State police said approximately 150 people took part in a protest on Route 8 that shut down the highway for several hours on Saturday.
Gov. Ned Lamont on Friday eased restrictions for social and religious gatherings, allowing faith leaders to bring in as many as 100 worshipers for a service, while private gatherings can now host 10 people inside and 25 outside, if they maintain social-distancing protocols.
The Michigan native is a 27-year-old resident physician at Yale and an Institute of Culinary Education-trained chef.
Jeanine Basinger begins her book The Movie Musical! by recalling being a child in the small town of Brookings, South Dakota, during World War II and beholding Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers on the big screen of the downtown movie theater. The movie was Swing Time. In those days, she writes, …
Businesses have come up with new ways to market their products online and connect with customers that will likely survive well beyond the current pandemic.
It has attacked humans throughout recorded history and been called “the white plague” and “Captain of all these men of death.”
Catching up on recent news, people and trends around Connecticut.
The stress, loneliness and boredom of the COVID-19 lockdown have not been as oppressive for the lucky people who live in the enlightened states (there are 11 of them) where recreational marijuana can be purchased legally.
As we drive through downtown Bethel, my wife points excitedly. “There are the sharks!” she says. “What are you talking about...?” I start to ask before seeing them — two towering, cartoonish, neon-blue sharks walking down the sidewalk, arms extended as though they are about to take flight.
HARTFORD — On the eve of Connecticut’s initial reopening for non-essential businesses, Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday ordered that flags return to full-staff as a hopeful signal that the state has finally turned a corner two months after many began sheltering in place and unemployment soared.
Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday announced 23 new fatalities in the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the total to 3,472. It was the lowest one-day death toll since 17 people were reported dead on April 6.
The signs have just gone up: “Opening May 20.”
The number of children who have been hospitalized with a mysterious inflammatory condition suspected of being related to COVID-19 has reached 10, according to hospital officials who said Thursday there still is much to learn about the coronavirus, which supposedly was sparing kids.
Half of the 22-member majority Democrats in the state Senate have doubts about the way Gov. Ned Lamont is moving toward the reopening of the state and said that if tougher health guidelines aren’t adopted, the state could quickly increase the infection rate after the first phase of the gover…
Gov. Ned Lamont has removed Renée Coleman-Mitchell as commissioner of the state Department of Public Health, a reflection of concerns that first arose last year during a school vaccination controversy and came to a head during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Not so very long ago, like in January, my wife and I went to work every day and our son was in Storrs starting his final semester as a senior at UConn. Now I’m unemployed, my wife is no longer working and the kid’s home from school, the three of us sheltering in place under differing circumstances.
The state released official guidelines Saturday that paint a more detailed picture of what Connecticut’s partial reopening on May 20 will mean for businesses and consumers post-coronavirus.
Even when coronavirus restrictions are lifted, roughly seven out of 10 people in the tri-state area would be uncomfortable going to restaurants or bars and more than eight out of 10 wouldn't be comfortable going to a large sports or entertainment event.
School buildings in the state will be kept closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.
Bright, sunny skies and temperatures soaring into the mid-70s — the warmest of the year — had swarms of people descending on the Connecticut coastline this weekend, despite ongoing warnings from health officials to keep a safe distance amid the coronavirus outbreak.
May 20 would be the day that currently closed businesses, including restaurants, stores and hair and personal care shops, could take baby steps toward a new normal in Connecticut, with mandatory social distancing and aggressive sanitizing in place.
Parks, nature trails, hair salons, barbers and daycare centers should be the first to reopen once Connecticut eases stay-at-home restrictions, readers told Hearst Connecticut in an informal poll this week.
By mid-May, the state will begin a computerized system for tracing the contacts of patients with the coronavirus, and as many as 800 people will be recruited to track down the various paths the infection takes in Connecticut.
Another 88 fatalities were reported in the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, bringing the total to 2,012, as hospitalizations continued to fall and Gov. Ned Lamont announced plans to expand food benefits, including the recruiting of restaurants to prepare meals for the elderly.
Stop & Shop joined other major supermarket chains on Monday in asking the federal government and states to classify workers as “extended first responders” in an effort to give them better access to protective equipment and minimize any disruptions to their store operations.
Officials are working behind the scenes to develop a plan to start to reopen Connecticut — tentatively sometime in June — as the current wave of the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.
The state’s chief medical examiner said Wednesday some nursing homes are not reporting deaths that could be associated with the disease.
HARTFORD — More than 1,000 protesters from across the state took to the streets of Hartford Monday afternoon to call on Gov. Ned Lamont to reopen the state, claiming their personal rights have been violated by government orders imposed since the onset of the COVID-19 public health crisis tha…
Ten years ago, state health officials gathered to plan for what they knew was inevitable: a long-term health emergency such as a pandemic gripping the state and stressing the medical system like little before it.
Even as the state responds to a rising daily death toll from coronavirus, even as we see new orders including a face mask mandate, Gov. Ned Lamont is looking at a wide range of information and guidance as he crafts a plan to restart Connecticut after May 20.
Gov. Ned Lamont says as the weather warms and the coronavirus continues its first sweep through the state, it’s time to start wearing face masks in public.
They will be back with us soon, by late May or June, those monarch butterflies, a sight more beautiful and welcome this year than ever before.
Raoul Lufbery’s skill as a marksman, obsessive attention to mechanical detail and determination allowed him to become America’s first World War I flying ace.
A love of dance has made her a pillar of the Greater Hartford community and uncovered new perspectives through dance for underserved populations throughout the area.
The Norwich resident is suing Harvard University for ownership of photos taken in 1850 of an enslaved man and his daughter, who she believes are her ancestors.
Catching up on recent news, people and trends around Connecticut.
Two mayors of hard-hit Fairfield County cities joined Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday to stress the need to continue the social distancing and business closures that seem to be flattening the curve in the coronavirus pandemic.
Connecticut doctors are finding some success in treating COVID-19 patients with a controversial malaria drug that has undergone very limited testing in its effectiveness against the coronavirus.
HARTFORD — Deaths attributed to the coronavirus in Connecticut surpassed 550 Sunday, while the number of new cases fell from the previous day.
Dr. Robert Bazuro says putting a patient on a ventilator requires caregivers to place themselves in a vulnerable position.
As COVID-19 deaths and cases grow across the state, seasonal flu activity is actually declining, according to state experts.
One recent afternoon, Gregg Dancho found himself inside the rainforest building at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, where he and his staff are responsible for 350 animals — many among the planet’s most endangered species.
The Wilton man first had symptoms on Thursday, March 12. It started with a scratchy throat and a little bit of a cough, but the cough soon grew worse and he developed a high fever.
STAMFORD — Researchers are isolating antibodies in people who’ve recovered from the coronavirus to see if they can help the hundreds of hospital patients struggling with the sometimes-deadly respiratory infection.
The governing board of the Partnership For Connecticut voted unanimously via teleconference Tuesday morning to spend $24 million on the purchase of 60,000 Dell laptops for high school students in the state, the first wave of which will be delivered to students in May.
The state has tested a lower percentage of its residents for the coronavirus than neighboring New York, but Connecticut authorities are pledging to step up testing.
Gov. Ned Lamont is concerned that social media-fueled misinformation is inflaming some segments of the population, and he wants to put an end to harmful gossip about things that aren’t true.
Grocery store workers like Geary have emerged as unlikely heroes, but many are poorly paid, and the idea that their job is high-risk would have seemed absurd just a month ago.
The National Guard is expected to play a growing role in fighting the coronavirus in Connecticut, after the White House has announced that the federal government would pick up 100 percent of the cost.