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Could coastal mansions become eligible for disaster aid?

Jul. 21, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (AP) — On an exclusive Connecticut peninsula, where signs warn outsiders to stay off private roads, eight multimillion-dollar homes with sprawling yards along the Long Island Sound are poised to become eligible for taxpayer-funded disaster aid. That's despite the fact that the Fenwick...

Consumers urged to review policies ahead of storm season

Jul. 21, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Andrew N. Mais is urging homeowners to review their insurance policies before the upcoming tropical storm season. Peak hurricane season in Connecticut begins in mid-August and runs through late October. Mais says policyholders should discuss with an...

Unconscious swimmer pulled from a Connecticut lake.

Jul. 21, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

SALEM, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say an unconscious swimmer has been taken to the hospital after being pulled from a Connecticut lake. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says the male described as a teenager was found in Gardner Lake in Salem near a beach area just after noon on...

School official charged with DUI to return to work

Jul. 21, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

SEYMOUR, Conn. (AP) — An assistant principal at a Connecticut high school who was charged with drunken driving will keep his job after serving a 20-day suspension. The Republican American of Waterbury reports that the Seymour Board of Education voted to allow Seymour High School assistant principal...

Man whose wife was struck and killed by vehicle sues FBI

Jul. 21, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man says in a $35 million lawsuit filed against the federal government that an off-duty police officer who struck and killed his wife with a vehicle last year worked for the FBI at the time. The New Haven Register reports that Edward Wilczynski, of North Haven, whose...

Some lawmakers will attempt to override Lamont veto

Jul. 21, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — At least one half of the Connecticut General Assembly plans to attempt to override a gubernatorial veto that both Democrats and Republicans say unfairly harms the restaurant industry. Democratic House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz (ehr-eh-SIM'-oh-wits), of Berlin, says the House of...

Bridgeport Police officer charged with sexual assault

Jul. 20, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — An officer in Connecticut's largest city is being charged with sexual assault after previously being arrested on domestic violence charges. Shelton Police said Saturday they charged 29-year-old Steven Figueroa of Shelton with first-degree sexual assault. A spokesman for the...

Famed architect Cesar Pelli dies at 92

Jul. 20, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Architect César Pelli, renowned for designing some of the world's tallest buildings, has died, his firm said. He was 92. Pelli, an Argentine-American whose work ranged from skyscrapers in Malaysia and New York to an arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma, died Friday at his home in New...

Comptroller wants to workers to seek best care at low price

Jul. 20, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State Comptroller Kevin Lembo is working to create a system of hospitals and other health care providers where state employees, retirees and their families can obtain the best possible care at the most fair price. The Democrat predicts his proposed network of Centers of Excellence...

Agreement eases student transfers to Quinnipiac University

Jul. 20, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A new agreement will allow graduates from two Connecticut community colleges to easily transfer to Quinnipiac University. The president of both Gateway Community College in New Haven and Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport has reached an agreement with Quinnipiac's president,...