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

Route Fifty: One State Offers Training To Help Teachers Combat Pandemic-Related Stress and Anxiety

Route Fifty: One State Offers Training To Help Teachers Combat Pandemic-Related Stress and Anxiety. “Teachers, counselors and staff members at K-12 schools in Connecticut will be offered free training from Yale University to address the stress, isolation and anxiety that they—and their students—have been experiencing since the Covid-19 pandemic closed schools in March.”

Connecticut State Library: Connecticut State Library Announces Historic Newspaper Titles to be Digitized

Connecticut State Library: Connecticut State Library Announces Historic Newspaper Titles to be Digitized. “The Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce that with a fourth grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the following newspaper titles have been selected to be digitized for the Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project (CDNP), and made freely available online.”

Connecticut State Library: Connecticut State Library Receives $100,000 Grant from National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC)

Connecticut State Library: Connecticut State Library Receives $100,000 Grant from National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC). “The grant will support a two-year project, Uncovering Hidden Resources in New Haven Court Records,1700-1855, to enhance access to judicial records held in the State Archives. The project continues the work funded by two earlier grants to identify records related to interactions with the court system by underrepresented groups, especially enslaved persons, free persons of color, and indigenous persons. The richness of court records provides additional insights into these communities.”

Yankee Institute Statement: Yankee Institute Shines Light on Government with New Database (Yankee Institute for Public Policy)

Yankee Institute for Public Policy: Yankee Institute Statement: Yankee Institute Shines Light on Government with New Database. “Our new database is the first of its kind. It houses every state, municipal, and regional collective bargaining agreement in Connecticut, ensuring both that union members can access their own contracts — and that everyone can access the rules that govern their schools, police departments, towns, and state.”

Republican American: Black-owned businesses in state get their own website

Started in January and I apparently missed it. From the Republican American: Black-owned businesses in state get their own website. “A collaborative effort by a team of 30 volunteers, the website has a directory with links to Black-owned businesses in the state and also provides marketing resources for them. Since its launch July 1, 775 businesses, covering everything from restaurants to consultants to photographers, have signed on.”

CNBC: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut impose 14-day quarantine on travelers from coronavirus hot-spot states

CNBC: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut impose 14-day quarantine on travelers from coronavirus hot-spot states. “Travelers arriving in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut from Florida, Texas and other states with spiking Covid-19 infections rates will be subject to a 14-day quarantine and fines if they don’t self-isolate, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. ”

Axios: Cuomo announces 7-state consortium for buying PPE

Axios: Cuomo announces 7-state consortium for buying PPE. “New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Delaware are forming a regional consortium to reduce competition when purchasing personal protection equipment (PPE).”

Hartford Business: New website, grant program aim to link manufacturers with healthcare facilities in need

Hartford Business: New website, grant program aim to link manufacturers with healthcare facilities in need. “State officials in partnership with two of Connecticut’s largest business groups launched a website to match healthcare facilities seeking equipment with manufacturers looking to produce it during the COVID-19 crisis.”

Hartford Courant: Life in Connecticut goes online with everything from virtual worship services to online fitness and tele-health

Hartford Courant: Life in Connecticut goes online with everything from virtual worship services to online fitness and tele-health. “Life in Connecticut has retreated online, as parents, yogis, music lovers and congregants look for community in an increasingly chaotic, isolating world. In the space of a few days, the spread of COVID-19 shut down schools, gyms, movie theaters, churches, temples, mosques, concert venues, AA meetings, cultural centers and nearly everything else.”

Canton Daily Ledger: Vasa National Archives digitizes Lodge Records

Canton Daily Ledger: Vasa National Archives digitizes Lodge Records. “The Vasa Order of America National Archives in Bishop Hill is pleased to announce over 74,000 pages of Swedish-American lodge records are now available online… These records document the largest and oldest Swedish-American fraternal organization and some of it’s predecessor organizations. The records come from lodges located in Connecticut and Massachusetts and are dated from the 1880s-1990s.”

Opening a searchable treasure trove: Old Manchester newspapers being digitized (Hartford Courant)

Hartford Courant: Opening a searchable treasure trove: Old Manchester newspapers being digitized. “The conversion of 431 rolls of microfilm — every page of each paper — into online, searchable formats is underway and should be done early in the new year. The project of the Manchester Historical Society, which has raised $12,800 of the estimated total cost of up to $15,000, reflects state and nationwide efforts to preserve old newspapers and make them available to anyone with a computer.”

Hartford Courant: New tool aims to remove the mystery of health care costs at Connecticut hospitals

Hartford Courant: New tool aims to remove the mystery of health care costs at Connecticut hospitals. “A new cost estimator tool launched by the Office of Health Strategy reveals how much medical treatment costs vary across Connecticut’s health care facilities. Standard procedures, like knee replacements, can cost nearly three times as much at certain hospitals than they do at others.”