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Ledyard Middle School Trimester 1 Honor Roll

Ledyard Middle School Trimester 1 Honor Roll

Kindness in Real Life: Norwich Human Services receives large donation from church

A donation of $15,000 was made during the summer; another $15,000 contribution was made in November.

A trip to Stonington playground offers a break from school

Brothers Emmett Boyle, front, 11, and Elliott, 8, of Stonington try to see who can go higher on the swings Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at the Stonington Borough Playground.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Brothers Emmett Boyle, front, 11, and Elliott, 8, of Stonington were trying to see who can go higher on the swings Thursday at the borough playground.

State police promote 2 troopers with local ties

Connecticut State Police on Thursday announced the promotion of two troopers who formerly served as commanding officers at Troop E in Montville.

Norwich hopes for reimbursement for most Tropical Storm Isaias costs

Gov. Ned Lamont announced Wednesday the state was approved for a federal disaster declaration for damage caused by Tropical Storm Isaias.

NCDC appoints interim coordinator; city to take back COVID-19 grant management

Citing NCDC's leadership transition and a desire to allow businesses with ties to NCDC apply for COVID-19 relief grants, the city will oversee the grants.

COVID-19 vaccine scheduling opens up for Connecticut residents over 75

Scheduling options include a website and a phone number, but due to high demand and limited vaccine availability, those eligible may have to wait for a spot to open.

As USPS delays continue, The Day wants to hear from you

Letter carriers load mail trucks July 31, 2020, for deliveries at a U.S. Postal Service facility in McLean, Va. As USPS delays continue, The Day wants to hear from you. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo, File)

The Day is working on a story about how U.S. Postal Service delays have affected southeastern Connecticut. We want to know about your experience.

Member of Groton Middle School community positive for COVID-19

A member of the Groton Middle School community has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been instructed to isolate at home.

Proposed Stonington school budget shows 8.9% increase

Superintendent of Schools Van Riley's plan comes after two years of budgets that showed decreases.

Friends look to outdoors for pandemic gatherings

Friends, clockwise from left, Pat and Corinne Ingellis of Old Saybrook and Pat and Eileen Howley of Rhode Island laugh Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, as they enjoy an outdoor lunch at Stonington Point.   (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Friends Pat and Corinne Ingellis of Old Saybrook and Pat and Eileen Howley of Rhode Island have been finding ways to see each other safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, Eileen Howley said.

Let's Go: ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ goes virtual

The cast of East Lyme High School Drama Club’s production of “Peter and the Starcatcher.” (photo submitted)

The play, which has won a Tony on Broadway, explores the origin story of Peter Pan.

Kindness in Real Life: Best Cleaners collects more than 11,000 coats for charity

Best Cleaners, with a location in Old Lyme, recently completed its 12th annual Coats for Connecticut drive, collecting and cleaning more than 11,000 donated jackets to give to families in need.

Seizing the day: Groton mother shows gratitude by embracing life in Groton

Megan McDuffee of Groton and her son, Burlington, 10 months, in the child backpack carrier, watches from the starting line as her sons, Cormac, 4, front left, Callan, 6, front right, and daughter, Oakley, 2, trailing behind, have a foot race Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, while spending time on the trails at Haley Farm State Park in Groton.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Megan McDuffee of Groton says there is much she is thankful for.

COVID-19 cases prompt New London, Montville schools to shift to remote learning

A total of 17 positive cases have been reported in the New London school district from Monday evening through Wednesday morning.

State police dog helps find alleged car thief, then woman with dementia

State police at Troop E said K-9 Yorik and his handler found a man who allegedly tried to break into a woman's car Wednesday night, and a woman with dementia who wandered off Thursday morning.

Hartford man charged with using counterfeit money at Niantic CVS

Officers found $560 in counterfeit bills in Anthony Woods’ possession, police said.

Fire damages New London duplex

A fire late Tuesday severely damaged a multifamily home on Colman Street, displacing the residents.

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Who among Connecticut military personnel has received the COVID-19 vaccine so far?

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Donnell Niles, 192nd Engineer Battalion combat medic, draws Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from a vial into a syringe at Bradley Air National Guard Base in East Granby, Connecticut, on Jan. 2, 2021. The Connecticut National Guard began administering the vaccine in accordance with the Department of Defense COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan, with doses voluntarily administered to soldiers and airmen on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic response. (Staff Sgt. Steven Tucker/U.S. Air National Guard)

Submarine crews and National Guardsmen, who’ve been at forefront of the state’s response to the pandemic, are among the first military personnel in Connecticut to get vaccinated.

New London committee reminds veterans of tax exemptions

Veterans who have 90 days of wartime service, including Merchant Marines who served during World War II, are eligible for a $1,500 exemption for property tax purposes.

Murphy asks Defense secretary to speed up military response to future attacks

Following reports that it took the National Guard nearly four hours to arrive at the U.S. Capitol last week, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is asking the acting secretary of Defense to speed up the response to less than an hour.

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R.I. Lt. Gov. McKee promises seamless transition during virus fight

Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee, who will take over as governor if Gina Raimondo is confirmed as President-elect Joe Biden’s commerce secretary, says his top priority will be continuing the state’s fight against the coronavirus

Massachusetts offering COVID-19 grants to small businesses

Massachusetts is highlighting efforts to help small businesses survive the economic turmoil they’ve suffered because of the coronavirus pandemic

Connecticut woman charged with shooting her 2 children pleads not guilty

A Connecticut woman accused of killing her 15-year-old daughter and critically wounding her 7-year-old son in a shooting in their home in November has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder charges