Authority out of a gaping budget hole brought on by the COVID-19 p…

    PAWCATUCK — Yale New Haven Health will offer free COVID-19 testing to asymptomatic individuals at a mobile site behind the Stonington Human Services building at 166 South Broad St. on Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Photo ID is required for all people being tested.

    HARTFORD — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont's administration has begun the process of planning for the distribution of an anticipated coronavirus vaccine, announcing Friday the members of a wide-ranging advisory group that will recommend a statewide strategy.

      NEW LONDON — Because of the rising incidence of COVID-19 in local communities, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital is restricting visitor access except under extenuating circumstances. The restrictions will apply at inpatient and outpatient facilities of the hospital. These are the same policies th…

      HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Dr. Deborah Birx of the White House coronavirus task force said Thursday she's concerned about the uptick in COVID-19 cases in the Northeast, noting how more people are becoming infected because of indoor family gatherings and social events.

        BOSTON (AP) — Boston public school teachers announced a legal challenge Thursday to the city's decision to continue some in-person classes, which they allege is in violation of an agreement that requires all-remote learning if the city's coronavirus positivity rate rises past 4%.

        WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Yale University on Thursday, weeks after prosecutors found the university was illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law.

        BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's administration announced the formation of an advisory group Wednesday to help the state prepare to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as one becomes available.

        HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's third reopening phase is set to begin Thursday, a milestone during the coronavirus pandemic that is getting a lukewarm reception from some business owners and arts aficionados.

          BOSTON (AP) — Boston's Christopher Columbus statue that was taken down after its head was knocked off in June won't be returned to its original location in a waterfront park in the city's largely Italian North End neighborhood, the city has announced.

          BOSTON (AP) — Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard are teaming up for a six-month study of 10,000 people to help them better understand the prevalance of COVID-19 in the area and to help identify potential surges during the fall and winter, they s…

          Gov. Ned Lamont and state Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona said Tuesday they remain pleased with the reopening of Connecticut's public schools, despite coronavirus-related concerns raised by the state's largest teachers' union regarding needier districts lacking proper air ventilation, …

          KINGSTON — A study of the impact of utility-scale solar power installations on nearby housing prices by University of Rhode Island economists found that house prices within a mile of a Rhode Island or Massachusetts solar array declined by an average of 1.7%.

            MYSTIC —Mystic Seaport Museum was awarded a grant of $1,572 by Connecticut Humanities that will enable the museum to hold a free online lecture series related to its new exhibition, Sailor Made: Folk Art of the Sea.