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Donations pour in to rebuild Newman's camp for sick kids

Less than a week after a fire tore through Hole in the Wall Gang camp for seriously ill children in Connecticut, almost $3 million has been raised to help rebuild the facility that was founded by the...

Latest rail plan would put tunnel under Long Island Sound

President Joe Biden’s promise to improve the nation’s infrastructure has renewed interest in the decades-old idea of a high-speed railroad connecting New York and Boston, possibly through a 16-mile tu...

Court: Shackled inmate's exercise was cruel punishment

A federal appeals court on Wednesday reinstated a verdict that found Connecticut's Department of Correction violated the Constitutional rights of an inmate by forcing him to wear full shackles during ...

Transgender athletes look to changing of White House guard

Transgender athletes are getting an ally in the White House next week as they seek to participate as their identified gender in high school and college sports — although state legislatures, Congress a...

Federal funding threatened over transgender athlete policy

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education is threatening to withhold some federal funding from Connecticut school districts if they follow a state policy that allows transgender girls to...

Pandemic spells opportunity for marooned Coast Guard cadets

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Branyelle Carillo was facing the prospect of a summer marooned at the Coast Guard Academy in New London when she was called up for a mission: The U.S Coast Guard cutter Munro,...

Will long Labor Day weekend mean another coronavirus spike?

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Americans headed into Labor Day weekend — the unofficial end to the Lost Summer of 2020 — amid warnings from public health experts that backyard parties, crowded bars and other ...

Floyd Welch, survivor of Pearl Harbor, dies at 99

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Floyd Welch, who was credited with saving the lives of fellow sailors during the battle of Pearl Harbor, has died in Connecticut. He was 99. Welch died peacefu...

Its $11M makeover complete, the Mayflower II is sailing home

Cue the cameras: The Mayflower II is ready for its closeup and its journey home. The replica of the original Mayflower ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1...

Coast Guard alters training for incoming class due to virus

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — There will be nobody screaming in the face of 18-year-old Ellie Hiigel when she arrives Wednesday for training in advance of her first year at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, an...

Cassandra Callender, forced to undergo chemo, dies at 22

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Cassandra Callender, who was forced by Connecticut courts as a teenager to undergo chemotherapy for cancer, has died after a five-year battle with the disease, her mother said T...

Cleaners risk health to work during pandemic, then lose jobs

Lissette Serrano asked for a mask while she did her job cleaning toilets and picking up trash at a busy rest stop on a Connecticut parkway. She was told there were none. Soon after, ...

Gloomy summer looms as pandemic cancels US festivals, trips

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Thelma Uranga is sprucing up her back deck in Chicago, hoping to host some small gatherings to take the place of the summer’s usual neighborhood festivals built on music, food a...

Pandemic leads to surge in animal adoptions, fostering

NEW YORK (AP) — Problems with supply and demand during the coronavirus pandemic have led to shortages not only of items such as hand sanitizer and toilet paper, but in many places, also in pets availa...

Outbreak at LI elderly housing complex has relatives fearful

In less than two weeks, the coronavirus has claimed six lives at one Long Island retirement community and left residents there isolated from loved-ones barred from visiting. “I have ...