Susan Haigh, The Associated Press

Susan Haigh

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Hartford, CT, United States

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Recent articles by Susan:

Thousands of businesses got critical loans during pandemic

When a large swath of Connecticut was forced to shut down during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, state officials quickly created an emergency loan program from scratch, hoping to help small businesses - from pizza shops to yoga studios - weather the economic crisis. Months later, records obtained by The Associated Press through a Freedom of Information Act request show the fledgling… → Read More

Thousands of businesses got critical loans during pandemic

When a large swath of Connecticut was forced to shut down during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, state officials quickly created an emergency loan program from scratch, hoping to help small businesses - from pizza shops to yoga studios - weather the economic crisis. Months later, records obtained by The Associated Press through a Freedom of Information Act request show the fledgling… → Read More

Thousands of businesses got critical loans during pandemic

When a large swath of Connecticut was forced to shut down during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, state officials quickly created an emergency loan program from scratch, hoping to help small businesses - from pizza shops to yoga studios - weather the economic crisis. Months later, records obtained by The Associated Press through a Freedom of Information Act request show the fledgling… → Read More

Suffrage anniversary commemorations highlight racial divide

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As the U.S. marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, many event organizers, mindful that the 19th Amendment originally benefited mostly white women, have been careful to present it as a commemoration, not a celebration.The amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified on Aug. 18, 1920, but many women of color were prevented from casting ballots for decades… → Read More

Connecticut voters choose Trump, Biden in final 2020 primary

As expected, voters on Tuesday rubber-stamped Republican President Donald Trump and former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden in primary elections in Connecticut, where officials were working late into the night counting large numbers of absentee ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic. Connecticut's contest, which had been twice delayed because of COVID-19, marked the final presidential… → Read More

Connecticut issues first $1,000 fines to travel violators

The Connecticut Department of Public Health issued its first $1,000 fines on Monday to two individuals who Gov. Ned Lamont said failed to comply with the travel advisory for residents who return home from states with high COVID-19 infection rates. The Democrat said the two unnamed people had flown back to Connecticut from Louisiana and Florida and neither filled out a health form that's required… → Read More

Connecticut issues first $1,000 fines to travel violators

The Connecticut Department of Public Health issued its first $1,000 fines on Monday to two individuals who Gov. Ned Lamont said failed to comply with the travel advisory for residents who return home from states with high COVID-19 infection rates. The Democrat said the two unnamed people had flown back to Connecticut from Louisiana and Florida and neither filled out a health form that's required… → Read More

Pfizer's CT scientists playing key role in vaccine effort

GROTON, Conn. (AP) - Scientists and other staff at Pfizer Inc.'s Groton campus are playing a key role in the drug company's fast-tracked and promising efforts to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, as well as an antiviral medication to treat patients who've contracted COVID-19, a top company executive said Wednesday. People are working around the clock on pre-clinical and clinical… → Read More

Pfizer's CT scientists playing key role in vaccine effort

GROTON, Conn. (AP) - Scientists and other staff at Pfizer Inc.'s Groton campus are playing a key role in the drug company's fast-tracked and promising efforts to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, as well as an antiviral medication to treat patients who've contracted COVID-19, a top company executive said Wednesday. People are working around the clock on pre-clinical and clinical… → Read More

Pfizer's CT scientists playing key role in vaccine effort

GROTON, Conn. (AP) - Scientists and other staff at Pfizer Inc.'s Groton campus are playing a key role in the drug company's fast-tracked and promising efforts to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, as well as an antiviral medication to treat patients who've contracted COVID-19, a top company executive said Wednesday. People are working around the clock on pre-clinical and clinical… → Read More

Legislators seek to address racial inequity, policing issues

With a Black Lives Matter flag flying over the Connecticut state Capitol, Democratic state senators announced their commitment Friday to a multitude of legislative proposals aimed at addressing systemic racial inequities, including wide-ranging police reforms, and efforts to improve economic, educational and housing opportunities for racial minorities. → Read More

Some tribes reopen casinos despite opposition from states

In Connecticut, the tribes that own and operate Mohegan Sun and Foxwood Resort Casino began the first stages of reopening on June 1 despite pleas from Gov. Ned Lamont to remain shuttered. → Read More

Some tribes reopen their casinos despite state opposition

Some federally recognized tribes have pushed ahead with plans to reopen their casinos despite opposition from governors who have little to no say in the matter. → Read More

Some tribes reopen their casinos despite state opposition

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — Drivers heading down state roads leading to Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun in Connecticut are greeted by flashing warnings: “Avoid Large Crowds” and “Don’t Gamble With COVID. ”Despite having authority to shutter thousands of businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has been constrained when dealing with the sovereign tribal… → Read More

US deaths from coronavirus surpass 100,000 milestone

The U.S. surpassed a jarring milestone Wednesday in the coronavirus pandemic: 100,000 deaths. → Read More

Connecticut could lose 45,000 child care spaces after virus

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut faces the prospect of losing about 45,000 child care spaces without government intervention, given the serious financial and staffing challenges the coronavirus pandemic has imposed on the industry, the state's top childcare official said Tuesday. Beth Bye, commissioner of the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, said the state was already losing day care… → Read More

Connecticut could lose 45,000 child care spaces after virus

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut faces the prospect of losing about 45,000 child care spaces without government intervention, given the serious financial and staffing challenges the coronavirus pandemic has imposed on the industry, the state's top childcare official said Tuesday. Beth Bye, commissioner of the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, said the state was already losing day care… → Read More

Connecticut could lose 45,000 child care spaces after virus

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut faces the prospect of losing about 45,000 child care spaces without government intervention, given the serious financial and staffing challenges the coronavirus pandemic has imposed on the industry, the state's top childcare official said Tuesday. Beth Bye, commissioner of the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, said the state was already losing day care… → Read More

Can nursing homes dedicated to virus patients stop spread?

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A few states may have found a way to help slow the spread of the coronavirus in nursing homes by converting some of them into "recovery centers" set aside mostly for residents who have left the hospital but still might be contagious or lack immunity. Critics worry about harming frail, elderly residents by transferring them to make room in repurposed nursing homes. But some… → Read More

Can nursing homes dedicated to virus patients stop spread?

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A few states may have found a way to help slow the spread of the coronavirus in nursing homes by converting some of them into "recovery centers" set aside mostly for residents who have left the hospital but still might be contagious or lack immunity. Critics worry about harming frail, elderly residents by transferring them to make room in repurposed nursing homes. But some… → Read More