Norwich man in his 40s dies of COVID-19; new cases emerge throughout New London County

City's first COVID-19 fatality had recently been admitted to hospital.

East Lyme neighbors support one another during 'calm before the storm'

Zoe Peterson, 12, holds up an example of face masks she made to give to her neighbor Tina Conlin, an emergency room nurse, at her home in East Lyme on Monday, March 30, 2020.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

When 12-year-old Zoe Peterson saw on the news that volunteers were stepping up to sew cotton face masks to help shield health care workers from COVID-19, she knew she could pitch in.

English mastiff Duke brings remote joy to Harbor Village residents in New London

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Therapy dog Duke and owner Elizabeth "Tiger" Maynard-White keep visiting Harbor Village Rehabilition and Nursing — outside residents' windows.

Seaport letter outlines layoffs for state Department of Labor

Staff at Mystic Seaport Museum's H.B. DuPont Preservation Shipyard prepare to launch the historic steamboat Sabino on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, from the shipyard lift dock. Sabino had been out of the water for several weeks in preparation for work but was returned to the water on the last day before the museum laid off nearly all its staff.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

A day after Mystic Seaport Museum submitted a letter to the state Department of Labor outlining its COVID-19-related layoffs, museum spokesman Dan McFadden stressed Tuesday that the Seaport is not closed permanently.

New London opens vacant former nursing home for homeless COVID patients

Thomas Szramoski, with the New London Homeless Hospitality Center, walks through the hallways Monday, March 30, 2020, as he works on cleaning rooms at a vacant former convalescent home.  There are 15 beds in the isolation facility, which is being run in coordination with the city and Ledge Light Health District, for homeless and others with symptoms of COVID-19 with nowhere else to go.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

The city has helped to rehabilitate and open a vacant former nursing home as a precautionary measure.

Senator Murphy calls on Trump to fully take advantage of Defense Production Act

"We have a desperate need for ventilators, masks, gowns and tests. We aren’t making enough, and then importantly, even when we are managing to make these critical supplies, they aren’t getting to where they need to be fast...

Groton Parks and Recreation reminds people to wear reflective gear while outdoors walking, running

The town's Parks and Recreation department is reminding people who are running, walking or bicycling to wear reflective gear.

New London mayor to present proposed 2020-21 budget — remotely

Mayor Michael Passero on Wednesday will present his proposed fiscal year 2020-21 budget to the City Council.

Personal Connections: Staying sane while you're staying home

We're all trying to deal with the unprecedented experience of so many places being closed and being unable to spend time with people beyond our household.

Creativity Heals: Finding a place to belong through art

"Art saved me," Aly said in a recent interview. "Art is part of my identity. It's the first identity I had that didn't have a gender. Being 'The Artist' gave me a place that was mine."

A second COVID-19 case reported in New London, first in Preston

New London had its second resident test positive for COVID-19 Monday, and Preston had its first reported positive case Monday.

Nature Notes: Spring birds a beacon of hope in tough times

This rufous-sided towhee is one of some 440 different bird species that breed in or pass through Connecticut during the spring and summer months. (photo by Bill Hobbs)

I can’t wait to see the robins strutting about my yard, tugging and pulling worms out of the ground. For me, that’s a sign that spring has sprung.

Inmate at Corrigan tests positive for virus, overall cases jump across the state

Since Sunday, an additional 578 Connecticut residents had tested positive for COVID-19 and two more have died.

Local funeral directors adjusting to realities of COVID-19

A sign on the inside door at Byles Memorial Home in New London Friday, March 27, 2020, explains how the sizes of funerals and wakes is being restricted because of the coronavirus. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Restrictions and a deadly unknown enemy are causing those in the funeral trade to adapt and innovate.

United Way suspends mobile food pantry sites

Amid concerns about providing adequate social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut has suspended its mobile food pantries sites “until further notice.”

Man charged after Griswold rollover

A New London man was cited for reckless driving after police say the car he was driving hit a mailbox, flipped and rolled over multiple times early Friday.

Woman charged in East Lyme scissor attack

A Niantic woman was arrested Saturday after police say she attacked another person with a pair of scissors during a domestic incident.

New London police issued bulletin for 15-year-old runaway

Emmanual Thomas-Brown, is described as black, five-feet, 4 inches tall, 110 pounds with black hair and eyes.

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Authorities now say 13 veterans home residents have died

An ambulance and a health care worker with protective equipment arrived at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home, Tuesday morning, March 31, 2020, in Holyoke, Mass. The number of residents of a Massachusetts veterans home who have recently died is now 13, and six of those tested positive for the coronavirus, state authorities said Tuesday. (Hoang 'Leon' Nguyen/The Republican via AP)

State authorities have updated the number of residents of a Massachusetts veterans home who have recently died, putting that total at 13

R.I. in 'desperate need' of more doctors, nurses amid pandemic

Rhode Island is looking to bolster its ranks of frontline pandemic responders

Patients at two state psychiatric hospitals in Middletown have coronavirus disease

Ten patients and two staff members from state-operated psychiatric facilities in Middletown have been confirmed to have the disease caused by the new coronavirus.