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A veteran sergeant with the Torrington, Connecticut, police department was fired after allegations of excessive force.

Rob Baril, president of the New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199 SEIU, speaks about wage increases for workers at a press event in April.
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Union officials say more than 2,800 workers at over two dozen nursing homes across Connecticut are ready to hit the picket line at 6 a.m. Friday if their demand for higher wages and increased staffing is not met. The state has a contingency plan to deploy the National Guard to help monitor care.

Pedro Zayas is a spokesman for the union — SEIU District 1199 New England. He said they are also prepared to widen the strike if they fail to reach a deal.

C19: Time To Open New York?

May 12, 2021
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Republicans on Long Island want the state to finally open up. Republicans in Connecticut propose an alternative to the governor’s COVID-relief spending, a new study on how Long Island businesses did throughout the pandemic, and a bill that could help sexual abuse survivors in New York.

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A New Haven firefighter has died battling a house fire Wednesday.

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