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Conn. Congress member tests positive for virus a 2nd time

Jan. 14, 2022 11:06 AM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes says she has tested positive for the coronavirus after taking a routine test before traveling. It's the second time she has contracted the virus. A statement that the Democrat's office posted on her Twitter account Thursday...

Child care officials say they are facing a staffing crisis

Jan. 10, 2022 16:02 PM EST

Connecticut child care providers said Monday the state needs additional federal resources to help address the industry's longstanding staffing challenges, which have been exacerbated by the uptick in COVID-19 cases and the overall labor shortage. David Morgan, president and CEO of...

Freezing rain causes crashes, school closings

Jan. 05, 2022 09:42 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Numerous car crashes and school closings were reported across Connecticut on Wednesday morning as freezing rain iced over roads. State police said they were responding to multiple accidents. Parts of several highways were closed because of crashes including...

Judge: Alex Jones' lawyer broke ethics rules in Newtown case

Dec. 15, 2021 16:59 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge on Wednesday determined a lawyer for Infowars host Alex Jones broke attorney conduct rules during the deposition of a witness, as part of a defamation lawsuit against Jones for calling the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a hoax. ...

Lamont schedules 1st of 2 special elections for legislators

Dec. 10, 2021 15:57 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A special election has been scheduled for Jan. 25 to fill the Connecticut House of Representatives seat vacated by Caroline Simmons, who resigned after being elected mayor of Stamford. It's the first of at least two special legislative elections that Gov. Ned...

Jones wants Sandy Hook 'hoax' case jury to hear his defenses

Nov. 29, 2021 17:31 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Infowars host Alex Jones' lawyers are trying to get his free speech defense and other claims before a jury to argue that he is not liable for damages for calling the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a hoax years ago. The effort comes...

Connecticut school district turns to limo service for help

Nov. 26, 2021 16:11 PM EST

TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school district is turning to a limousine service company to help transport students to school because of a bus driver shortage that's been exacerbated by the pandemic. The Torrington Public Schools district plans to use some of...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 12, 2021 17:16 PM EST

Portland Press Herald. November 8, 2021. Editorial: Federal prescription plan has been on Maine’s agenda for years The Build Back Better plan includes a price negotiation system for prescription drugs, and all of Maine’s congressional delegation...

Citing cooperation, former Waterbury mayor seeks to cut term

Nov. 07, 2021 15:48 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Waterbury’s convicted former mayor is seeking to have his prison sentence reduced. Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence after being convicted of sexually abusing 9- and 11-year-old girls. Giordano was cooperating with federal...

Police: Officer hit by truck fleeing shoplifting, 3 arrested

Nov. 05, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

NAUGATUCK, Conn. (AP) — Three people have been arrested after a pickup truck fleeing a shoplifting incident struck and wounded a Connecticut police officer before leading authorities on a multi-town chase. Naugatuck police said a local officer was directing traffic at a...