Outdoor dining returns to Connecticut

For the first time in two months, customers dined outdoors at restaurants under a warm spring sun Wednesday across Connecticut as the state began a lengthy process of easing restrictions meant to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Businesses begin Phase 1 of reopening in Connecticut

Thanks to the state's work testing and a drop in hospitalizations due to coronavirus, non-essential retail businesses in the state are beginning to reopen, although barbershops and salons will still not reopen until June 1.

Beginning to bloom: New York creaking back to economic life

More construction, manufacturing and curbside retail pickups have begun in parts of New York state. Shuttered sectors of the economy started reopening slowly Friday in a wide strip down the middle of the state that was spared the brunt of the outbreak.