Hartford Courant: Gov. Lamont says all residents should get booster shot and not wait for guidance from federal government

Hartford Courant: Gov. Lamont says all residents should get booster shot and not wait for guidance from federal government. ” With COVID-19 transmission again increasing, Gov. Ned Lamont said Wednesday that all Connecticut adults should immediately get a booster shot to avoid the coronavirus. ‘If you’re over 18, go get yourself a booster shot right now if you haven’t had one already,’ Lamont told reporters in Windsor. ‘If it’s six months from your last booster shot, get a booster shot. I think that’s the right thing to do. … We’re not an island. A booster shot will protect you, your family, and our state.’”

“Trailblazer: Connecticut Jewish Woman Making History” goes online (CT Jewish Ledger)

CT Jewish Ledger: “Trailblazer: Connecticut Jewish Woman Making History” goes online. “The ‘Trailblazer’ exhibition, which opened at the Mandell JCC in fall 2019 and moved to the University of Connecticut’s Thomas J. Dodd Center, highlights the lives of Jewish women from Connecticut who achieved remarkable things in business, education, entertainment, health care, fine art, journalism, and Jewish life.” The exhibit has been updated since the initial 2019 release.

Hartford Courant: Judge orders blogger who frequently criticizes Hartford Police Department to turn over laptop as part of civil suit

Hartford Courant: Judge orders blogger who frequently criticizes Hartford Police Department to turn over laptop as part of civil suit . “A Connecticut judge has ordered blogger Kevin Brookman — a frequent critic of the Hartford Police Department — to turn over his laptop and cellphone as part of a police lieutenant’s quest to identify and sue anonymous commenters who disparaged him on Brookman’s site.”

Hartford Courant: New Instagram series, by Gov. Lamont, will highlight state businesses across the state. First episode goes behind the scenes at Pepe’s Pizza.

Hartford Courant: New Instagram series, by Gov. Lamont, will highlight state businesses across the state. First episode goes behind the scenes at Pepe’s Pizza.. “Gov. Ned Lamont was taken behind the scenes of the famous Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana in New Haven in the debut episode of ‘Made by Connecticut,’ a new Instagram series introduced by the governor, which will highlight businesses across the state.”

State of Connecticut: Governor Lamont Launches Website Providing Updated Information on the Legalization of Cannabis in Connecticut

State of Connecticut: Governor Lamont Launches Website Providing Updated Information on the Legalization of Cannabis in Connecticut. “Although the portion of the law permitting adults to possess and consume cannabis went into effect on July 1, there are several components that do not go into effect for another one to two years, most notably the establishment of retail sales, which are expected to begin toward the end of 2022 and will have a very specific licensing process and social equity requirement. The governor explained that this website is intended as a resource to provide Connecticut residents with the most up-to-date information about this ongoing process.”

State of Connecticut: Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Remains on Track To Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility To All Adults on Thursday, April 1

State of Connecticut: Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Remains on Track To Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility To All Adults on Thursday, April 1. “Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut is on track to expand its COVID-19 vaccination program to the final group of adults, including all individuals between the ages of 16 and 44, on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Individuals in this age group will have access to schedule appointments beginning Thursday morning.”

Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project: Litchfield County Post and Litchfield Enquirer Now Online!

Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project: Litchfield County Post and Litchfield Enquirer Now Online!. “The CT Digital Newspaper Project (CDNP) is excited to announce that two more historic Connecticut newspapers have been added to Chronicling America – the Litchfield County Post and the Litchfield Enquirer! We have digitized Litchfield County Post issues covering 1826-1829 as well as issues of the Litchfield Enquirer, the successor of the County Post. Currently Enquirer issues covering 1829-1866 are available, with additional issues through 1881 to follow later this summer.”

Yale: Website Provides Crucial Early Information on COVID Outbreaks

Yale: Website Provides Crucial Early Information on COVID Outbreaks . “The Yale COVID-19 Wastewater Tracker, which went online this week, features the results of research that measures and reports daily concentrations of coronavirus RNA at Connecticut wastewater treatment facilities. It covers nearly one million residents in the Stamford, Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, New London, and Norwich regions.”

LMT Online: Small towns may be on COVID ‘red alert’ with low number of cases

LMT Online: Small towns may be on COVID ‘red alert’ with low number of cases. “In mid-October, Connecticut’s public health department unveiled a new tool devised to help communities keep tabs on the spread of COVID-19: A color-coded map that has levels tied to recommended actions for areas with greater caseload rates. If a city or town moves to a red alert level — indicating it has a rate of 15 or more cases per 100,000 people daily on average over 14 days — for example, the state recommends they consider placing restrictions on business capacity, event capacity and weigh remote learning options for schools.”

Connecticut State Library: Connecticut Public Libraries will receive $2.6M in Coronavirus Relief Funds

Connecticut State Library: Connecticut Public Libraries will receive $2.6M in Coronavirus Relief Funds. “Governor Ned Lamont announced that his administration is dedicating $2.6 million of Connecticut’s Coronavirus Relief Funds to support the state’s public libraries as they continue to make health and safety improvements and offer more services to residents amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”

Connecticut has issued 42 fines for COVID-19 travel advisory violations, totaling $44,800; North Carolina, Florida top list (Hartford Courant)

Hartford Courant: Connecticut has issued 42 fines for COVID-19 travel advisory violations, totaling $44,800; North Carolina, Florida top list. “Connecticut has imposed 42 fines for violations of the state’s COVID-19 travel advisory totaling $44,800 — with more than half of those travelers coming from North Carolina and Florida — according to data from the office of Gov. Ned Lamont. Fines for failing to wear masks or observe distancing guidelines are issued at the municipal level, but local leaders say they have been reluctant to begin imposing them.” CACKALACKIANS CONCERN CONNECTICUT YANKEES