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Windham County 2 hours ago

‘Don’t Be Complacent:’ Social Distancing Still a Priority in Lesser Hit Areas

As of Friday afternoon, the state reported that there have been a total of 27 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windham County. Windham County is reporting the lowest number of cases in the st...

  • vernon Apr 2

    Vernon Police ID Suspects Arrested After Shelter-in-Place Order

    Vernon police have identified two suspects who were arrested following a shelter-in-place order Thursday morning. Police said they were executing a search warrant at a home on Dow Street and there was a heavy police presence in the area. Residents in the neighborhoods of Rau Street, Grand Avenue, Dow Street and Pillsbury Hill in Vernon were advised...
  • rentals Apr 2

    Short Term Rentals, Hotels Restricted By Governor’s Executive Order

    Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday issued an executive order, reserving short-term rentals and hotels for essential workers only. “Not leisure, travel, not vacationers,” said Lamont. The executive order goes into effect Friday. The governor says this is an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus and keep people home. “We’re trying everything we can t...
  • Connecticut Department of Labor Apr 2

    Connecticut Unemployment System Strained by COVID-19 Crisis

    Connecticut’s decades-old unemployment system is struggling to keep up with the demand. The state says it’s received 220,000 claims in the last three weeks. That’s more than it usually receives in a year. Less than half have been processed and many of unemployed workers have expressed frustration with the backlog. “It leaves you almost in a panic k...
  • new haven Apr 2

    New Haven Coronavirus Update: 133 Cases; 911 Facility Worker Tests Positive

    New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker said the city has 133 cases of coronavirus in the city. The state Department of Public Health lists 135 cases in New Haven, but it was not clear what was causing the discrepancy. Elicker said Thursday that a person who works in the city’s 911 call facility has been out sick and tested positive for…
  • Connecticut Valley Hospital Apr 2

    Connecticut Valley Hospital to Temporarily Close Detox Unit

    Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown will temporarily close its detoxification unit to free up staff to man an isolation unit for patients with COVID-19. The unit is currently treating eight patients, and the average stay is four to seven days. Officials expect the last patient to be discharged so the unit can close by Friday. Staff will be te...
  • car thefts Apr 2

    31 Cars Stolen in 24 Hours Across Connecticut: Hartford Police

    Hartford police are reminding drivers to lock their cars and take the keys after 31 cars were stolen in 24 hours across the state. In a tweet Thursday, Hartford police said 21 of the cars had keys inside them. The department added that the suburbs are getting hit harder than the suburbs – only five of the cars were stolen…

  • South Windsor Apr 2

    South Windsor Covers Skate Park in Sand to Enforce Social Distancing

    To stop people from gathering in large groups at the skate park in South Windsor during the coronavirus pandemic, the town has covered the park with sand. The town manager, Michael Maniscalco, recorded a call that went out to residents, saying town officials have been trying to enforce social distancing – 6 feet between people – and they have notic...
  • Enfield Apr 2

    Enfield Fish Market Taking Steps to Keep Customers and Workers Safe

    Wednesday was another busy day for Cold Harbor Seafood & Market in Enfield, but things have changed quite a bit. A line now forms outside, with only two customers are allowed in at a time, and hand sanitizer is a must. An employee stands outside the door spraying a customer’s hands to sanitize them before they can enter. Inside,...
  • access health ct Apr 2

    Access Health CT Extends Special Enrollment Period Until April 17

    Access Health CT is extending a special enrollment period for uninsured Connecticut residents through April 17. The enrollment period was due to end Thursday night, but the insurance marketplace was flooded with calls on Wednesday from people who lost their insurance due to a job loss during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Those people who lost j...
  • Waterbury Apr 2

    3 Waterbury Police Officers Test Positive for COVID-19

    Three Waterbury police officers have tested positive for COVID-19. All three are at home, recovering and are in self-isolation, according to Lt. David Silverio, the public information officer for the Waterbury Police Department. As of Wednesday evening, there were 150 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Waterbury, according to a report from the mayor’s off...
  • Hartford Mar 12

    Police Make Arrest in Killing of Newington Teen in Hartford

    Hartford police have arrested a teen who is accused of shooting and killing a Newington teen on Lenox Street last month. Police said they were called an indoor scene at 59 Lenox St. on March 12, where they found the victim, 16-year-old Daviyon Morrell, of Newington. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital but he did not survive, according to…...
  • Fairfield Apr 2

    Trader Joe’s in Fairfield Temporarily Closed After Employee Contracted COVID-19

    A Trader Joe’s market in Fairfield is closed temporarily for cleaning after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. A statement on the Trader Joe’s website says a crew member at the Trader Joe’s at 2258 Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield was diagnosed for COVID-19 and was last in the store on March 31.  The Fairfield store is one of seven......
  • coronavirus Apr 1

    7-Week-Old Girl Dies of Coronavirus; New Cases Top 3,500

    The number of coronavirus cases in Connecticut has climbed to 3,557 with 85 deaths statewide. An infant just 7-weeks-old is among the new deaths in Connecticut. Gov. Ned Lamont initially said the child was 6-week-old. The infant girl was from Hartford, according to Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, who clarified the child’s age as 7-weeks old. The ...
  • ELECTRIC BOAT Apr 2

    Two Additional Employees of Electric Boat’s Groton Shipyard Positive for COVID-19

    There have now been three cases of COVID-19 at Electric Boat’s shipyard in Groton. A message posted on Electric Boat’s website Wednesday said a second and third case of COVID-19 at the Groton shipyard had been confirmed. One individual works in the Construction Support Engineering department in Building 97 and has not been on company property since...
  • insurance Apr 2

    Governor Announces 60-Day Grace Period for Insurance Payments

    The governor announced Wednesday a 60-day grace period for premium payments, policy cancellations and non-renewals of insurance policies beginning Wednesday, April 1. The move is designed to help those who have been furloughed, laid off or fired during the coronavirus crisis and are unable to make insurance payments. This includes life, health, aut...
  • Plainfield Apr 2

    Accused FedEx Impostors in Masks and Gloves Arrested in Plainfield: Police

    Plainfield police have arrested three people who are accused of impersonating FedEx employees and stealing items. Police said two of them were wearing surgical masks and gloves. Officers responded to Putnam Road in the Wauregan village of Plainfield just after 11 a.m. on Tuesday to investigate a report of a suspicious Toyota Corolla with New Jersey...
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