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Preston joins other school districts with hybrid reopening model

Preston students in first through eighth grade will have mix of in-person and remote learning, while preschool and kindergarten students attend in person.

Beachgoers beat the heat

Beachgoers play along Alewife Cove between Ocean Beach Park in New London and Waterford Beach Park on Monday, August 10, 2020. (Sarah Gordon / The Day)

Beachgoers play along Alewife Cove between Ocean Beach Park and Waterford Beach on Monday

UPDATED: Blumenthal favors pulling plug on Eversource

Senator says utility company “too big to do the job” during visit to Madison grocery store that lost power, incurring $500,000 in losses.

New London celebrates Ecuadorean independence day

Mayor Michael Passero helps Monik Ryes raise the Ecuadorean flag in front of New London City Hall Monday, August 10, 2020 to celebrate Ecuadorean independence. Members of the local Ecuadorean community gathered on the plaza in front of city hall and saluted both the U.S. National Anthem and the Ecuadorean anthem, danced to Ecuadorean music, and took photos together with the flag.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Mayor Michael Passero helps raise the Ecuadorean flag to celebrate that nation's independence day Monday at City Hall.

Polling places for Tuesday's primary

A town-by-town list of polling places for Tuesday's primary

Bride Brook resident still smiling during second pandemic in her 102-year life

Dorothy Moreau talks with activity manager Julie Boras after singing Happy Birthday on her 102nd on Monday, August 10, 2020 at Bride Brook Health and Rehabilitation Center in Niantic. Moreau tested positive for COVID-19 in April and recovered. (Sarah Gordon / The Day)

Dorothy Moreau, who turned 102 Monday at the Bride Brook Health and Rehabiliation Center, tested positive for COVID-19 in April and recovered.

Longtime educator and administrator to lead New London elementary school

Longtime New London educator and former STEM Magnet High School director Laurelle Texidor is the new principal at the Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School.

Connecticut will need emergency loan soon to bolster unemployment trust

Having paid out billions of dollars in benefits since the coronavirus pandemic struck in mid-March, Connecticut's unemployment trust fund is headed for insolvency later this month or in early September, according to state Labor Department officials.

Lee's Kitchen: A pasta dinner ready in a flash

Dinner can be ready can be ready to eat by the time the water is boiling and the pasta is al dente.

My Pet Pal: Grace

Grace was an unexpected gift and blessing.

East Lyme police report four instances of use-of-force over last two years, one civilian complaint

Out of the four instances in which officers have used force, which range from using a Taser gun to pepper spray, the department has found all instances were warranted and appropriate.

Backus nurses and backers rally amid contract dispute

Sherri Dayton, a registered nurse who serves as president of Local 5149, yells into a megaphone as a crowd walks up Washington Street during a picket and rally outside Backus Hospital in Norwich on Sunday. The event was organized by the Backus Federation of Nurses, AFT Connecticut, and Local 5149 to call attention to what they say are patient care issues and poor working conditions amid their contract negotiations with management. (Sarah Gordon / The Day)

Nurses and supporters picketed Backus Hospital on Sunday in an effort to improve working conditions and highlight patient care problems during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eversource estimates power restoration town-by-town

Eversource expected that 90% of all of its customers in the state would have power by Sunday night.

Greg Howard to be Republican challenger to Kate Rotella

Greg Howard will be the Republican challenger of State Rep. Kate Rotella, D-Mystic, after Shaun Mastroianni announced his withdrawal from the race for the 43rd District State Representative seat last week.  “After Representative...

What is it like to campaign for state Senate in a pandemic?

People listen to Bob Statchen, right, Democratic candidate for state Senate in the 18th District, during a candidate forum Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, hosted by Eastern Connecticut in Solidarity at Veterans Memorial Park in Jewett City. Mark DePonte, candidate in the primary for the 45th District state House seat, also participated in the event. Statchen will face Republican incumbent Sen. Heather Somers in the November election. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

State Senate candidates in southeastern Connecticut are taking different approaches to door-knocking, and getting creative.

Police logs - Aug. 9, 2020

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

Police logs - Aug. 8, 2020

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

Two displaced after New London kitchen fire

Two people have been displaced after a kitchen fire broke out in a 30-unit apartment building at 73 Washington St. on Friday afternoon. There were no injuries.

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Connecticut issues first $1,000 fines to travel violators

The Connecticut Department of Public Health issued its first $1,000 fines on Monday to two individuals who Gov. Ned Lamont said failed to comply with the travel advisory concerning residents who return home from states with high COVID-19 infection...

Restored Mayflower replica returning to Plymouth

The Mayflower II makes its way through the Cape Cod Canal Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 on its way to its homeport in Plymouth, Mass. The replica of the original Mayflower ship that brought the Pilgrims to America 400 year ago this year is setting out on the final leg of its journey home following extensive renovations. (Merrily Cassidy/Cape Cod Times via AP)

A replica of the original Mayflower ship that brought the Pilgrims to America 400 years ago this year is setting out on the final leg of its journey home following extensive renovations

Feds seek more time to mull Boston Marathon bomber ruling

FILE - This file photo released April 19, 2013, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, convicted and sentenced to death for carrying out the April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon bombing attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. On Friday, July 31, 2020, a federal appeals court overturned the Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence. (FBI via AP, File)

Federal prosecutors say they need more time to decide whether to ask an appeals court to reconsider the case of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whose death sentence was thrown out over concerns over about the jury selection process