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Legislature Considers Free Swimming Lessons for Children Under Age 18 Helping children learn to swim is what experts consider to be among the “very top strategies to reduce drowning emergencies and fatalities. The Connecticut legislature is currently considering legislation that would establish a program to provide free swimming lessons to individuals under the age o.

Athletes Embroiled In Lawsuit Over Transgender Competitors Take To The Track Two runners mentioned in a lawsuit over the participation of transgender athletes in Connecticut high school sports raced against each other Saturday. The.

Opinion: Criticism of university system president's remarks on voter suppression The study concludes that such laws have "no negative effect" on voter registration or voter turnout either overall or for any specific group, whether defined by race, gender, age, or party affiliation.

More than 500 runners finish Lake Waramaug fundraising run More than 500 runners from across Connecticut and outside the state ran in the 36th annual Lake Waramaug Polar Bear Run on Sunday. With it being sunshine-filled 45-degree morning, runners were plea…

Third man pleads guilty in fraud scheme that sent former East Haven official to prison Gold, 47, of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, the third man to enter a plea in connection with the case, pleaded guilty in Bridgeport federal court to fraud and conspiracy offenses stemming from his participation in two separate schemes that defrauded his Illinois-based company of more than $9 million, according to federal officials.

New Haven event 'Black Women's Firsts' to celebrate achievements Black Women's Firsts, a community forum at New Haven Museum, is free and will include a Q and A with panelists.

Risk of Unintended Consequences If Prohibiting Polystyrene School Lunch Trays As the Committee and the public discuss the topic, we are providing information to put some much needed context around the impact that prohibiting styrofoam trays will have on food service programs throughout the state. School districts have few choices when it comes to implementing this prohibition.

Shadows cast over Reg BI just months before start The SEC's rule package is commonly known as Reg BI for its centerpiece best-interest standard that aims to compel brokers to put clients' financial interests ahead of their own and requires them to mitigate financial conflicts, The new rules do not affect retirement plans, except some small 401 plans served by brokers.

ConnectiCare Presents $4K Donation To Mercy Learning Center 30, ConnectiCare presented a $4,857.14 donation to Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport in collaboration with the Connecticut Neighborhood Assistance Act tax credit program. The donation will support the Mercy Learning Center's Literacy and Life Skills Program.

'Big Red' Tom Emery is a Connecticut celebrity, but to him, he's 'just a fan' [email protected]

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Vital, Bouknight lead UConn to 78-71 win over South Florida - UConn guard Christian Vital believes the experience of losing a lot of close games this season helped the Huskies get a win on Sunday. Vital scored 24 points and freshman James Bouknight had 16 of his 19 points in the second half to lead Connecticut past South Florida 78-71.

State Aiding Puerto Rican Evacuees Displaced By Earthquakes The state is setting aside money for Puerto Ricans arriving in Connecticut after being displaced from the island by natural disasters.

Anosike scores 18 points sending Sacred Heart past Bryant Anosike led five Sacred Heart players in double figures with 18 points and the Pioneers beat Bryant 83-76 on Sunday. Anosike shot 7 of 9 and collared nine rebounds. Tyler Thomas scored 16 off the bench, Koreem Ozier 14, Kinnon LaRose 13 and Aaron Clarke 12.

A talk by Camillo and other events to attend in Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo will speak on 'Greenwich's Future: A Vision for the Next Decade' before the Greenwich Retired Men's Association on Wednesday.

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Sunday recap: Michigan Baseball drops series finale to Connecticut UConn has proven to be early-season Kryptonite for the Wolverines.

Grizzlies: Jackson out at least 2 weeks with sprained knee - Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Junior will miss at least two weeks with a sprained left knee after getting hurt in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Grizzlies announced Sunday that Jackson will be re-evaluated in two weeks. An MRI exam showed Jackson sprained his knee Friday night contesting a shot late in the second quarter.

Buttigieg questions 3rd place finish in Nevada, cites errors LAS VEGAS - Pete Buttigieg's campaign has questioned his third-place finish in Nevada's caucuses and called for the state's Democratic party to release a more detailed breakdown of votes and address reports of more than 200 problems allocating votes in Saturday's caucuses.

Several rescued from pond after falling through ice - Several people were rescued Sunday after falling through the ice while fishing on a Connecticut pond, officials said. At least four people were pulled from the water at Burr Pond State Park in Torrington, officials said. Two people were taken to the hospital by helicopters to be treated for severe hypothermia, NBC Connecticut reported.

Two rescued after falling through ice in Washington WASHINGTON - Two people were rescued from the water by bystanders Sunday after they fell through the ice at Mount Tom State Park, Bantam Fire Company said in a release. The release said bystanders brought the rescued party to a nearby house. EMS treated them there when they arrived on the scene.

Opinion: Nearly a quarter of Connecticut will be hard to count in 2020 Census An accurate count is critically important to Connecticut because it means nearly $11 billion in federal funding for vital programs including Head Start, National School Lunch Program, SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, Community Development Block Grants, transportation and highway projects, and more.

Blumenthal: 'Our Nation is Failing the People of Puerto Rico' This story was reported under a partnership with CT Latino News. Senator Richard Blumenthal had some criticism for the federal government this weekend after spending Friday and Saturday in Puerto Rico assessing the response to the earthquakes that have been shaking the island since late December.

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