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The international union United Food & Commercial Workers seeks to organize the cannabis industry. Credit: Christine Stuart HARTFORD, CT – There are no cannabis workers to organize yet, but the United Food & Commercial Workers International Union is looking to be able to organize these workers as soon as they walk in the door – …

HARTFORD, Connecticut – A blue banner flies high and proud, resisting the unwelcoming wind blowing from the depths of the Gulf of Mexico as it is carried along the coast of Ship Island, Mississippi. Below a mighty bald eagle is a golden harp adorned with an emerald green field, followed by the words “Erin go …

History links Next game: Bates College (DH) 06/03/2022 | 12 p.m. March 06 (Sun) / 12 p.m. Bates College (DH) Story TROY, NY – Seniors Hudson Livesey and cole paquin combined to drive in four runs to lead the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Time may be running out for a peaceful resolution to the crisis in Ukraine. President Joe Biden has accepted an offer to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin. However, the White House believes plans for Russia to invade Ukraine are already underway. On Sunday, Connecticut residents gathered with members of the state’s …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – As part of our Channel 3 Cares outreach, we have partnered with Hartford HealthCare and the Connecticut Science Center to offer the option of pediatric COVID vaccinations. On Saturday, the Connecticut Science Center in downtown Hartford opened its doors to children ages 5 to 11, one of the least vaccinated age …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The Connecticut House of Representatives has voted to extend a series of emergency powers for the governor in the event of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Connecticut House of Representatives has a decision to make. The results came in late Thursday evening. One of the extensions included ordering masks from …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The Connecticut House of Representatives has a decision to make. (WFSB) – Thursday is another big day for the state. On Thursday, he will vote on whether to expand Governor Ned Lamont’s emergency pandemic powers. With this, he will decide which of his executive orders should remain. One of …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – A school community in Hartford continues to mourn the death of a 13-year-old teenager who died of a fentanyl overdose. The unidentified student died over the weekend after ingesting fentanyl on Thursday. It happened at the Academy of Sports Science and Medicine. On Monday, social workers and psychologists provided support to …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The governor of Connecticut may request an extension of his emergency powers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Ned Lamont raised this possibility during a virtual press conference on Wednesday. “We are preparing for legislative leaders and the legislature a list of executive orders that we believe should be prosecuted, but I …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Republican leaders have asked about the governor’s vaccination passport plan. MGN Republican House Leader Rep. Vincent Candelora held a press conference to address the digital vaccine passport program launched by Governor Ned Lamont. It happened at 11 a.m. at the State Capitol. Their main concern was that while Governor Ned Lamont …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Gas prices are down, but they will be near Christmas highs. Fuel economy website GasBuddy.com released a report on Thursday. He said the national average price of regular gasoline had fallen 10 cents per gallon since Thanksgiving. On Thursday morning, prices in Connecticut ranged from $ 3.46 in Hartford to $ …

Press Releases 07/12/2021 Governor Lamont announces Aquinas Consulting expansion in Connecticut (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that Aquinas Consulting, a company that provides businesses with specialized staffing solutions, is expanding in Connecticut. The company, which had 57 employees in the state last year, has hired an additional 30 people so far in …

Southington, Connecticut | 1 day Many local Christmas tree farms are taking COVID-19 precautions to ensure you and your family have a happy vacation. (Shutterstock) SOUTHINGTON, CT – As the nation recovers from the coronavirus pandemic and looks back on the hardships of last year’s holiday season – which involved a lot of social distancing …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Connecticut’s COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped to just under 6%, according to state statistics released Tuesday. Nations around the world are rushing to identify the number of cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant they have, as fears about the new restraining force g… The number came as health experts around the …

WEST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Today is Small Business Saturday and many local stores are counting on you for the much needed economic boost. MGN Many businesses here in West Hartford will be open today. From clothing stores to pottery to dining outlets, today it’s all about local shopping and keeping the money in Connecticut. …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Governor Ned Lamont is expected to hold a press conference Monday afternoon to discuss the latest COVID-19 situation in Connecticut. It comes as COVID cases have increased in the state over the past week. COVID cases have more than doubled in the past two weeks in Connecticut. However, doctors say it …

