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Possible traffic delays: Niantic River Drawbridge repairs to take place during daytime hours

As repairs continue on the Niantic River Drawbridge, the Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that the work would be done during daytime hours and drivers should expect delays in the area.

Waterford High School seniors to graduate at Waterford Beach

Graduation will take place on Thursday, June 18.

Your Turn: A labor of love during difficult times

I learned of the need in the community for masks and the need to stay at home to remain safe, it was a perfect match for me to sew and donate face masks.

Your Turn: Approaching local officials with honey instead of vinegar

The people who lead your town are your neighbors. They’re not political hacks in Washington. They are people who shop at the same stores as you and may have kids in the school with your kids.

Kindness in Real Life: Ledyard group providing a helping hand during pandemic

Jackie Mejia, left, owner of Valentino’s Restaurant, carries the first tray of food while Hilary (cq) Evans, of One Ledyard, has the decorations as they arrive at the Ledyard Police Department Tuesday, May 19, 2020 to deliver meals. Later in the day they returned to bring meals to the second-shift. One Ledyard is a new group of Ledyard citizens that are collecting donations to purchase food from local restaurants, to support them, and then delivering the food to essential workers. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A group of community-minded residents is looking out for essential employees working in Ledyard and Gales Ferry, one freshly cooked meal at a time.

A Taste of Italy in Norwich canceled

An employee of Modesto's Restaurant in North Franklin assists a patron Sept. 9, 2017, during the 26th annual Taste of Italy, sponsored by the Norwich Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee, held in Howard T. Brown Memorial Park in Norwich. The event has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Tim Martin/The Day, FILE)

A Taste of Italy, scheduled for Sept. 12 in Norwich, was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Attorney: More students, parents coming forward to talk about Chokas complaints

The attorney investigating how school officials handled the complaints against former high school teacher and coach Timothy Chokas says she has continued to interview more students, parents and community members.

L+M Healthcare recognizes 2020 Nightingale Nurses

Honorees include registered nurses and licensed practical nurses who demonstrate excellence in clinical practice, leadership and/or education.

Lyme-Old Lyme $2.28 million school turf field moves forward

The project the Region 18 Board of Education is considering won unanimous approval from the town’s Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission on Tuesday evening.

Reclining on the river in OId Lyme

Three men lounge Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in a skiff moored in the Connecticut River in the Great Island Wildlife Area in Old Lyme. Lynde Point Light in Old Saybrook can be seen in the distance. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Three men lounge Tuesday in their boat anchored in the Connecticut River off Great Island in Old Lyme.

Having a friendly lunch in Stonington

Friends Winnie Elenteny, left, of Stonington and Maddy Greenhouse of Clinton talk after eating lunch Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in front of the Stonington Free Library.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Friends Winnie Elenteny and Maddy Greenhouse talk after eating lunch Tuesday in front of the Stonington Free Library.

Fundraiser started for seriously injured Stonington High student

A GoFundMe page has been set up for a Stonington high school student and football player who was seriously in an accident Saturday night.

A little green work among friends in Stonington

Janice Gouvin, left, of North Stonington and Grace Dormer of Rhode Island collect dried seaweed Tuesday, May 26, 2020, along Dodge Paddock in Stonington.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Friends Janice Gouvin and Grace Dormer were collecting dried seaweed Tuesday along Dodge Paddock.

Will police shut down Pawcatuck barber?

Barber Cat Thibodeau gives a customer a haircut May 23, 2020, at Modern Barber and Shave in Pawcatuck, in defiance of state guidelines on what businesses can be open because of COVID-19. It is unclear if police will stop her from continuing to operate when she opens Wednesday morning, May 27, 2020. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

It is unclear if police will stop a Pawcatuck barber shop owner from continuing to operate when she opens Wednesday morning.

Stonington Middle School Quarter 3 Honor Roll

Stonington Middle School Quarter 3 Honor Roll

UPDATED: Fire displaces family in Norwich

Norwich firefighters extinguish a blaze late Monday, May 25, 2020, at 36 Hedge Ave. on the city's east side. There were no reported injuries.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Norwich firefighters extinguish a blaze at 36 Hedge Ave. on the city's east side late Monday.

UPDATED: Waterford PTA treasurer accused of embezzling $16,000

John Pagano was charged with second-degree larceny on Thursday.

UPDATED: Groton police release more details on Sunday motorcycle accident

Groton Town police released on Tuesday more information regarding a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Route 184 and Tollgate Road.

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Veterans released from prison amid pandemic get a helping hand

The mission of three Connecticut-based groups is two-fold: Help incarcerated veterans with their reentry into society and provide an incentive to release them from prison given the coronavirus pandemic.

Sub base to commemorate Memorial Day with 21-gun salute

The salute will honor those who've died serving the U.S. military.

Courtney among lawmakers pressuring Trump administration to extend National Guard mobilizations

Members of the Connecticut Air National Guard 103rd Airlift Wing load personal protective equipment, or PPE, into a truck for an area emergency management official on May 13, 2020, at Mohegan Sun.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Over 40,000 National Guardsmen have been mobilized to support states in their response to the coronavirus pandemic. But that could end June 24, just a day shy of the requirement for additional benefits for these troops.

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State Judicial Branch to reopen three courts on June 8

The Connecticut Judicial Branch, which has been operating in a limited capacity throughout the coronavirus pandemic, announced Wednesday that it would reopen courthouses in Middletown, Rockville and Torrington on Monday, June 8.

Hartford Archdiocese to resume weekday services on June 8

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford is planning to reopen its parishes to the public for weekday Masses only beginning June 8, with rules for wearing masks and social distancing to guard against the coronavirus

Victim's wife says fugitive UConn student sought their neighbor

This undated photo provided by the Connecticut State Police shows Peter Manfredonia. A woman who said she was abducted by Manfredonia, a college student suspected of killing two people in Connecticut, has been found safe in New Jersey, police said Monday, May 25, 2020. Manfredonia was last seen Sunday walking along railroad tracks in East Stroudsburg, Pa. (Connecticut State Police via AP)

The wife of a man killed in a machete attack said Tuesday that the college student suspected in that and another killing was looking for a young woman he knew when he began his rampage