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Lamont pushing for legislature to renew coronavirus emergencies

Gov. Ned Lamont expects the Connecticut General Assembly to convene in a special session Monday or Tuesday and is pushing legislators to vote in favor of a few emergency orders he views as necessary to keeping people safe.


Conservative Caucus hears from opponents of coronavirus vaccine mandates

Bus drivers, teachers, nurses and more signed up to speak at the hearing.


Montville Board of Education continues mask policy in schools

The Board of Education continues to enforce mask policy in schools after a COVID-19 update during a meeting Tuesday night.


The Day seeking input from parents about coronavirus vaccine

The Day would like to hear from parents in southeastern Connecticut who have kids ages 5 to 11, about whether they will have their kids vaccinated.


New London plans for $26 million federal funding windfall

The proposal would fund everything from a $5,000 recreation department youth sports storage unit to a $2.38 million community policing initiative.


Across Yale New Haven Health, COVID-19 cases have plummeted

Hospitalizations down 45% over past two weeks. As of Tuesday, L+M had six cases, Westerly Hospital had three.


Tell us how employer-mandated vaccines affect you

The Day wants to know how people at southeastern Connecticut companies with 100 or more employees feel about mandated vaccines, and how it will impact them.


OPINION

'Path out of Pandemic' is 'war' we needed

In opposing the president's vaccine mandates, Republican leaders again find themselves out of step with the American people.

Connecticut COVID-19 Numbers

Data sourced from the Office of Governor Ned Lamont. Check here for the latest data.

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Another inmate dies at NYC's troubled Rikers Island jail

Authorities say an inmate has died at New York City’s Rikers Island jail complex, bringing the death toll at the troubled lockdown to 11 this year


NYC restaurant host asks for vaccine proof, gets attacked instead

Police say a host at a popular New York City restaurant was assaulted by three women from Texas after she asked for proof they had been vaccinated against COVID-19


Stonington finance board finalizes plan to spend $5.2 million in COVID relief funds

The Board of Selectmen will send the proposal to a Town Meeting vote on Oct. 18.


Here's who is required to be vaccinated in Connecticut and how soon might shots be available for children

Connecticut’s COVID-19 landscape has changed rapidly in recent weeks. Here's what you need to know.


Stonington to hold hearing Wednesday on plans for $5.2 million in COVID money

The Board of Finance will hold a public hearing Wedesady at 7 p.m. on a plan that details how the town should spend its federal COVID-19 relief money.


Hartford HealthCare doctors share updates on breakthrough cases, booster shots

Dr. Ajay Kumar said most vaccinated people in the hospital with breakthrough infections came to the hospital for non-COVID reasons but tested positive.


EB prepared to comply with Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate

“As a federal contractor, Electric Boat will comply with these protocols," company president informs workforce.


SPECIAL REPORTS

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL CORONAVIRUS STORIES

Second dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine increases protection against covid-19, vaccine maker says

Efficacy was 100% against severe or critical covid-19 for two weeks after the booster.


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Stocks drop the most since May on worries over China, Fed

This Nov. 23, 2020, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

U.S. stocks had their biggest drop since May as traders worried about potential ripple effects if a heavily indebted Chinese real estate company defaults and the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will signal that it will pull back its supports for...

Top doctors tell Biden too far, too fast on boosters for all

In this Sept. 14, 2021, file photo, a health worker administers a dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa. A key government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected Biden's plan to give COVID-19 booster shots across the board and instead recommended the extra vaccine dose only for those who are 65 or older or run a high risk of severe disease. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Just a month ago, President Joe Biden and his health advisers announced big plans to soon deliver a coronavirus vaccine booster shot to all Americans

UPDATED: FDA panel recommends Pfizer boosters only for those 65 and older, at risk

