A Fairfield County school district has announced a change to the start time for the first day of school in the new calendar year amid an increase in cases as the highly contagious COVID-19 Omicron strain becomes more prevalent. Darien Public Schools Superintendent Alan Addley announced a two-hour delayed opening time on Monday, January 3 …

Phase 1: rain, rain, rain Good year! 2022 starts off with soggy, miserable weather for New Jersey. (For the record, 2021 started out almost exactly the same: rainy and mild.) As of this writing (7:30 a.m.), light and scattered raindrops have started to fall over New Jersey. That’s pretty much the story for the daytime …

This is the story of two end-of-year celebrations: one canceled, another in full swing. The first annual New Years Eve night was in full swing at Bushnell Park on Friday with extra precautions. Just across the street, it was quiet at a local restaurant, forced to cancel their sold-out New Years party due to COVID-19. …

It’s not the New Year that everyone has been waiting for. An increase in COVID-19 cases driven by the new omicron variant has once again stifled plans for New Year’s celebrations locally and globally. Many planned events have either been canceled or reduced out of concern even as health officials warn of large gatherings over …

There was a lot of news across Connecticut on Thursday. If you missed one on your local Patch, here’s a recap of some of the best stories. A Facebook post alerted people the store would close “temporarily” at 2 p.m. for “cleaning, sanitize” and reopen on Friday. >>> Read more. The Connecticut resident founded the …

Brandon Kincaid scored a high 19 points for the Newport Harbor High School boys’ basketball team in a 75-28 victory over Whittier California in the Century Elks Classic tournament Wednesday at Century High in Santa Ana. Riggs Guy scored 10 points for Newport Harbor (12-5). The Sailors take on Palm Desert in the tournament championship …

JetBlue Airways is slashing its schedule by around 1,280 flights from Thursday to January 13 as a growing number of crew members fall ill with Covid infections. “We expect the number of Covid cases in the northeast – where most of our crew are based – to continue to increase over the next two weeks,” …

The countdown is on to 2022, but the surge of COVID-19 cases is changing plans. The organizers of First Night Hartford are happy to welcome their New Years Eve tradition back to Capitol City after it went virtual last year. But on Wednesday, they made some changes as Covid cases increased. “We started with 12 …

HARTFORD – A Hartford man has been charged after using a false positive COVID-19 test to avoid appearing in a bail hearing late last month, according to the state’s Criminal Justice Division. Police indicted Junior Jumpp, 31, on Tuesday with one count of second-degree forgery and fabricating physical evidence. The arrest warrant says Jumpp was …

news, national A bushfire in the Perth Hills has been brought under control and an evacuation order has been downgraded to monitor and act. The blaze is burning inside containment lines at High Wycombe, 11 miles northeast of the city, at the foot of the hills and near Perth Airport. “There is a possible threat …