Community Members Petition to Take Down New London’s Christopher Columbus Statue; Recently Vandalized With Paint – NBC Connecticut

As passionate protests for racial equality march on around the country and here in Connecticut, some New London residents are also taking a stand to take down a controversial statue in the city. Thousands of people have signed petitions to remove the Christopher Columbus statue, which is currently covered on its base with red spray …

Connecticut Eases Social Restrictions, Casinos Plan to Open Tomorrow: Governor – NBC Connecticut

The state of Connecticut is easing restrictions on social gatherings that were put in place to slow the spread of coronavirus amid COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Ned Lamont said Friday, and he also announced that the state’s casinos plan to open as early as tomorrow, days earlier than they originally planned. The governor pointed out that …

‘Armed and Dangerous’ Suspect in Willington Attack is a UConn Student: School Official – NBC Connecticut

Connecticut State Police have identified a suspect after an assault in Willington left one man dead and another man with serious injuries on Friday. State police said they are looking for Peter Manfredonia, 23, after he was seen leaving the scene of the homicide and serious assault on Mirtl Road. Manfredonia is a senior at …

Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Shows ‘Positive’ Data: All 45 People Producing Antibodies – NBC Connecticut

Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Shows ‘Positive’ Data: All 45 People Producing Antibodies   Moderna’s closely watched early-stage human trial for a coronavirus vaccine produced Covid-19 antibodies in all 45 participants, the biotech company announced Monday, sending the company’s shares surging more than 26%. Each participant was assigned to receive a 25 microgram, 100 mcg or …

Protesters Hold Another Rolling Rally Monday Demanding Connecticut Reopen – NBC Connecticut

For the second Monday in a row, the Libertarian Party of Connecticut held a rolling rally at the State Capitol in Hartford and the Governor’s residence to protest Gov. Ned Lamont’s decision to shut down non-essential businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Hundreds of protesters showed up last week and drove through the streets of Hartford …

Gov. Lamont Orders Non-Essential Businesses Closed; Urges Residents to Stay Home – NBC Connecticut

Connecticut residents are being urged to stay home as Governor Ned Lamont plans to order all non-essential businesses closed to slow the spread of coronavirus in Connecticut. Lamont is expected to sign an order under a new “Stay Safe, Stay at Home” campaign.” All non-essential businesses will need to have employees work from home, the …

Malls, Bowling Alleys and Amusement Parks Ordered to Close Across CT, NY, NY & PA – NBC Connecticut

The indoor sections of shopping malls, amusement parks, and bowling alleys across Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania have been ordered to close, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Wednesday. The move is the latest effort to reduce public gathering spaces in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The closures go into effect …

Third Connecticut Resident Tests Positive for Coronavirus – NBC Connecticut

A third person has tested positive for COVID-19 in Connecticut, according to state officials. Dr. Matthew Cartter, the state epidemiologist with the state Department of Public Health, said the patient is an elderly resident from New Canaan. Officials believe this is a case of community spread, as the person has had no known contact with …