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Connecticut ‘strongly recommending’ indoor masks as cases increase

Connecticut officials are “strongly recommending” that all residents over the age of two — regardless of vaccination status — wear masks indoors after seven of the state’s eight counties have been classified by the CDC as having “substantial transmission” of COVID-19. The Connecticut Department of Public Health said Sunday that...
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DPH 'strongly recommending' all CT residents wear masks indoors

The state Department of Public Health now strongly recommends that all Connecticut residents, regardless of whether they are vaccinated, wear masks indoors in all eight counties amid an increase in COVID-19 cases. The message Sunday from DPH follows adjusted guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which recommends...
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For 37 years, Connecticut had a corrections ombudsman who addressed incarcerated people’s complaints and investigated allegations they had been treated unjustly by the Department of Correction, but the office was eliminated in 2010 to save money.

Nine years after the ombudsman office closed, Robby Talbot was admitted to the New Haven Correctional Center. A 30-year-old man who had been diagnosed with severe bipolar disorder with schizoaffective features, Talbot had been in and out of jail for a slew of low-level crimes. On March 19, 2019, he...
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Will the I-84 Greater Danbury Road Improvement Project Benefit Bethel?

Report by Paula Antolini, August 1, 2021, 9:27AM EDT. Have you seen the new I-84 Danbury Project concepts? The I-84 Danbury Project is a Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) initiative to reduce congestion and improve the mobility of people and goods in the I-84 corridor in greater Danbury. Concepts 1,...
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Indoor masking 'strongly recommended' for all CT residents ages 2 and older

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTIC Radio)_ Connecticut Health Officials are 'strongly' recommending indoor mask wearing statewide for all residents over the age of two, regardless of vaccination status. This recommendation also applies in Litchfield County, where there is moderate COVID transmission. Middlesex County, on Sunday, joined the other six counties in meeting...
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West Hartford considers revising COVID policies as cases climb

WEST HARTFORD — As COVID cases climb, local officials are meeting this week to discuss mask mandates and the possibility of requiring vaccines and mandatory weekly testing for employees, town spokesperson Renée B. McCue said. Hartford County’s increasing case rate has elevated its risk of community spread from moderate to...
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Electric Supplier to Pay $400K to Settle Marketing Case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut has reached a settlement with an out-of-state, third-party electric supplier it alleged was using marketing tactics that violated consumer protection laws. Chandler, Arizona-based Town Square Energy will play $400,000 and agree to cease in-person marketing in the state for 15 months, according...
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Historic fighter plane's journey spotted on CT shoreline

OLD SAYBROOK — An old fighter-interceptor plane was seen last weekend gliding on the Long Island Sound, hauled by a barge past the Saybrook Light. Local residents caught a sight of the Douglas F4D-1 Skyray, a plane built during the Cold War, in the waters off Saybrook Point last Sunday afternoon. The historic aircraft traveled by barge from the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks on its journey to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Complex in New York.
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Wallingford Electric Division employees, police officer among highest paid in town

WALLINGFORD — The top 10 highest paid town employees in 2020-21 included two Electric Division employees and a police lieutenant. According to an earnings report provided by the comptroller’s office, Electric Division First Class Lineman John Pierlioni came in at No. 3 with a salary of $167,106, and Chief Lineman Fred Andrulat ranked No. 6 with a salary of $163,479.