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Prison Inmate Hanged Himself With Coronavirus Mask, Officials Say

Daniel Ocasio was found inside his cell at the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center in Uncasville, Conn., prison officials said.
Tags: News, Masks, Connecticut, Prisons and Prisoners, Deaths (Fatalities, Quarantines, Protective Clothing and Gear, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Uncasville Conn, Daniel Ocasio, Corrigan Radgowski Correctional Center


Bank repossessions of homes plunge to lowest level in at least 15 years

Amid federal and state restrictions on foreclosures and evictions, bank repossessions dropped 14 percent month over month and 80 percent year over year.
Tags: New York, California, Virginia, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Data, Analysis, Chicago, Radio, Missouri, Maine, Connecticut, Michigan, New Mexico, Houston, St. Louis


Calls for ouster of state health director as coronavirus cases surge, governor may postpone trans-Pacific travel reopening, Hawaii added to New England's quarantine list, contact tracers in short supply, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Health Director Bruce Anderson, Aug. 6 Facebook Live Hawaii’s rise in COVID-19 infections has landed it on New York’s travel quarantine list. The state of New York, along with Connecticut and New Jersey, on Tuesday placed Hawaii on its tri-state list of states and territories from which travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Star-Advertiser.COVID-19 Data Shows Hawaii Is In A ‘Very Dire Situation’. Despite a troubling rise in the number of cases, the public d...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, New York, Hawaii, House, Connecticut, New Jersey, Kim, Pearl Harbor, DOE, Bond, New England, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Maui


FNX – “The Universal Frequency” (Mixtape)

Rising Connecticut based underground Hip Hop artist FNX releases his new mixtape titled “The Universal Frequency“.  Follow him on Instagram @theofficialfnx.
Tags: Albums, Connecticut, Jazz, FNX


Biden Expected To Announce VP Pick Midweek

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is planning an announcement of his vice presidential pick midweek, people briefed on the selection process said on Monday. The New York Times reported that people briefed on the selection process had confirmed that a  four-member committee responsible for helping Biden screen his potential running mates has completed its work and disbanded.  Biden allies told the Times that in the quickly dwindling days ahead of the Democratic National Convention...
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Ap, New York Times, Connecticut, Susan Rice, Michigan, Tammy Duckworth, Biden, Times, Baltimore, Kamala Harris, Christopher J Dodd, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Elizabeth Warren MA, Gretchen Whitmer


United States: Connecticut Expands Telehealth Services - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

On July 31, 2020, Governor Ned Lamont signed into law House Bill No. 6001 (the "Act"), which temporarily modifies requirements relating to telehealth services
Tags: News, United States, Connecticut, Shipman, Goodwin LLP, Ned Lamont


Biden Aides Will Stiff-Arm GOP’s Burisma Probe, Sources Say

Two key witnesses in Sen. Ron Johnson’s (R-WI) probe into corruption allegations involving presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter are unlikely to appear before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee before the 2020 presidential election even if subpoenaed, according to an individual familiar with the matter and another individual with knowledge of the probe. Johnson, the chair of the Senate committee, is leading two separate but related ...
Tags: Post, News, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, Senate, Russia, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fbi, Afghanistan, Gop, Connecticut, National Security Council, John Kerry, Kremlin, Johnson


Almost 120,000 Still Without Power One Week After Hurricane Isaias

For residents of Connecticut and New York who are still without power, frustration with utility companies grew as temperatures rose.
Tags: Weather, New York, News, Connecticut, New York State, Cuomo, Consolidated Edison Inc, Andrew M, Electric Light and Power, Power Failures and Blackouts, Danbury (Conn, Bethel (Conn


Almost 150,000 Still Without Power One Week After Hurricane Isaias

For residents of Connecticut and New York who are still without power, frustration with utility companies grew as temperatures rose.
Tags: Weather, New York, News, Connecticut, New York State, Cuomo, Consolidated Edison Inc, Andrew M, Electric Light and Power, Power Failures and Blackouts, Danbury (Conn, Bethel (Conn


Democrats Point To Trump Executive Actions As Pre-Election-Day Ploy

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s end run around Congress on coronavirus relief is raising questions about whether it would give Americans the economic lifeline he claims and appears certain to face legal challenges. Democrats called it a pre-election ploy that would burden cash-strapped states. “When you look at those executive orders … the kindest thing I could say is he doesn’t know what he’s talking about or something’s wrong there,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. “To chara...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, Abc, Washington, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Democrats, House, Connecticut, Fema, New Jersey, Social Security, Treasury, Medicare


