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During pandemic, families take to exploring their own neighborhood

Tanya and Lloyd Wessam of Groton enter Fort Griswold through the sally-port Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, during their first visit to Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park in Groton.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

With travel discouraged to help stem the spread of COVID-19, some families continue to look close to home for entertainment.

MLK Jr. services go virtual in New London

Several annual events in the city to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are going virtual this year.

Three COVID-19 cases reported Friday by Groton Schools

Groton school officials learned Friday that "a member at each of the following schools, Groton Middle School, S.B. Butler Elementary School, and Catherine Kolnaski Magnet School" tested positive for COVID-19.

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 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.

Life Star transports 29-year-old man to hospital following motorcycle crash in Ledyard

Jeffrey A. Wilbur of Ledyard was driving the motorcycle south on Colonel Ledyard Highway when he veered off the right shoulder of the roadway and hit the guard rail, police said

East Lyme police arrest 3 alleged grease thieves in one week

Used oil can be sold and is used for biodiesel fuel and in a variety of other products. In a statement, town police Chief Michael Finkelstein said the thefts are an ongoing problem in the region and often damage restaurant equipment.

Police logs - Jan. 16, 2021

Arrests by state and local police around the region.


Pets are pandemic winners

The animal shelters have emptied out as pets have become irresistible pandemic companions.


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Virus in New England: Nursing shortage in Maine; concerns over access to vaccine

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services isn’t happy that board members at a New Hampshire nursing home “cut in line” to receive a COVID-19 vaccine

Gunshot victim crashes into New Haven building, dies

Police say a shooting victim crashed a car into a building in New Haven after he had been mortally wounded

Madison man charged with bilking vodka company investors

A Connecticut man has been charged with defrauding investors in an alcoholic beverage company and diverting hundreds of thousands of dollars for his personal use

Wind, rain, heavy snow batter parts of New England, eastern Canada

A person takes a photo with their phone during a major snowstorm in Ottawa on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

A storm has lashed parts of New England and eastern Canada with heavy rain, snow and wind and caused power outages