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Somers kicks off "Covid Heroes" recognition at Academy Point at Mystic

Sen. Heather Somers said she got close to 50 nominations and plans to honor everybody by the end of the year.

Municipal meetings

Municipal meetings for the week beginning Sunday, Sept. 20.

Norwich learns federal COVID-19 relief grant can't be used to pay NPU bills

Community Development Block Grant funds cannot be used to pay utility bills for the city-owned NPU or to pay property taxes for distressed residents.

Local roundup: Black Wolves finish productive NLL virtual draft

The New England Black Wolves recently completed a productive National Lacrosse League Entry draft, trading for forward Jacob Ruest while selecting five players during the first virtual draft in league history.

Groton, Norwich schools each report a positive COVID-19 case

Groton Superintendent Michael Graner said the person had not been in school for more than a week, while Norwich Superintendent Kristen Stringfellow said the infected person hadn't been in school since Sept. 15.

State legislators call on state health officials to inspect Windham nursing home

The Vanderman Place nursing home in Willimantic is owned by JACC LLC, which owns the Three Rivers Healthcare nursing home ordered closed by the state.


Trump's failure has scarred our democracy

Instead of bringing the epidemic under control, the president has let the refusal to wear a mask become a symbol of righteous independence, and support for him.

Finally a final decision

A lot of sacrifices have been required during this ongoing health crisis. Going without high school tackle football this fall is one more young men will have to bear.

Enough games, compromise to pass relief bill

It is this kind of cynical game playing that leaves Americans so frustrated with, and disillusioned about, Washington politics.

Together and apart in return to school

The state-led, locally planned experiment will be confusing for a while; risky until students, staff, bus drivers and parents are vaccinated; and may or may not give students normal levels of foundational skills. Still, it is impressive.

Downplaying the 'storm' didn't stop it

Trump had the information to fulfill his most fundamental duty: to protect Americans. He failed.

Connecticut COVID-19 Numbers

Data sourced from the Office of Governor Ned Lamont. Check here for the latest data.


Pop-up drive-in movie coming to T.F. Green Airport

Rhode Island’s largest airport is hosting a popup drive-in movie in one of its parking lots as a thank you to the community

Providence College deals with surge of student virus cases

The president of Providence College has announced that the school is moving to remote-only learning for at least two weeks after a surge of new confirmed coronavirus cases among students

Waterford's Petchark uses college experience to enjoy strong summer

With her junior golf days behind her, Caroline Petchark embraced the challenge of playing stiffer amateur competition on the summer circuit.

Lamont concerned about increasing coronavirus cases in state

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is expressing concern about an increasing number of people testing positive for the coronavirus around the state




New York City can't rebound without Broadway. And Broadway's road back is uncertain.

A scene from a deserted Broadway theater district, where venues have been shuttered since March. (Photo for The Washington Post by Jeenah Moon)

For months now, Thomas Schumacher's dining room table has been taken over by a master list of every Broadway show that's seeking to reopen or schedule an opening night — from the established "The Lion King" to the new "Diana: A True...

Yankees outlast Red Sox in 12 for ninth consecutive win

The Yankees' Gary Sanchez follows through on a solo home run in front of Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez with two outs in the ninth inning on Friday night at Fenway Park. The blast tied the game a 4-4 and New York went on to beat Boston 6-5 in 12 innings for its ninth straight win. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Yankees outlast Red Sox in 12 innings for ninth consecutive win

Astros' Verlander to have elbow surgery, miss rest of season

FILE- In this July 24, 2020, file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game in Houston. The Astros announced Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, that Verlander needs Tommy John surgery and could miss the entire 2021 season.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of the season

Lakers vow not to let up against resilient Nuggets

Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. (1) attempts to take a shot as Los Angeles Lakers' JaVale McGee, right, defends during the second half an NBA conference final playoff basketball game, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

With one comeback after another in the playoffs, the Denver Nuggets showed themselves to be a team that falls down but doesn’t stay down

Bettman: Next NHL season could start in December or January

Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Islanders players shake hands after the Lightning won in overtime of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Eastern Conference final, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Commissioner Gary Bettman says he wouldn't be surprised if the next NHL season begins after the tentatively planned Dec. 1 start date

Tigers manager Gardenhire announces immediate retirement

In this March 5 file photo, Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire watches during a spring training game in Lakeland, Fla. Gardenhire announced his retirement prior to Detroit’s game against the Cleveland Indians on Saturday, Sept. 19,2020.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire announced his immediate retirement prior to their game against the Cleveland Indians

