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Conn. Nonprofits to Recieve $125 Million in Pandemic Relief Funds

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont says $125 million in federal CARES Act funding is going out to nonprofits in the state to help them make it until the end of the year.

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Nursing homes have relied on lawns and patios for visits. What will happen as weather grows colder?

New York state nursing homes were permitted to reopen for visitation in July, and since then, many have limited visits to outdoors, keeping families on lawns and patios while taking advantage of the warm summer and early fall weather. But now, in mid-October, many question what will happen as the temperature drops. WBFOs Tom Dinki reports.

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ProPublica & WSHU Team Up On Voting Issues

WSHU is partnering with the non-profit newsroom, ProPublica , to help power our 2020 voting coverage for the first time. Local elections officials are planning around historic conditions with the US postal service delivery delays and public health precautions due to the pandemic — and local journalists are, too.

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Rules on registering to vote, navigating court (or not) during the pandemic, and how polarized New York is.

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Long Islanders turned out in the tens of thousands this weekend to vote early. It was the first time New Yorkers have had the opportunity to cast early ballots for a president since the state adopted early voting last year.

L.I. Traffic Rises, Public Transit Ridership Dips

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Traffic on Long Island has returned to pre-pandemic levels.

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett adjusts her face mask during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.
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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont says a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the Affordable Care Act following the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett would not affect Connecticut law.

Conn. Early Voter Registration Deadline Looms

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Residents in Connecticut should register to vote by 11:59pm on Tuesday, October 27 if they want to vote at their local polling location. 

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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont says he will soon issue guidance for out-of-state college students returning to the state for Thanksgiving. 

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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont says $125 million in federal CARES Act funding is going out to nonprofits in the state to help them make it until the end of the year.

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Here’s the latest on the coronavirus outbreak in the region:

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has released guidelines for how bad an outbreak would need to be in different regions of the state before shutdown orders went back into effect.

Geographical zones on Long Island would need to have a COVID-19 infection rate above 4%, or a one week rolling average of 10 cases per 100,000 residents. Zones are defined by zip codes or census tracts.

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United States Census Bureau

Some residents in Islip Town on Long Island say the newly drawn Town Council districts will lead to a gerrymandered voting map.

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A Connecticut state prosecutor said police were justified when they fatally shot an unarmed man in April because they thought he had a gun.


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