CONNECTICUT

Coverage of Connecticut from New England Public Radio, NPR, and other NPR stations.

Connecticut Public in Hartford, Connecticut.
Heather Brandon / NEPR

Connecticut Public, the Hartford-based entity that operates Connecticut Public Television and WNPR radio, has hired Quinnipiac University School of Communications dean Mark Contreras as its new president and CEO. 

Governor Ned Lamont has announced a partnership with local banks that will see federal workers in Connecticut offered interest-free loans to help them during the government shutdown. 

Democrats in the Connecticut General Assembly look like they’ll make early voting a signature issue this session. They’re introducing legislation seeking a referendum on an amendment to the state’s constitution. 

The partial government shutdown is taking its toll on furloughed employees and those who are forced to work without pay at Bradley International Airport. 

The American Shakespeare Theatre, where actors like Katharine Hepburn once walked the boards, is no more. The theatre building in Stratford, Connecticut, burned down over the weekend.

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