Brett Andrew Martinez
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 conce…
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 s…
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.
UConn Prepares for the Possibility of Online Learning Next Semester
"Though no decision has been made, faculty should plan as though courses will be delivered online in the fall." However, the president emphasized that this is a tentative plan and not a definitive course of action.
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.
The Brookfield Fire Department Is Celebrating Kids’ Birthdays
The volunteer fire company addressed the parents and guardians of Brookfield in an April 7th Facebook post announcing their plans to help with the otherwise limited birthday celebration options.
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.
A Wilton-Based Platform Tennis Tournament was on ESPN. Platform Tennis.
But the 2020 Platform Tennis World Championship that aired on ESPN3 last week-- the only live field or court sporting event they televised-- is the type of event we'll have to settle with, for now.
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.