Editor’s note: With the pandemic’s restrictions greatly reduced or lifted, most businesses and service agencies have returned to regular operations. Here is a list of organizations that still have restricted operations or reduced hours.
Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration unveiled an $8 billion to $10 billion plan Monday that aims to reduce commuter rail times from Connecticut to New York City by as much as 25 minutes by 2035, while pledging in the meantime to make the trip from New Haven to the Big Apple 10 minutes…
BOSTON (AP) — Some New England hospitals are delaying or rescheduling surgeries because of a shortage of blood donations during the pandemic.
Annette Steele isn't destitute or unemployed. But for a year she'll be receiving $500 per month in no-strings-attached payments as part of an experimental universal basic income program in upstate New York.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Record-breaking heat and historic drought in the U.S. West are doing little to discourage cities from planning to welcome millions of new residents in the decades ahead.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — One of Connecticut’s legendary music clubs is reopening after a year-long closure due to the pandemic, with the help of the federal government.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A tractor-trailer operator accused of driving away after sideswiping a Massachusetts state trooper has been arrested, officials said.
STONINGTON — There have been many lessons learned over the past two years for members of the Stonington High Class of 2021. They've experienced challenges unlike any of the seniors before them.
Parades, picnics and lessons in history were offered Saturday to commemorate Juneteenth in the U.S., a day that carried even more significance after Congress and President Joe Biden created a federal holiday to observe the end of slavery.
NEW LONDON (AP) — The Native American tribe that owns Connecticut's Mohegan Sun casino is suing its insurance carrier over what it says was the denial of claims for millions of dollars in losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
WESTERLY — The Jonnycake Center of Westerly will host COVID-19 vaccine clinics for Rhode Island and Connecticut residents in conjunction with Wood River Health Services.
A Connecticut aquarium plans to auction off the chance to name three of its five recently arrived beluga whales to raise money for their care and to offset the cost of transporting them from Canada.
A former strength coach for UConn's men's basketball team has sued the school, claiming his contract wasn't renewed after he refused demands from coach Dan Hurley that he violate NCAA guidelines and school COVID-19 protocols.
U.S. Catholic bishops overwhelmingly approved the drafting of a “teaching document” that many of them hope will rebuke Catholic politicians, including President Joe Biden, for receiving Communion despite their support for abortion rights.
STONINGTON — For Stonington High senior Lucas Huesman, athletics have always come naturally. From the time he was in elementary school, Huesman had success on the field with sports including football and soccer, drawing attention from coaches across the community because of his talent.
STONINGTON — It had been a difficult year for Stonington High seniors Taylor Donovan and Rachel Sabbadini, the Class of 2021 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Like so many others across the state, their lives were brought to a halt by a worldwide pandemic that kept them from part…
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate on Thursday gave final legislative passage to a wide-ranging bill that spells out details of the new, two-year $46.3 billion state budget and includes numerous other provisions. It now awaits Gov. Ned Lamont's signature.
The family of a copilot killed in the crash of a World War II-era plane in 2019 in Connecticut is suing the foundation that hosted the air show.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate voted Thursday to legalize the recreational use of cannabis for adults, the final legislative action for a bill that lays the groundwork for the new industry in Connecticut and attempts to address racial inequities stemming from the nation's war …
STONINGTON — Officers have charged a New Britain man after the police said he and three others were captured on video prying open the doors to Walgreens on South Broad Street Tuesday morning and unsuccessfully attempting to use an SUV to steal an ATM.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Proponents of legalizing the adult use of marijuana in Connecticut dodged a threatened veto on Wednesday, advancing a revamped bill that Gov. Ned Lamont supports by a narrow vote in the House of Representatives.
Two men from Estonia have been convicted of federal cybercrime charges involving ransomware and other attacks on computer systems around the globe.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two Connecticut residents have been diagnosed with the Powassan virus, a disease carried by ticks that attacks the central nervous system.
Connecticut schools that still use Native American nicknames and mascots could take a financial hit if they continue to use those images without written consent from a state- or federally-recognized tribe in their region, under a provision tucked into a massive budget implementation bill tha…
STONINGTON — To address housing affordability needs in the community, the town should consider revising planning regulations, invest in development and redevelopment near Exits 90 and 92, and implement programs including a proposed housing trust fund to aid in the development of affordable housing.
School districts across the United States are hiring additional teachers in anticipation of what will be one of the largest kindergarten classes ever as enrollment rebounds following the coronavirus pandemic.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — State police were searching for the driver of a car involved in a hit-and-run crash on Interstate-95 that killed a 19-year-old man early Saturday.
CHICAGO — A Chicago bus driver looking for a way to relieve stress during the coronavirus pandemic jumped into Lake Michigan for a 365th straight day on Saturday.
DALLAS — The airline industry’s recovery from the pandemic passed a milestone as more than 2 million people streamed through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Friday for the first time since early March 2020.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Summer weather has arrived, and New England tourists are hungry for a lobster roll or a whole cooked lobster — but they're going to have to pay up.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Daniel McKee on Friday signed into law a new 20-year no-bid contract with International Game Technology and Bally's Corp. to run Rhode Island's gambling operations, the state's third largest source of revenue.
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A commercial lobster diver who got caught in the mouth of a humpback whale off the coast of Cape Cod on Friday morning said he thought he was going to die.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Pops traditional Fourth of July live show is returning this year but with some significant changes, the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Friday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's two largest electricity distributors have appealed millions of dollars in profit reductions imposed by the state for what regulators called the companies' failures in preparing for and responding to Tropical Storm Isaias, which caused hundreds of thousand…
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers and civil liberties advocates are calling the 2021 state legislative session historic for criminal justice reform.
BOSTON (AP) — Archaeologists are giving a grassy hilltop overlooking iconic Plymouth Rock one last look before a historical park is built to commemorate the Pilgrims and the Indigenous people who once called it home.
STONINGTON —The Stonington Historical Society will hold Open Houses at its two museums, offering free admission on Saturday, June 12, as part of the 17th annual Connecticut Open House Day. The Lighthouse Museum and the Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) — A three-day effort to free a humpback whale from entanglement in fishing gear ended in success this week, marine mammal experts said Thursday.
Connecticut lawmakers may have closed out the regular legislative session on Wednesday night, but they're expected to return to the state Capitol soon to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana for adults, some remaining budget bills and possibly some other bills that didn't survive in the…
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers closed out a legislative session like no other on Wednesday night, with the state Senate approving a two-year, $46.3 billion state budget that proponents said will help Connecticut in its continued recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic while beginni…
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers on Wednesday, the final day of the regular legislative session, approved a two-year, $46.3 billion state budget deal reached by Democratic legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont.