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Anti-mask disruption causes Brookfield to terminate school board meeting

BROOKFIELD — A Board of Education meeting abruptly ended last week as at least one member of the public disrupted proceedings to go on a tirade against mask and vaccine mandates. It’s the latest instance locally and statewide of tensions over mask mandates spilling over during public forums. The board...
BROOKFIELD, CT
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Legislature to vote on extending Lamont powers

HARTFORD — State lawmakers will return in special session early next week to vote on extending the state’s COVID-19 emergency until mid-February. The governor’s office on Monday confirmed Gov. Ned Lamont will submit a required notice to General Assembly leaders on Wednesday that he plans to renew the declarations of public health and civil preparedness emergencies for a sixth time since March 2020.
BEACON FALLS, CT
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Stratford planners to talk recreational pot rules

STRATFORD — Land use officials in town are discussing possible regulations to allow for recreational cannabis dispensaries. A “general discussion” of the issue is on the agenda for the Planning Commission’s meeting Tuesday. Sales of recreational marijuana won’t begin anywhere in the state until at least next year, despite a...
STRATFORD, CT
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Local vaccination campaign hopes to increase youth vaccination rates

Alongside free pizza and live music, the New Haven Health Department hosted a “Rock the Vax” event on Saturday to encourage young people to get COVID-19 vaccines. The event took place in the 333 Valley Street Center: An Intergenerational Organization, Inc. — nicknamed “The Shack” — and is one of the many vaccination clinics held in Ward 30 throughout September. The Health Department organized the event in partnership with Griffin Health and Ward 30 Alder Honda Smith to target youth living in the ward. According to the New Haven’s COVID-19 website, only 37 percent of New Haven teens aged 12-15 have received their first dose of any COVID-19 vaccine, and only 30 percent have received their second dose.
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Stony Brook unveils speech-language program on its Southampton campus

With the East End’s population growth and the COVID-19 pandemic driving demand in recent years for speech-language pathology jobs, medical and elected officials say a new school facility at Stony Brook Southampton’s campus will help meet the need. Officials were on hand for a ribbon-cutting on Sept. 17 at Atlantic...
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“People Here Care”: Inside and Outside of Schools, Efforts Are Underway to Support Wilton Youth in Challenging Times

As Wilton’s youth and teens transition back to school this fall, many are facing significant challenges to their mental health and social-emotional wellbeing. With a confluence of factors contributing to those mental health challenges — including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks; and the tragic, sudden losses of three members of the Wilton High School community (a longtime staff member and two students) one year ago — the need for support for Wilton teens at this time is perhaps greater than ever.
WILTON, CT