In this March 2, 2021, file photo, Hollie Maloney, a pharmacy technician, loads a syringe with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at the Portland Expo in Portland, Maine. The Biden administration’s embattled plan to dispense COVID-19 booster shots to most Americans faced its first key hurdle Friday, Sept. 17, as a government advisory panel met to decide whether to recommend extra doses of the Pfizer vaccine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

An influential federal advisory panel has rejected a plan to offer Pfizer booster shots against COVID-19 to most Americans

GOP prosecutors threaten lawsuits over Biden's vaccine requirement

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Two dozen Republican attorneys general are warning the White House of impending legal action if a proposed coronavirus vaccine requirement for as many as 100 million Americans goes into effect

U.S. booster shots in question as FDA prepares for key decision

In this Sept. 14, 2021, file photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

A planned booster shot campaign in the United States is dividing experts, as the Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisory committee prepares to meet Friday for a nonbinding vote on whether the agency should approve a third dose of the vaccine...

Biden: Results of California recall will be felt nationally

President Joe Biden listens as California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks about recent wildfires, at Sacramento Mather Airport, Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, in Mather, Calif. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Joe Biden is putting the stakes of the recall election that could remove California Gov. Gavin Newsom from office in stark terms

White House lays out new global targets in coronavirus fight

President Joe Biden speaks at Brookland Middle School, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

President Joe Biden plans to call on global leaders to make new commitments to fight the coronavirus pandemic, including fully vaccinating 70% of the world's population by next September, according to a list of targets obtained by The Washington...

People can get a COVID booster and a flu shot together. Here's what you need to know.

In this Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, file photo, a health worker prepares Pfizer vaccines during the national COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Pamplona, northern Spain. In a statement Monday Sept. 6, 2021, the European Medicines Agency says it has started an expedited evaluation on whether to recommend a booster dose of the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos, File)

With flu season swiftly approaching in a country already battling a resurgence of the coronavirus, experts are urging Americans to avail themselves of any and all vaccines they are eligible for - whether it's their first coronavirus vaccination, a...

FDA experts among group opposing US booster shot plan

In this Aug. 26, 2021 file photo, Parsia Jahanbani prepares a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in a mobile vaccine clinic operated by Families Together of Orange County in Santa Ana, Calif.  An international group of scientists is arguing the average person doesn't need a COVID-19 booster yet — an opinion that highlights the intense scientific divide over the question. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

An international group of scientists is arguing the average person doesn't need a COVID-19 booster yet — an opinion that highlights the intense scientific divide over the question

Northern Idaho's anti-government streak hampers COVID fight

A vehicle with a Gadsden flag sticker is parked in the lot at Independence Point, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Northern Idaho has a long and deep streak of antigovernment activism that is confounding attempts to battle a COVID-19 outbreak.(AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Northern Idaho has a long and deep streak of antigovernment activism that is confounding attempts to battle a COVID-19 outbreak

A hospital will no longer deliver babies after staffers resign over vaccine mandate

An upstate New York hospital announced that it will stop delivering babies this month after several staffers in the maternity department resigned over the hospital system's coronavirus vaccine mandate.

Remembrance, reflection, political rancor: U.S. marks 20 years since 9/11 attacks

A flag remembering 9/11 is seen on the front of a Pine Grove H.H.&L. Co. No. 1 vehicle as it drives down Sunbury Street during the 67th Annual Firefighters Convention Parade in Minersville, Pa., on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Lindsey Shuey/Republican-Herald via AP)

Twenty years on, against a backdrop of extraordinary political divisiveness, Americans on Saturday remembered the 9/11 attacks, commemorating the deadliest terrorist strike on U.S. soil with the austere tolling of bells, the soaring strains of...

CDC: Unvaccinated 11 times more likely to die of COVID

In this Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, file photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a mobile vaccine clinic in Santa Ana, Calif. New U.S. studies released on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 show COVID-19 vaccines remain highly effective, especially against hospitalizations and death, even against the extra-contagious delta variant. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

New U.S. studies show COVID-19 vaccines remain highly effective against hospitalizations and death