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Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, Conn.
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Reports from Tom Kuser, Terry SheridanEbong Udoma, Bill Buchner, Ann Lopez, Davis DunavinCassandra Basler and J.D. Allen

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Connecticut plans to have state parks and beaches back to full service this summer. Last year, services were limited because of the pandemic. That didn’t stop some from having fun in the sun.

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The COVID-19 variant that originated in New York as early as November, known as B.1.526, now accounts for 31.5% of Connecticut’s overall cases.

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut)
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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut has praised President Joe Biden’s announcement of a half-dozen executive actions that would help curb gun violence in the United States.

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As Connecticut pulls out of the pandemic, its recovery is not uniform. Cities have been hit harder than the suburbs and those at the lower end of the economic ladder are still struggling to find work.

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Defense manufacturer Sikorsky in Stratford, Connecticut, will produce more presidential helicopters in 2022 under a recent contract with the U.S. Navy.