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Floating on a river of foliage in Voluntown

Kayakers paddle along the Pachaug River on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, headed toward Beachdale Pond in Voluntown. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Kayakers paddle along the Pachaug River in Voluntown Saturday.

If the boat doesn't float, Sea Scouts recycle it

Sea Scout leaders Gabe Cusack, left, and Matt Lalumandier work on removing all recyclable materials from a Concorde powerboat, which is not salvageable, on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at Burr's Marina in New London.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Sea Scout leaders Gabe Cusack, Matt Lalumandier and Cheyenne Holliday were working Friday to remove all recyclable materials from a Concorde powerboat, which is not salvageable, at Burr's Marina.

Groton school district reports COVID-19 case at Fitch High School

The Groton school district reported a COVID-19 case Friday at Fitch High School.

New London High School reports one COVID-19 case this week

A student at New London High School tested positive for COVID-19 this week and is following isolation protocols, district Superintendent Cynthia Ritchie announced Thursday.

Norwich Farmers to Families food box distribution to be held Friday

The free food distribution program will be held at the former Foxwoods Resort Casino parking lot at 29 Stonington Road-Route 2 in Norwich.

Norwich neighbor dispute leads to alleged racial slur, BB gun fire

Norwich police said a neighbor dispute escalated into an alleged exchange of racial and homosexual slurs followed by BB gun fire last Wednesday.

Person sustains life-threatening gunshot wound at Groton-New London Airport

A person sustained a life-threatening gunshot wound on Monday that state police said occurred in an incident in which there appears to be no criminal aspect.

Police logs - Oct. 18, 2020

Area by state and local police across the region.

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Connecticut's infection rate climbs to highest since June

Cars line the COVID-19 drive-thru testing line at MidState Medical Center, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 in Meriden, Conn. Hartford HealthCare, the parent company of MidState, has seen a recent spike in COVID-19 testing demand across all its properties, according to a Hartford HealthCare spokeswoman. (Dave Zajac/Record-Journal via AP)

Connecticut’s coronavirus infection rate has climbed to its highest level since June

Connecticut's 'unenforceable' out-of-state quarantine rule to be adjusted

Gov. Ned Lamont said Connecticut is planning to revamp its benchmarks for when people entering the state from locations with large COVID-19 rates will need to quarantine

150 jobs to be lost when Hartford Courant has newspaper printed in Massachusetts

After more than 250 years of publication in Connecticut’s capital, The Hartford Courant is moving the printing of the newspaper to Springfield, the company announced Monday

UConn pays $250,000 to resolve pay discrimination case

The University of Connecticut has agreed to pay a total of just under $250,000 to seven female employees after the U.S. Labor Department found the school had been paying higher salaries to their male counterparts

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