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Rise in coronavirus infections may impact winter sports plan

Oct. 27, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

The organization that oversees high school sports in Connecticut says it may need to wait until mid-November before deciding whether or how to move forward with a winter sports season as the number of COVID-19 cases in the state continues to rise. Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday the rate of people found with the...

Lamont warns restaurants, bars not to 'ruin it' for others

Oct. 26, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

Gov. Ned Lamont warned Monday that bars and restaurants violating Connecticut's COVID-19 restrictions will “ruin it” for other establishments complying with social distancing rules, including required face coverings, if they don't change their ways. The Democrat said he was concerned to learn about...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 23, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

Recent editorials of regional and national interest from New England’s newspapers: CONNECTICUT: Coronavirus protocols more important than ever The Connecticut Post Oct. 19 With cases of the coronavirus on the rise and state officials trying to limit its spread, Connecticut in recent days faced the...

Real estate market, improved budget credited to newcomers

Oct. 23, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

The economic toll inflicted on Connecticut by the coronavirus pandemic has been blunted somewhat what appears to be an influx of newcomers who are boosting both the real estate market and the state budget. Joanne Breen, the 2020 president of the Connecticut Association of Realtors, said Friday that it has been...

FILE- In this Oct. 13, 2020, file photo, nurses and their supporters hold signs in the rain as they began a two-day strike outside the William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Conn. On Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, registered nurses at the hospital approved a new, four-year collective bargaining contract after going on a two-day strike amid disputes over pay and the availability of protective gear during the coronavirus pandemic. (John Shishmanian/The Bulletin via AP, File)

Connecticut has 19 communities with 'red alert' virus levels

Oct. 22, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

Eight more communities, many in southeastern Connecticut, were identified Thursday by state public health authorities as “red alert towns” after their daily rates of new COVID-19 infections surpassed 15 per 100,000 people since last week. There are now 19 cities and towns on the weekly list that now...

FILE- In this Aug. 7, 2020 file photo, power lines and poles lie in a roadway beside a fallen tree in Westport, Conn., brought down by Tropical Storm Isaias. On Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong asked regulators to order reimbursements for utility customers who lost food and medicine during August's days-long power outage in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

AG wants reimbursements for poor response to power outage

Oct. 21, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's attorney general asked regulators Wednesday to order reimbursements for utility customers who lost food and medicine during August's dayslong power outage in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias. Attorney General William Tong spoke as the Public Utilities Regulatory...

Local health officials receiving funds for contact tracing

Oct. 21, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

The first batch of local public health agencies has begun receiving state grants to help cover the cost of contact tracing for COVID-19 infections, testing and other expenses as Connecticut begins seeing localized pockets of cases. The money announced Wednesday is coming from the $20 million the Connecticut...

Police: Man fatally shot in Hartford parking lot

Oct. 21, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man was shot in the torso in the early evening on Tuesday in Harford and died shortly after, police said. Police identified the man as 48-year-old Trevor Cumberbatch of Windsor, Connecticut, the Hartford Courant reported. Cumberbatch was shot around 6:15 p.m. in the parking lot...

Cars line the COVID-19 drive through testing line at MidState Medical Center, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 in Meriden, Conn. Hartford HealthCare, the parent company of MidState, has seen a recent spike in COVID-19 testing demand across all its properties, according to a Hartford HealthCare spokeswoman. (Dave Zajac/Record-Journal via AP)

Connecticut's infection rate climbs to highest since June

Oct. 20, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

Connecticut's coronavirus infection rate has climbed to its highest level since June, Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday, urging residents to be disciplined "a little bit longer.” The Democrat said the percentage of people infected among those tested was 3%, up from 1.7% on Monday. Meanwhile, the number of...

FILE - In this Saturday, May 2, 2020 file photo, people sit in view of Lower Manhattan at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J. Rising cases of COVID-19 in the nation and Northeast may lead to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut re-thinking how they add other states to their quarantine list. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he'll release an update Wednesday to his plan that designates parts of New York City and suburban communities as hot spots where schools and nonessential businesses are closed. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

New York won't enforce New Jersey, Connecticut quarantines

Oct. 20, 2020 2:07 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The rate of COVID-19 infections has risen enough in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut to require those states' residents to quarantine if they travel to New York, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York won't enforce the rules against those residents. New Jersey, New York and...