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Dangerously cold temperatures envelop Northeast

Feb. 04, 2023 13:16 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Arctic air that descended on the Northeast on Saturday brought dangerously cold sub-zero temperatures and wind chills to the region, including a record-setting wind chill of minus 108 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 78 C) on the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Feb. 03, 2023 19:37 PM EST

Hearst Connecticut Media. February 1, 2023. Editorial: Help for ex-prisoners benefits everyone Connecticut has made significant strides in criminal justice reform in the past decade, with the clearest example the closure of prisons due to falling inmate populations....

Panel: Connecticut needs safeguards for agency algorithms

Feb. 02, 2023 17:10 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut needs safeguards on state government's use of artificial intelligence including algorithms at child welfare and other agencies to prevent discrimination and increase transparency, an advisory panel to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights said Thursday. ...

Bill Clinton back at White House to push paid family leave

Feb. 02, 2023 16:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three decades after Bill Clinton signed the nation’s family and medical leave law, he was back at the White House on Thursday to hold forth on what it’s meant to the country, unspooling his trademark blend of storytelling and wonkiness. The 42nd president, now...

Democratic-backed Connecticut bill would ban 'Latinx' term

Feb. 01, 2023 20:57 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A group of Hispanic lawmakers in Connecticut has proposed that the state follow Arkansas' lead and ban the term “Latinx” from official government documents, calling it offensive to Spanish speakers. The word is used as a gender-neutral alternative to...

Connecticut may exonerate accused witches centuries later

Feb. 01, 2023 01:18 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Decades before the infamous Salem witch trials in Massachusetts, Alse Young was killed at the gallows in Connecticut, becoming the first person on record to be executed in the American colonies for witchcraft. The Windsor town clerk registered the death on...

Lawmakers aim to raise penalties for US airline disruptions

Jan. 31, 2023 18:17 PM EST

Senators who want to impose tougher penalties when U.S. airlines strand or delay passengers say they finally might be able to turn their ideas into law because of outrage over debacles like the one at Southwest Airlines in December. Democrats Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and...

Officials: Estimated 100,000 hens died in Connecticut fire

Jan. 30, 2023 14:23 PM EST

BOZRAH, Conn. (AP) — An estimated 100,000 hens died in a weekend fire at a Connecticut farm owned by one of the country's largest egg producers, Connecticut officials confirmed Monday. It's one of several such fires that have killed millions of chickens around the country over the past decade. ...

Chickens killed in fire at Connecticut egg farm

Jan. 29, 2023 14:01 PM EST

BOZRAH, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut authorities are investigating the cause of a fire at a large egg farm that burned for hours and killed a number of chickens, fire officials said Sunday. The fire at the Hillandale Farms property in Bozrah was reported at about 1 p.m. Saturday and...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 27, 2023 12:35 PM EST

Hearst Connecticut Media. January 22, 2023. Editorial: Solution to economic growth in CT is not a mystery When responding to a question recently about the possibility of raising taxes on high earners, Gov. Ned Lamont’s spokesperson resorted to a familiar refrain:...