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    State spending $35 million in federal funding to fortify health care workforce

    Gov. Ned Lamont announced a program Wednesday that will use $35 million in federal funding to bolster the state’s health care workforce. At a news conference in New Haven...

    Upcoming COVID-19 clinics in Groton

    Groton ― Several free COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held over the next 10 days in Groton. There will be opportunities to get vaccinated during National Night Out ...

    More people are getting reinfected with COVID-19

    Rob Richter had a dry cough and some congestion, and he was a little tired, but mostly he was annoyed. It was the morning of July 12, and a rapid test he took at home sho...

    More than $30 million going to state parks, outdoor access

    Gov. Ned Lamont announced $34 million of state funding is going toward “improving and increasing access to the outdoors for Connecticut residents,” according to his offic...

    We are in COVID denial

    I was in a big box store recently when I overheard two women shoppers greet one another in passing. “I’ve got COVID,” one of them said, giving her friend a passing person...

    Stonington Borough to seek state funding for public bathrooms

    Stonington — The Board of Warden and Burgesses voted Monday night to proceed with plans to build public bathrooms on Wadawanuck Square and ask the state to fund a large p...

    OPINION

    Conservative politicization of the pandemic

    This appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. With light apparently at the end of the coronavirus tunnel, this is a good time to soberly assess how America handled t... Read More

    Lining up to lift mask mandates

    Applause erupted in the high school library when the Montville Board of Education met last week. The spontaneous audience joy was a reaction to the board's vote to suspen... Read More

    Seeking solutions to worsening absenteeism

    Flexibility is not generally a term that's closely associated with the operation of public school systems. A big dose of flexibility, however, may be exactly what's neces... Read More

    CONNECTICUT COVID-19 NUMBERS

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

    MORE LOCAL CORONAVIRUS STORIES

    Mansfield to retire from Ledge Light Health District next year, Muggeo to become director

    Mansfield to retire from Ledge Light Health District next year, Muggeo to become director

    Norwich Human Services director to depart, will stay through transition

    Norwich Human Services director to depart, will stay through transition

    Health districts benefit from ’rescue’ funds sent to towns

    This is a part of a series on how southeastern Connecticut municipalities are spending American Rescue Plan Act funds. With American Rescue Plan Act funds flowing to...

    Free COVID testing and vaccinations during Sailfest

    New London — Genesys Diagnostics and Griffith Health are partnering to provide free COVID-19 testing and vaccinations for individuals of all ages during Sailfest in downt...

    COVID-19 vaccination clinic set Monday in New London

    New London — The state Department of Public Health and Griffin Health are sponsoring a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for all ages from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ocean Beach, 98...

    Connecticut College awarded FEMA reimbursement for COVID-19 testing

    New London — Connecticut College will receive almost $1.9 million in reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for COVID-19 testing costs, the agency ann...

    Community Health Centers offer vaccinations for young children

    Community Health Center Inc. is now offering COVID-19 vaccines by appointment for children 6 months and older at its facilities throughout Connecticut. The vaccines are o...

    Norwich employee union seeks 'hero' pay for front-line city workers during pandemic

    Norwich — City Hall employees urged city leaders Wednesday to dedicate a portion of the city’s $14 million American Rescue Plan Act grant to city workers for “hero” pay b...

    Free COVID-19 vaccinations available in New London and at Foxwoods

    New London — Free COVID-19 vaccination clinics sponsored by the state Department of Public Health and Griffin Health will offer all doses and brands of the vaccines for e...

    Norwich school board praises Stringfellow, awards raise, other benefits

    Norwich — Citing her handling of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, how she directly tackled discipline breakdowns at the troubled Teachers’ Memorial Global Studies Magnet...

    SPECIAL REPORTS

    While other state cash assistance programs have struggled to get dollars out the door this summer, the new $1,000 pandemic bonus program for private-sector workers has s...
    Pfizer, the pharmaceutical giant that became a cash-generating machine thanks to its coronavirus vaccine, is bringing Global Blood Therapeutics into the fold under a $5....
    Gas prices at some stations in Connecticut have dropped below $4 a gallon for the first time since March, giving motorists some cheer even as they pay 25% more than a yea...
    HARTFORD (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-1...
    WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden, who tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, likely has the BA.5 variant and continues to experience mild symptoms that are improvi...
    This article is part of a series that explores how southeastern Connecticut towns are allocating their American Rescue Plan Act funds. At Zen & Now, a yoga and fitne...
    Booster shots of the coronavirus vaccine for people younger than 50 are on hold as the Biden administration tries to accelerate a fall vaccination campaign using reformu...
    Tokyo reported a record number of Covid cases for a second consecutive day, amid another wave of the pandemic, driven by the spread of the highly transmissible BA.5 omic...
    WASHINGTON - The second U.S. president infected by the coronavirus is in a much more favorable position to fight COVID-19 than the first. When President Donald Trump was...
    WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden tested positive for covid on Thursday morning and is experiencing "very mild symptoms," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre s...
    ALBANY, N.Y. — New York is prepping for a potential fall surge in COVID-19 cases when schools reopen by stockpiling tests and keeping mask mandates on the table, Gov. Kat...