Waterbury

Covid-19 Vaccine
Scott Heins / Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said he is sending all of the state’s 35 mobile COVID-19 vaccine vans to Waterbury.

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut)
Lauren Victoria Burke / AP

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut called on Congress to respond to the mass shootings in Colorado with stricter federal gun regulations.

Seth Wenig / AP

Educators in Waterbury, Connecticut, will be the first to roll up their sleeves when the state expands its COVID-19 vaccine rollout to teachers next week.

Despite Racial Justice Protests, Some Cling to Columbus Day

Oct 12, 2020
New Haven Italian Heritage Day
New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker / Twitter

While many cities and towns have moved to observe the second Monday in October as Indiginous Peoples' Day, others still recognize the federal holiday as Columbus Day. The NAACP marked the day with a peaceful protest for the removal of a Christopher Columbus statue in Waterbury, Connecticut. Meanwhile, Italian Americans in Bridgeport celebrated Columbus with a parade.

The former Anamet manufacturing complex in Waterbury.
Ebong Udoma / WSHU Public Radio

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont is expected to sign into law changes to a decades-old statute that could bring new business to the state’s manufacturing past.

Waterbury is known for its giant cross on the hill. (That’s Holy Land USA).

But in the river valley just below the iconic cross are acres of blighted old factory buildings, relics of the brass city’s hayday. They run along the Mad River. The buildings are covered in graffiti. Windows are shattered.

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