Pandemic Aid

Missing: COVID Relief Dollars For Connecticut Restaurateurs

22 hours ago
Ted S. Warren / AP

Connecticut restaurant owners said they still haven’t received pandemic relief money. They want the federal Small Business Administration to replenish the nearly $29 billion fund that’s supposed to help.

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Connecticut is using federal stimulus money to combat shootings, drug overdoses, car thefts and violent crimes that have spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. Reps. Tom Suozzi (D-NY) and Andrew Garbarino (R-NY) stand with Steven Gentile, owner of the family-run amusement park Adventureland in Farmingdale, N.Y., and his staff, to propose federal coronavirus relief for the park.
COURTESY OFFICE OF U.S. REP. TOM SUOZZI

Two Long Island Congressmen have introduced a bipartisan bill that would help amusement parks and other family attractions reopen after being shuttered during the pandemic.

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announces his plan to spend $12 million from federal American Rescue Plan funding  to support services for families with newborns.
Ebong Udoma / WSHU Public Radio

Governor Ned Lamont wants to spend $12 million from Connecticut’s share of the American Rescue Plan money to provide a universal home visiting program for families with newborns. 

Metro-North 'Penn Station Access' Plan To Resume

May 14, 2021
John Minchillo / AP

A plan to bring the Metro-North railroad through Penn Station has been revived.

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