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Pandemic may lead to long-term changes in Connecticut school calendar

Connecticut officials say the impact of the pandemic on students and their families could lead to long-term changes in how the school day and school year look in the state

Rhode Island will offer free rides to vaccination sites

Rhode Island is opening up coronavirus vaccine eligibility to all people age 16 and older starting Monday, and to make it easier for people to get to a vaccination site, the state will provide free transportation

Connecticut continues to adjust to Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause

A FEMA mobile vaccination van and the state’s vans will switch to Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and will return to sites three or four weeks after administering first doses to give second doses, officials say.

After months on lam, slaughterhouse escapee beefalo caught

Police in Connecticut say an 800- to 900-pound beefalo that has been roaming the woods in western Connecticut since it escaped on its way to a slaughterhouse more than 250 days ago has been captured

Black leaders call for more anti-violence aid after killings

Solmary Cruz, mother of 3-year-old Randell Jones, left, mourns with family friend Jenzalee Quiroz, 17, at a candlelight vigil on Monday, April 12, 2021 in Hartford.  Police said Randell Jones, 3, was riding in a car with his mother, other relatives and a man when another vehicle pulled along side them and someone opened fire on Saturday. Randell died in the shooting, which appeared to have targeted the man in the car, police said. (Brad Horrigan /Hartford Courant via AP)

Black lawmakers and community group leaders in Connecticut are calling for more federal and state aid for chronically underfunded anti-violence programs in Connecticut’s cities

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Strikes possible at more than 50 Connecticut nursing homes this spring

Battered by the coronavirus pandemic, low-paid workers and cash-strapped homes ask state for help.

Connecticut man found dead after standoff in Branford

Police and witnesses say a man has fired numerous gunshots from a Connecticut building as police surround the property and try to get him to surrender

Connecticut reckons with pause in administering Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The state has had to change its vaccination clinic plans, especially regarding mobile vans, and local health districts and pharmacies are shifting to using Moderna and Pfizer vaccines only for the time being.

NYC opens dedicated vaccine site for TV, film, theater workers

Actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, left, and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, sign the autograph wall after they toured the grand opening of a Broadway COVID-19 vaccination site intended to jump-start the city's entertainment industry, in New York, Monday, April 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, Pool)

New York City on Monday opened a dedicated vaccination site in Times Square for film, television and theater workers as the city seeks to jumpstart New York's all-important arts and entertainment industry.

Former Bridgeport police chief gets 1 year in prison for hiring scandal

The former police chief of Connecticut’s largest city has been sentenced to one year in prison for rigging the hiring process that led to his appointment in 2018

Rhode Island expands vaccine eligibility to 40 and older

Rhode Island has expanded coronavirus vaccine eligibility to anyone age 40 and older who lives, works or goes to school in the state

Connecticut issues COVID-19 guidelines for proms, graduations

High school proms and graduation ceremonies can take place in Connecticut this spring but should observe precautions to avoid becoming super-spreader events

Missing kayaker's body found in Middlebury pond

Rescue workers have recovered the body of a missing kayaker in Middlebury

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Is that a sizzling summer in the COVID-19 crystal ball?

Clearing of pandemic clouds may be in store for the summer of 2021.

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New London man arrested in alleged Norwich home invasion

A New London man faces assault, robbery and other charges stemming from an alleged home invasion at a Norwich residence.

Mountain biker severely injured in Groton

On Wednesday afternoon, a mountain biker had to be transported by Life Star helicopter from the Groton Town police department after sustaining severe injuries, police say.

Police logs - April 15, 2021

Arrests by state and local police in the region.

Police logs - April 14, 2021

Arrests by state and local police in the region.

LOCAL NEWS

Early morning April snow showers hit parts of region

Some southeastern Connecticut residents awoke Friday morning to find their lawns covered in snow.

In the Times: Poole named new assistant Times editor

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I’m happy to announce that the Times has a new assistant editor: Owen Poole, a former sportswriter and most recently copy editor for The Day.

Lacrosse game held in the rain on new Groton field

Fans take cover from the rain Thursday, April 15, 2021, while watching the Fitch vs. Waterford boys´ lacrosse game in Groton.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Fans took cover from the rain Thursday while watching the Fitch vs. Waterford boys' lacrosse game in Groton.

Mystic Seaport holds Pirate Days

From left, Michelle Hill, her sons Brayden, 3, and Preston, 4, and husband, Cliff, all of North Branford, battle the wind while wearing ponchos Thursday, April 15, 2021, as they visit the Mystic Seaport for Pirate Days.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

The second day of Mystic Seaport Museum's Pirate Days was a bit soggy for visitors, but the show went on nevertheless.