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