Hartford schools will ‘very likely’ shift to mix of online and in-person learning Oct. 19 as COVID-19 cases rise in the city

Hartford Public Schools will “very likely” decide next week to shift to a hybrid mix of online and in-person learning as a result of a sustained increase in COVID-19 cases, Mayor Luke Bronin said Tuesday, one of several school districts rethinking plans as new coronavirus infections rise statewide.



a man driving a car: Hartford, CT - 8/18/20 - Volunteer Michelle Harter distributes backpacks to students and outside Fred Wish Museum School Tuesday afternoon. Hartford Public Schools donated hundreds of backpacks at four schools Tuesday


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Hartford, CT – 8/18/20 – Volunteer Michelle Harter distributes backpacks to students and outside Fred Wish Museum School Tuesday afternoon. Hartford Public Schools donated hundreds of backpacks at four schools Tuesday

The first day of hybrid learning in Hartford, where students are currently attending in-person classes five days a week, would be Oct. 19, and a decision will be announced on Oct. 12, Bronin and Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez said.

The city’s announcement Tuesday came less than a week after West Hartford schools decided to delay their transition from a hybrid model to full in-person

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Halloween Decorations Aim to Educate and Begin Community Conversation in West Hartford

Halloween is a few weeks away and while some may be staying home instead of trick or treating, one West Hartford resident is looking to educate and establish a community dialogue through Halloween decorations.



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Along North Main Street, there’s one house that has images and information that may cause some drivers to circle back and get a second glance.



a group of people standing next to a brick wall: One of two panels on North Main Street. This is the COVID-19 side decorated with 3D cells and pictures of those who lost their battle against the coronavirus.


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One of two panels on North Main Street. This is the COVID-19 side decorated with 3D cells and pictures of those who lost their battle against the coronavirus.

“I literally like turned around and did a U-turn in the middle of the street and asked my roommate ‘Did you see that?'” said Armanthia Duncan of Hartford. “I think to see these two major topics married together is powerful.”

Armanthia Duncan and her roommate, Michael, live in Hartford and stumbled upon what

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