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Editorial Roundup: New England

Aug. 12, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Hartford Courant. August 11, 2022. Editorial: Black bears are here to stay. We need to learn to live with them. West Hartford resident Bill Priest said it best: “I was in total shock.” And let’s all be honest with each other, how else would you...

Essential Connecticut workers can apply for $1000 'hero' pay

Aug. 05, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Up to $1,000 in pandemic pay is available for eligible, private-sector essential workers in Connecticut who were employed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a new website for applications up and running on Friday. Workers must have earned...

Connecticut sets up website for women seeking abortions

Aug. 05, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut launched a website and telephone hotline on Friday designed to link people seeking abortions with resources in the state. Gov. Ned Lamont, who has touted Connecticut as a haven for women needing reproductive health care after the Supreme Court's...

Flags lowered for Connecticut soldier killed by lightning

Aug. 02, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Flags will be lowered around Connecticut for a soldier killed by lightning while training in Georgia last month. Sgt. 1st Class Michael D. Clark of Bolton had served for 22 years on active duty and as a Army reservist. Clark, 41, had deployed four times to...

After 20 deaths, Conn. seeks to prevent wrong-way crashes

Jul. 29, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut plans to install equipment designed to help prevent drivers from going the wrong way down the state's highways after nearly a dozen wrong-way crashes led to 20 deaths so far this year. The effort comes as transportation officials nationwide...

Sun beat Storm in Sue Bird's final game in Connecticut

Jul. 28, 2022 22:37 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — It was officially Sue Bird Day in Connecticut on Thursday, but the former UConn star's last scheduled night playing in the state was spoiled by the Connecticut Sun. Alyssa Thomas scored 19 points and dished out 11 assists to lead Connecticut over the...

Max Reiss, Lamont's spokesperson, leaving the administration

Jul. 26, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Max Reiss, the face of Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont's administration for the past three years, said Tuesday he is leaving next month to take a new position in the private sector. Reiss, 36, will become a senior vice president at M&T Bank, which recently...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 22, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

Hartford Courant. July 21, 2022. Editorial: We’re in a drought; everyone in Connecticut needs to conserve water The Metropolitan District says there are no mandatory or voluntary water use restrictions being requested of its customers. That’s good...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 21, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 15, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

Rutland Herald. July 9, 2022. Editorial: Regressive decision In our email this week came a note from State Auditor Doug Hoffer. The headline stated, “Vermont Supreme Court Deals Serious Blow to Government Transparency and Accountability.” We could...