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Spring for Abilis Announces 70th Anniversary Celebration Featuring Comedy, Music and Dance — Saturday, May 1

The 70th anniversary celebration Spring for Abilis is scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., and will feature a virtual gala packed with comedy, entertainment, singing, dancing and the Abilis’ Giving Garden and live auction appeal — plus so much more! Hosted by entertainer and comedian Brett Walkow, Spring for Abilis is FREE…

CT DPH confirms case of measles in Connecticut child

Hartford, CT – The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) on Friday said it has confirmed a case of measles in a Fairfield County child.  The child, who was not yet vaccinated against measles, acquired the infection while traveling internationally.  DPH is collaborating with local partners to identify contacts and implement appropriate control measures. Measles…

Governor Lamont announces Connecticut receives first credit rating upgrade in more than 20 years

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Wednesday announced that Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Connecticut’s General Obligation bonds credit rating from “A1” to “Aa3,” making it the first credit rating upgrade the state has received since February 2001. “This upgrade from Moody’s is the first for our state in more than 20 years and…

CT Department of Public Health announces partnership with Access Health CT to increase vaccine access

HARTFORD, CT – The Department of Public Health (DPH) on Friday announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Access Health CT, a quasi-public state agency, to increase vaccine access in communities high on the social vulnerability index (SVI). This partnership will utilize and expand on Access Health CT’s existing outreach…

Governor Lamont signs order enabling expanded use of telehealth services to continue during COVID-19 pandemic

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed an executive order modifying certain state laws in order to allow expanded access to telehealth services to continue in Connecticut during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Telehealth services are those that enable healthcare providers to interact with patients, including those with Medicaid coverage, without…

Payroll jobs post slight January 2021 decline (-100): unemployment rate at 8.1% on newly benchmarked data

WETHERSFIELD, CT – Connecticut payroll employment was essentially unchanged in January 2021, dropping just 100 jobs (‑0.01%) after a revised 4,600 (‑0.3%) decrease in December 2020. This is the third monthly job loss after six consecutive seasonally adjusted monthly jobs gains. Statewide employment is now 127,300 (-7.5%) positions lower than a year ago at 1,570,700…

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota Elected to Westport Country Playhouse’s Board of Trustees

Johnna G. Torsone Named Honorary Trustee; Anna Czekaj-Farber Elected Chair Alisyn Camerota, journalist, author, anchor of CNN’s morning show “New Day,” and Westport, CT resident, is elected to the board of trustees at Westport Country Playhouse. In her three decades in journalism, Camerota has covered stories nationally and internationally, earning an Emmy Award for her…

Triangle Community Center Announces New Executive Director: Edson Rivas Named New Executive Director of TCC

Norwalk, CT – Triangle Community Center announced that its Board of Directors has hired Edson Rivas to the permanent position of Executive Director starting immediately. Rivas, a double major of economics and international relations from the University of Connecticut, comes from a corporate background in proxy and investor relations. He has worked with many publicly…

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum to open new exhibition on 19th century American Medicine, with rare and never-before-seen artifacts, instruments and photographs

Norwalk, CT – The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will explore the birth of modern medicine and its scientific breakthroughs with a new exhibition titled, Health, Healing & Addiction in 19th Century America. The exhibition will open on April 8 and run through Oct. 17, 2021. This exploration will feature rare artifacts, instruments, costumes and photographs, drawn…