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Connecticut representatives hope Biden can bridge divide

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, walk near the White House during a Presidential Escort to the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 in Washington.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Connecticut's all-Democratic congressional delegation said they hope Biden's message of unity is the first in many efforts they hope will help heal the country.

Lamont sets the stage for a debate on marijuana taxation by mid-2022

Gov. Ned Lamont is positioning lawmakers for a robust debate this year on legalizing and taxing the sale of marijuana for recreational use.

Lamont to co-chair national task force on pandemic response

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee have been appointed to co-chair a national task force designed to coordinate the response of states to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Without resupply, NYC to begin closing vaccine sites Thursday

People wearing masks cross a street, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 in New York. The city will run out of first doses of COVID-19 vaccine sometime Thursday without fresh supplies, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

New York City will have to close vaccination sites after Thursday if it doesn't get a major resupply, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

Soldier arrested in plot to blow up NYC 9/11 Memorial

In this Sept. 11, 2020, file photo, mourners place flowers in the name cut-out of Kyung Hee (Casey) Cho at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York. A U.S. Army soldier was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Georgia on terrorism charges after he spoke online about plots to blow up New York City's 9/11 Memorial and other landmarks and attack U.S. soldiers in the Middle East, authorities said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Authorities say a U.S. Army soldier has been arrested in Georgia on terrorism charges after he spoke online about plotting to blow up the 9/11 Memorial in New York City and attack U.S. soldiers in the Middle East

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New Haven students return for in-person learning

Students on Tuesday attended school in-person for the first time since March in New Haven, Connecticut, a district that until now has resisted calls to bring children back as it worked to address safety concerns

Mass drive-thru vaccination site opens in East Hartford

Irene Bedard, 93, of Ellington, Conn., left, receives a shot from APRN Lynn Taylor on opening day of the Connecticut's largest COVID-19 Vaccination Drive-Through Clinic Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in East Hartford, Conn. The former Pratt & Whitney Runway has been converted into a 10-lane, drive-thru COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic, with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine being administered by Community Health Center Inc. (CHC). Vaccinations are by appointment only to eligible individuals in Phase 1a and 1b through Connecticut's 211 system or the CDC's Vaccine Administration Management System. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Connecticut’s largest mass coronavirus vaccination drive-thru clinic opened on Monday at the former Pratt & Whitney Runway at 12 Runway Road in East Hartford.

Despite far less traffic, more pedestrians died on Connecticut roads in 2020 than a year before

Despite a pandemic-driven reduction in overall traffic last year, pedestrian deaths in Connecticut have continued their deadly climb.

Vaccine mix-up leads some Conn. teachers to sign up early, get shots

Hundreds of Connecticut schoolteachers were able to sign up for coronavirus vaccine appointments before they were actually eligible, due to confusion over the rollout rules

Cuomo explores buying vaccine for N.Y. directly from Pfizer

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State address virtually from The War Room at the state Capitol, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, Pool)

Frustrated by the flow of coronavirus vaccine from the federal government, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday floated the idea of buying shots for New Yorkers directly from one of the vaccine makers, Pfizer

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

COLUMNS

The prosecution of Kevin Blacker, critic of Gov. Lamont's port authority, continues

The port authority, which got Blacker arrested on a felony charge, is trying to keep him from...

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Driver facing charges after reportedly hitting vehicle, leaving scene in downtown New London

A driver reportedly hit a vehicle in downtown New London Tuesday evening and then left the scene, according to police.

Preston woman facing charges in incident involving firearm

Police said a Preston woman is facing charges after she reportedly displayed a firearm.

New London coalition renews calls for better scrutiny of police funding

Members of the local activist organization Hearing Youth Voices has formed a coalition to renew its call for a shift in city budget priorities away from “traditional forms of policing.”

Police logs - Jan. 20

Arrests by state and local police around the region.

LOCAL NEWS

Area dean's list

The following local students have made the dean’s/president’s list at their respective schools.

Churches celebrate Epiphany with bonfire

Troop 75 Boy Scouts Max Wotring, 17, and Michael Peck, 16, conduct a flag burning ceremony during the Epiphany bonfire at St. James Episcopal Church in Preston Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (photo courtesy of Phillip Ludlow)

The official end of the Christmas season was noted in Preston on Jan. 6 when parishioners from Saint James Episcopal Church and sister church Grace Episcopal in Yantic, gathered on the Saint James grounds for a ceremonial bonfire to honor the...

UPDATED: Yale New Haven Health announces vaccination sites

Sites are opening Thursday in New London and Old Saybrook and Monday at Mitchell College in New London.

Catching snowflakes in Stonington

Preschoolers try to catch snowflakes on their tongue while with their teacher, Amy Watson, during their outdoor time Wednesday, Jan. 20,2021, at the Stonington Community Center. Education Director Priscilla Rouquayrol said children wear their masks at all times indoors, but are allowed to take them off when outdoors.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Preschoolers were trying to catch snowflakes on their tongue Wednesday at the Stonington Community Center, known as the COMO.