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Connecticut National Guard joins power repair efforts as anger mounts

EAST HARTFORD - The Connecticut National Guard joined over 1,750 utility crews in Connecticut on Friday in efforts to clear trees and restore power to more than 400,000 homes and businesses still in the dark, as frustration continued to grow…

icon Posted: 07 August 2020 [08:36 PM]

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Tuesday 07/14/2020
Four more states added to CT, NY, NJ virus quarantine list
icon Posted: 14 July 2020 [08:33 PM]

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced four more states are on New York, New Jersey and Connecticut's quarantine list on Tuesday as governors there sought to contain the spread of COVID-19 from regions of the country where…

Monday 06/15/2020
Saturday 05/30/2020
Monday 05/25/2020
Friday 04/24/2020
June eyed for start of reopening for Connecticut businesses
icon Posted: 24 April 2020 [08:28 PM]

ASSOCAITED PRESS HARTFORD - Connecticut could possibly begin a multi-step process of loosening restrictions on businesses and gatherings by June, a co-chairman of Gov. Ned Lamont’s advisory committee said Thursday. Indra Nooyi, a former CEO of Pepsi, said the Reopen…

Friday 03/20/2020
Monday 03/16/2020
Closing 'sovereign' tribal casinos is a tricky issue for Lamont
icon Posted: 16 March 2020 [08:51 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Businesses across Connecticut, from the sprawling Mohegan Sun casino to small, independently owned Pilates studios, were preparing to shut down or curtail their services Monday to comply with a new restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of…

Torrington man charged with threatening to kill Schiff
icon Posted: 16 March 2020 [08:41 PM]

BRIDGEPORT (AP) - A Connecticut man has been charged with threatening California Rep. Adam Schiff in a posting on the congressman’s website, federal authorities announced Monday. Robert Phelps, 62, of Torrington, was arrested Friday on a charges of threatening to…

Sunday 03/15/2020
lamont-orders-schools-closed-amid-outbreak Lamont orders schools closed amid outbreak
icon Posted: 15 March 2020 [07:50 PM]

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Public schools in Connecticut must close beginning Tuesday for at least two weeks to help fight the spread…

Friday 03/13/2020
Thursday 03/12/2020
Wednesday 03/11/2020
Elderly New Canaan man is state's 3rd coronavirus victim
icon Posted: 11 March 2020 [09:18 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) -A third case of COVID-19 was diagnosed Wednesday in an elderly New Canaan man. State epidemiologist Matthew Cartter said that person had no known contact with anyone who had the virus and is considered to be the…

Tuesday 03/10/2020
statewide-coronavirus-emergency-declared Statewide coronavirus emergency declared
icon Posted: 10 March 2020 [08:04 PM]

with Herald reports HARTFORD - Gov. Ned Lamont declared a public health and civil preparedness emergency Tuesday in response to the coronavirus.…

Monday 03/09/2020
Hartford fire started with hand sanitizer, police say
icon Posted: 09 March 2020 [08:54 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - A Connecticut woman accused of starting an apartment building fire that left a man dead and dozens of residents injured sparked the blaze by throwing a flaming bottle of hand sanitizer at her girlfriend during an argument,…

Friday 03/06/2020
Tuesday 03/03/2020
Sexual abuse verdict against New Haven rabbi upheld
icon Posted: 03 March 2020 [08:43 PM]

NEW HAVEN (AP) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a $21.7 million verdict against a Connecticut rabbi accused of repeatedly sexually abusing a teenage boy in the early 2000s. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court…

Monday 03/02/2020
'Preparedness, but not panic' is surgeon general's coronavirus advice
icon Posted: 02 March 2020 [08:25 PM]

ROCKY HILL (AP) - Surgeon General Jerome Adams called for caution but “not panic” over the spread of the new coronavirus during a stop Monday in Connecticut, where state officials urged the federal government to increase spending on health agencies…

Thursday 02/27/2020
Appeal of gag order in Dulos case dismissed
icon Posted: 27 February 2020 [08:49 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - The Connecticut Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal of a gag order that a judge imposed in the case of Fotis Dulos, who died after a suicide attempt last month while accused of killing his estranged wife.…

Wednesday 02/26/2020
'Clean slate' bill goes further to erase Connecticut criminal records
icon Posted: 26 February 2020 [08:34 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - A bill unveiled Wednesday would go further than a previous proposal and expand the kinds of convictions that can be erased from criminal records in Connecticut. The legislation announced by lawmakers and the American Civil Liberties Union…

Tuesday 02/25/2020
39 states, including Connecticut, probing Juul marketing tactics
icon Posted: 25 February 2020 [09:06 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Investigators from 39 states will look into the marketing and sales of vaping products by Juul Labs, including whether the company targeted youths and made misleading claims about nicotine content in its devices, officials announced Tuesday. Attorneys…

