'We're In A War With This Virus': Biden Lays Out COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

Updated 5:06 p.m. ET On Friday afternoon, President-Elect Joe Biden shared a detailed plan to tackle the COVID-19 vaccination rollout, promising to fight the pandemic with "the full strength of the federal government." In a speech in Delaware, Biden laid out his five-part plan for how to speed up the vaccination campaign: Open up vaccine eligibility to more people; create more vaccination sites; increase vaccine supply; hire a vaccination workforce; and launch a large-scale public education...

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Coronavirus Latest: N.Y. Vaccine Appointments Voided; Conn. Open Enrollment Deadline Is Friday

Here’s the latest on the coronavirus outbreak in the region: New York state voided all vaccine appointments made using an unauthorized website, because the link went live early by accident. People were able to make appointments at vaccination centers that have not even opened yet. The link was shared on social media for SUNY vaccine sites, including at Stony Brook University.

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WSHU Public Radio Presents Little Pub Unplugged

The doldrums of winter may have arrived but we’ve got your back. Relax and unwind with us and enjoy some great music from the comfort of your own couch. It’s the latest Little Pub Unplugged concert, a (virtual) celebration of our super-talented, local singer-songwriters! Our January concert features PJ Pacifico , Griffin Anthony and Benny Mikula (also known as lead singer of the Alpaca Gnomes). All amazing. All different. And all hosted by Profiles in Folk’s Steve Winters. So settle in with a...

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Conn. Governor Recovers From Hip Surgery

Jan 14, 2021
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A spokesperson for Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said Lamont is recovering at home after a scheduled hip replacement.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled an ambitious plan to bring more green energy and what he said will be thousands of jobs to New York State. Plans include new solar farms and offshore wind turbines, and more transmission lines across the state.

A coalition of 74 cities and towns met this week to discuss the future of the state’s trash. The discussions come as the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority announced it will close its Hartford trash-to-energy plant by July 2022. That closure has some municipal leaders asking a big question about our garbage: Should residents pay for each bag they throw out?

Conn. Residents 75+ Can Register Online For Vaccine

Jan 14, 2021
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Connecticut officially opened its online registration for phase 1b of its Coronavirus vaccine rollout Thursday morning, just days after New York’s website went live with an appointment backlog.

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The moratoriums on rent and mortgages In Connecticut and New York set to end in December have been extended into the New Year. Does that help homeowners and renters and landlords, or does it just delay the impending evictions? What are lawmakers doing to keep people in their homes? And last year, local food banks struggled to meet the growing demand for their services. What are they doing this year to keep people fed? Housing and food security.

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Cuomo goes green. Connecticut teachers say they are losing paid leave. And what to do about trash.

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Here is the official record from the U.S. House floor on how representatives from New York and Connecticut acted on impeaching President Donald Trump for the second time in over a year. The article of impeachment charges Trump with inciting last week's insurrection at the Capitol.

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

Connecticut Democratic lawmakers could try to increase state borrowing to expand COVID-19 relief programs. The state foots the bill on unemployment benefits, rental assistance and some medical supplies, with help from federal funds.

Conn. GOP Chairman J.R. Romano in a November 2018 file photo. Romano, a strong supporter of President Donald Trump, has resigned abruptly for reasons he has not made clear, saying "the decision is what's best for the organization to move forward."
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The head of the Connecticut Republican Party abruptly resigned Tuesday night.

Hartford Capitol 'Die-In' Shines Light On Climate Change

Jan 13, 2021
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The youth-led climate group Sunrise CT staged a “die-in” at the state Capitol building in Hartford on Wednesday to protest the proposed Killingly power plant.

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