The Confusing, Ever-Changing, Strict (But Loose) Travel Quarantine For Employees

Conneticut’s Travel Advisory Quarantine has been among the most confusing of the orders to arise from the pandemic.  No doubt that it was not intended to be that complicated. But the last few weeks have had change after change made to the rules.  And then came the announcement last week that Rhode Island was on the list and suddenly, all the questions seemed that much more urgent. Rather than go through all the various permutations, I thought I’d summarize where we are today for Connecticut resi...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Connecticut, Executive Order, Rhode Island, Conneticut s Travel Advisory Quarantine, Northeast Rhode Island Maryland




Richard Lapointe, Exonerated in a Murder Case, Dies at 74

Advocates worked for decades to free him in the murder of his wife’s grandmother in Connecticut; in 2015 a court finally agreed.
Tags: News, Connecticut, Murders, LaPointe, Richard LaPointe, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Deaths (Obituaries, False Arrests, Convictions and Imprisonments, Richard A


Sales of pricey New York City apartments plunge as the suburbs become cool again

Homes in Connecticut and Westchester's suburbs are flying off the market as wealthy New Yorkers flee to greener pastures.
Tags: News, New York City, Connecticut, Westchester


TikTok’s Dixie D’Amelio Lands Record Deal, Joining Jennifer Lopez and Saint JHN on HitCo Roster

Dixie D’Amelio has landed a record deal with L.A. Reid’s HitCo Entertainment, joining Jennifer Lopez, Saint JHN, Outkast’s Big Boi and Dinah Jane on the label’s roster. The 18-year-old social media sensation boasts over 15 million followers on Instagram and 33 million followers on TikTok. The Connecticut native is also the older sister of Charli […]
Tags: News, Instagram, Connecticut, Jennifer Lopez, Reid, Charli, SAINT JHN, Dinah Jane, Antonio L.a. Reid, Hitco, Tiktok, Hitco Entertainment, Dixie D'Amelio


Storm Batters N.Y. Region; More Than 2 Million Without Power

Utilities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut raced to restore power, but officials said it might take several days, in some cases.
Tags: News, New York City, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York New Jersey, Consolidated Edison Inc, New York Metropolitan Area, Trees and Shrubs, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Power Failures and Blackouts


Commuting From Home Mug

Who would have thought that working from home would come with its own set of daily commuter challenges? Artist Kera Till uses ceramic mugs to put a comical twist on a familiar straphanger staple—a subway map. Take the green line from the bedroom to the shower (whew, always a smooth trip). Just make sure to transfer to the yellow line to get to the living room or risk getting delayed at the fridge (uh-oh, we could be here awhile). With station names like Couch, Window, and Cluttered Drawer, this ...
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Power Outages From Isaias for 1.6 Million Could Last Several Days

Officials said the power losses could last several days, as the disaster shaped up to be the worst to hit the region since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Tags: News, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York State, Cuomo, Ned, Lamont, Isaias, Consolidated Edison Inc, Andrew M, Shutdowns (Institutional, Power Failures and Blackouts, Public Service Electric and Gas Co, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Outages Pile on Misery for 1.5 Million Coping With Pandemic

Officials said the power losses could last several days, as the disaster shaped up to be the worst to hit the region since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Tags: News, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York State, Cuomo, Ned, Lamont, Consolidated Edison Inc, Andrew M, Shutdowns (Institutional, Power Failures and Blackouts, Public Service Electric and Gas Co, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Outages Pile on Misery for 1.6 Million Coping With Pandemic

Officials said the power losses could last several days, as the disaster shaped up to be the worst to hit the region since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Tags: News, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York State, Cuomo, Ned, Lamont, Consolidated Edison Inc, Andrew M, Shutdowns (Institutional, Power Failures and Blackouts, Public Service Electric and Gas Co, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Powerless: Where Do the EPSLA and FMLA+ Stand After Court Strikes Some Rules?

What a mess. And I’m not just talking about the cleanup from Tropical Storm Isaias. Hasn’t been much fun without power, internet or reliable cell service.  (I hope everyone is staying safe and gets power soon — my town’s projection was 5-7 days!) Heck, it’s been tough to even do a blog post about a very important New York this week ostensibly striking down several FFCRA rules. Seemingly every law firm is doing its own analysis so I’m not going to do a complete deep dive in it. (Besides, my int...
Tags: New York, Law, Court, Connecticut, Jeff, Second Circuit, Department of Labor, Jeff Nowak, FMLA, FFCRA, Epsla


Restricting Beach Access to Residents Only

Fearing the spread of Covid-19, some cities in Connecticut and Long Island are trying to keep nonresidents off the sand, butting up against legal mandates that require them to maintain public access.
Tags: News, Connecticut, Long Island, Beaches, Real Estate and Housing (Residential, Fairfield County (Conn, Long Island (NY, Jones Beach (NY, Southampton (NY, Nassau County (NY, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Quarantine (Life and Culture


