The federal infrastructure bill could help protect our region from future heavy rainfalls. Justice for a wrongly convicted Suffolk man, Mystic Aquarium shares good news about their sick beluga whale, and more on Ida’s aftermath.

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, D.-NY, center left, Gov. Kathy Hochul, second from right center, and Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, take part in a news conference near a home in Queens on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021.
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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York said the federal infrastructure bill will help inland communities cope with heavy rainfall — once it passes the U.S. House.


At least four New Haven students are infected with COVID-19 — just days into the new school year. At least 30 students from half a dozen different magnet, elementary and high schools are in quarantine after potential exposure.

The New York State Capitol Building in Albany
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Tenants in New York who can’t pay rent because of lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be protected from eviction until the middle of next January after the state Legislature approved an extension of the state’s pause on evictions Wednesday evening.

Connecticut State Police Sgt. Brian Mohl
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Connecticut State Police Sgt. Brian Mohl is dead after being swept away by a flash flood Thursday morning while the remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped heavy rain on the state.