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Cuomo, After Criticism From Schumer, Announces New Rent Relief Application Process

Responding to complaints by New York’s senior senator, Chuck Schumer , about the state’s slowest-in-the-nation rate of distributing federal rent relief dollars, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said a new streamlined application process for tenants begins Tuesday.

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Warning Of New Mandates, Lamont Urges Connecticut Residents To Get Vaccinated

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont is trying to combat the slowing demand for vaccines in New Haven. This comes as the state has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases due to the highly infectious Delta variant.

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State Rental Assistance Program Gives Out Nearly $37 Million, Despite Some Outreach Challenges

The state’s rental assistance program has approved nearly 5,000 cases as it celebrates a little over four months since its launch, and state housing officials say that number is a good sign that the program is finally getting help to those who need it. UniteCT was launched in March after the state received over $400 million from the federal government to stem the tide of evictions and, ultimately, homelessness. It offers up to $15,000 for unpaid rent and $1,500 for electricity bills. Eligible...

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A small frog with a big voice is making a comeback in New England. Are politics at play in the investigation into Governor Cuomo? The clock is ticking to distribute rent relief in New York, and an idea that could make renewable energy safer.

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Responding to complaints by New York’s senior senator, Chuck Schumer, about the state’s slowest-in-the-nation rate of distributing federal rent relief dollars, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said a new streamlined application process for tenants begins Tuesday.

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As worries about the increasing Delta variant grow, New York City and the state of California announced Monday that government workers will have to get vaccinated or submit to weekly tests for the coronavirus.

In this image taken from video from the Office of the N.Y. Governor, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in Albany, N.Y.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo, in his first public appearance since being questioned by the state Attorney General’s office on allegations of sexual harassment, cast doubt on the motives of the investigators, saying it’s likely that “politics” are involved.

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A lawyer and solar farm developer with a home on Martha's Vineyard is suing the federal government over its approval of the first commercial-scale offshore wind project, Vineyard Wind. The project’s construction headquarters are in Bridgeport, Connecticut

The state’s rental assistance program has approved nearly 5,000 cases as it celebrates a little over four months since its launch, and state housing officials say that number is a good sign that the program is finally getting help to those who need it.

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As there are more signs of the distress that kids have felt amid the upheaval of the pandemic, some early childhood development researchers say strong relationships and supports will be key to rebuilding social-emotional as well as academic skills in young children.

Eastern Spadefoot
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A small frog with a big voice is starting to make a comeback in Massachusetts, thanks to some help from state scientists and student volunteers.

Bond Commission Grants $2M For Downtown Ansonia

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The state’s bonding commission approved $2 million to the former site of Ansonia Copper and Brass on Friday, part of an overall $1.1 billion package the governor said was made possible by low interest rates.

When Ansonia was added to the bonding list, Rep. Kara Rochelle posted a Facebook video saying the funds “[come] directly on the heels of securing a million dollars to remediate a brownfield site adjacent to the Ansonia brass site.”

Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont
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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont is trying to combat the slowing demand for vaccines in New Haven. This comes as the state has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases due to the highly infectious Delta variant.

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