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State Finds Bedbugs, 'Grossly Soiled' Conditions At Norwalk Care Facility

Carlson Place, a residential care facility in Norwalk, has been ordered to move all of its residents after a state investigation that found nearly two dozen public health code violations. Included on the list were inadequate food supplies, “grossly soiled” bathrooms and live bedbugs. The state attorney general said Thursday that a new buyer had been identified for the facility and that all residents will be moved out of the building to allow for a complete renovation.

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Hartford Public High School Graduation
Tyler Russell / Connecticut Public

After A Difficult Year, Some Hartford High Graduates Walk The Stage With A Little Extra Help

It’s the morning of graduation and Armani Sidik is fixing her bright blue cap over her hijab as she patiently waits for her family. At the entrance of their walk-up apartment in the North End of Hartford, the Sidik family is joyful and neighbors walk by offering congratulations. “We gave her all our love, all our guidance, she’s doing really well, that’s our baby,” said Charlette Sidik, Armani’s mother, beaming with pride. But her daughter says making it to graduation was not easy. “We [were]...

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State Sen. Gary Winfield On State’s New Marijuana Law: “I do think that the law gets it correct.”  

Lamont Signs Connecticut’s Marijuana Legalization Law

Jun 22, 2021
Mark Pazniokas / CT Mirror

The marijuana law signed Tuesday by Gov. Ned Lamont makes the adult use and possession of small amounts of recreational marijuana legal in Connecticut on July 1, but the administration says that retail sales are not expected until late 2022.

Joe Amon / Connecticut Public

June 19th marked the 156th straight year of the commemoration of Juneteenth, the holiday that symbolically marks the freedom of black people in America from slavery. This Juneteenth came after a year of arguably unprecedented awareness—due to the murder of George Floyd--of the holiday and of the African American struggle.

Two brothers living in San Francisco led a group that set a record this month for the longest highline walked in California.

The nylon line — about an inch or 2 wide and a few millimeters thick stretched across 2,800 feet in Yosemite National Park, from Taft Point across gullies to an old tree on another outcropping nicknamed "Your Mom."

Stepping out onto the line presented stunning views — and a drop of some 1,600 feet.

A Connecticut child advocacy group wants a permanent expansion of the federal tax credit that gives direct payments to eligible low income parents.

The country will narrowly miss President Biden's goal of having 70% of the U.S. adult population at least partially vaccinated by July 4, according to a White House official who did not want to get ahead of the public announcement.

But the official also noted that 70% of those 30 and older have already been vaccinated a week and a half ahead of Independence Day and that those 27 and older are expected to also reach the 70% mark by July 4.


Philip Morris International -- one of the largest tobacco companies in the world -- is moving its U.S. headquarters to Connecticut from New York. The business says it will site its head office at a yet-to-be-chosen location in Fairfield County, bringing 200 jobs to the state. The relocation is slated to be complete by summer of 2022.

A federal judge has dismissed claims that former White House officials conspired to forcibly remove peaceful protesters last year from Washington, D.C.'s Lafayette Square so that then-President Donald Trump could pose for a photo holding a Bible at a nearby church.

Workmen have invaded Flora Dillard's house on the east side of Cleveland. There's plastic over everything and no place to sit, but Dillard doesn't seem to mind. "A couple of days of inconvenience is nothing, compared to the results that you get," she says.

Updated June 22, 2021 at 4:25 PM ET

The dangerous Delta variant of the coronavirus is spreading so quickly in the United States that it's likely the mutant strain will become predominant in the nation within weeks, according to federal health officials and a new analysis.


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Sculptor, Bridgeport Native Leonardo Drew's 'Monstrosities' Gets An Exhibition At The Wadsworth

Abstract sculptor Leonardo Drew is returning to his Connecticut roots with a new exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Two Projects includes an outdoor installation on the front lawn of the Hartford museum and two works inside.

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Tracking COVID Data: Vaccinations, Hospitalizations & Your Town's Infection Rate

Vaccinations continue across Connecticut with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting Thursday a total of 4,687,585 doses have been distributed to the state and 4,339,850 doses have been administered. So far, about 66.3 % of Connecticut’s population has received at least one vaccine dose and 59.3% are fully vaccinated, according to CDC data.

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