Republicans And Democrats Largely Oppose Transgender Sports Legislation, Poll Shows

In at least 30 states nationwide, lawmakers have introduced bills aiming to keep transgender girls and women from participating on girls' and women's sports teams. These type of restrictions have become a major culture war battle , with Republican lawmakers being the loudest proponents of such bills, while Democrats often oppose them. But a new NPR/ PBS NewsHour /Marist poll finds that Republican voters aren't that enthusiastic about those proposed laws, even while they do have reservations...

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Ilene Frank holds one of the few surviving copies of “American Cookery” by Amelia Simmons, complete with egg white stains.
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Off The Path: What's In America's First Cookbook?

The tradition of American cooking can trace its origin to a single cookbook — published less than a decade after the U.S. Constitution. It was the first to present recipes of the new world, instead of just copying English and French dishes. And it’s called — simply — American Cookery.

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New Haven Affordable Housing Solutions Part Of State-Wide Zoning Legislation Debate

Leer en español New Haven’s Affordable Housing Taskforce embraced a plan in 2019 that proposed local and regional solutions to the lack of affordable housing. Now, residents are in the midst of an ongoing debate between local and state officials about proposed zoning reform.

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Suffolk Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation is set to buy Jake’s 58 Casino Hotel in Islandia for $120 million.

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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said he is sending all of the state’s 35 mobile COVID-19 vaccine vans to Waterbury.

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Governor Ned Lamont said the Biden administration has decided not to house unaccompanied migrant children in Connecticut.

Cuomo Allows Spectators At Horse And Auto Races

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that spectators will be allowed at horse and auto races at a 20% capacity beginning on April 22. That’s just in time for the opening of Belmont Stakes racing season.

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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has criticized the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for recommending a pause of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccinations.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, middle, announces his nomination of FBI veteran Geraldine Hart, right, as the county's next police commissioner in 2018.
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Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart has resigned after three years on the job. She leaves for a higher paying job that will also likely be less political.

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President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal plans to address exclusionary zoning and encourage more affordable housing, which could have an effect in Connecticut, where exclusionary zoning measures are common.

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New York will push back curfews for restaurants and catering halls, but owners say they could still use more help. Governor Ned Lamont says pausing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is an overreaction, Suffolk County’s police commissioner has resigned, and the Biden administration is encouraging affordable housing, but how will that go over in Connecticut?

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Governor Ned Lamont joined AARP during a virtual town hall this week about their hopes to provide all residents with high speed internet access.

Ilene Frank holds one of the few surviving copies of “American Cookery” by Amelia Simmons, complete with egg white stains.
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The tradition of American cooking can trace its origin to a single cookbook — published less than a decade after the U.S. Constitution. It was the first to present recipes of the new world, instead of just copying English and French dishes. And it’s called — simply — American Cookery.

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