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Stamford Begins Testing Nursing Home and Senior Living Facility Workers

STAMFORD, CT – Mayor David Martin announced today the City has made arrangements for the testing of asymptomatic healthcare workers at nursing homes throughout Stamford, including Cassena Care, Edgehill Health Center, Long Ridge Post-Acute Care, St. Camillus Center, and The Villa. Testing will also be offered to assisted care facilities across Stamford. “This testing is…

Blumenthal, Murphy announce gun safety bill to ensure completion of background checks

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today announced they will introduce the NICS Data Integrity Act, a bill that would allow the FBI to keep gun-purchase records until background checks are complete. Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) in February introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives.…

Lamont, Cuomo, Murphy announce alignment of state policies to allow marinas and boatyards to open with conditions

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York, and Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey today announced that marinas, boatyards and marine manufacturers in their states will be allowed to open for personal use as long as strict social distancing and sanitization protocols are followed. Chartered watercraft services…

Lamont: 925 new coronavirus cases in Connecticut reported; total now 16,809 with 1,946 in hospital; 1,036 dead

HARTFORD, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020: Data updates on testing in Connecticut Since yesterday’s update, an additional 925 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported…

Lamont: 608 new coronavirus positive cases in Connecticut; total now 13,989, 1,779 have been hospitalized, 671 dead

HARTFORD, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2020:   Data updates on testing in Connecticut Since yesterday’s update, an additional 608 positive COVID-19 cases have been…

Eversource: Company Makes Great Progress Restoring Power After Fierce Rain and Wind Storm During COVID-19 Pandemic

BERLIN, Conn. (April 14, 2020) – While adhering to strict COVID-19 pandemic protocols, Eversource crews continue working around-the-clock shifts restoring power to customers impacted by Monday’s severe wind and rain storm. As of midday, line and tree crews have restored power to more than 93,000 customers since the storm began and continue working to bring the remaining 7,500…

Lamont: new 1,346 positive coronavirus cases bring total in Connecticut to 13,381; 1,760 have been hospitalized, 602 are dead

  HARTFORD, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2020:   Data updates on testing in Connecticut Since yesterday’s update, an additional 1,346 positive COVID-19 cases have…

Lamont: MA joins CT, NY, NJ RI, PA, and DE’s multi-state council to get people back to work and restore the economy

HARTFORD, CT – Recognizing that their states have one integrated regional economy, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Delaware Governor John Carney today announced Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is joining the multi-state council to restore the economy…

Lamont creates group of health and business experts to advise on reopening of Connecticut

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the nonprofit organization AdvanceCT plans to form a panel of experts from within the state’s medical and business community that will consult with and advise his administration with respect to reopening Connecticut’s economy as the nation emerges from the unprecedented public health emergency caused by COVID-19.…

UI Preparing for Wind and Rain Storm; Warns of Possible Power Outages

ORANGE, CT – United Illuminating, subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc., is preparing for a wind and rain storm forecast for Monday that could bring damaging winds capable of causing service interruptions. Current forecasts call for rain and thunderstorms starting Monday morning, with gusty winds picking up during the day that could reach 65 mph or higher —…