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Several people injured after boat strikes wall

Jul. 25, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — Several people were taken to a hospital after the boat they were riding in struck a break wall, police said. The accident happened Saturday at about 9:30 p.m. near the Milford-Stratford border, according to Stratford police. ...

Trade group: Connecticut could lag in regaining hotel jobs

Jul. 25, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut could lag behind most states in regaining hotel jobs lost during the coronavirus pandemic, according to projections by a national trade group. The Washington, D.C.-based American Hotel and Lodging Association predicts the state will...

700 workers to lose jobs in sale of People's United Bank

Jul. 24, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — More than 700 employees of People's United Bank will lose their jobs when the Connecticut lender is acquired by a New York bank, according to a filing with the state. Buffalo, New York-based M&T Bank Corp. reported that 747 positions in...

Bond Commission approves $1.1 billion, Lamont hints at more

Jul. 23, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

Funding for renovations to state parks, highway and bridge improvements, clean water projects and a memorial to the 26 lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School were among the $1.1 billion in projects approved by the Connecticut State Bond Commission on Friday. It marked...

Former Greenwich police officer sentenced on gun charge

Jul. 23, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — A former officer for the Greenwich Police Department has been sentenced to six months in prison on charges that he acquired guns and transferred them to a known felon. Joseph Ryan, who retired as a sergeant in July 2019, apologized as he was...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 23, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

Rutland Herald. July 22, 2021. Editorial: Heads above water It sounds like the plot of a movie. Maine Sen. Angus King urged government and private-sector officials to do more to be prepared because “the next Pearl Harbor, the next 9/11 will be...

Sub base dials back reopening amid rising state infections

Jul. 22, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The Navy's submarine base in Connecticut is reinstituting stricter COVID-19 protocols amid rising infection rates in the state. Submarine Base New London raised what is known as its Force Health Protection Condition on Wednesday from Alpha back to...

Memorial for Sandy Hook massacre victims nears construction

Jul. 22, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — After nearly eight years of discussion and planning, a memorial to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting is nearing construction with the goal of offering a peaceful place for reflection. A groundbreaking ceremony is planned next...

Health care workers given until Friday to get fingerprinted

Jul. 21, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

The schedule for state-mandated fingerprinting has been expanded to Friday to accommodate roughly 630 health care workers at long-term care facilities and other entities hired during the pandemic who still need to be fingerprinted for required criminal history checks. The...

White woman granted probation for spitting on Black woman

Jul. 21, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A white woman who was charged with a hate crime after being caught on video spitting on a Black woman during a protest in Connecticut was allowed to enter a special probation program Wednesday that could leave her with no criminal record. Yuliya...