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Three more CT counties reach substantial levels of COVID-19 transmission

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTIC Radio)—Six counties in Connecticut now have substantial levels of COVID-19 transmission, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC). Fairfield, Tolland and Windham Counties were identified as having substantial levels of COVID-19 spread Friday. They join New Haven County, which crossed the substantial...
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'Masks should be optional' in CT schools, parents say at Middletown rally

MIDDLETOWN — As federal and state health officials are advising most of Connecticut to wear masks indoors again, a group of people stood on the side of South Main Street Friday afternoon calling for children to have the option to not wear them in schools. More than a dozen members...
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CDC: Three more CT counties reach 'substantial’ level for community spread

(WFSB) – Three more Connecticut counties have reached the 'substantial’ level for community spread, according to the Centers for Disease Control. On Tuesday, the CDC came out with an update on mask guidance. It said counties with “substantial” or “high” levels of community transmission were advised to wear masks indoors,...
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Parts of the USS Iowa submarine coming together in Connecticut

Construction of the next American warship that’ll bear the name USS Iowa is nearing completion. The 377-foot long nuclear-powered submarine is being assembled in New England, according to Tom Hudson, executive director of the Iowa’s commissioning committee. “One-hundred percent of the modules are in Grotton, Connecticut, waiting to be fully...
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DPH: Mask Up

As most of the state of Connecticut moves into the CDC’s “substantial” COVID spread category the Department of Public Health is recommending that people mask up indoors even if they are vaccinated. Fairfield, Windham and Tolland counties were added to the list Friday of areas with “substantial” COVID spread. The...
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Meet five emerging CT artists to watch

Connecticut has been home to an array of artistic talent over the years, including artists creating everything from dynamic abstracts representing the natural world’s energy, to works inspired by ancient Egyptian and Roman art. It’s home to art that responds to American ideals and values, works inspired by the ethos and people of Connecticut, ’90s-nostalgia brands whipped into candy-colored confectionery, and paintings that re-imagine the sensations of Vietnamese refugees in America. Here are five artistic creators who should be on your radar in the coming months and years.
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Wildfire haze reignites health concerns over CT's air quality

The smog from western wildfires that hung over much of Connecticut last week may have lifted, but its arrival reignited fears that poor air quality in a state — dubbed by some as the “nation’s tailpipe” — could worsen due to impacts from climate change, posing increased health risks, particularly for residents of color and those living in low-income areas.