Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont's effort to legalize recreational marijuana for adults received criticism Friday from two completely different fronts: people who outright oppose legalization and those who support it, but believe the Democrat's bill falls short in addressing racial inequities.

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…

HARTFORD — Connecticut prosecutors say there are major problems with a criminal justice reform proposal that could result in scores of people charged with minor crimes avoiding an electronic record of their arrests, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press.

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.

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.

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday that proponents said will prevent approximately 110,000 Connecticut residents who commute to Massachusetts and New York but worked from home in 2020 because of COVID-19 from being double-taxed.

      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.

      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.

        WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — In an acknowledgement of the legacy of systemic racism in Worcester, the city manager on Friday proposed a series of policy changes intended to promote racial equity and root out bias in the city's police force, school system and other parts of its government.

          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.

          HARTFORD (AP) — The father of an 18-year-old man shot to death by a Connecticut police officer in 2019 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit and is asking the state’s top prosecutor to order another investigation of the shooting, which was ruled to be justified.

          Less than a week after a fire tore through Hole in the Wall Gang camp for seriously ill children in Connecticut, almost $3 million has been raised to help rebuild the facility that was founded by the late actor Paul Newman.

          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.

            The Southeastern Connecticut League of Women's Voters has been continuing to hold monthly organizational meetings, book clubs, movie nights and special presentations, via Zoom, to engage people in the 22 towns covered by the local league during the pandemic.

            AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A sprawling blast of winter weather across the U.S. plunged Texas into an unusually snowy emergency Monday that knocked out power for more than 2 million people, shut down grocery stores and air travel and closed schools ahead of frigid days still to come.

            DENVER (AP) — The deaths of two Colorado men caught in avalanches and a third in Montana over the frigid Presidents Day weekend show how backcountry skiers and others in the Rocky Mountain wilderness risk triggering weak layers of snow that have created the most hazardous conditions in a dec…