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Stop & Shop agrees to better comply with disabilities act

Oct. 16, 2018 3:56 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Federal authorities have reached an agreement with Stop & Shop supermarkets to make checkout aisles in the chain's more than 400 stores more accessible to the disabled to comply with federal law. The agreement announced Tuesday by the U.S. attorney for Rhode Island comes...

Guards, inmates ally against state in radon-exposure cases

Oct. 14, 2018 11:14 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Guards and inmates at a Connecticut prison find themselves on the same side of a legal fight against the state, which they say did not do enough to prevent their exposure to radon. A federal judge last month ruled against the state's attempt to dismiss a lawsuit by 13 inmates inside...

Authorities: Small, private plane crashes off the Hamptons

Oct. 13, 2018 8:56 PM EDT

WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — A small private plane carrying three people crashed into the ocean off the coast of Long Island on Saturday, officials said. One body was recovered following the 11 a.m. crash of a twin-engine Piper PA-34 about a mile off of Quogue, in the Hamptons. Agencies including the...

Steffen out with tight hamstring; Guzan or Horvath in goal

Oct. 13, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Goalkeeper Zack Steffen will miss the United States' exhibition against Peru, leaving Brad Guzan or Ethan Horvath to start Tuesday in East Hartford, Connecticut. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Saturday that Steffen has a tight right hamstring and left training camp. He started the last four...

Candidate resigns amid controversy over Parkland comments

Oct. 12, 2018 10:06 AM EDT

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Connecticut's General Assembly has withdrawn following criticism over comments he made online about victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Steven Baleshiski, a 22-year-old college student from Southington, had been challenging six-term...

More schools allow applicants to self-report test scores

Oct. 11, 2018 5:03 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Yale and Quinnipiac universities in Connecticut have joined a growing list of schools that have begun allowing applicants to self-report SAT and ACT test scores, rather than requiring them to submit official results from the organizations that administer the entrance exams. The...

Ex-researcher who stole funds sentenced to play piano

Oct. 10, 2018 8:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former prominent neurological researcher at Yale and New York universities avoided prison time Wednesday for stealing research funds, but a judge said he must play piano for indigent elderly people in Connecticut to make amends. The unusual sentence for Dr. Alexander Neumeister was handed...

Vacant office parks find new life as schools, colleges

Oct. 10, 2018 2:05 PM EDT

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — On the new satellite campus of Sacred Heart University, the helicopter landing pad remains as one of the few reminders that the wooded, 69-acre property served until recently as the global headquarters for General Electric. Where Jack Welch sat at the pinnacle of corporate America,...

Glover leads Penn to 31-27 win over Sacred Heart

Oct. 6, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Ryan Glover hit Christian Pearson on a late touchdown pass as Penn rallied to beat Sacred Heart 31-27 on Saturday afternoon. Glover was perfect in the first half, completing all eight of his pass attempts for 103 yards and a touchdown as Penn mounted a 17-0 halftime advantage and...

Pearl Harbor casualty to be buried at veterans' cemetery

Oct. 6, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — A sailor from Connecticut who died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is returning to New England. Water Tender 1st Class Stephen Pepe, of Bridgeport, is scheduled to be buried Monday at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Pepe was a crew member on the U.S.S. Oklahoma,...