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Protests, some violent, spread to NYC, Atlanta in wake of George Floyd death

A protester is hit with a baton by San Jose police, Friday, May 29, 2020, in San Jose, Calif., as more demonstrations take place nationally after George Floyd died in police custody on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Days after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, people took to the streets in protest in dozens of cities around the country

Another Asian giant hornet found in Washington state

In this May 7, 2020, file photo dead Asian giant hornets, queens lined-up on top and the smaller workers below, all samples brought in from Japan for research, are displayed with a field notebook in Blaine, Wash. A dead Asian giant hornet has been found in Washington state, and officials said Friday, May 29, 2020, they were trying to learn if the honey bee predators have established colonies. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, Pool,File)

A dead Asian giant hornet has been found in Washington state, and officials said Friday they are trying to learn if the insects have established colonies

Weather could again scrub SpaceX bid to send astronauts into space

The SpaceX Falcon 9, with Dragon crew capsule on top of the rocket, sits on Launch Pad 39-A, Friday, May 29, 2020, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Two astronauts will fly on the SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station scheduled for launch on Saturday, May 30. For the first time in nearly a decade, astronauts will blast into orbit aboard an American rocket from American soil, a first for a private company. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

SpaceX is taking a second shot at launching astronauts, but rain and storm clouds are threatening more delays

With 40 million Americans unemployed, Congress considers 'return-to-work' bonus

Congress and the White House are debating a "return-to-work bonus" this summer, aimed at the more than 40 million workers who have lost jobs and filed for unemployment during the deadly pandemic, as a new incentive for those who go back to work.

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Preston residents offer mixed opinions on proposed school budget

A debate over the proposed $12.2 million school budget dominated a two-hour budget teleconference public hearing Thursday night.

Region's summer camps canceled or modified due to pandemic

Poquonnock Bridge Fire Department Capt. Jason Pollard chases John Derosa on July 17, 2017, during a game of Duck, Duck, Goose! with children in the Groton Parks and Recreation summer camp program at Claude Chester School. Summer camps and programs throughout the region have had to be changed or canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

With new state safety regulations and the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, private and town-run programs are either shutting down or adapting.