Press Releases 11/19/2021 Governor Lamont appoints Shannon Jacovino as Ombudsman for Ministry of Development Services (HARTFORD, CT) – Gov. Ned Lamont today announced he is appointing Shannon Jacovino of West Hartford as ombudsperson for the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services. Jacovino will succeed Edward Mambruno, who recently retired. In this role, Jacovino will work with …

WEST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – At midnight on Friday, West Hartford repealed its mandate as a mask. West Hartford is in the COVID-19 yellow zone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is a low level of community transmission. The news was welcome to members of gyms and fitness companies, who showed …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – A Hartford man, a former AAU basketball coach, faces sexual assault and drug charges. Danny Lawhorn, 30, was arrested on state charges on October 5. He now faces federal charges. It is alleged that Lawhorn, who was the coach of a basketball program registered with the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) from …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – President Joe Biden is making a few stops in Connecticut on Friday. According to the White House, Biden will promote his Build Back Better program and “highlight the importance of investing in child care to reduce costs for working families” before going to a dedication ceremony at the University of Connecticut. …

Hey, West Hartford … Here’s everything you need to know to get a good start this Friday. Here is everything that is happening in the city today. First of all, the weather forecast for the day: Partly sunny, hot and humid. High: 78 Low: 63. Here are the best stories in West Hartford today: West …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – On Saturday morning, thousands of runners will flock to the capital for the Eversource Hartford Marathon race. Officials in Hartford held a press conference on the matter on Friday at 11 a.m. Hartford officials held a press conference on the Eversource Hartford Marathon on Friday morning. The gunshot sounded at 8 …

Southington, Connecticut | 1d Here’s how Southington compares to Connecticut for coronavirus infections and vaccinations. Southington recorded 14.2 average daily cases per 100,000 population and a positive test rate of 4.30% between September 12 and 25. (Chris Dehnel / Patch) SOUTHINGTON, CT – Connecticut coronavirus infection numbers have moved in the right direction lately, but …

EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – About 90 East Hartford students are participating in a fun-filled day with the Police Department on Friday. This is all part of a partnership with Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops as well as the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. About 90,000 East Hartford students are participating in a fun-filled …

WEST HARTFORD, CT – With the official start of winter 2021-2022 just over two months away, some West Hartford residents may be eager for the colder weather to arrive to plan some exciting winter fun. Long-term specific weather forecasts can help plan the outdoor activities best suited to cooler temperatures. To help you plan ahead, …

Press Releases 01/10/2021 Governor Lamont flies the flags to half the staff on Sunday for the national memorial service for fallen firefighters (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced he is leading the flags of the United States and the Connecticut states lowered at half mast from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, October 3, …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – In a special session Tuesday, the state Senate passed an extension of Governor Ned Lamont’s emergency powers in the event of a pandemic. This is the sixth extension, which runs until February 15, 2022. Governor Lamont said the extension is needed as the COVID Delta variant spreads. However, after fifth overtime, …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Residents of Hartford unite to condemn violence in their community. On Monday, several religious and community organizations gathered for a faith walk to end the violence. It happened just hours after a teenage boy was shot and killed while attending a vigil for another friend. Dozens of people present denounce the …

Press Releases 09/27/2021 Governor Lamont, Connecticut Department of Transportation and AAA raise awareness of new rear seat belt law that comes into effect October 1 Starting Friday, a new Connecticut law will require all rear passengers to wear seat belts (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont, the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office (CTDOT) …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Lawmakers are due to meet for a special session Monday to debate an extension of the governor’s emergency powers in the event of a pandemic. Governor Ned Lamont’s powers will expire at the end of the month. Governor Ned Lamont calls for the General Assembly to meet in extraordinary session to …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – It was a day to remember for the Connecticut National Guard as dozens of men and women were welcomed home after being overseas for nearly a year. Some of them served in Africa, while others served in Jordan. Surrounded by friends and family colleagues, dozens of Connecticut National Guard members celebrated …

MONROE, Connecticut – State Representative Tony Scott, R-112th, was joined by Monroe First Selectman Ken Kellogg to host a legislative update event for residents of Monroe and Newtown at Monroe Social. More than 30 people attended the event, offering free food and conversations around key events from the 2021 state legislative session, including the legalization …

