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Columbus Statue Removal in New Haven Elevates Call for Justice
Tensions were high on Wednesday, as New Haven citizens fought over their disagreements on whether the 125-year-old Christopher Columbus statue in Wooster Square Park should be dismantled.
Famous ESPN Anchor Scott Van Pelt Is Selling His CT Home
S.V.P., as he's famously called, purchased The Farmington home in October 2014 for 3 million. It boasts 6 beds, 4.5 baths, and is a whopping 8,801 square feet located at the end of a cul-de-sac. The house includes a 4 car garage, movie theatre, bar, and gym, according to realtor.com:
US Department of Ed: Connecticut Law Protecting Transgender Athletes Violates Title IX
After a few months of deliberation, The civil rights office of the U.S. Education Department has decided that the participation in girls' athletics of two transgender female athletes, Terry Miller (Bloomfield, CT) and Andraya Miller (Cromwell, CT), is a violation of Title IX.
Popular Facebook Group “#OpenCTNow” Is Fed Up With Quarantine
Evidently, the outrage speaks volumes through these peoples' everyday experiences and sentiments. And there's plenty more where that came from: over the past 30 days, the group has amassed more than 5,000 posts alone, not including comments or the initial posts since it's recent conception on April 15th.
7 Local Hiking Hotspots to Beat Your Quarantine Blues
Admittedly, Quarantine has given all of us an unprecedented urge to get outside and be "one with nature." Luckily for us Connecticuteans, our state boasts a ton of forests, parks, mountains, and preserves to explore. Whether you're looking to hike, walk, bike, or birdwatch, here are seven well-known areas that can serve as healthier (and happier) alternatives to your daily Netflix-binge ritual.
BETHEL CAT FOUND AFTER DEVASTATING HOUSE FIRE
According to the Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Company, it took around 2 hours and 50 firefighters to extinguish the large fire. Units arrived on the scene only 3 minutes after they got the call, and the cause is still being determined by the Bethel Emergency Management and Fire Marshal Office.
Connecticut Launches New Unemployment Software, Processes 60,000 Claims Overnight
The department updated its software in response to a massive uptick in the number of claim applications due to the coronavirus pandemic. The new software will facilitate the continuing claims that will need to be processed in the near future.
Calling All CT Businesses: Enter Into Our Virtual Tip Jar
Business hasn't been its usual self in the past month, and we are doing our best to change that. If you are a restaurant, shop, or any type of store that's been negatively affected by the pandemic, please enter your name into the tip jar below.
Yale University to House First Responders in Its Dorms
On March 20, Elicker requested that Yale President Peter Salovey open up housing for up to 150 responders who might have been exposed to the virus. This includes hospital personnel, public safety workers, firefighters, and police, according to the New Haven Register.
Starbucks is Now Offering Free Coffee to Frontline Responders, Paid Leave for Employees
Starbucks, the largest coffee retailer in the world, has been making equally massive moves in response to the pandemic in the past weeks.