Local News for Hartford, Connecticut

Panel to review distribution plan for vaccine Tues.01/25/2021

Panel to review distribution plan for vaccine Tues.

HARTFORD – State residents eager to find out when they might get a spot in the COVID-19 vaccine line could get some clarity this week. The allocation subcommittee of the Governor’s COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group is meeting Tuesday to resume distribution planning after recommending the next group of essential workers and vulnerable communities to be READ MORE.
Vaccine supply, new virus strain worrying for Lamont01/23/2021

Vaccine supply, new virus strain worrying for Lamont

HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont told business executives on Friday that he worries that emerging, more contagious coronavirus strains could jeopardize the state’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. State health officials just a day earlier reported the state’s third and fourth cases of a highly infectious variant of the virus that first surfaced in READ MORE.
01/22/2021

Join Us for a Community Conversation: Learning about COVID-19 Vaccination

Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez presents a Virtual Town Hall, a Community Conversation: Learning about COVID-19 Vaccination, with presenters Tekisha D. Everette, Ph.D. from Health Equity Solutions and Dr. Reginald Eadie from Trinity Healthcare. Join us on Thursday, January 28, 2021. In Spanish: 5:30pm – 6:15pm In English: 6:30pm – 7:15pm Watch the live-stream at www.hartfordschools.org/TownHall Printable READ MORE.
State lawmakers to draft legislation classifying COVID as work-related illness01/22/2021

State lawmakers to draft legislation classifying COVID as work-related illness

HARTFORD – State lawmakers are going to consider expanding workers’ compensation to include coronavirus disease as a work-related illness. The Labor and Public Employees Committee voted Thursday to draft legislation to provide COVID-19 relief that will propose the expansion of workers’ compensation coverage. The contemplated legislation will also cover such other pandemic-related subjects as hazardous READ MORE.
01/22/2021

CT Man Admits To Assaulting USPS Worker

A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to assaulting a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier after making sexual advances while inside her postal vehicle. Demorse Kelley, age 39, of Hartford, pleaded guilty on Thursday, Jan. 21, for the Friday, June 7, 2019, event in Hartford, said John H. Durham, U.S… Read the rest of the article READ MORE.
State legislators in Hartford ponder issues sans public01/21/2021

State legislators in Hartford ponder issues sans public

HARTFORD — State lawmakers on the Public Health Committee disagreed Tuesday over whether controversial school vaccination and aid-in-dying bills should be considered while COVID-19 has the public locked out of the state Capitol. Republican members argued the two controversial subjects should be shelved until people are able to come to Hartford again to testify in-person READ MORE.
01/21/2021

State Warns Residents of Covid Scams

HARTFORD – Gov. Ned Lamont is warning Connecticut residents that as the Covid-19 vaccine continues to become available to more people, they should be aware of potential scams related to the vaccine and be on the lookout for certain warning… Read the rest of the article on primepublishers.com READ MORE.