Hello, residents of West Hartford. It’s me again, Chris Dehnel, your West Hartford Daily host. Are you a local business owner or trader in West Hartford? Our premium local sponsorships keep you on top of inboxes in town every morning. Contact us here for the truth. First of all, the weather forecast for the day: …

Press Releases 09/22/2021 Governor Lamont and Commissioner Rovella announce the passing of former Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner Reuben Bradford (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont and Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner James C. Rovella today mourn the loss of Reuben Bradford, former Commissioner of the Department of Emergency …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – COVID has hurt many industries, including hotels, where many have certainly suffered. In Hartford, business travel and conventions are on the decline and hotels are changing to stay afloat. The Hilton, Hartford’s largest hotel, lost a lot of business. Still, many were surprised to learn that it was for sale, but …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – While an infrastructure bill is being drafted in Washington, Channel 3 is examining its impact on people where they live. Connecticut’s premier district is looking to renovate Hartford’s freeways with its share of the federal infrastructure bill. WFSB Representative John Larson and other officials helped explain the changes that may occur …

HARTFORD, CT. (WFSB) – A few hundred people have gathered for a peaceful rally focused on ending COVID-19 mandates and the governor’s emergency powers. People from across the state marched into the capital to say “no” to the mask and vaccine warrants. The outright opposition is visible. Protesters said the stance was about freedom of …

OLDWICK, New Jersey – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –AM Best assigned a long-term issue credit rating (long-term IR) of “a-” (excellent) to The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The Hartford) (head office in Hartford, CT) [NYSE: HIG] recently announced $ 600 million, 2.9% senior unsecured notes, due September 2051. The outlook for this credit rating (rating) is …

Press Releases 09/10/2021 Governor Lamont clarifies order requiring state employees, daycares and school staff to be vaccinated or tested for COVID-19 (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today issued Executive Order No. 13G, which replaces and clarifies his previous Executive Order No. 13D. The ordinance does not change the substance or timelines of the previous …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The funeral for the Connecticut State Police Sergeant who died in the line of duty during Ida will be held this week. Sergeant Brian Mohl was washed away by floodwaters in Woodbury last Thursday. A vigil will be held Wednesday at noon at the Xfinity Theater in Hartford. His funeral will …

Hello West Hartford. It is the first day of September. Here’s a rundown of what you need to know in the city. First, the weather forecast for Wednesday: Potentially heavy rains are coming. High: 69 Low: 58. Here are the best stories in West Hartford today: West Hartford player wins $ 100,000 in high stakes …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Heat and humidity are on the rise again, leading to what is expected to be another heatwave for the state. A heat advisory was issued for parts of New Haven, Middlesex, New London and Fairfield counties for Wednesday and Thursday. WFSB Meteorologist Mark Dixon said heat of over 90 degrees was …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The worst of the storm is behind us and now the cleanup is underway. Tropical Storm Henri brought hours of heavy rain and numerous floods. Governor Ned Lamont said it would take a few days to restore power and drain some of the water. The worst of the storm is over, …

NORWALK, Connecticut (CBSNewYork) – Floodwaters are slowly increasing in parts of Connecticut as the Henry impacts set in. Governor Ned Lamont said the state is monitoring and ready to respond to flash floods, storm surges and power outages. READ MORE: Henry’s follow-up: the storm makes landfall in Rhode Island; Flash floods and storm surges expected …

Press Releases 08/21/2021 Governor Lamont provides an update on Connecticut’s preparedness for Hurricane Henri (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the Connecticut State Emergency Operations Center is activated ahead of Hurricane Henri, which is expected to hit Connecticut tomorrow, and management officials state emergencies worked all day to prepare for the storm. …

OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The WFSB Darius Rucker Contest is a weekday contest that begins at 5:00 pm Eastern Time (“ET”) on Friday August 6, 2021 and ends on Friday August 13, 2021 (“Contest Period”). Entries must be received by 4:59 …

OLDWICK, New Jersey – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –AM Best confirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A ++ (superior) and the long-term issuer credit rating (long-term ICR) of “aa +” (superior) of the members of the Hartford Steam Boiler Group (HSB). The outlook for these credit ratings (ratings) is stable. (See below for a detailed list …

WEST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – School is almost back, which means homework and testing is back. It also means adjusting their sleep routine after summer vacation. A good night’s sleep can be the difference between a good or a bad day at school. A Connecticut Children’s Medical Center doctor said the best way for kids …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Hartford HealthCare plans to address a few dominant topics regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday afternoon, Hartford HealthCare Clinical Director Ajay Kumar, MD, will hold a virtual briefing. The briefing is set at 12:30 p.m. Kumar plans to fight what Hartford HealthCare calls “the unvaccinated pandemic” and the Delta variant. The …

Press Releases 07/20/2021 Governor Lamont and Connecticut State Officials Raise Awareness on Safe Storage of Drugs and Other Substances (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the state of Connecticut is launching a campaign to educate the public about the safe storage of drugs and other potentially harmful substances. The initiative is part …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Heat and humidity have been linked to the risk of severe storms this weekend. Severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Hartford, Tolland, Windham and New London counties. Channel 3 declared an early weather alert. “There is a risk of bad weather [Saturday] is a little higher than [Friday], and there …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – It’s still summer vacation, but the Centers for Disease Control has issued new guidelines for the next school year. The agency says vaccinated teachers and vaccinated students do not need to wear masks at school. The CDC also said no one needed to wear masks at recess or in most outdoor …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The COVID-19 Delta variant continues to spread, including here in Connecticut. Health officials fear this could lead to a further rise in cases, possibly starting with the next holiday weekend. While the concern isn’t as high as it was last fall, travel and large gatherings still pose risks, especially given how …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The wet start to the July 4 bank holiday weekend has raised concerns about flooding. Channel 3 issued an early warning weather alert. “We have gone into ‘alert’ mode given the amount of rain we have already received and it is likely that more rain could lead to flooding problems for …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Thursday is expected to be the wettest day on the current forecast. Meteorologist Commor Lewis said a cold front will slide south into southern New England on Thursday. “Given the rain [Wednesday], some localized flooding is a possibility, ”Lewis said. “90% of the state is at marginal risk of severe weather. …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Wednesday is the last day to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at some of the state’s mass vaccination sites. Hartford HealthCare said it was cutting large vaccination sites and focusing on community efforts. He held a press conference on Wednesday morning. Hartford HealthCare discussed the closure of mass vaccination sites on June …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – In just four days, it will be legal to own marijuana in Connecticut. However, you still won’t be able to buy it as is. Additionally, officials are telling companies they will need a license to sell products that contain even small amounts of THC. The Consumer Protection Ministry said a loophole …

Press Releases 06/25/2021 Governor Lamont Announces ITT Inc. to Move Global Headquarters to Connecticut (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT), a global leader in manufacturing and technology, is moving its headquarters from White Plains, New York, to Stamford , Connecticut. ITT manufactures high-tech components and develops customized technology …

Press Releases 06/23/2021 Governor Lamont provides update on Connecticut’s coronavirus response efforts Last data at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday 23 June 2021 (HARTFORD, CT) – As the state of Connecticut continues to take action in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates at 3:00 p.m. on …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Longtime Hartford lawyer Hubert Santos has passed away. Santos, from his biography on his law firm website, has been an active trial and appellate lawyer for over 30 years. A statement released by attorney Trent LaLima, of the law firm Santos & LaLima, said “Hubert Santos was a legend in the …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The first full day of summer has been hot, humid and includes the possibility of showers and thunderstorms. Meteorologist Mark Dixon said as Claudette passed off to the south, the storms started pulling west just before 4 p.m. This prompted a severe thunderstorm watch for Litchfield County until 11pm. Track storms …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The first full day of summer will be hot, humid and include the possibility of showers and thunderstorms. Meteorologist Lorin Richardson said that while Connecticut will be largely untouched by what is now Tropical Storm Claudette, some of the moisture from it will end up in the state. “Due to this …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The legislative session is over and a lot has happened this year. Despite the pandemic and the state Capitol shutdown for much of the year, lawmakers have taken action on bills they have been debating for years. Throughout the session, almost all of the hearings that have taken place on each …

EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – With less than 48 hours to go to summer solstice, many national and local swimming areas are already opening despite a nationwide shortage of lifeguards. This includes the pools in East Hartford, which beat the odds. All of its 55 lifeguard positions have been filled, so it will be fully …

