Public Health Committee Passes Bill to Remove Religious Exemptions For Vaccinations – NBC Connecticut

The General Assembly’s Public Health Committee approved a bill on Monday that would remove the religious exemptions for vaccinations for school-age children. Before it was passed three amendments were added to the bill, including grandfathering in the 7,800 children who already have a religious exemption. Hundreds of people who showed up at the Legislative Office …

Police Respond to Thousands of Incidents at Connecticut Libraries – NBC Connecticut

Connecticut librarians can find themselves on the front lines of a community’s biggest challenges. From mental illness and drug use to poverty and crime, the life of a librarian may not be as easy – or as safe – as some might think. NBC Connecticut Investigates obtained records from police departments across the state which …

Governor Activates State’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol – NBC Connecticut

The governor is activating the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol beginning at noon on Friday and lasting through noon on Saturday. Gov. Ned Lamont’s office said the protocol directs staff from the “relevant state agencies to coordinate with United Way 2-1-1 and Connecticut’s network of shelters to ensure that the most vulnerable populations receive protection …

New Haven police to distribute ‘crack’ pipes, syringes, in hope of keeping addicts alive – New Haven Register

Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, commissioner of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, said New Haven would be the first department in the state to distribute harm reduction kits. NEW HAVEN — City police will begin distributing “harm reduction kits,” including clean syringes and glass pipes, with hopes of keeping those battling drug addiction alive until …

Bond Raised for Fotis Dulos as He Remains in Critical Condition at Hospital in New York – NBC Connecticut

Farmington police said they responded to Dulos’ home on Jefferson Crossing just before noon on Tuesday to check on him after he failed to arrive for a bond adjustment hearing in Stamford. Through the windows, officers saw him in a vehicle in the garage and he was in medical distress. When Dulos was transported to …

House Fire Kills Two Including 9-Year-Old Child in Plainfield – NBC Connecticut

A 9-year-old and another person have died after a fire engulfed a home in Plainfield on Tuesday night. Crews responded to a house fire on 885 Norwich Road in Plainfield at 10 p.m. According to officials, when firefighters arrived at the scene, the homeowner told them two people, including a 9-year-old, were still inside the …