Pogacar crushes Roglic to seal Tour de France title

New overall leader, best young rider and best climber, Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar climbs during stage 20 of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 36.2 kilometers (22.5 miles), from Lure to La Planche des Belles Filles, France, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Marco Bertorello/Pool via AP)

In an incredible climax to the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar crushed fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic in the last stage before the finish in Paris

Belichick, Carroll meet as Pats visit Hawks

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, center, speaks to quarterback Cam Newton on the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. At left is head coach Bill Belichick. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

When Bill Belichick replaced Pete Carroll as head coach in New England 20 years ago, neither could have guessed two decades later they’d be viewed as two of the better coaches during that span

Ginsburg's death jolts chaotic presidential campaign

People gather at the Supreme Court Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington, after the Supreme Court announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

An already chaotic and corrosive presidential campaign was jolted anew Friday night by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as a sudden vacancy on the Supreme Court just 46 days before the election immediately galvanized both political parties.

Lakers roll past Nuggets 126-114 in West finals opener

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron Jame makes a pass during the second half an NBA conference final playoff basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Anthony Davis had 37 points and 10 rebounds, LeBron James added 15 points and 12 assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers rolled to a 126-114 victory over the Denver Nuggets  in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals

Braves move closer, pound Mets pitching in 15-2 rout

Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman starts to run after hitting a two-RBI double during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Freddie Freeman added three more hits to his burgeoning MVP campaign, Ozzie Albies hit two of Atlanta’s six homers and the Braves battered New York Mets pitching in a 15-2 blowout that thrust them closer to a third consecutive NL East title

CDC drops controversial virus testing advice that caused backlash

In this Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, file photo, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield pauses while speaking at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on a

U.S. health officials are dropping a controversial piece of coronavirus guidance and telling all those who have been in close contact with infected people to get tested

Reed takes the lead as the real U.S. Open gets started

Patrick Reed plays his shot from the sixth tee during the second round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Now this is the U.S. Open at Winged Foot everyone expected

Andersen doubles down at Tour de France, wins Stage 19

Denmark's Soren Kragh Andersen celebrates as he crosses the line to win the 19th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 166.5 kilometers between Bourg-En-Bresse and Champagole, France Friday, Sept. 3, 2020. (Marco Bertorello/Pool via AP)

Danish rider Soren Kragh Andersen has won Stage 19 at the Tour de France

Celtics, Heat agree: A 2-0 lead in East finals means nothing

Miami Heat forward Jae Crowder (99) celebrates late in the second half of Thursday night's NBA playoff game against the Celtics in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

If there is a sliver of consolation for the Boston Celtics, it probably can be found within the understanding that a 2-0 lead for the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals doesn’t guarantee anything

Antetokounmpo wins second straight NBA MVP award

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo shouts from the bench in the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Miami Heat Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s historic year earned him a historic awards sweep

Ryan Blaney hopes to avoid playoff elimination at Bristol

In this June 7 file photo, Ryan Blaney waits in pit row before a NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. With a bit of disbelief over his fast fall in NASCAR's standings, Blaney is determined to avoid elimination from the playoffs. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Ryan Blaney is determined to avoid elimination from the playoffs

Stars, Lightning meet in nontraditional Stanley Cup Final

In this Jan. 27, file photo, Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn, right, backhands a shot past Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, left, for a goal during the third period of a game in Dallas. Two of the southernmost teams in the NHL are meeting in the Stanley Cup Final in the great white north. The Stars and the Lightning are facing off in the bubble in Edmonton, Alberta, starting with Game 1 Saturday. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin, File)

Two of the southernmost teams in the NHL are meeting in the Stanley Cup Final in the great white north

You're not imagining it: Masks can make your eyes feel dry. Here's what to do.

The sight of the man's steamed-up glasses coupled with his sudden onset of eye dryness are both signs of what White is calling "mask-associated dry eye," or "MADE" — an emerging phenomenon amid the novel coronavirus pandemic that eye experts...

