In 2018, state Sen. Heather Somers earned 55 percent of the vote to defeat challenger Bob Statchen, a Democrat, for the 18th District Senate seat. This year, Statchen is hoping for a reversal of fortunes as the two go head-to-head for the right to represent the district.

PHILADELPHIA — Police unions nationwide have largely supported President Donald Trump’s reelection, amid mass demonstrations over police brutality and accusations of systemic racism — but a number of Black law enforcement officers are speaking out against these endorsements, saying their con…

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.

STONINGTON — The COVID-19 pandemic and issues including racism, criminal justice reform, police accountability and climate change were all topics of discussion Tuesday evening as the four candidates for state legislature and two candidates for probate judge went head-to-head for the first time.

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 — When it comes to sympathetic figures, landlords aren’t exactly at the top of the list. But they, too, have fallen on hard times, demonstrating how the coronavirus outbreak spares almost no one.

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.