Small grants help gigging musicians facing a new round of COVID-19 cancellations

Musicians are suffering anew from setbacks caused by the COVID pandemic. The Boston-based New England Musicians Relief Fund is among those trying to help musicians in need. Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Ambitious proposal would convert Hartford building into veteran housing, museum spotlighting Connecticut’s Black Civil War regiment

A veterans advocate is leading a proposal to convert a building in Hartford’s North End into veterans’ housing and a museum spotlighting Connecticut’s African American Civil War regiment. Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

John Larson seeking 13th term in Congress; liberal Democratic challenger raises $300,000

Facing the first intra-party challenge in memory, long-time U.S. Rep. John Larson focused on the high-stakes challenge of the pandemic when he formally announced Friday that he’s running for a new term. Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

St. Jude’s Church in Derby goes on market for more than $1M

The church has closed down as a result of declining attendance. Its last service was on Christmas Day. Continue Reading at CTPost.com here Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Fairfield racial justice task force members withdraw support for equity plan over ‘systemic racism’

Two members of Fairfield’s Racial Equity and Justice Task Force are pulling their support from the racial equity plan after originally voting to approve it. Continue Reading at CTPost.com here Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Married for 60 years, Westport couple dies on same day

Patricia and Jorgen Jensen moved to Westport in the 1960s. The couple died together just before Christmas after over 60 years of marriage. Continue Reading at CTPost.com here Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Two years into the pandemic, five Connecticut survivors tell of beating COVID-19

As the pandemic approaches the two-year mark, The Courant talked to survivors about their confrontations with the disease, including several people who were infected in the uncertain days when the virus emerged as a global crisis. Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Where to get tested over the long weekend, walk-up and by appointment

Department of Public Health spokesperson Chris Boyle encouraged residents to check https://portal.ct.gov/coronavirus this weekend for updates on the state-supported COVID-19 testing sites. Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

CT Supreme Court says a pellet gun is not a lethal weapon, reversing prison sentence for man police say owned it

The state Supreme Court has rescued a convicted felon from an additional 4 1/2 years in prison by concluding that the air-powered pellet gun he was accused of possessing in violation of his probation is not a firearm under the definition spelled out in state law. Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz eyes reforms to improve CT’s response to domestic violence

Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz said Friday she plans to push for a series of changes to improve Connecticut’s response to domestic violence. Continue Reading at CTPost.com here Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Lone Democrat on Ansonia Board of Aldermen switches parties

Democratic 3rd Ward Alderman Joseph Jeanette recently announced he has gone over to the Republicans, citing support for Mayor David Cassetti’s policies. Continue Reading at CTPost.com here Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Stratford marks MLK Day with talks on CRT, community advocacy

The community center announced Donald Smart, a Stratford-based attorney will make a presentation on Critical Race Theory. Smart said he was convinced to do the workshop after hearing residents bring up the topic. Continue Reading at CTPost.com here Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

UConn interim president Dr. Andrew Agwunobi to leave school for private sector

Interim UConn President Dr. Andrew Agwunobi will leave the role next month for a top job at the health insurance company Humana, the university announced Friday. Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

What is happening in Connecticut to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

What is happening in Connecticut to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday? Here is a list of events. Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

More than 100 staff absences force Norwich schools to close Friday

All public schools in Norwich are closed Friday because of a massive staffing shortage, the superintendent says. Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Bridgeport grapples with exodus of cops for other departments

Acting Chief Rebeca Garcia cites high healthcare costs, others point to low morale. Continue Reading at CTPost.com here Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Police: Wanted man caught after trying to flee from New Haven to Bridgeport

The chase started after police attempted to arrest him on several domestic violence warrants, police said. Continue Reading at CTPost.com here Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Judges to decide if Milford exotic dancers were employees or contractors

The dancers’ lawyer said the club’s employment terms have been illegal since the 1930s. Continue Reading at CTPost.com here Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Lamont says he may need narrow extension of COVID powers; GOP pushes back

The governor said, his chief legal counsel is preparing a list of roughly 10 to 12 of the remaining COVID-related executive orders that state legislators should consider extending. Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Court upholds state law eliminating religious exemption to state vaccination requirements for school children

Two organizations, We the Patriots USA and CT Freedom Alliance, joined three parents with different religious beliefs in a suit against variety of state agencies and local school boards in an effort to block enforcement of the law. The groups and the parents claimed the new law violates a number of constitutional protections, among them…

West Hartford to reinstate overnight parking ban

West Hartford’s overnight parking ban, temporarily suspended during the pandemic, will go back into effect Feb. 1, barring on-street parking between 2 and 5 a.m. Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Fairfield U professor settles suit against complaining student

A Fairfield University professor has settled her lawsuit against a student who complained about a bad grade. Continue Reading at CTPost.com here Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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