Connecticut Beefs Up Contact Tracing as Public Moves Indoors

...the burden off the local tracers. Peter Nystrom, Mayor of Norwich, said that he was also glad that the state was putting more funding behind contact tracing.  “Providing extra resources is critical for us,” said Nystrom. “There is a downward trend in Norwich, but it’s still high.”  State Sen. Cathy...

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Hall, Goupil, May Vie for Connecticut House Seat

...at the nuances of the legislation more carefully before saying what exactly needed to be changed. Energy reliability May proposed looking into the idea of additional municipal electric utilities, like those in Norwich and Groton, to give towns more control over where their energy is sourced, to make energy providers...

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Connecticut Schools Report Largest One-Year Drop on Record

...including Salisbury, Sharon and Norfolk, also reported growing student populations — likely from an influx of residents from New York — rising enrollments in Woodstock are an anomaly in eastern Connecticut. Almost every other district in the east, from neighboring Pomfret to Norwich to Waterford, has seen a decline far...

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Southeast Connecticut Towns Report 9 of 11 COVID Hotspots

...to five of the eleven “red alert” towns, said that he agreed with Mansfield.  Mayor Peter Nystrom of Norwich also said that reverting to phase two would have little impact on the city. According to Nystom, most downtown businesses and restaurants in Norwich are so small that they can’t open...

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Montville Fire Companies: You Did Not Let us Stand Alone

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...it would be been extremely challenging to control and extinguish the fire we experienced last night. Montville’s four independent Fire Departments worked seamlessly on the fireground with Waterford’s Quaker Hill Fire Company and Norwich’s East Great Plain Fire Department. Our tanker operations were quick, smooth and non-stop due to the...

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Nurses Picket Backus Hospital as Negotiations Hit an Impasse

NORWICH — Nurses at Backus Hospital in Norwich began a two-day strike at 7 a.m. today as contract negotiations between the union and the hospital reached an impasse. A few hundred nurses picketed in the pouring rain, holding signs that read “Nurses Strike for Unfair Labor Practice” and “Honk if...

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Sharp Contrast as Weir Faces Osten in Senate Race

Four-time Democratic incumbent Cathy Osten, faces Hebron business owner Steve Weir, the Republican candidate, in the race for the 19th State Senate District, representing Sprague, Hebron, Columbia, Franklin, Ledyard, Lisbon, Marlborough, Montville and Norwich. Osten, an Army veteran and long-time corrections officer and supervisor,has been co-chair of the Appropriations Committee...

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Nursing Home Vote a “Slap in the Face to our Seniors”

For years, advocates, nurses, and patients have been warning about the dangerously low staffing levels in many Connecticut nursing homes. The recent closure of a nursing home in Norwich is a clear example that our overworked frontline nurses are not being listened to. Almost two thirds of Connecticut coronavirus deaths...

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Tourism Grant Program Accepting Proposals Through October 31

...recipients of the grant include the Airline Trail, Greater Norwich and the Waterfront Community.  Regan said he wants the marketing partnership to become a yearly program. “This is only going to grow,” he said.  Applications for the 2020 grants will be accepted until October 31. There is an option to...

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Checking in with Wally Lamb

...it. My characters were the kind of people he said he knew from his hometown and growing up.” The series was filmed in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., but the novel was set in Three Rivers, Connecticut, a fictionalized combination of Lamb’s home town of Norwich, with bits of New London, Groton and...

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