Commissioning ceremony for Navy's newest submarine postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

The commissioning ceremony for the submarine Vermont, set to take place in Groton next month, has been postponed indefinitely given the outbreak of COVID-19.

Employees criticize Electric Boat for requiring them to work during virus outbreak

The Day has increasingly heard from employees who say the company is not prioritizing the safety of its employees by still requiring them to show up to work.

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Farmers face volatile times amid restaurant closures, grocery shortages

Marci Tefft, left, of Stonyledge Farm in North Stonington, helps customers Saturday, March 21, 2020, at the Stonington Farmers Market.  The winter location for the market is usually indoors at the Velvet Mill but, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the market has been moved to the parking lot. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The state designated farms and farmers' markets as essential businesses that can remain open and operate as normal during the public health emergency.

Stonington man dies from COVID-19 as cases in the state soar

The death of a 94-year-old man is the first COVID-19 death in the Ledge Light Health District.

HUD awards Mashantuckets grant to aid coronavirus response

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Friday it was providing the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe with nearly $17,000 in Indian Housing Block Grants.

Preston Norwich Hospital cleanup grant not on April 8 Bond Commission agenda

State approved $7 million grant to finish the cleanup of the former Norwich Hospital property is not on the April 8 Bond Commission agenda, could be on May agenda.

COLUMNS

Most of Westerly is outside Gov. Raimondo's border checkpoints

Westerly, where there are so many cars with Connecticut plates, is largely spared the Rhode Island...

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Woman charged in stabbing of man, assault of police officer in Groton

Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance about 9:30 p.m. Thursday. They found the 46-year-old man with a stab wound to his left side bleeding heavily, police said.

Norwich police launch online reporting for nonemergency incidents

Norwich police are increasing ways for the public to report incidents during the COVID-19 safety distancing protocols.

Police logs - April 1, 2020

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

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Defense lawyers, ACLU seek emergency court hearing over prison COVID-19 concerns

The Department of Correction, which has been working to reduce the prison population, is reporting that as of 2 p.m. Thursday, 16 staff members and eight inmates at its 14 facilities have tested positive for COVID-19.

R.I. testing capacity increased; Easter Bunny deemed essential

The Rhode Island Department of Health says the state now has the capacity to test everyone with symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus