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State warns of coronavirus-related scams03/27/2020

State warns of coronavirus-related scams

By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD – State officials are warning consumers about scammers marketing and selling fake at-home testing kits for coronavirus. The Office of Attorney General and the Department of Consumer Protection reported this week that both are starting to see fake test kits being marketed to the public as ways to test for READ MORE.
State launches loan program for businesses03/27/2020

State launches loan program for businesses

By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD – The Lamont administration is launching a promised emergency loan program to help small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic. The Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan Program is offering businesses and nonprofits with 100 or fewer employees one-year, interest-free loans of up to $75,000. It is also open to solo practitioners. “What READ MORE.
COVID-19 cases, deaths surge03/26/2020

COVID-19 cases, deaths surge

By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD – The COVID-19 outbreak continued surging Wednesday as nearly 260 more infections and seven more deaths were reported in Connecticut. The running count of laboratory-confirmed cases of 2019 coronavirus disease rose to 875 and the death toll climbed to 19 since the first infection involving a state patient was recorded READ MORE.
Dean's list03/24/2020

Dean’s list

Nazareth College ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Matthew Corona of Naugatuck and Cassandra Dupre, Sarah Dupre and Andrea Gutierrez, all of Prospect, were named to the dean’s list at Nazareth College for the fall 2019 semester. To make the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.5 or above. Paul Smith’s College PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. READ MORE.
Lamont issues stay-at-home order03/23/2020

Lamont issues stay-at-home order

By Republican-American HARTFORD – Gov. Ned Lamont is ordering all nonessential businesses to close for a month Monday to combat the spread of COVID-19. “Look, this is tough medicine. I think it is the right medicine,” Lamont said. The effected businesses will be closed from 8 p.m. on Monday through April 22 under the sweeping READ MORE.
Unemployment claims skyrocket03/23/2020

Unemployment claims skyrocket

By Michael Puffer, Republican-American WATERBURY – Applications for unemployment compensation in Connecticut skyrocketed last week as the coronavirus pandemic forced businesses to close and residents to shelter inside their homes. David Lehman, director of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development said claims are running more than 20 times normal volume. “It was 12,000 READ MORE.
Schools turning to distance learning03/19/2020

Schools turning to distance learning

By Elio Gugliotti, Editor When students will return to classrooms remains to be seen, and rather than waiting for schools to reopen, educators are bringing the classroom to students. School districts across the state started closing last week due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Naugatuck and Region 16, which is comprised of Beacon Falls and Prospect, READ MORE.
Schools offering meals while closed03/16/2020

Schools offering meals while closed

Naugatuck and Region 16 school districts are offering meals to children while schools are closed for at least the next two weeks. School officials in Naugatuck and Region 16, which is comprised of Beacon Falls and Prospect, announced last week that schools will close at least through March 27 in response to the COVID-19 threat. READ MORE.

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