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    Foxwoods’ unionized dealers ratify six-year contract retroactive to 2020

    On Saturday, Local 2121’s membership voted 420-13 in favor of new deal extending to the end of 2025

    Foxwoods’ unionized dealers ratify six-year contract retroactive to 2020

    On Saturday, Local 2121’s membership voted 420-13 in favor of new deal extending to the end of 2025

    Three years in: How health agencies are handling COVID-19

    Three years after the pandemic began, the day-to-day activities of the two local health districts and the state Department of Public Health look very different, but staff is still doing COVID-19 prevention and mitigation work ― and are applying lessons learned and resources added in the pandemic to other public health issues.

    In legislature, few pandemic-related bills see light of day

    Before the state legislature’s current session began, lawmakers proposed more than a dozen bills having to do with the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact, only a couple of which gained any traction.

    Tell The Day about your struggle with long COVID

    If you’re willing to speak with a reporter, please send your name, email address and phone number to cityeditor@theday.com.

    Report: Connecticut’s hospitals hurting financially

    Connecticut Hospital Association says analysis shows soaring expenses, shrinking revenues and greater patient needs are taking a toll on the bottom line.


    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


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


    Tell The Day about your struggle with long COVID

    As the three-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic approaches, The Day is seeking to interview people who continue to experience symptoms of the coronavirus long after they stopped testing positive.

    Norwich seeks applications for federal pandemic response grant

    The Norwich community development program has $200,000 in federal COVID-19 response grant money available to Norwich recipients.

    Town of Groton allocates $2.4 million in ARPA funding

    The Town Council recently allocated $2,466,503 in American Rescue Plan Act funds for numerous projects such as Emergency Communications Center improvements and upgrades to to the Groton Hockey Rink.

    Norwich allocates more ARPA grant money, keeps $781,000 in reserve

    Norwich on Monday allocated most of its remaining American Rescue Plan Act grant, reserving $781,000 in contingency for funding requests still pending.

    Montville disburses $805,000 in ARPA funds

    The Montville Town Council closed its 2022 calendar year by approving $805,000 in ARPA fund allocations.

    Stonington schools tackling chronic absenteeism

    Stonington — The school district is working to reduce absenteeism and chronic absenteeism, which have soared in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Letters and communicat...

    OPINION: Give thanks, among other things, for the Trump slump

    There’s a lot to give thanks for this year in eastern Connecticut. After all, the post-Covid-19 money printed by the boatload in Washington is still keeping us afloat he...

    COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled for Dec. 11 at Groton Farmers Market

    Groton ― A free COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Groton Farmers Market at 295 Meridian St. The clinic is for ages 6 months a...

    Preston, Stonington school districts awarded state grants to add mental health workers

    Preston and Stonington school districts are among the first 20 in the state to receive competitive grants to hire additional school mental health workers over a three-year period.

    Montville WPCA on the lookout for COVID-19

    The authority has partnered with Biobot Analytics, a Cambridge, Mass. based company, to periodically check samples of the town’s wastewater for spikes in the virus.

    Residents offer ideas on how to spend remaining $2.1 million in ARPA money

    Norwich residents asked for more money for youth facilities, a downtown public bathroom and agreed with a plan to clean up the former YMCA property.

    COVID-19 surging in state; masks again a consideration

    With Connecticut experiencing a statewide surge in COVID-19 cases, the state Department of Public Health recommended Friday that residents consider resuming wearing masks...

    Essential state workers awarded $45M in pandemic relief

    A labor arbitrator has ordered $45.4 million in bonuses for 36,000 essential state employees, about $1,200 per worker, to recognize the risks they faced staffing essential services, with no vaccine protection, during the worst of the coronavirus pandemic.
    Saru Jayaraman took a red-eye from California, arriving in Washington, D.C., in time to meet Thursday morning with members of Congress. By midday, she was in Hartford, t...
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The air-conditioning gave out as students returned from summer break last year to Jim Hill High School in Jackson, Miss., forcing them to learn in s...
    The Social Security Administration's already faltering services will further erode this year despite a $785 million boost to its budget, the agency's acting head has tol...
    Time is running out for free-to-consumer COVID-19 vaccines, at-home test kits and some treatments. The White House announced this month that the national public health em...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — While some Republicans blame the COVID-19 vaccine or “wokeness” for the Army's recruiting woes, the military service says the bigger hurdles are more tr...
    State legislators passed an emergency certification package Thursday that will bring universal free meals back to Connecticut public schools for the remainder of the acad...
    She’d be a senior right now, preparing for graduation in a few months, probably leading her school’s modern dance troupe and taking art classes. Instead, Kailani Taylor-C...
    As COVID-19 numbers continue to improve in Connecticut, experts say they're optimistic that the disease will fade to the background for at least the near future. "We're s...
    The U.S. is poised to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like a yearly flu shot, a major shift in strategy despite a long list of questions about how to best protect against...
    Americans would receive an annual vaccine to protect against the coronavirus under a once-a-year regimen akin to what is used for influenza shots, according to a new str...