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Parents, educators share thoughts on handling of COVID in schools

By Lance Reynolds Republican-American A day after Gov. Ned Lamont said he may leave mask decisions up to local school districts, teacher union reps and parents...

Borough’s COVID-19 policy criticized as discriminatory

By Andreas Yilma Citizen's News NAUGATUCK -- Multiple borough parents say the COVID-19 school policies are discriminatory and ultimately hurting their unvaccinated children. Fully vaccinated students don't...

Lamont issues warning to schools who switch to remote learning

By Paul Hughes Republican-American HARTFORD -- Gov. Ned Lamont and Education Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker stood firm Tuesday that schools that switch to remote learning for coronavirus-related...

Mobile vaccination app being tested by state

By Paul Hughes Republican-American WEST HARTFORD -- Connecticut is now testing out a cellphone app for state residents to verify their COVID-19 vaccination status, Gov. Ned...

COVID-19 rules under review in Naugatuck schools, called ‘discriminatory’

By Andreas Yilma Citizen's News NAUGATUCK -- The Board of Education will review state COVID-19 guidelines after a board member claimed the guidelines are discriminatory. Fully vaccinated...

Report: 37 more residents died from COVID in last week

Thirty-seven state residents died of COVID-19 in the last week as the state's positivity climbed back up to 6.48% Thursday. The state's death toll...

Lamont goes against FDA, calls for all adults to receive booster

Local doctors said they would prefer to wait for the FDA's decision on administering adult booster vaccinations, despite Gov. Ned Lamont's call for vaccines...

State preparing to administer COVID vaccine to children

By Paul Hughes, Republican-American FARMINGTON — In anticipation of emergency federal authorizations, state health officials are preparing to start administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to...

Naugatuck, Region 16 school employees meeting mandate

By Elio Gugliotti and Andreas Yilma, Staff The vast majority of Naugatuck and Region 16 school employees are vaccinated against COVID-19, officials say, and those...

Officials probe vaccines’ ties to heart problems

By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD — Health care providers in Connecticut have identified 18 teenagers and young adults who experienced heart problems after receiving either...

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