Push is underway to test COVID-19 vaccines in diverse groups


Companies are struggling to recruit diverse volunteers in final U.S. tests of possible COVID-19 vaccines

Browns hold off Bengals

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Baker Mayfield threw two touchdown passes, Nick Chubb ran for two scores and the Cleveland Browns gave coach Kevin Stefanski his first NFL win by beating the Cincinnati Bengals 35-30 on the NFL’s 100th birthday

Islanders eliminated by Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) celebrates his overtime goal against the New York Islanders in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Eastern Conference final, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Anthony Cirelli scored in overtime to send the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Stanley Cup Final with a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final

Yanks hit 5 HRs in 4th inning, beats Jays

New York Yankees' Brett Gardner hits a two-run home run during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The Yankees tied a major league record with five home runs in an inning and hit six overall in a 10-8 win over the Toronto Blue Jays that extended their winning streak to eight

Mets beat Phillies 10-6

New York Mets' Brandon Nimmo (9) celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run off Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Brandon Workman during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Brandon Nimmo hit a two-RBI tying triple in the sixth inning and hit the go-ahead solo homer in the ninth to lead the New York Mets to a 10-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies

Heat rally past the Celtics, take 2-0 lead

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, front, goes up for a shot as Miami Heat's Derrick Jones Jr., left, and Tyler Herro, right, defend during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Goran Dragic scored 25 points, Bam Adebayo led a big third-quarter rally to finish with 21, and the Miami Heat pulled off another comeback to beat the Boston Celtics 106-101 and take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals Thursday night

Gulf between White House's words, Trump's actions on masks

President Donald Trump smiles as he arrives to speak to the White House conference on American History at the National Archives museum, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The gulf between President Donald Trump and public health experts over wearing face masks keeps getting wider

Vaccine leaders make trial plans public in transparency push

The moves by Moderna Inc., as well as Pfizer Inc. and partner BioNTech SE, follow increasing worry that the effort to develop a COVID-19 vaccine is becoming politicized, and that an inoculation could be rushed to market before it is proven safe and...

Lynx edge Mercury 80-79 to advance to WNBA semifinals

The Minnesota Lynx celebrate their win over the Phoenix Mercury during a WNBA playoff basketball game Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Rookie of the year Crystal Dangerfield scored 15 of her 17 points in the second half and Minnesota beat Phoenix 80-79 to advance to the semifinals of the WNBA playoffs

Thomas takes U.S. Open lead with 65

Justin Thomas, of the United States, plays a shot from a bunker on the 17th hole during the first round of the US Open Golf Championship, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Everyone was bracing for high scores at Winged Foot

Eversource quietly pitches $700M in borrowing to Connecticut

Eversource Energy is asking Connecticut lawmakers to authorize $700 million in borrowing to blunt the impact of losses from Tropical Storm Isaias, the COVID-19 pandemic and the rollback of a recent rate increase.

Lakers set for West finals vs. Nuggets

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) directs the offense during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Houston Rockets Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers were there waiting

Public defenders taking outdoor applications in New London on Friday

The community outreach project is a statewide effort to help restart the cases of people who cannot afford a lawyer.

Wilson earns WNBA's Most Valuable Player award

Las Vegas Aces' A'ja Wilson, left, drives against Los Angeles Sparks' Nneka Ogwumike during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

A'ja Wilson earns WNBA Most Valuable Player honors after leading Las Vegas to 18-4 record and top seed in the league's playoffs

New London to host Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday

The car parade kicks off at noon on Sunday.

Connecticut employment increased in August, but at a slower pace

The most new jobs were in the education and health sector, and manufacturing was the only sector to lose jobs.

Red Sox beat Marlins, 5-3

Boston Red Sox's Rafael Devers, right, and Xander Bogaerts celebrate after scoring during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)

Nathan Eovaldi pitched five shutout innings and struck out seven, and the Miami Marlins stumbled in their playoff run with a 5-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox 5-3

Roglic tightens grip on Tour lead as Ineos gets first win

Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski, right, celebrates with Richard Carapaz of Ecuador after winning the stage 18 of the Tour de France cycling race over 175 kilometers (108.7 miles) from Meribel to La Roche-sur-Foron, France, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (Stephane Mahe/Pool photo via AP)

Victory at the Tour de France is almost within reach for Primoz Roglic

Co-workers take their work to the beach in East Lyme

Briana Hansen, left, sits in a beach chair as she

Briana Hansen, Isabella Nematalla and Devon Hall, all from the Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT, were using their laptops to work Thursday at McCook Beach in Niantic.

Camaraderie gives state champion Stonington boys' soccer team an extra level of depth

Stonington High School's Billy deCastro jumps over a teammate in a drill during soccer practice on Tuesday in Stonington. (Sarah Gordon / The Day)

Stonington High School's boys' soccer team has the camaraderie to go with its talent, with the combination making the defending Class M champ tough to beat.

