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No commitment from Trump to support NY infrastructure projects, Cuomo says

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo did not win commitments from President Trump to support starting long-delayed New York infrastructure projects during their meeting this morning...

Westchester Medical Center in pilot visitor program; County beaches to open

Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla will be among 16 hospitals in New York state participating in a pilot program to allow family members and...

COVID-19 testing goal within reach before May 20; some tweaks to...

Gov. Ned Lamont focused on the continued ramping up of COVID-19 testing at today's briefing, noting that the number of weekly tests has increased from about 18,000 a couple of weeks ago to roughly 29,000 now.

‘Safety first, science-driven’ guidance on reopening CT stores and offices announced

Maximum restaurant and office capacity at 50%; frequent cleaning of all high-touch points; and face masks or cloth face coverings for all employees and customers are among the various guidelines that will be in place when Connecticut begins its soft reopening of businesses on May 20.

Hospitalizations up, but state sticking with May 20 soft reopening

COVID-19 hospitalizations increased for the first time in nearly two weeks, although Gov. Ned Lamont indicated that the state still plans to allow some...

Cuomo questions trade off of economy for human lives; blasts Republican...

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo fired both barrels at the federal government and governors who are in his view reopening their states' economies prematurely. Cuomo...

Plan unveiled to reopen CT restaurants, retail, offices on May 20...

After some back-and-forth over the past few weeks as to whether when some shuttered Connecticut businesses could start to reopen, Gov. Ned Lamont today affirmed that a number of sectors -- including restaurants, retailers, and hair salons -- will begin to open on May 20.

Gov. Cuomo warns against turning pandemic into political football

With lawmakers in Washington, D.C., apparently headed toward a showdown on whether to provide $500 billion in funding to help state and local governments...

Vote-by-mail with absentee ballots to be allowed for NY primary in...

New York state voters will have an expanded option to use an absentee ballot to vote in the June 23 primary instead of having...

COVID-19 LATEST: Strategy to reopen coming together as CT fatalities near...

The formulation of Connecticut’s strategy for restarting the economy is quickly gaining momentum, according to the co-chairs of the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Board, as the state’s COVID-19-related deaths grew since yesterday by 103 to total 971.

COVID-19 LATEST: NY, NJ, CT to form testing coalition; 428 dead...

Fast Facts: The governor said he was cautiously optimistic that “we are slowing the infection rate” The governor asked rhetorically, “Who should have warned...

COVID-19 LATEST: Fed stimulus bill to be voted on today; CT...

As for personal protective equipment (PPE), the governor said that while the wait continues for federal supplies to arrive, "We're not gonna sit around and wait for the cavalry to come in." Lamont said the state is "vetting lots of different options, offers" for PPE, "some of which seem a little shady, frankly."

COVID-19 UPDATE: 10 deaths in CT; Hospitals increasing capacity; Federal aid...

Dr. Matthew Cartter, the state epidemiologist with the Department of Public Health, estimated that the number of deaths will be "much greater" than the approximately 300-600 recorded each flu season.

COVID-19 CRISIS: Trump declares national emergency; CT confirms 13 positive cases

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency this afternoon, freeing up additional funding for more labs to begin testing for COVID-19 and making available...

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy: Thumbs-up for Lamont, thumbs-down for Trump

Noting that he sits on the Senate Appropriations Committee, Murphy said he was determined to “try and bring road and railway money back to Connecticut” this year.