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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 beats Storm in Sue Bird's final game in Connecticut

Jul. 28, 2022 21:47 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas scored 19 points and the Connecticut Sun spoiled former UConn star Sue Bird's final scheduled game in the state, beating the Seattle Storm 88-83 on Thursday night. Brionna Jones added 13 points, and Courtney Williams and DeWanna Bonner each...

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...

Officials: drought worsening in southern New England

Jul. 14, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Southern New England is experiencing worsening drought conditions, government officials said Thursday, urging residents to voluntarily take steps to reduce their water consumption. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont declared a Stage 2 drought, based on a...