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Plainville 7 hours ago

Plainville ‘Eat Local, Win Local’ Program Aims to Support Local Restaurants

With restrictions expected to remain in place until at least May 20, communities are coming up with creative ways to help local shops. At West Main Pizza in Plainville, it’s a new kind of normal...

  • Bristol 10 hours ago

    Bristol Mail Carriers Deliver Uplifting Message To 4 Year-Old Girl

    Letters from heaven: A myth to some, but the reality for a 4-year old Bristol girl. Maci Hopkins shared a special bond with her best friend and beloved dog, Kendal.  A dog her parents says she played with endlessly.  “She’d be building Legos on the floor and Kendal would come in and just knock them down,” said Donald Hopkins....
  • digital exclusive 12 hours ago

    Stressed? Try This Guided Relaxation Exercise

    Many of us are trying to process some big disruptions to our daily lives. There are simple ways to help deal with feelings of uncertainty and anxiety. One useful tactic may be a relaxation exercise, which can be done just about anywhere. “Keep it simple. The mind can complicate things,” said Miranda Chapman, who is a mindfulness facilitator at The&...
  • Hartford 15 hours ago

    Hartford Mayor, Trinity Health Officials Provide Update on Coronavirus Blood Plasma Therapy Testing

    Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin announced Trinity Health of New England is one of only four hospital systems in the entire country that was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Association to participate in a new blood plasma therapy trial to help coronavirus patients. This trial is designed to use plasma from patients who previously tested positive for c...
  • coronavirus 11 hours ago

    Connecticut School Closure Extended Another Month, Parents Tackle Teaching

    Connecticut schools have been closed nearly a month and on Thursday Gov. Ned Lamont announced he’s extended long-distance learning to at least May 20 because of the coronavirus pandemic. NBC Connecticut checked in with the Begley Family in Newington to see how online learning is going. Jennifer and Christopher have four sons, ages 3, 6, 8, and 10. ...
  • Coronavirus Outbreak Mar 23

    This Is Where There Are Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus in Connecticut

    There are 9,784 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Connecticut and each of the state’s eight counties is affected with cases and fatalities. There are 1,464 hospitalizations across the state. The number of cases has increased more than 1,000 since yesterday. 380 residents have died, 178 of whom were in Fairfield County; 78 of the people who died wer...
  • distance learning 15 hours ago

    Re-Opening of Connecticut Schools Delayed Until May 20

    Connecticut students have been staying home from school for weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic, taking part in distance learning, and the governor says the reopening of classes has been delayed until May 20. On March 10, Gov. Ned Lamont issued declarations of public health and civil preparedness because of COVID-19 and later cancelled in-per...
  • coronavirus 16 hours ago

    Connecticut Coronavirus Cases Approach 10,000; Businesses to Stay Closed Through May 20

    There are more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases in Connecticut and 45 new deaths, according to Gov. Ned Lamont. That brings the total number of cases to 9,784 and the death toll is now 380. For the first time, data was released on patients who were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Connecticut and then released. There are currently 1,464 people hospita...
  • Hartford Yard Goats 12 hours ago

    Hartford Yard Goats Make the Most of Opening Day

    The Hartford Yard Goats were supposed to open their fifth season as a minor league ball club on Thursday, but their season opener got postponed amid coronavirus concerns. Other minor league seasons and Major League baseball opening days were also postponed. No new date has been set, but on “Would-Be Opening Day,” the Yard Goat’s front office ...
  • coronavirus 13 hours ago

    First Coronavirus Death Reported in Ledyard

    Ledyard officials have reported their first coronavirus death is a 64-year-old woman. The Ledge Light Health District reported the death Thursday afternoon. “It is with deep regret that I inform our community of the passing of a fellow Ledyard resident today. Please remain vigilant with social distancing, washing hands and sanitizing. My sympathies...
  • coronavirus treatment 14 hours ago

    State Receives Donation of Hydroxychloroquine, Potential Treatment for COVID-19

    The state has received a donation of hydroxychloroquine, a drug typically used to treat malaria and autoimmune diseases such as lupus that has shown promise for treating COVID-19 in critically ill patients, the Department of Consumer Protection announced Thursday. The donation from Amneal Pharmaceuticals, received with help from DCP’s Drug Co...
  • Hartford Marathon Foundation 14 hours ago

    Virtual Running Benefiting a Local Nonprofit Making PPE

    Staying active and getting outside  – at a safe distance –  is so important these days for both mental and physical health. And the Hartford Marathon Foundation has created a virtual challenge to make getting your miles in fun and charitable! The Hartford Marathon Foundation’s April Virtual Challenge is encouraging people to run o...
  • COVID-19 14 hours ago

    New Haven Mayor to Give Update on COVID-19

    The mayor and health director in New Haven will be holding a news conference on Thursday afternoon about COVID-19 and the impact on the city. New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker and New Haven Health Director Maritza Bond will hold a virtual briefing at 4 p.m. The state reports 35 confirmed cases of coronavirus in New Haven.

  • COVID-19 14 hours ago

    Cheshire-Based Grocery Distribution Center Hiring Workers

    Bozzuto’s, a Cheshire-based grocery wholesale distribution center, is hiring as it works to keep up with demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said it is operating 24/7 to continue to meet an unprecedented demand for grocery retailers from Maine to Maryland. “As essential goods and critical supply items become increasingly available, we ...
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