Has Connecticut safely reopened its schools? The state and its teachers disagree

In the long debate over Connecticut schools reopening this fall, Gov. Ned Lamont and public school employee unions have been on opposite sides.

Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

Masked students walk through the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. College towns across the U.S. have emerged as coronavirus hot spots in recent weeks as schools struggle to contain the virus. Out of nearly 600 students tested for the virus at Ball State, more than half have returned been found positive, according to data reported by the school. Dozens of infections have been blamed on off-campus parties, prompting university officials to admonish students.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

College towns across the U.S. have emerged as virus hot spots in recent weeks as schools struggle to contain the virus

COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2020, file photo, a help wanted sign hangs on the door of a Target store in Uniontown, Pa. Hundreds of thousands of Americans likely applied for unemployment benefits last week, a high level of job insecurity that reflects economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak. Economists expect that 850,000 people sought jobless aid, down from 884,000 the week before, according to a survey by the data firm FactSet. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high figure that reflects economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak

State orders closure of Norwich nursing home, residents to be relocated

Local and state officials, including acting Department of Public Health Commissioner Deidre Gifford, at podium, hold a news conference Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, to discuss the closing of Three Rivers Health Care in Norwich.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The facility's 53 residents will be transferred to other Connecticut nursing homes, with those infected with the coronavirus going to a COVID-19-only facility.

Trump’s ‘tax holiday’ has few takers in Connecticut

Guided by the tug Patrice McAllister, a barge carrying sections 1 and 2 of the hull of the Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) arrives May 11, 2020, at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton. Electric Boat is among the employers in the state that have opted out of President Donald Trump's payroll tax deferrals. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Electric Boat and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe are among employers who have opted out. But thousands of federal employees at the Naval Submarine Base and Coast Guard Academy are having their taxes deferred.

Sun need to cut down their mistakes in rematch against Sparks

Connecticut Sun point guard Briann January sets up a play during the second half of Tuesday's victory over the Chicago Sky in the first round of the WNBA playoffs. January and starting point guard Jasmine Thomas must protect the ball if the Sun are to beat the Los Angeles Sparks in Thursday's second round in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

The Connecticut Sun turned it over 23 times that led to 27 Los Angeles points the last time they played the Sparks. They must play cleaner in Thursday night's WNBA second-round, single-elimination game.

Seahawks uncertain what to expect from Newton as Pats QB

New England quarterback Cam Newton runs from Miami linebacker Kyle Van Noy in the first half of Sunday's game at Gillette Stadium. (Steven Senne/AP Photo)

Pete Carroll saw what happened in the season opener as New England put the ball in the hands of new quarterback Cam Newton and he ran all over the Miami Dolphins

Receiver Darius Slayton finding end zone again for Giants

Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton catches a pass for a touchdown against Pittsburgh during the second quarter of Monday night's game at MetLife Stadium. (Seth Wenig/AP Photo)

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton is picking up where he left off at the end of his rookie season

Jets' Johnson still believes in Gase, Darnold to lead team

Jets owner Christopher Johnson walks out onto the field during practice before a Nov. 3, 2019 game in Miami Gardens, Fla. Johnson felt the same way most Jets fans did Sunday night. Embarrassed. Frustrated. Angry. “It was a mess on Sunday,” Johnson said Wednesday. “No question. I was not happy about that at all.” (Lynne Sladky/AP Photo)

Christopher Johnson felt the same way most Jets fans did Sunday night

Alfaro homers twice, Marlins beat Red Sox 8-4

Boston's Rafael Devers kneels at the plate after striking out with the bases loaded during the sixth inning of Wednesday's game against the Marlins in Miami. The Marlins won, 8-4. (Lynne Sladky/AP Photo)

Jorge Alfaro homered twice before he took a foul ball to his helmet and the Miami Marlins beat the Boston Red Sox 8-4

DeGrom exits with hamstring spasm, Mets rally past Phils 5-4

The Mets' J.D. Davis and Dominic Smith celebrate after Davis' two-run home run off Phillies pitcher Zack Wheeler during the sixth inning of Wednesday's game in Philadelphia. The Mets won, 5-4. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

Jacob deGrom left after two innings with a right hamstring spasm, but the New York Mets rallied from four runs down to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Wednesday night

MLB roundup

The Dodgers' Chris Taylor rounds second base after hitting a solo home run off Padres relief pitcher Garrett Richards during the sixth inning of Wednesday's game in San Diego. The Dodgers won, 7-5, to become the first team to clinch a playoff berth this season. (Derrick Tuskan/AP Photo)

