HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut will be relaxing many coronavirus-related restrictions in two weeks on businesses, theaters, churches and travel but will be keeping the statewide mask mandate, Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday while citing declining infections and hospitalization and increasi…
STONINGTON — The town's public schools are moving forward with a plan that will see four grade levels return to in-person classes four days a week starting March 15, with other grades to follow in subsequent weeks.
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts state judge has dismissed a lawsuit from a Connecticut woman who said Harvard University illegally owned photos of her enslaved ancestors and refused to turn them over.
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-…
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Jill Biden, the teacher in the White House, along with new Education Secretary Miguel Cardona went back to school Wednesday in a public push to show districts that have yet to transition back to in-person learning that it can be done safely during the pandemic.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 200 inmates at the federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, have declined to get vaccinated against COVID-19, including numerous medically vulnerable prisoners who have been seeking release to home confinement due to concerns about the coronavirus, according t…
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Members of the eastern Connecticut legislative delegation said Wednesday they “cannot accept” any gambling expansion deal reached between Gov. Ned Lamont and the Mohegan Tribe that doesn't include the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.
Gov. Ned Lamont and the Mohegan tribal chair, who leads one of the state's two federally recognized Native American tribes, announced Tuesday they have reached an agreement on a comprehensive gambling expansion plan for the state that could eventually lead to legalized sports wagering and on…
BOSTON (AP) — Wind gusts topping 70 mph knocked down power lines across New England and New York, leaving more than 130,000 homes and businesses without power during dangerously cold conditions at the storm's peak Tuesday.
STONINGTON — The number of new COVID-19 cases diagnosed continues to decline in southeastern Connecticut, with the latest data from the Ledge Light Health District showing the smallest number of new cases reported during a single week since late September.
About 600,000 Connecticut residents who are between 55 and 64 years old became eligible Monday for COVID-19 vaccinations, but Gov. Ned Lamont warned it could take more than three weeks for the majority of those people to get their first shot.
HARTFORD (AP) — A former federal prosecutor, who helped lead the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe before resigning from the Justice Department last year, is being tapped by Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont to become his office's new top lawyer.
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.
STONINGTON — The Board of Education and administrators with Stonington Public Schools have reissued a survey to parents after concerns that an initial effort to gauge family interest in a full return to in-person learning was compromised.
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.
STONINGTON — A proposed $81.5 million 2021-22 budget released this week by First Selectman Danielle Chesebrough calls for a 3.22% hike, representing an increase of approximately $1 million in new spending, as well as more funding for both the Board of Education and capital improvement projects.
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.
PORTLAND, Maine — America's lobster fishery is getting close to the date when it will have to contend with new rules designed to try to save a species of whale from extinction.
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.
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.