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Blockchain investment firm to relocate its HQ to Connecticut

Nov. 29, 2021 13:27 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A firm that invests in Bitcoin and blockchain technology companies is relocating its headquarters from New York City to Stamford and is expected to create more than 300 new jobs over the next five years, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Monday. Digital...

Connecticut virus infections twice as high in low-vax areas

Nov. 28, 2021 17:23 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new COVID-19 spike in Connecticut is more heavily concentrated in towns with low vaccination rates, recent data shows. A statistical analysis by the Hartford Courant found that over two weeks in November, municipalities where fewer than 60% of...

Data shows rise in COVID deaths in Connecticut nursing homes

Nov. 26, 2021 18:18 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A dozen nursing home residents died from COVID-19 in Connecticut over a recent two week period, which is the largest number since mid-August, new data released Friday showed. There were 125 positive cases of COVID-19 among residents between Nov....

Who's a hero? Some states, cities still debating hazard pay

Nov. 25, 2021 08:53 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — When the U.S. government allowed so-called hero pay for frontline workers as a possible use of pandemic relief money, it suggested occupations that could be eligible from farm workers and childcare staff to janitors and truck drivers. State and...

Most Connecticut cities and towns in red zone for infections

Nov. 24, 2021 16:55 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Sixty-five percent of Connecticut's 169 cities and towns are now in the red alert level, the state's highest of four levels for COVID-19 infections, according to state data released Wednesday as families gather for the Thanksgiving holiday. The...

COVID uptick at Connecticut prisons as worker vax rates lag

Nov. 23, 2021 17:01 PM EST

The Connecticut Department of Correction, which has the lowest employee vaccination rate among executive branch state agencies at 65%, has seen a recent uptick in COVID-19 infections among staff and inmates, according to new state data. As of Tuesday morning, 107 inmates...

Rhode Island rethinks plan to cut transportation pollution

Nov. 23, 2021 12:32 PM EST

Rhode Island officials plan to lean on federal funding and come up with a new way to cut emissions from the transportation sector, following the demise of a multistate compact aimed at dramatically reducing transportation pollution. Terrence Gray, acting director of the...

Vaccine mandate compliance high among school, state workers

Nov. 22, 2021 19:17 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — New data released Monday shows most K-12 school employees and state employees who were mandated to get vaccinated or else tested for COVID-19 are complying with Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont's executive order. A survey of public and private school...

Connecticut to hold COVID booster clinics for nursing homes

Nov. 22, 2021 19:05 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is ramping up efforts to get older residents vaccinated with a COVID-19 booster shot by bringing special clinics to nursing homes, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Monday. The move comes as the state has seen its highest infection rates since early September. ...

Lamont says no profit from wife's investment in testing firm

Nov. 22, 2021 12:31 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont says a health care company that received funds from his wife's venture capital firm and was contracted by the state to perform COVID-19 testing has not yet generated any profits. But the Democrat reiterated to the...