Lamont relaxes COVID-19 restrictions as case rates stabilize

MONROE, CT — Monroe’s rate of new COVID-19 cases stabilized as Gov. Ned Lamont loosens restrictions in Connecticut.

Though masks and social distancing restrictions remain in place, First Selectman Ken Kellogg said Lamont announced a significant relaxation of  restrictions, which will take effect on March 19.

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COVID’s spread moves Monroe to red alert status, claims 2 more lives

Editor’s Note: The governor recently corrected his report to say 68 Connecticut town are now red, not 42.

MONROE, CT — First Selectman Ken Kellogg issued a CodeRed message to residents Thursday, saying the town now averages 3.5 new COVID cases per day, moving it into the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s red alert category, along with 68 other towns. Read More

Lockdowns led to a spike in the region’s domestic violence pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life for all of us.

This October, as we observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I hope we will all focus attention on those who have been especially vulnerable during this devastating public health crisis: The thousands of adults and children living in our communities, who have also experienced the devastation of domestic abuse during an extended period of social isolation. Read More