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Lamont seeks disaster declaration for flooding caused by Ida

Oct. 23, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont has submitted a request for a major disaster declaration to the Biden administration, seeking federal funds to help Connecticut recover from damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. The Sept. 1 storm dumped as much as 8...

Nearly 150 group home workers go on strike, others settle

Oct. 12, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly 150 unionized group home workers went on strike Tuesday, while another 100 have reached an agreement with their employer and called off their threatened walkout. Employees at Sunrise Inc., which operates 28 group homes for people with...

Businessman's human trafficking convictions overturned

Sep. 29, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court overturned on Wednesday the convictions of a businessman charged in an alleged human trafficking ring that prosecutors said preyed on young men who were mentally ill and intellectually disabled. Justices ruled 7-0...

10 years after ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ cadets see progress

Sep. 25, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Kelli Normoyle was nervous as she arrived at the Coast Guard Academy campus in Connecticut in 2008. She had come out as a lesbian to a few friends near the end of high school, but she faced a military environment where “don’t ask, don’t tell” was still the...

Restaurant's answer to staff shortages: Robot servers

Sep. 19, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut restaurant is taking an unorthodox approach to addressing staff shortages: robot servers to serve meals. The operator of the New London location of the Shaking Crab told The Day that the ocean-themed restaurant will use regular...

Connecticut town's residents warned to stay away from minks

Sep. 16, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town's police force is warning residents to stay away from aggressive minks. In a recorded message sent to residents, Capt. Todd Olson of the Stonington Police Department urged people to stay away from a mink if the see one, The...

Connecticut College goes remote after COVID-19 outbreak

Sep. 08, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut College is switching to remote classes and suspending sports practices and indoor gatherings after more than 50 students tested positive for COVID-19. Dean of Students Victor Arcelus said in an email to students and staff on Tuesday...

French submarine to visit US Navy base in Connecticut

Aug. 31, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — A French submarine is planning to dock at the U.S. Navy base in Connecticut on Wednesday on a routine port visit. Navy officials say it will be the first foreign submarine to visit Naval Submarine Base New London since British submarine HMS...

Connecticut casinos see rebound in slot machine revenues

Aug. 17, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Slot machine revenues generated at Connecticut's two tribal casinos continue to rebound as Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino report seeing an influx of visitors over the summer as COVID-19 restrictions have eased. Both destinations closed for...

Connecticut school board reverses Columbus Day name change

Aug. 14, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school board has reversed the district's decision to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day on the 2021-22 school calendar after hearing criticism about the move made back in June. The Stonington Board of Education voted 3-2...