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Just in the nick of time: Christmas trees bring joy

Families visit Geer Tree Farm in Griswold to choose their Christmas trees Friday, November 27, 2020. The farm sells six varieties of trees across 100 acres. Trees can be choose and cut or pre-cut. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Friday was first day of the season for many Christmas tree farms in region, but several had received requests from customers before they even opened their fields to cut down trees.

Shoppers skip the stores on Black Friday, opt for safer online sales

From left, Kristy Barth of Moosup, Melinda Bottone of Killingly and Janis McMaster and her daughter, Bailey, of Plainfield walk toward their vehicle after holiday shopping at Target on Black Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Waterford. The women said they have been friends for years and usually go shopping and out to lunch together on Black Friday. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Like everything else, COVID-19 prompts changes to Black Friday traditions as stores try to adapt to the pandemic.

New London organizations seek donated gifts for adopt-a-family program

Lady Boss Productions has partnered with Safe Futures and the Drop-In Learning Center to "adopt" 10 local families in need.


One dog in Norwich long-disputed destruction order euthanized after illness

The older of two dogs held under a destruction order at the Norwich dog pound since October of 2013 was euthanized after suffering from cancer.


State to change ‘problematic’ health care pay model

Changes expected to produce about $95 million in savings


Make A Difference: Catholic Charities

Because of of COVID-19 and the closing of the dad's place of employment, the family of five is struggling


Montville WPCA set to renovate or replace water tower

The authority was approved for a $776,000 grant from the State Department of Public Health for the project.


STANDALONE :: 11/27/20 :: Bob Lebowitz, right, of Newton, Mass. prepares to take a photo of his two daughters and their families portraits while another family poses for a selfie in the background on the beach at Harkness Memorial State Park Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Waterford.  The family said they usually get together on Thanksgiving, but due to Covid-19 wanted to be safe and not be in the same house and celebrated the day at their own homes.  The family still wanted to get together and be outdoors, so Lebowitz and his daughters, Becky Hanger, third from right, of Maplewood, N.J., Amy Rosman of Roslyn, N.Y., second from left, and their families met at the park because it was a good spot between where they live and where he lives.(Dana Jensen/The Day)

Family portrait


Search to begin for New London's next poet laureate

A volunteer group has begun the task of exploring the city’s expansive art scene to find the next poet laureate.


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