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Connecticut awarded $65 million to replace 113-year-old bridge in Old Lyme

From left, Connecticut Construction Industries Association President Donald Shubert; U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.; U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, and Connecticut Laborers’ District Council business manager Keith Brothers on Tuesday morning, Oct. 27, 2020, announce $65 million in federal funding for replacement of the Connecticut River Bridge at DEEP Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme. (Taylor Hartz/The Day)

The state has been awarded $65 million in federal funding to begin the replacement of the 113-year-old bridge that carries trains over the Connecticut River between Old Lyme and Old Saybrook.

Connecticut’s one-day COVID-19 positive rate hits 4.1%

Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday that the daily positivity rate for COVID-19 has “scooted up to 4.1%” in the latest batch of 13,039 tests, the highest one-day number since early June. The new seven-day rolling average is 2.5%.

Blumenthal, Murphy react to all-Republican Supreme Court confirmation vote

Amy Coney Barrett takes the constitutional oath, administered by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, as President Donald Trump watches on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, after Barrett was confirmed to be a Supreme Court justice by the Senate earlier in the evening. Holding the Bible is Barrett's husband, Jesse Barrett. (Patrick Semansky/AP Photo)

Connecticut's U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, both Democrats, call Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation devastating, scary and saddening.


New London schools to wait a month before decision on return to full in-person classes

New London schools will remain in the hybrid model for an extra month before considering a full district reopening, Superintendent Cynthia Ritchie announced to families this week.


Judge Seymour Hendel mourned in New London

Superior Court Judge Seymour L. Hendel, a city native who devoted his life to family, law and charitable works, died Sunday at his home, at age 89.


Norwich Free Academy students question candidates at forum

State Sen. Cathy Osten and Republican 46th District state House candidate Robert Bell discussed issues presented by NFA students Tuesday.


DEEP seeks to clean up regulations for cleaning up properties

Commissioner Katie Dykes was the featured speaker at a virtual breakfast the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut hosted Tuesday.


Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz visits Norwich COVID-19 test site, mental health services center

Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz visited a mobile COVID-19 test site at St. Vincent de Paul Place soup kitchen and toured Reliance Health in downtown Norwich.


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