Connecticut State Workers Need To Be Vaccinated Or Submit To Weekly TestingGov. Ned Lamont has directed heads of state agencies to put workers who don't comply on unpaid leave, starting as soon as Tuesday. 
Murphy Threatens So-Called 'Nuclear Option' If N.J. Residents Are Double Charged In NYC's Congestion Pricing PlanMurphy is now threatening to use the Port Authority as a bargaining tool to keep New Jersey drivers from paying more. 
Sports Betting Now Legal In ConnecticutThe legal sports gambling industry is expected to generate $100 million a year in state revenue.
New Seat Belt Law Goes Into Effect In ConnecticutPreviously, rear seat belts were only required for passengers under 16.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont Extends Mandatory COVID Vaccine Deadline For State EmployeesThe mandate includes workers at long-term care facilities, state hospitals, pre-K through grade 12 school workers and child care facility staff members.
Metro-North Penn Station Access Project Completes Environmental ReviewIt calls for four new stations in the Bronx, as well as direct Metro-North service to Penn Station from the Bronx, Westchester and Connecticut.
The Most Popular Halloween Candies In The Tri-State Area May Surprise YouAmericans are expected to spend billions on candy this year.
Customers Raising Money To Help Stamford Barbershop Rebuild After FireBelltown Barbers is the kind of place where clients become friends. Kids get their first haircut there and the barbers watch them grow up.
Concern Over School Bus Staffing In Connecticut As New COVID Protocols BeginThe Connecticut School Transportation Association says more than 1,500 drivers from 12 bus companies are unvaccinated, and more than 200 of those drivers refuse weekly testing. 
Connecticut To Welcome Over 300 Afghan RefugeesThe governor says he has directed the state's Department of Social Services to ensure families receive food, shelter, education and job training.
Hundreds Of Evacuees From Afghanistan Headed To New York, ConnecticutNew York Gov. Kathy Hochul pledged assistance to help them rebuild their lives.