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-…
NORTH STONINGTON — The atmosphere and excitement at North Stonington's public schools was hard to ignore this week, as a line of cars grew in the parking lot and students waved happily to friends they have not seen in months.
Health officials in Connecticut are expecting an avalanche of requests for appointments as the state on Monday opens up COVID-19 vaccines to everyone 55 and over as well as school teachers and other school staff.
NEW HAVEN — More than 5,000 Connecticut Republicans left the political party in the six weeks after the Jan. 6 breach of the Capitol, according to a published report.
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…
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.
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.
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.
NORTH STONINGTON — There may yet be some life left in the Department of Public Works' 25-year-old tractor-trailer, but the town will need to consider whether a move to replace the truck with an electric Class 8 truck could be more cost efficient.
KINGSTON — A recent study headed by a professor of marine affairs at the University of Rhode Island shows that recreational boaters prefer to avoid the five wind turbines that comprise the Block Island wind farm.
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.
MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) — The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe scored a legal victory Friday when the U.S. Interior Department withdrew a Trump administration appeal that aimed to revoke federal reservation designation for the tribe's land in Massachusetts.
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.
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.
WESTERLY — Effective today, Westerly Hospital will implement a one visitor per patient per day visitor policy for adults over the age of 18.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Several former pro wrestlers who claimed in lawsuits that World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head injuries are taking their case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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.
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.
MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Eight malnourished and neglected horses seized by the state last year from a Connecticut farm are being made available for adoption, officials said Thursday.
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) — Students are demanding a stronger response from Boston College after two recent cases in which white students were accused of harassing Black and Hispanic students in a campus dorm.
BOSTON (AP) — Individuals age 65 and older can now begin booking appointments in Massachusetts for the COVID-19 vaccine, state health officials said Wednesday.
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.
Nearly 2,000 members of the public were signed up to testify at Tuesday's unprecedented 24-hour, virtual legislative hearing on two contentious bills that would eliminate the state’s religious exemption from certain vaccinations for schoolchildren.
STONINGTON — A 35-year-old Carolina man is facing charges after the police said he stole a tractor-trailer from a Coca-Cola facility in Waterford, crashed it into an employee’s vehicle while trying to escape and attempted to evade police in Stonington by diving out of the moving truck before…
NORTH STONINGTON — A Providence-New London Turnpike home sustained damage after a fire erupted on the second-floor on Tuesday afternoon, but officials said the blaze was quickly extinguished and no injuries were reported.
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.
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…
STONINGTON — If long-term repairs are not made to the 71-year-old bridge over Whitford Brook in the near future, it could put a second bridge in the Old Mystic fire district at risk of being closed to traffic and present a headache for both emergency officials and regular commuters.
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.