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Vaccine holdouts in Navy, Marines hit 19,000 as deadline passes to comply

A Navy sailor receives a COVID-19 vaccine at Naval Base San Diego. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Luke Cunningham/U.S. Navy)

As many as 19,000 active-duty Marines and Navy sailors chose not to get vaccinated against the coronavirus by their shared Nov. 28 deadline, a dilemma for military leaders who have threatened to expel personnel refusing to comply with the Biden...

Can omicron overtake delta variant? Here’s what it will take

A information sign about COVID-19 testing site is displayed at a parking lot in Wheeling, Ill., Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. A week after Thanksgiving, Illinois on Thursday reported this year's highest daily total of new coronavirus cases, while COVID-19 hospitalizations have risen higher than any point since last winter. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

With a handful of cases now confirmed across the country, it’s clear that the worrisome, mutated omicron variant has secured a toehold in the United States.

Hoarse Biden says it's 'just a cold,' not COVID

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the November jobs report in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Joe Biden has at least one thing in common with thousands of parents and grandparents this winter: He’s picked up a cold from his young grandson

Connecticut could be among states tapping portion of $12 billion in pot taxes by 2030

Jars of cannabis sit on a counter at the Harborside dispensary in Oakland, Calif., on March 23, 2020. (Bloomberg photo by David Paul Morris)

Cannabis tax revenue generated more than $2 billion in the U.S. last year and that could grow to $10 billion to $12 billion for states by 2030, exceeding tax revenue from alcohol, according to municipal-bond strategists at Barclays. This year, five...

Nationwide abortion debate increases attention paid to state-level elections

Abortion rights supporter Doug Foxvog, center, debates with an antiabortion activist, who would not give her name, outside the Supreme Court. (Washington Post photo by Matt McClain)

Activists and local lawmakers in both parties are rapidly preparing for the Supreme Court to curtail federally guaranteed abortion rights in coming months, launching strategies for imposing new restrictions and protections in anticipation of the...

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The Day is grateful for your gifts and engagement

The money readers donated on Giving Tuesday is crucial, but your participation in the daily miracle...

How about Sens. Cathy Osten or Heather Somers for governor?

We are heading toward a dull remake of the last gubernatorial contest, but we could hope for more,...

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Firefighters knock down small blaze at New London restaurant

Firefighters at the scene of a fire Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at The Green Room restaurant and bar on Bank Street in New London, work in the backdoor area of the building from Blinman Street.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A fire at The Green Room shortly before 4 p.m. was put down quickly Thursday.

Mystic man charged with manslaughter in April fatal crash in Stonington

Ryan Brown told police he was was texting when his SUV crossed into the oncoming lane, hitting a car head-on and killing Michelle McMullen of Norwich in April. He also had marijuana in his system, police say.

Bulletins issued for two missing men from Stonington, Montville

Stonington police issued a bulletin for Glen Marquardt while Montville is looking for help locating Gregory Bohara.

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DEEP stocks Shetucket River with Atlantic salmon

Ray Schaefer of Canterbury, acting vice president of the Thames Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited, releases an Atlantic salmon into the Shetucket River on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, as he and other volunteers, along with staff from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Fisheries Division, stock Atlantic salmon in the river in Sprague.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Anglers in the region will have a chance for some prize catches soon, after the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection added 50 large Atlantic salmon to a local waterway Friday.

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