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In the Times: Poole named new assistant Times editor

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I’m happy to announce that the Times has a new assistant editor: Owen Poole, a former sportswriter and most recently copy editor for The Day.

Lacrosse game held in the rain on new Groton field

Fans take cover from the rain Thursday, April 15, 2021, while watching the Fitch vs. Waterford boys´ lacrosse game in Groton.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Fans took cover from the rain Thursday while watching the Fitch vs. Waterford boys' lacrosse game in Groton.

Mystic Seaport holds Pirate Days

From left, Michelle Hill, her sons Brayden, 3, and Preston, 4, and husband, Cliff, all of North Branford, battle the wind while wearing ponchos Thursday, April 15, 2021, as they visit the Mystic Seaport for Pirate Days.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

The second day of Mystic Seaport Museum's Pirate Days was a bit soggy for visitors, but the show went on nevertheless.

Rep. Howard to hold Pawcatuck River cleanup on April 24

State Rep. Greg Howard, R-Stonington, will host an Earth Day cleanup of the Pawcatuck River on Saturday, April 24.

Reaching out: A COVID-19 clinic in a church in the city

Eladia Pulido of New London receives a coronavirus vaccination Thursday, April 15, 2021, from Dr. Soni Clubb of Yale New Haven Health, while in the background Delvin Ramirez, left, of Waterford, listens to Dr. Paul Lomborso give him information after receiving his vaccination at the pop-up vaccine clinic at Church of the City in New London. The clinic was hosted by Yale New Haven Health.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

At Church of the City, about 100 people — members and nonmembers of the church alike — got a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

East Lyme lawyer represents man granted early release from prison through First Step Act

Luis Noel Cruz was just 18 when he was ordered by members of the Latin Kings gang to kill two men in Bridgeport in 1994. He spent nearly 30 years behind bars, but on Monday walked away from prison as a free man.

NFA to hold graduation at Dodd Stadium June 9

The plan calls for graduates to be on the field and family members in the stands if there is good weather, everyone in their vehicles in the stadium parking lot if it rains.

City of Groton Police Union Local 3355 endorses Hedrick for mayor

The City of Groton Police Local 3355 of Council 4 AFSCME unanimously voted to endorse Keith Hedrick for mayor of Groton City.

Three residents urge Norwich City Council to cut proposed tax increase

Three people spoke during the first budget hearing on the city manager's proposed $138.6 million combined city and school budget with a 1.57% tax increase.

Ledyard Town Council passes preliminary budget

A majority of Ledyard taxpayers will see their taxes go up, under a preliminary 2021-22 budget plan passed Wednesday night by the Town Council.

Hybrid public hearing on Groton City budget to be held Monday

A public hearing on the city's proposed fiscal year 2022 budget will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 19.

Poetry in a Pandemic: The sigh

Poetry in a Pandemic local offers readers a chance to share their poetry written during or related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Notes from the Old Noank Jail: An unusual wartime start to a lifetime love affair

Even in the darkest of days, Paul and Betty found ways to joke and laugh and keep each other and everyone around them going.

Your Turn: Growing vegetables in the age of texting and tweeting

I love growing vegetables. Every spring, I eagerly bring just enough tender green plants home to begin the annual nurturing.

Coast Guard Ice Patrol commemorates the Titanic

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol participate in a ceremony Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in New London, to commemorate the sinking of the RMS Titanic.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol participate in a ceremony honoring the Titanic.

New London man arrested in alleged Norwich home invasion

A New London man faces assault, robbery and other charges stemming from an alleged home invasion at a Norwich residence.

Mountain biker severely injured in Groton

On Wednesday afternoon, a mountain biker had to be transported by Life Star helicopter from the Groton Town police department after sustaining severe injuries, police say.

Police logs - April 15, 2021

Arrests by state and local police in the region.

COLUMNS

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Clearing of pandemic clouds may be in store for the summer of 2021.

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Pandemic may lead to long-term changes in Connecticut school calendar

Connecticut officials say the impact of the pandemic on students and their families could lead to long-term changes in how the school day and school year look in the state

Rhode Island will offer free rides to vaccination sites

Rhode Island is opening up coronavirus vaccine eligibility to all people age 16 and older starting Monday, and to make it easier for people to get to a vaccination site, the state will provide free transportation

Connecticut continues to adjust to Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause

A FEMA mobile vaccination van and the state’s vans will switch to Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and will return to sites three or four weeks after administering first doses to give second doses, officials say.