Governor Lamont applauds Biden administration selection of Stamford’s Nick Simmons to serve as senior U.S. education official

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont is applauding the announcement on Friday that the Biden administration has selected Nick Simmons to serve as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Education for School Reopening and Recovery in a position that will have him coordinating efforts on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education to safely reopen…

CT DPH confirms case of measles in Fairfield County 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…

Earth Month at Housatonic Community College

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Housatonic Community College (HCC) is celebrating Earth Day (April 22nd) with a series of engaging activities throughout April, all designed to raise our collective environmental awareness. Initiated by HCC’s STEAM Center of Excellence, with significant support from Pitney Bowes, Avangrid, and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, the lineup of fascinating events creates…

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…

Murphy Applauds Inclusion of Rail Funding in American Jobs Plan

HARTFORD, CT – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, on Wednesday applauded the inclusion of rail funding in the American Jobs Plan as laid out by the Biden administration this morning: “The rail funding proposed in President Biden’s American…

Westport Country Playhouse Presents Virtual Script in Hand Playreading of Comedy, April 26 – May 2

The Off-Broadway hit that asks, “To be, or Airbnb, that is the question.” Westport Country Playhouse will present a virtual Script in Hand playreading of “Rent Control,” the Off-Broadway hit comedy based on the true story of a struggling-to-survive actor in New York City who invents a moneymaking scheme that backfires. Written and performed by…

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…