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New London to host Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday

New London — Still smarting from the cancellation of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in March due to COVID-19 pandemic concerns, organizers of the annual event have come up with an alternative plan.

It’s called the Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Car Parade and instead of a traditional parade with walkers, the event kicks off at noon Sunday with a parade of vehicles.

The car parade starts at Shaw's Cove and proceeds along a 10-mile route that takes it down Bank and South Water streets, Crystal Avenue, State Pier Road, Williams, Broad and Colman streets and Lee, Ocean, Neptune, Pequot and Montauk avenues, before ending back at Shaw's Cove.

The community is invited to decorate homes and businesses along the route. Catherine Foley is the grand marshal for the event, which is organized by the Downtown New London Association. For the entire route, go to


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