The Los Angeles Dodgers became the first team to clinch a playoff spot in the pandemic-shortened season, beating the San Diego Padres 7-5 behind Dustin May’s gutty effort out of the bullpen and home runs from AJ Pollock and Chris Taylor

Nuggets crash L.A. party, will face Lakers in West finals

Denver players and coaches celebrate after beating the Clippers on Tuesday to win their NBA Western Conference semifinal playoff series in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo)

Just about everyone had L

Lightning face adversity and Islanders in East final Game 6

Islanders right wing Jordan Eberle scores on Tampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy during the second overtime in Game 5 of an NHL Eastern Conference final playoff series on Tuesday in Edmonton, Alberta. The Islanders won, 2-1, to cut their deficit to 3-2 in the best-of-seven series. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press/AP Photo)

The Tampa Bay Lightning are facing their biggest adversity of the playoffs after failing to eliminate the New York Islanders in Game 5 on Tuesday night

A tough U.S. Open and letting 'Winged Foot be Winged Foot'

Tiger Woods walks the second green during practice before the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament at Winged Foot Golf Club, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

This is one U.S. Open that needs no introduction because of where it's played

Golfers, give thanks! How Winged Foot gifted us the mulligan

Phil Mickelson carries two buckets of balls as he heads to the range prior to Tuesday's practice round before the U.S. Open Championship at the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (Charles Krupa/AP Photo)


Higashioka hits three of Yanks' seven HRs in 13-2 win over Blue Jays

The Yankees' Clint Frazier, left, celebrates with third base coach Phil Nevin after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of Wednesday's 13-2 rout over Toronto at Yankee Stadium. (Frank Franklin II/AP Photo)

Kyle Higashioka hit a career-high three home runs, DJ LeMahieu connected twice and the resurgent New York Yankees hit a season-best seven home runs in another Bronx air show, thumping the Toronto Blue Jays 13-2 to back another overpowering start by...

College football whiffs in tackling the coronavirus

Memorial Stadium's north stadium video board projects the news of the return of Big Ten football on Wednesday in Lincoln, Neb. Less than five weeks after pushing fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the Big Ten conference changed course Wednesday and said it plans to open its football season the weekend of Oct. 23-24. (Francis Gardler/Lincoln Journal Star/AP Photo)

When it came time to confront a global pandemic, we should’ve known that college football would whiff on the tackle

Big Ten changes course, will play fall football after all

Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all

CDC director says coronavirus vaccines won't be widely available till the middle of next year

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicted Wednesday that most of the American public will not have access to a vaccine against the novel coronavirus until late spring or summer of next year.

NCAA basketball season set to open day before Thanksgiving

UConn's Olivia Nelson-Ododa, left, drives around South Florida's Tamara Henshaw during the first half last season's AAC tournament at Mohegan Sun Arena. The NCAA announced Wednesday that Divison I men's and women's basketball teams can begin playing games on Nov. 25. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

The NCAA men’s and women’s basketball seasons will begin Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving

Groton dinner program served nearly 3,700 meals during pandemic

Volunteer Jan Miller of the Groton Lions Club hands a bag to the driver of a vehicle while he and fellow volunteers hand out meals at the TVCCA in Groton on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, during the Community First Dinner Program.  The program was offered through the Groton Senior Center in collaboration with Groton Town police, Parks and Recreation, Board of Education and Children First Groton.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The Community First Dinner Program served nearly 3,700 meals over a 13-week period. The organizers now are looking for new opportunities for collaboration.

CIAC cancels football for fall, but will now consider spring season

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference's Board of Control canceled full contact (11 on 11) football for the fall Wednesday, but agreed to consider football in the spring, provided it doesn't negatively impact spring sports.

Roglic extends overall Tour lead; Lopez wins toughest stage

Colombia's Miguel Angel Lopez crosses the finish line to win stage 17 of the Tour de France cycling race over 107 kilometers (105.6 miles) from Grenoble to Meribel Col de la Loze, France, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (Benoit Tessier/Pool via AP)

Colombian rider Miguel Angel Lopez has won the toughest mountain stage of this year’s Tour de France while race leader Primož Roglic added a few crucial seconds to his advantage over rival Tadej Pogacar

UConn's Martin receives waiver from NCAA and can play this season

Transfer Tyrese Martin received a waiver from the NCAA, making him eligible to play this season for the UConn men's basketball team.