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Connecticut's infection rate climbs to highest since June

Cars line the COVID-19 drive-thru testing line at MidState Medical Center, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 in Meriden, Conn. Hartford HealthCare, the parent company of MidState, has seen a recent spike in COVID-19 testing demand across all its properties, according to a Hartford HealthCare spokeswoman. (Dave Zajac/Record-Journal via AP)

Connecticut’s coronavirus infection rate has climbed to its highest level since June

Connecticut's 'unenforceable' out-of-state quarantine rule to be adjusted

Gov. Ned Lamont said Connecticut is planning to revamp its benchmarks for when people entering the state from locations with large COVID-19 rates will need to quarantine

150 jobs to be lost when Hartford Courant has newspaper printed in Massachusetts

After more than 250 years of publication in Connecticut’s capital, The Hartford Courant is moving the printing of the newspaper to Springfield, the company announced Monday

UConn pays $250,000 to resolve pay discrimination case

The University of Connecticut has agreed to pay a total of just under $250,000 to seven female employees after the U.S. Labor Department found the school had been paying higher salaries to their male counterparts

High-risk Connecticut municipalities deciding what to do about schools

Schools in several municipalities that have been put on high alert by the state because of rising coronavirus numbers have paused in-person learning, but others have decided to keep their schools open

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Winter energy costs to be higher but New England oil users may get break

Home heating costs are expected to grow this winter because of projections of colder weather and people continuing to shelter at home

Another Maine church grappling with virus outbreak

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed an outbreak in a church in the town of Brooks

Report: Massachusetts troopers who commit crime rarely fired

A Massachusetts trooper led officers on a chase, another took cash under the table for unauthorized police escorts for funeral processions and yet another partied with people connected to organized crime

Fenway Park becomes voting venue amid pandemic

People wait in line for early voting to open at Fenway Park, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Voter are lining up under Boston Red Sox banners at Fenway Park for another of the nation’s pastimes — voting

Cuomo opens N.Y. movie theaters as coronavirus hot spots cool off

This May 13, 2020, file photo shows AMC Empire 25 theatre in Times Square in New York.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced limited reopening of theaters outside the city area, allowing 25 percent capacity, or a max of 50 people per screen beginning Oct. 23. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave the green light for movie theaters to open outside of New York City on Saturday as he all but declared victory over the coronavirus hot spots that had threatened to spread into a wider flare up.

Invasive insect reappears, posing risk for Connecticut crops

An invasive insect has reappeared in parts of Connecticut, and experts are worried it could spell danger for some of the state's crops and trees

Hartford battles with dirt bikers

Police in Hartford are having to take extra measures to keep illegal dirt bikes off the city's streets

In Connecticut, the elderly, health care workers likely to receive a vaccine first

Cars line the COVID-19 drive-thru testing line at MidState Medical Center, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Meriden, Conn. Hartford HealthCare, the parent company of MidState, has seen a recent spike in COVID-19 testing demand across all its properties, according to a Hartford HealthCare spokeswoman. (Dave Zajac/Record-Journal via AP)

A draft plan for distributing an anticipated COVID-19 vaccine suggest that residents who are elderly or medically at-risk for infection, as well as health care workers and other essential workers, will likely receive the first doses in Connecticut

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Attorney General Tong argues to keep whistleblower complaints secret

The attorney general fought before the Freedom of Information Commission to keep a whistleblower...

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Ledyard man charged with voyeurism after filming women ‘for the thrill’

Ryan Parks has been charged with voyeurism for allegedly filming inappropriate videos of women in Kohl’s and Target stores in Enfield.

Norwich neighbor dispute leads to alleged racial slur, BB gun fire

Norwich police said a neighbor dispute escalated into an alleged exchange of racial and homosexual slurs followed by BB gun fire last Wednesday.

Person sustains life-threatening gunshot wound at Groton-New London Airport

A person sustained a life-threatening gunshot wound on Monday that state police said occurred in an incident in which there appears to be no criminal aspect.

Police logs - Oct. 18, 2020

Area by state and local police across the region.

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Formica, Marx disagree on minimum wage, police accountability bill in 20th Senate debate

Democrat Martha Marx and Republican Sen. Paul Formica at the 20th District State Senate debate Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at the Garde Arts Center in New London.

Three-term Republican incumbent state Senator Paul Formica and his Democratic challenger Martha Marx, debated issues such as the police accountability bill, minimum wage, marijuana, racial equality and the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday night.

Judge hears arguments in Norwich woman's suit against Harvard over slave photos

Tamara Lanier has sued Harvard seeking release of 170-year-old images of her enslaved ancestors.

Funding resources available to hard-hit shellfish farming industry

Officials highlighted on Tuesday the federal funding available to the hard-hit shellfish farming industry.

Singing on the porch

National Theater Institute student Max Younger, right, and Patrick Thompson, center, stay on different areas of the porch as they work through a song on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's campus in Waterford.  The rehearsal was part of a singing class taught by Anne Tofflemire who sat on the opposite side of the porch from students.  The class is usually held indoors with groups of students but with this COVID-19 protocols students meet one-on-one outdoors said Tofflemire.  Social distancing and masks are required on the school's campus for all students and visitors. (Sarah Gordon / The Day)

National Theater Institute student Max Younger and Patrick Thompson stay to different areas of the porch as they work through a song on Tuesday at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.