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Backus nurses and backers rally amid contract dispute

Sherri Dayton, a registered nurse who serves as president of Local 5149, yells into a megaphone as a crowd walks up Washington Street during a picket and rally outside Backus Hospital in Norwich on Sunday. The event was organized by the Backus Federation of Nurses, AFT Connecticut, and Local 5149 to call attention to what they say are patient care issues and poor working conditions amid their contract negotiations with management. (Sarah Gordon / The Day)

Nurses and supporters picketed Backus Hospital on Sunday in an effort to improve working conditions and highlight patient care problems during the COVID-19 pandemic.

East Lyme police report four instances of use-of-force over last two years, one civilian complaint

Out of the four instances in which officers have used force, which range from using a Taser gun to pepper spray, the department has found all instances were warranted and appropriate.


Collin Morikawa watches his tee shot on the third hole during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Morikawa wins PGA Championship


Trump's executive orders spark confusion; Democrats assail them as 'unworkable'

President Donald Trump's new executive actions to disburse coronavirus relief without Congress sparked confusion and frustration Sunday among businesses, Democrats and state officials, some of whom lamented the moves would not deliver the necessary...


School year like no other launches with chaos coast to coast

It's going to be screen time all the time for kindergartners and graduate students alike. Teachers are threatening strikes. And students are already coming home infected with the coronavirus, which has upended American education. The 2020-21 school...


Greg Howard to be Republican challenger to Kate Rotella

Greg Howard will be the Republican challenger of State Rep. Kate Rotella, D-Mystic, after Shaun Mastroianni announced his withdrawal from the race for the 43rd District State Representative seat last week.  “After Representative...


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