Classroom attendance may be delayed, but 11 back-to-school tax holidays start this weekend

Millions of youngsters across the United States will start this school year in virtual classrooms. But the tax savings are real in 11 states holding sales tax holidays this weekend. Ten of the events kick off at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7. Most run through the full weekend. One doesn't start until Sunday, Aug. 9, but continues through the following Saturday, Aug. 15. Below are this weekend's back-to-school tax holidays listed alphabetically by participating states. The links, which include th...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Taxes, Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts, United States, Tennessee, Iowa, Connecticut, Ohio, Energy Star, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Old Dominion


Isaias Outages: In Storm's Wake, Million Still Without Power in N.Y., N.J. and C.T

Utilities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut raced to restore power, but officials said it might take several days, in some cases.
Tags: Weather, News, New York City, Connecticut, New Jersey, Murphy, New York New Jersey, Consolidated Edison Inc, New York Metropolitan Area, Trees and Shrubs, Power Failures and Blackouts, Long Island Rail Road Co, Philip D (1957-


20,000 absentee ballots are being mailed by Connecticut town clerks one week before primary

A week ahead of the Connecticut primary election, 20,000 absentee ballots were in the process of being mailed or still needed to be mailed to voters who had requested them by town clerks across the state, officials told CNN on Tuesday.
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Sin taxes are lone revenue bright spot for many states

The days of real toasts are on hold for the most part due to the coronavirus. But alcohol sales and the tax revenue they produce remain a bright spot in an otherwise dim outlook for state treasuries hit hard by the pandemic. (Photo by burst via Pexels.com). Many states have been facing budget issues for a while. Those financial problems have been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. As businesses closed down, some temporarily and some forever, states saw the associated corporate tax r...
Tags: New York, Taxes, Maryland, Colorado, Washington, Connecticut, New Jersey, Michigan, Sam, Rocky Mountain, Tito, Pew Research, STATELINE, Tax Foundation, Povich, Tax Policy Center


Tropical storm Isaias races up East Coast, leaving 2 dead and 2 million without power

Tropical Storm Isaias is wasting no time moving up the East Coast, after making landfall in North Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane late Monday night.Two people in Windsor, North Carolina, died early Tuesday morning after a tornado generated by the storm tore through a marshy neighborhood. Before arriving in the U.S., Isaias killed two people in the Caribbean, Time reports.As of 3 p.m. ET, the storm was near New York's Hudson Valley with maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour, moving ...
Tags: Post, New York, News, Obama, Washington Post, Canada, Connecticut, North Carolina, East Coast, South Carolina, Trump, Carolinas, Hudson Valley, Myrtle Beach South Carolina, Isaias, Mark Kruea


‘Cyrano’: ‘Hanna’ Director Joe Wright to Helm Musical Starring Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, and More

Joe Wright, the director behind movies like Atonement, Hanna, and Pan, is making his first musical. Wright has been hired to direct MGM’s Cyrano musical, based on a stage play by Erica Schmidt which was adapted from Edmond Rostand’s famous Cyrano de Bergerac. The film’s four major roles have already been cast: Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Haley Bennett (The Magnificent Seven, Swallow), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), and Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star War...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Disney, Netflix, Connecticut, Stage, Adaptation, National, Musical, Ben Mendelsohn, MGM, Bryce Dessner, Matt Berninger, Wright, Bennett


Sparks shooting for better start Wednesday vs. Fever

Oh, they know. The Sparks are well aware their slow starts aren’t helping them. They want to avoid having to dig out of holes like the 17-point chasm they had in the first half of their loss to Seattle, or the quick 13-point deficit they faced in the loss to Chicago. They’d rather not have to overcome early-game hiccups such as their three turnovers in the first five possessions of the victory over Connecticut. “We talked about it, but talking is one thing. We gotta go out and do it,” Sparks sta...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Connecticut, Seattle, WNBA, Sparks, Parker, Derek Fisher, Augustus, Indiana Fever, Connecticut Sun, Los Angeles Sparks, Candace Parker, Ogwumike


Senate passes powerful Olympic reform legislation

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed major Olympic reform legislation Tuesday that would demand greater accountability from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the national governing bodies of Olympic sports in this country in the wake of the USA Gymnastics and USA Swimming sexual and physical abuse scandals. The Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athlete Act places greater legal liability on the USOPC and NGBs for sexual abuses by coaches, officials and employees and provides C...
Tags: Hbo, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Olympics, Connecticut, House Of Representatives, Richard Blumenthal, South Bay, USOC, Moran, Blumenthal