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Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont addresses the media at medical equipment manufacturer Bio-Med Devices in Guilford, Conn. on Sunday, March 29, 2020. The company has signed a contract to produce ventilators for the state at an initial quantity of ten per week for ten weeks.  (Brian A. Pounds/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)

Governor: State's 1st coronavirus peak still weeks away

Apr. 6, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The peak of the coronavirus outbreak is still a few weeks away for Fairfield County, more than a month away for New Haven County and may not hit the eastern part of the state until June, Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday. He said that will give the state more time to prepare for the...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 3, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Stop National Guard funds from going to the Southern wall The Stamford Advocate April 1 The Connecticut National Guard is performing potentially life-saving service to residents as the peak of the coronavirus pandemic approaches. Members helped erect field...

State copes with jobless surge, more prison workers infected

Apr. 2, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials are struggling to handle an overwhelming number of unemployment claims stemming from the coronavirus outbreak that has grown to more than 220,000 in roughly two weeks, Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday. The Democrat said his administration has been “throwing...

Linda DeFrancesco stocks shelves with her farm's own salsa, spreads, veggies and salsa at DeFrancesco Farm Stand in Northford, Conn., Thursday, March 26, 2020. Businesses across the state are worried about the impact of the coronavirus, even the ones considered

Connecticut setting up 'hospitals in a box' to grow capacity

Mar. 30, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont said plans are underway to expand hospital bed capacity in Connecticut to prepare for the anticipated surge in patients diagnosed with COVID-19, including transforming the field house at Southern Connecticut State University into a 250-bed temporary hospital....

Trump backs off quarantine idea, travel advisory for CT

Mar. 28, 2020 10:46 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut political leaders had mixed views — and lots of questions — after President Donald Trump said Saturday a coronavirus quarantine might be needed for residents of their state, as well as New York and New Jersey. But the president backed away from the idea late...

Town crews work to construct new counter windows in the land uses offices on the ground floor of Wallingford Town Hall, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. (Dave Zajac/Record-Journal via AP)

Connecticut to decrease COVID-19 testing, death toll at 21

Mar. 26, 2020 10:05 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut plans to decrease testing for the new coronavirus, giving priority to the very sick, health care workers and front-line responders, Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday. Lamont said the state will instead rely on people self-diagnosing and self-quarantining for 14 days if they...

Love in the time of coronavirus: Weddings postponed

Mar. 23, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Ginellie Ginel doesn’t know when she’ll be able to wear the wedding dress hanging in her closet. She had planned her church wedding for May, but when the coronavirus started to spread in Connecticut, those plans changed quickly. “Everything is obviously emotional...

Connecticut public schools closed until at least April 20

Mar. 23, 2020 7:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut public schools will be closed until at least April 20, the governor said Monday, and the state is looking into re-purposing old nursing homes and empty college dormitories to help free up space for hospitals as they brace for more COVID-19 patients. The state's latest...

U.S. Supreme Court won't hear appeal over airport runway

Mar. 23, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Connecticut's appeal of a ruling that overturned a state law limiting the length of Tweed-New Haven Airport's main runway, handing the small airport a victory in its attempts to expand airline service. The justices gave no reason Monday for the...

School closures impact families as community steps up

Mar. 16, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Now that concern about the spread of the coronavirus has shut down schools across Connecticut, tens of thousands of parents are scrambling to find last-minute childcare, meals and support — and they are uncertain how long they will need to look. Parents and guardians this week...