- Gov. Ned Lamont noted in a separate statement that the aquarium is one “of Connecticut’s largest cultural destinations, and its success over the last 16 years is no doubt due in large part to Steve’s leadership.”
- Social Services Commissioner Deidre Gifford said Connecticut residents will benefit from the legislation in three ways.
- People become infected with the monkeypox virus through contact with the bodily fluids of infected animals or humans, including respiratory droplets, or through contact with materials contaminated with the virus.
- After losing House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz’s district after he retired in 2020, Berlin and Southington Democrats are looking to a well-known former town manager to get them back in power in November.
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- This week's Courant arts picks include eclectic rocker Adrian Belew, an "Encanto" singalong at the Xfinity Theatre.
- Black plastic was removed last year from the list of items acceptable in home recycling bins collected weekly by towns. But few members of the public seem to know it.
- Great Pond Village, the massive multi-use project in Windsor planned for more than a decade, is advancing to the second stage as builders prepare to erect a 750,000-square-foot warehouse an a network of new roads and utilities.
- A single mother of eight children ages 5 to 19-years-old, Coreyanne Armstrong is a full-time professional bagpiper often performing four times a week and also owns “Portland and District Pipers."
- About 30,000 applications were requested for the Premium Pay Program in its first few days after it informally launched late last week, crashing the online portal multiple times, according to Comptroller Natalie Braswell.
- Judge Barbara Bellis ordered the first hearing, on a date to be determined next week, to focus on what role, if any, Jones’s Connecticut lawyer played in in the disclosure of what she said could involve medical and psychiatric records of the relatives of victims who sued over Jones’ broadcast assertions that the massacre was a hoax.
- "Beyond Van Gogh," an immersive art installation exploring the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh, will be at the Connecticut Convention Center through Oct. 2.