Press Releases 06/17/2021 Governor Lamont announces the retirement of Labor Commissioner Kurt Westby and appoints Danté Bartolomeo as successor (HARTFORD, CT) – Gov. Ned Lamont today announced that Connecticut Department of Labor Commissioner Kurt Westby plans to step down from his post in the state by the end of June. The governor intends to appoint …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – State lawmakers kicked off a special session in the state capital on Tuesday morning to clarify details on two critically important topics: the budget and recreational marijuana. Discussions during the special session will impact millions of Connecticut residents for years to come. Connecticut lawmakers have closed what has turned out to …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – A line of heavy rain crossed the state on Monday. The Channel 3 meteorologist followed him from the start and said more was possible over the next two days. “Rounds of rain have moved across the state, with thunderstorms built in. So far, many communities have received half an inch to …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – A line of heavy rain swept through the state on Monday morning. Meteorologist Scot Haney has been following him since his arrival. “We have active weather for you [Monday] morning in terms of lightning, thunder, strong gusty winds and heavy showers, “Haney said.” This will continue to move from west to …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – On Friday night, a family and community in Hartford mourn the loss of a matriarch. This week, Sylvia Cordova, 56, was killed when a bullet passed through her house. Her relatives watched over for her on Friday evening. Cordova’s daughter says they’re still in shock. Her family say they want justice …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – As lawmakers continue to debate the legalization of recreational marijuana, many wonder how Connecticut will police under the influence drivers. Democrats say there could be a vote on legalizing recreational marijuana at a special session next week. If that passes, Connecticut has the advantage of seeing what other states are doing …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – An executive order signed by Governor Ned Lamont that postponed tenant evictions is coming to an end. The moratorium on evictions was put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic as many people lost their jobs. It allowed tenants to skip rent payments and not get evicted from their apartments. There are …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – A woman was killed in a drive-by shooting in Hartford on Wednesday evening. It happened on Sisson Avenue around 5 p.m. A woman was killed in a drive-by shooting on Sisson Avenue in Hartford on the evening of June 9. WFSB The shooting victim was later identified as Sylvia Cordova, 56, …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Connecticut is poised to become the next state to allow college student-athletes to benefit from their own names and likenesses. MGN The state Senate passed the bill on Tuesday night. “This bill really addresses a basic equity issue: These students – who are mostly minority students – have helped the NCAA …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The first heat wave of the season for Connecticut went official on Monday and continued on Tuesday. “At Bradley International Airport the maximum was 92 Saturday, 94 Sunday, 95 yesterday [Monday], and 92 degrees today [Tuesday]”said Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest. Channel 3 declared an early weather alert for the heat. With …

Press Releases 08/06/2021 Governor Lamont congratulates Connecticut Senate on passing legislation legalizing adult cannabis use (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont commends the Connecticut State Senate for voting to approve legislation drafted with the support and input of his administration that will legalize recreational and adult use of cannabis, including its sale and safe regulation. …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The first heat wave of the season for Connecticut went official just before noon. Ninety degrees have been reached at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, marking the third consecutive day of temperatures over 90 degrees. Heat advisory remains in place for Hartford and Tolland counties until 8 p.m. Channel 3 …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – A hot summer day for LUNG FORCE’s fifth annual walk in Hartford. Earlier today, dozens of cancer fighters and survivors, along with their families, marched to raise funds in Great River Park. With pompoms in hand, today it was about walking for their loved ones. Through Great River Park, around 100 …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – It looks like a deal has been made on the state budget, but a vote is still needed. The legislative session ends in four days. Can the legislator pass a budget and take action on multiple bills before the deadline? The Connecticut State Capitol. WFSB file The budget has caused quite …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Bad weather hit parts of the state on Friday night, bringing inches of rain, causing flooding and hail. East Glastonbury, Marlborough and Hebron were the hardest hit by torrential rains and heavy hail. Flooding has occurred in Marlborough and is damaging some neighborhoods. From 10 p.m., thunderstorms left the state. Chief …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – A disruption caused showers and thunderstorms Friday afternoon. Storms began to erupt just before noon in parts of Litchfield and Hartford counties. Another set of storms started moving towards Fairfield County around 3 p.m., triggering a severe thunderstorm watch for that area until 8 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning was also …

