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    Corrigan Correctional Center dealing with COVID-19 outbreak

    Around 20 inmates in a 60-person drug rehabilitation unit at Corrigan Correctional Center tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week, according to Ken Wright, the chief union steward for Corrigan.


    Montville wastewater plant detects spike in COVID-19 in New London County’s sewage

    The Water Pollution Control Authority, which tracks the number of COVID-19 particles in sewage that comes into the town’s treatment plant, which handles output from four towns, has determined that COVID-19 infections rose significantly from October to November.


    Norwich makes adjustments to American Rescue Plan Act grant awards

    The Norwich City Council last week approved $300,000 in American Rescue Plan Act grant money to assist in the renovation of the Reid & Hughes building and $300,000 to help with renovations of the Marina at American Wharf.


    Groton announces small business grant program

    The Town of Groton launched a grant program to support local businesses impacted by COVID-19 pandemic-related challenges.


    Federal COVID dollars will help New London sparkle this holiday season

    The city approves using federal pandemic relief money to add $14,000 of holiday decorations to the downtown cultural district.


    Groton City to allocate ARPA funds for more projects

    Premium pay for first responders, small business grants, and outdoor electricity upgrades for the Bill Memorial Library are among the projects the city expects to fund with American Rescue Plan Act money.


    OPINION

    Conservative politicization of the pandemic

    This appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. With light apparently at the end of the coronavirus tunnel, this is a good time to soberly assess how America handled t... Read More

    Lining up to lift mask mandates

    Applause erupted in the high school library when the Montville Board of Education met last week. The spontaneous audience joy was a reaction to the board's vote to suspen... Read More

    Seeking solutions to worsening absenteeism

    Flexibility is not generally a term that's closely associated with the operation of public school systems. A big dose of flexibility, however, may be exactly what's neces... Read More

    MORE LOCAL CORONAVIRUS STORIES

    DOT to hold hearings this week on Shore Line East reductions

    The state Department of Transportation is proposing to cut Shore Line East weekday trains, from 23 trains to 16 trains, and increase Shore Line East fares.


    COVID-19 still lurking in region though numbers are low

    In New London County, the virus is not nearly as prevalent as it once was, and those cases that do come to light tend to be relatively mild.


    With few spending guardrails, ARPA money became a funding fountain for local municipalities

    With few spending guardrails, ARPA money became a funding fountain for local municipalities


    Lamont talks dredging, aquaculture in visit to Mystic, Noank

    Lamont talks dredging, aquaculture in visit to Mystic, Noank


    New London organizations invited to workshop May 30 for human services grant

    The city’s Human Services Department is hosting a workshop next week to help individuals and organizations apply for grants in the last round of funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.

    How the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency is impacting people

    The end of the emergencies means state-supported COVID-19 test sites will close June 30, the same day the state Department of Public Health will end its mobile and homebound COVID-19 vaccination programs.

    Groton invites public to help solve ‘development puzzle’ at Thursday forum

    The town is inviting people to discuss and learn more about economic development challenges and opportunities at a forum Thursday.

    New London to spend $1.4M in federal money to fix its turf football fields

    The city will use $1.4 million in federal COVID-19 funds to pay for turf replacement at New London High School.

    How two clinics in Connecticut are treating long COVID

    While much of society has moved on from thinking about COVID-19 on a daily basis and taking precautions, the coronavirus remains a constant reality for those living with...

    Groton event to offer free health screenings

    Hartford HealthCare is sponsoring the event from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Thrive 55+ Active Living Center at 102 Newtown Road.

    NATION/WORLD CORONAVIRUS STORIES

    CDC officially drops five-day COVID isolation guidelines

    Americans who test positive for the coronavirus no longer need to routinely stay home from work and school for five days under new guidance released Friday by the Centers...

    Men create fake country to steal $9.5M in COVID relief scheme, officials say

    Four men convicted after establishing a fake country in an attempt to steal more than $9.5 million in COVID-19 relief funds will now spend years in prison, federal offici...

    States trashing millions of masks and pandemic gear as huge stockpiles expire

    Three years later, as the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic have loosened, many states are now trying to deal with an excess of protective gear, ditching their supplies in droves.

    State police promise a return to highways. It’s not that simple.

    Drivers on Connecticut highways often remark they have rarely seen a state trooper in recent years as fellow drivers speed past them. But that is going to change. Th...
    Evictions in Connecticut remained above pre-pandemic levels in 2023, data shows, one of the latest signs of the state's ongoing housing crunch. Of dozens of regions analy...
    LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson defended his handling of COVID-19 on Wednesday at a public inquiry into the pandemic, saying the government “got...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Flu is picking up steam while RSV lung infections that can hit kids and older people hard may be peaking, U.S. health officials said Friday. COVID-19, tho...
    Pfizer on Thursday confirmed it would be laying off employees as part of a $3.5 billion worldwide downsizing that will roll out in stages over the next few months.
    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. life expectancy rose last year — by more than a year — but still isn't close to what it was before the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 rise was mainly d...
    National complications with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout have hit Connecticut, stalling immunizations at mom-and-pop drug stores, large chain pharmacies and hospitals across the state.
    Sep. 22—In recent weeks, Connecticut has once again seen an uptick in COVID, with hospital admissions rising and wastewater surveillance showing a bump in transmission. T...
    Ahead of the fall respiratory virus season, the Food and Drug Administration has approved two updated COVID-19 vaccines. The new messenger RNA, or mRNA, vaccines from Mod...
    The vaccines are approved for those 12 and older, and are authorized under emergency use for those 6 months and up.
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- First lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 Monday but is experiencing only mild symptoms, her spokeswoman said. President Joe Biden was tested ...