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Connecticut Infant Dies Of COVID-19; Gymnasiums Become Mobile Field Hospitals

This post has been updated. Two state universities are transforming athletic centers into mobile field hospitals in anticipation of a COVID-19 patient surge. The move comes as the state enters what’s expected to be its worst month of illness, death, and hospitalization ushered in by a worldwide pandemic -- a surge marked by the state's first reported infant death from coronavirus.

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Senate GOP leader Len Fasano outlines the Republican alternative to tolls.
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Senate GOP Leader Len Fasano Not Seeking Re-Election

Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano, R-North Haven, is not seeking re-election, opening a fight to succeed him in a suburban New Haven district and as leader of the GOP minority in the Connecticut Senate.

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Spring is here, and with it the growing season for Connecticut farms. As a part of the essential supply chain, they’re subject to far fewer restrictions than many other businesses, but life on the farm during coronavirus is still complicated and uncertain.

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Health care workers in New England are facing incredible challenges on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, from long hours and dangerous conditions to shifting public policies.

On Friday, April 3, join us for an America Amplified call-in special from the New England News Collaborative. We'll bring together voices from around the region — and we want to hear yours.

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As advocates continue to warn that overcrowded prisons and detention centers nationwide are not prepared to handle an outbreak of COVID-19, among the people affected by those conditions are people detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. 

Ammon Bundy is holding court in a chilly warehouse by the railroad tracks in rural Emmett, Idaho. Yes, that Ammon Bundy.

After 13 reported recent deaths at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said Wednesday his office is launching an independent investigation into the facility's COVID-19 outbreak. 

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This post has been updated.

Two state universities are transforming athletic centers into mobile field hospitals in anticipation of a COVID-19 patient surge. The move comes as the state enters what’s expected to be its worst month of illness, death, and hospitalization ushered in by a worldwide pandemic -- a surge marked by the state's first reported infant death from coronavirus.

Caution tape lines a playground in Weatogue, CT, a village in Simsbury.
Julianne Varacchi / Connecticut Public

March felt like a long, crazy month. April is expected to be worse. 

President Donald Trump told Americans on Tuesday “to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead." Meanwhile, Gov. Ned Lamont warned that “April will be a horrible month.”

Senate GOP Leader Len Fasano Not Seeking Re-Election

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Senate GOP leader Len Fasano outlines the Republican alternative to tolls.
Mark Pazniokas / CTMirror.org

Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano, R-North Haven, is not seeking re-election, opening a fight to succeed him in a suburban New Haven district and as leader of the GOP minority in the Connecticut Senate.

Connecticut will receive $5.4 million in federal coronavirus relief money to help provide safe polling places and expand mail-in voting. The state’s presidential primary is set for June 2.

Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic Seaport Museum will lay off a large portion of its staff April 1 in an effort to weather the impact of COVID-19.

The maritime museum closed its doors and suspended all classes, programs and events on March 13. At that time, they had hoped to reopen March 30. But as coronavirus cases in Connecticut rise, it’s unclear exactly when the museum will be able to welcome visitors again.

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This post has been updated.

Two state universities are transforming athletic centers into mobile field hospitals in anticipation of a COVID-19 patient surge. The move comes as the state enters what’s expected to be its worst month of illness, death, and hospitalization ushered in by a worldwide pandemic -- a surge marked by the state's first reported infant death from coronavirus.

Caution tape lines a playground in Weatogue, CT, a village in Simsbury.
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March felt like a long, crazy month. April is expected to be worse. 

President Donald Trump told Americans on Tuesday “to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead." Meanwhile, Gov. Ned Lamont warned that “April will be a horrible month.”

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