Press Releases 04/06/2021 Governor Lamont confirms agreement to avoid strike in group homes for people with disabilities (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that his administration has received copies of strike withdrawal notices from SEIU District 1199 New England to group homes that provide services to people with developmental disabilities. The notices follow …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Humidity, along with the potential for heavy downpours, is in the forecast for Thursday and Friday. Meteorologist Mark Dixon said some of the showers could include thunderstorms. “A little rain is moving across the state [Thursday morning], then there will be a lull, “Dixon said.” Given the latest trends, we could …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Summer weather returned on Wednesday. Meteorologist Mark Dixon said strong to severe storms moved across the northern half of the state between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., producing lighting, heavy rain and gusty winds. “By 2am from the end of the 26th day of the month, with isolated showers / storms …

Press Releases 05/26/2021 Governor Lamont launches 2021 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge The winners of the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge rewarded (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont, Interim Connecticut Education Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker and Connecticut State Librarian Deborah Schander today announced the launch of the 2021 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge – an annual statewide program encouraging …

Quinnipiac University (Nicole McIsacc archive photo) HARTFORD, CT – As another unusual semester ends and vaccines are introduced to college communities in Connecticut, schools are starting to prepare for a sense of normalcy for the fall semesters. As of Monday, 50% of adults between the ages of 18 and 24 in Connecticut had received at …

Press Releases 05/24/2021 Governor Lamont welcomes final approval of acquisition of Bridgeport University by Goodwin University (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today applauds the completion of Goodwin University’s acquisition of the University of Bridgeport, saying the change in ownership will ensure this private higher education institution of long-standing and respected Connecticut may continue well …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Newspapers, including the Hartford Courant, owned by Tribune Publishing, are weighing after the company was taken over by Alden Global Capital. In a joint statement, the newspaper guilds said: “… The shareholders of Tribune Publishing voted to put profit and greed on local news in our country. While we are saddened …

EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The search for a missing South Windsor mother ended in East Hartford on Friday. South Windsor Police said the body of Jessica Edwards was found near the Hockanum River Linear Park in East Hartford on Friday morning. Jessica edwards South Windsor Police / Contributed A large police presence was observed …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Connecticut’s unemployment rate fell last month from the previous month. The Connecticut Department of Labor said Thursday the rate was 8.1% in April. This compares to 8.3% in March. The DOL said the state added 500 jobs in April and recovered 60 percent of the 292,400 jobs lost last year. “The …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – There were new developments Thursday regarding the state of distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in the state. Governor Ned Lamont said demand has fallen by 50% in recent weeks. In addition, shipments are starting to decrease and clinics are asking for fewer doses. This is a point where supply exceeds demand, …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Thursday marks the 11th day in President Joe Biden’s term. In his first address to Congress, the President announced his proposal to provide better access to education. The plan included a $ 1.8 trillion investment in child care, education and paid family leave in the United States. President Biden delivers his …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – People across the state continue to report problems when it comes to reapplying for unemployment and contacting the Department of Labor. The latest complaint comes from people who have to wait over a month for a hearing every time employers dispute their benefits. Congress has extended unemployment benefits for people who …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Periods of showers with occasional showers will continue throughout Thursday afternoon and evening. Meteorologist Mark Dixon said spells of rain would continue into the night. “While we don’t expect severe weather in CT, a few built-in thunderstorms are possible,” he said. Track the rain with Channel 3’s interactive radar here. Most …

Senate Speaker Martin Looney (Photo by Hugh McQuaid) HARTFORD, CT – Democratic General Assembly leaders pledged their support Wednesday to change the electoral districts in which Connecticut has inmates this year, before those districts are locked down for another decade. Senate Speaker Martin Looney and House Speaker Matt Ritter appeared on the steps of the …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The recent lifting of the outdoor mask mandate raises questions for those who are fully vaccinated, especially those wondering what they can do now. As more and more people are fully immunized, doctors point out that this is not a way to do everything you want. They say people will have …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Republican leaders in Connecticut are launching a petition to stop potential taxes on gasoline and, therefore, food. Republican Senate Leader Kevin Kelly, Republican House Leader Vincent Candelora and other lawmakers and advocates announced a press conference at noon Wednesday. They said Gov. Ned Lamont and the Democrats were advocating a $ …