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UPDATED: Trump supporters do not show up at state Capitol

Joanna Iovino of Hartford holds an anti-fascist sign Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, as she uses her phone to livestream from the Connecticut State Capitol building in Hartford. An expected rally by supporters of President Donald Trump and those who dispute the results of the presidential election never materialized.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

An expected rally at the state Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump and those who dispute the results of the presidential election never materialized Sunday afternoon.

Mystic chamber announces changes

A new welcome center location, new board members and the search for a new president are among the changes.

Somers, Howard to hold virtual town meeting on Jan. 26

State Sen. Heather Somers, R-18th District, and State Rep. Greg Howard, R-Stonington, will host a virtual town hall about the 2021 legislative session via Zoom on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m.

Norwich inauguration prayer vigil slated for Tuesday

The Norwich Area Clergy Association will host a one-hour Zoom prayer vigil on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in which it will lead the community in prayer on the evening before the presidential inauguration.

Liquor permit costs skyrocket for private clubs

A 2019 state law was designed to modernize liquor laws and help breweries, but it had unintended consequences on clubs such as the Elks, VFW and American Legion.

Atwood Fund awards grants to area tech schools

The Stonington-based organization has announced that it has awarded $10,000 each to Ella T. Grasso Technical High School and Norwich Technical High School to purchase tools and equipment for student use.

Stonington to hold virtual forum on affordable housing

The town is seeking input from residents as it begins to create a state mandated plan designed to boost the number of affordable housing units in the community.

Mystic Rotary awards grants to help seniors

The Rotary Club of Mystic has announced $20,000 in grants to support the senior population of Groton, Stonington and North Stonington and ensure their mental and physical health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Groton task force makes recommendation to address shortage of athletic fields in town

This slide, from a PowerPoint presentation delivered Tuesday by task force member Chad Frost of Kent + Frost Landscape Architecture, shows the current athletic fields and facilities at Fitch High School and details work that has been done or is needed.

The recommendation calls for improving athletic facilities at Fitch High School and locating additional fields at Sutton Park, near the school, primarily for student use but also for the community, one of the members said.

Friends of the Oswegatchie Hills work to restore imperiled pitch pines

Entrance arbors of the new Pitch Pine Park in East Lyme, which the Friends of the Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve started to help with the restoration of the imperiled pitch pine. (Gregory Decker, stewardship chair for the Friends of the Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve)

A new pitch pine park and trees nursery in East Lyme is intended to help restore the imperiled pitch pine species and educate people about its significance.

Overdue bills, late holiday cards and stale Christmas cookies: Postal Service still sorting through unprecedented backlog

The pandemic has created an unprecedented backlog in mail as more Americans have opted to shop online. On top of that, more and more postal workers are becoming infected with COVID-19.

Seaside offers solace in Waterford

Brant geese take off Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, with a man walking in the background at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

On Saturday, visitors strolled along the beach at Harkness Memorial State Park.

Municipal meetings

Municipal meetings for the week beginning Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021.

New London, NFA compete in state contest to boost students' financial aid applications

Norwich Free Academy and the New London school district are among 16 school districts in the state competing for the state's top prize of $10,000.

Police logs - Jan. 17, 2021

Arrests by state and local police across the region.

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

Committee recommends civilian police review board in New London

A special committee tasked with a review of policies and practices of the New London Police Department has suggested the formation of a civilian police review board and a charter change to clear the path for creation of a police commission.


Pets are pandemic winners

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


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Post-holiday surge in cases at Electric Boat mirrors uptick in state infections

The company has reported more than 600 cases since the week of Thanksgiving.

Who among Connecticut military personnel has received the COVID-19 vaccine so far?

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Donnell Niles, 192nd Engineer Battalion combat medic, draws Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from a vial into a syringe at Bradley Air National Guard Base in East Granby, Connecticut, on Jan. 2, 2021. The Connecticut National Guard began administering the vaccine in accordance with the Department of Defense COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan, with doses voluntarily administered to soldiers and airmen on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic response. (Staff Sgt. Steven Tucker/U.S. Air National Guard)

Submarine crews and National Guardsmen, who’ve been at forefront of the state’s response to the pandemic, are among the first military personnel in Connecticut to get vaccinated.

New London committee reminds veterans of tax exemptions

Veterans who have 90 days of wartime service, including Merchant Marines who served during World War II, are eligible for a $1,500 exemption for property tax purposes.


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