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Carter scores 19 to lead Hartford over New Hampshire 69-57

Jan. 19, 2022 23:49 PM EST

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Traci Carter had 19 points and nine rebounds as Hartford topped New Hampshire 69-57 on Wednesday night. Austin Williams had 18 points and six rebounds for Hartford (3-10, 1-0 America East Conference). David Shriver added 12 points. Marco...

NBC will not send announcers to Beijing for Winter Games

Jan. 19, 2022 23:19 PM EST

NBC will not be sending its announcers and most hosts to the Beijing Olympics due to continued concerns about rising COVID-19 cases worldwide and China's strict policy about those who test positive. It will be the second straight Games for which the broadcast teams will work mostly...

Lamont: Nursing home visitors must be vaccinated or tested

Jan. 19, 2022 18:25 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Beginning Saturday, visitors to nursing homes in Connecticut must show proof they've been vaccinated for COVID-19 or they've recently tested negative in order to enter the long-term care facilities. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont signed an executive order...

State to help train insurance brokers for underserved cities

Jan. 19, 2022 15:57 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont and Connecticut’s health care exchange announced plans Wednesday to launch a training program for licensed independent insurance brokers in the state’s three largest cities. James Michel, the chief executive of Access Health CT, said once...

Stefanowski running for governor in likely expensive race

Jan. 19, 2022 15:54 PM EST

Connecticut voters face the prospect of another high-priced election with the reemergence of businessperson Bob Stefanowski, the Republican candidate for governor in 2018, who announced Wednesday he is running again and is spending at least $10 million of his own money this time. ...

Singer Fred Parris of the Five Satins dead at age 85

Jan. 19, 2022 15:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fred Parris, the lead singer of the 1950s harmony group the Five Satins and composer of the classic doo-wop ballad “In the Still of the Night,” has died at age 85. Parris died Jan. 13 after a brief illness, according to his music manager, Pat Marafiote. Parris...

Republican businessman Bob Stefanowski is again running for Connecticut governor against Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont

Jan. 19, 2022 08:13 AM EST
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Republican businessman Bob Stefanowski is again running for Connecticut governor against Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont.

No. 25 UConn beats Butler 76-59 in first of home-and-home

Jan. 18, 2022 22:33 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Dan Hurley thought Adama Sanogo had an off night. The 6-foot-9 sophomore scored 13 points and grabbed 15 rebounds on Tuesday in the No. 25 Huskies' 76-59 win over Butler, the first of two games this week between the programs. But Sanogo made just...

Mandatory funding increases proposed for struggling agencies

Jan. 18, 2022 17:19 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With many nonprofit agencies in Connecticut struggling to both attract and retain workers, the top Senate Democrat on the General Assembly's budget-writing committee said Tuesday she plans to pursue legislation this session that would mandate regular increases in state...

Officials vow action after 13-year-old overdoses at school

Jan. 18, 2022 17:13 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials pledged to take action Tuesday in response to the overdose death of a seventh grader at a Hartford school, and urged parents to talk to their children about the dangers of illegal drugs. Democratic state Rep. Liz Linehan, of Cheshire,...