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Unemployment claims skyrocket as coronavirus crisis deepens
By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, March 17, 2020

State of emergency: Town, schools respond to coronavirus
By Susan ShultzUpdated 1:27 pm EDT, Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Lamont admin. in early talks about economic stimulus package
By Greg Bordonaro, ​The Hartford Business Journal, March 17, 2020

Connecticut officials seek to blunt economic impact of virus
By Susan Haigh, Associated Press, March 16, 2020

‘It’s going to be a fraction of what sales were':
​Connecticut businesses grapple with effects of coronavirus as slowdown begins

By Kenneth R. Gosselin, Amanda Blanco, and Leeanne Griffin, The Hartford Courant, March 16, 2020

Lamont joins governors of New York, New Jersey in closing bars, gyms, movie theaters as coronavirus spreads
The governors criticized the federal response to the health crisis
By Jenna Carlesso and Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, March 16, 2020

Dan Haar: 2,000 jobless claims in one day spell recession
By Dan Haar, ​The Middletown Press, March 15, 2020

For Lamont, the crisis is a defining moment
By Kaitlyn Krasselt, The Middletown Press, March 15, 2020

CT economy lost 2,100 jobs in ‘19, first loss since recession
By Dan Haar, The CT Post, March 13, 2020

CT’s traditional economic sectors at major risk as coronavirus spreads
By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, March 13, 2020

Economists: Coronavirus to have major impact on CT economy
By Greg Bordonaro and Matt Pilon, The Hartford Business Journal, March 13, 2020

Lawmakers approve $5M for coronavirus in bond package
that includes funding for XL Center, cities and towns, transportation

By Christopher Keating, The Hartford Courant, March 11, 2020

Connecticut lawmakers vote on long-awaited bonding bill
By Susan Haigh, Associated Press, The CT Post, March 11, 2020

CT budget is poised to weather coronavirus crisis – for now
By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, March 11, 2020

Lawmakers Approve of Lamont’s Handling of COVID-19
By Walker Strong, CT News Junkie, March 11, 2020

Darien First Selectman gives COVID-19 update
The Darien Times, March 7, 2020

Darien schools discuss remote learning plan
The Darien Times, March 7, 2020

Much expensive nonsense pushes transportation aside
​By Chris Powell, The Journal Inquirer, March 7, 2020

Lawmakers may cap insulin payments but problems persist
By Kaitlyn Krasselt, The CT Post, March 7, 2020

Real lessons from GE remain lost on most
By Hugh Bailey, The CT Post, March 7, 2020

Long-delayed bond package of construction projects could be approved next week
By Christopher Keating, The Hartford Courant, March 6, 2020

Bipartisan Support For Some Health Reform, But Not A Public Option
By Christine Stuart, The CT News Junkie, March 6, 2020

Slots on your smartphone? Lamont says, ‘No.’
By Mark Pazniokas, The CT Mirror, March 6, 2020

Mandated teaching is not improving student performance
By Tiffany Moyer-Washington, CT Viewpoints, The CT Mirror, March 6, 2020

Coronavirus expected to hit Connecticut for at least 3-4 months, feel ‘like a really bad flu season’
By Alex Putterman and Eliza Fawcett, The Hartford Courant, March 6, 2020

Courtney, health officials confident state will handle coronavirus
​By Matt Grahn, The Bulletin, March 6, 2020

House GOP transportation plan includes use of rainy day fund
By Edward Bedner, The Journal Inquirer, March 3, 2020, Updated March 6, 2020

​'Why Should I Invest in Connecticut?'
By the Connecticut Business & Industry Association, www.CBIA.com, March 5, 2020

Lamont vows to get CT worker retirement plan on track
By Alexander Soule, The CT Post, March 5, 2020

Lamont touts shift in biz incentives ahead of DECD audit
​​By Matt Pilon, The Hartford Business Journal, March 5, 2020 

State-Run Healthcare: Unregulated and in the Red
By the Connecticut Business & Industry Association, www.CBIA.com, March 5, 2020

Democrats push latest public option bill despite slim chance of passing
By Jenna Carlesso, The CT Mirror, March 5, 2020

Transfer Act Overhaul Needs Broader Collaboration, Time
By the Connecticut Business & Industry Association, www.CBIA.com, March 5, 2020

Rhode Island denied rehearing in truck-only toll lawsuit
By Tyson Fisher, Land Line, March 4, 2020

With CT tolls debate on ice, fiscal issues loom large
Will the governor put the state back on its 'debt diet?'

By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, February 24, 2020

Anti-vaccine parents return to Capitol as committee plans vote on tightening requirements for schoolchildren
By Christopher Keating, The Hartford Courant, February 24, 2020

Ken Dixon: Gov. Lamont’s lesson in Conn. politics
By Ken Dixon, The Middletown Press, February 23, 2020

Early success for local ride-sharing services: Getting There
By Jim Cameron, The CT Post, February 23, 2020

Reluctance to vote on controversial issue and mistrust among Democrats sank Gov. Ned Lamont’s toll plan
By Christopher Keating, The Hartford Courant, February 23, 2020

Opening birth records to all adoptees is pressed again
By Eric Bedner, The Journal Inquirer, February 22, 2020

Gov. Ned Lamont takes step to release millions in aid to cities, towns
By Christopher Keating, The Hartford Courant, February 21, 2020

Lamont keeps pledge, begins release of stalled municipal aid
By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, February 21, 2020

Why did the tolls bill die?
By John Dankosky, The CT Mirror, February 21, 2020

Democrats renew push to extend voting rights in Connecticut
By Mark Pazniokas, The CT Mirror, February 20, 2020

Board of Education proposes 3.4% budget increase
By Sandra Diamond Fox, The Darien Times, February 18, 2020

Progressive Dems renew push for tax reform, legalized cannabis
By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, February 18, 2020

Monuments & Ceremonies Commission discusses Veteran list, membership, 2020 cake
By Sandra Diamond Fox, The Darien Times, February 18, 2020

Big turnout expected at latest hearing on vaccine exemption
By the Associated Press, www.APnews.com, February 17, 2020

Is Connecticut’s outdated recycling system in line for an overhaul?
By Jan Ellen Spiegel, CT Viewpoints, The CT Mirror, February 17, 2020



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As the country and the world respond to the pandemic that is coronavirus, Darien officials and school administrators have responded to do their part to slow the spread.

Schools in the state have been shut down by Gov. Ned Lamont until at least March 31 after the district announced a two-week shutdown last Wednesday. Lamont joined with the governors of New York and New Jersey to shut down all fitness studios, entertainment venues, as well as restaurants and bars, other than take-out services, as of Monday at 8 p.m.


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