Monday 02/24/2020
Committee passes vaccination bill, grandfathering in existing exemptions
icon Posted: 24 February 2020 [09:01 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - A legislative committee voted Monday to advance legislation that would eliminate the state’s religious exemption for certain childhood vaccines, despite vocal opposition from hundreds of parents and children who packed the Connecticut Capitol complex in hopes of…

Thursday 02/20/2020
Wednesday 02/19/2020
lamont-drops-highway-toll-proposal Lamont drops highway toll proposal
icon Posted: 19 February 2020 [08:20 PM]

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced Wednesday he is dropping his plan for highway tolls for trucks, expressing frustration…

Monday 02/17/2020
Hearing on vaccine exemption legislation Wednesday in Hartford
icon Posted: 17 February 2020 [08:11 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Connecticut lawmakers will hear again from the public about the latest proposal to eliminate the state’s religious exemptions from certain vaccines for public school students. The General Assembly’s Public Health Committee is scheduled to hold a public…

Sunday 02/16/2020
1 dead, 4 injured in shooting at Hartford club
icon Posted: 16 February 2020 [08:21 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Gunfire erupted at a Connecticut nightclub early Sunday morning, killing a man and wounding four other people, police said. A 28-year-old man died in the shooting at the Majestic Lounge in Hartford’s South End, police Lt. Paul…

Friday 02/14/2020
Thursday 02/13/2020
Tuesday 02/11/2020
atka-the-eagle-found-safe-and-sound-in-ashford Atka the eagle found safe and sound in Ashford
icon Posted: 11 February 2020 [09:06 PM]

Chronicle Staff Writer ASHFORD - Atka, a 10-year-old bald eagle living at Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation and Education in Ashford was found…

Monday 02/10/2020
Student stabbed at Hartford's Weaver High School
icon Posted: 10 February 2020 [08:09 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - A teenager is expected to survive after being stabbed by a classmate at a Connecticut high school on Monday, police and school officials said. The attack at Weaver High School in Hartford happened just after 10:30 a.m.,…

Wednesday 02/05/2020
Judge turns down suit brought by women looking to join Yale frats
icon Posted: 05 February 2020 [08:42 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed nearly all claims in a lawsuit that sought to force all-male fraternities at Yale University to admit women, saying both fraternities and sororities are specifically excluded from a federal law that bans…

Monday 02/03/2020
Thursday 01/30/2020
Wednesday 01/29/2020
Dulos' condition is 'dire,' lawyer says
icon Posted: 29 January 2020 [09:20 PM]

FARMINGTON (AP) - A Connecticut man charged with murder in the death of his long-missing wife is in dire condition following an apparent suicide attempt, his lawyer said Wednesday. Fotis Dulos, who had been facing the threat of having…

Tuesday 01/28/2020
Monday 01/27/2020
Connecticut tribe sours on schools' Indian nicknames
icon Posted: 27 January 2020 [08:26 PM]

MONTVILLE (AP) - For decades the Montville High School athletic teams have competed as the “Indians” with the blessing of the Mohegans, the Native American tribe that traces its local history back centuries and today operates one of the world’s…

Four injured in shooting outside Bridgeport courthouse
icon Posted: 27 January 2020 [08:24 PM]

BRIDGEPORT (AP) - Four people were shot outside a Connecticut courthouse on Monday in what was not believed to be a random act of violence, the communications director for the city of Bridgeport said. The four victims were in a…

Thursday 01/23/2020
Wednesday 01/22/2020
UConn student's death ruled suicide by drowning
icon Posted: 22 January 2020 [08:58 PM]

Chronicle (Willimantic) Staff STORRS - A University of Connecticut student who died at Windham Community Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon committed suicide by drowning herself at Mirror Lake, according to the chief medical examiner’s office. In an email to students sent…

Tuesday 01/14/2020
Monday 01/13/2020
Watertown mom says autistic son was kept off cross country team illegally
icon Posted: 13 January 2020 [08:35 PM]

WATERTOWN (AP) - A Connecticut mother has filed a complaint with the state Department of Education alleging that her 12-year-old autistic son was prevented by school officials from joining his middle school’s cross country team in violation of federal law.…

Sunday 01/12/2020
State testing newborns for rare genetic disorder
icon Posted: 12 January 2020 [08:35 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Connecticut’s public health laboratory has begun testing newborn babies for the genetic disorder Spinal Muscular Atrophy, complying with a new state law that took effect on Jan. 1. The rare condition can lead to loss of nerve…

Friday 01/10/2020
Thursday 01/09/2020