Lamont: 84 new coronavirus deaths in Connecticut; exec order; CT Air National Guard flyover Thursday

HARTFORD, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2020:   Data updates on testing in Connecticut The following is a summary of the day-to-day newly reported data…

WCSU professor receives grant for bacterial research

DANBURY, CT – Western Connecticut State University Associate Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Edwin M. Wong has received a $20,000 grant from Praxair/Linde to fund his continuing environmental research. Wong currently is researching and investigating toxic Cyanobacteria in Connecticut waterways. Cyanobacteria, more commonly known as “blue-green algae,” has been a growing health issue…

Housatonic Museum of Art Receives Gift of More Than 600 Contemporary Photographs Ranging from Iconic to Everyday

BRIDGEPORT, CT – The Housatonic Museum of Art announced today that it received a donation of 615 photographs by nine contemporary artists, including pieces by well-known sports photographer Walter Iooss Jr. and photojournalist Peter Turnley. With works ranging from historic photos of Yogi Berra and Michael Jordan that graced the cover of Sports Illustrated to…

Lamont reports new Connecticut coronavirus case total of 31,784 and 2,797 related deaths; announces criteria for state’s reopening

HARTFORD, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2020:   Data updates on testing in Connecticut The following is a summary of the day-to-day newly reported data…

Lamont announces suspension of certain regulations to support a major expansion of COVID-19 testing

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that his administration is lifting certain regulations on who can order diagnostic tests to allow for a major expansion of COVID-19 testing in the state. This includes the suspension of the requirement that patients receive a referral from a physician or other prescribing medical provider (such as…