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Connecticut comptroller to resign due to health condition

Dec. 03, 2021 12:38 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's comptroller, Kevin Lembo, said Friday he will resign a year before the end of his current term because of a health problem. Lembo, a Democrat who was first elected in 2010, said doctors recommended he stop working because of a...

Personnel costs, OT top list of municipal COVID spending

Dec. 02, 2021 17:24 PM EST

Employee overtime and personnel costs topped the list of COVID-related expenses that cities and towns paid for using a key source of federal pandemic relief funds, according to interim data submitted to the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management. Of the roughly $41.6...

Union: Group homes owner threatens striking workers' jobs

Dec. 02, 2021 15:54 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Group home workers in Connecticut who have been on strike for nearly two months said Thursday that owner Sunrise Group has threatened to permanently replace them as they continue to seek a new contract with better wages and health care benefits. ...

Hightower leads Winthrop past Hartford 82-75

Dec. 02, 2021 00:19 AM EST

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Cory Hightower had 19 points and 13 rebounds to carry Winthrop to an 82-75 win over Hartford on Wednesday night. Hightower made 4 of 6 from 3-point range for the Eagles (4-3). Drew Buggs had 17 points and six assists, while D.J. Burns Jr. added 12...

Central Connecticut tops Holy Cross 73-67

Dec. 02, 2021 00:02 AM EST

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Nigel Scantlebury had a career-high 25 points as Central Connecticut beat Holy Cross 73-67 on Wednesday night. Scantlebury hit 8 of 10 shots. Ian Krishnan had 16 points for Central Connecticut (2-6). Andre Snoddy added 11...

State amassed $1.7M from sports, online bets in October

Dec. 01, 2021 20:05 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut collected about $1.7 million during its first partial month of legalized online gambling and sports wagering, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Wednesday. The figures represent the state's share of revenues collected Oct. 12-31. ...

Commission seeks more time to redraw congressional lines

Dec. 01, 2021 17:12 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The bipartisan commission charged with redrawing the boundaries for Connecticut's congressional districts has decided to request a three-week extension so it can complete its work. While the panel already approved redistricting plans for the state...

Man pleads not guilty to charges in killing of 2 in Vermont

Dec. 01, 2021 17:01 PM EST

A Hartford, Connecticut, man was arraigned Wednesday on two counts of aggravated murder in the killing of two people in the rural Vermont town of Woodbury more than three years ago. The attorney for Manuel Gomez, 32, entered not guilty pleas on his behalf during an...

Woman killed in wrong-way crash on I-95 in Virginia

Dec. 01, 2021 13:07 PM EST

EMPORIA, Va. (AP) — A Connecticut woman was one of two people killed when the car she was riding in was hit head-on by a car traveling the wrong way on Interstate 95 in Virginia during a police chase, according to Virginia State Police. Emporia police were pursuing a...

Local leaders learn to manage strife over race, other issues

Nov. 30, 2021 18:47 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — In addition to preparing for snow storms or the new school year, Connecticut municipal leaders were urged Tuesday to ready their communities for a different type of challenge: how to manage conflicts over race, gender identity, religion and national origin. ...