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Just in the nick of time: Christmas trees bring joy

Families visit Geer Tree Farm in Griswold to choose their Christmas trees Friday, November 27, 2020. The farm sells six varieties of trees across 100 acres. Trees can be choose and cut or pre-cut. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Friday was first day of the season for many Christmas tree farms in region, but several had received requests from customers before they even opened their fields to cut down trees.

Shoppers skip the stores on Black Friday, opt for safer online sales

From left, Kristy Barth of Moosup, Melinda Bottone of Killingly and Janis McMaster and her daughter, Bailey, of Plainfield walk toward their vehicle after holiday shopping at Target on Black Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Waterford. The women said they have been friends for years and usually go shopping and out to lunch together on Black Friday. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Like everything else, COVID-19 prompts changes to Black Friday traditions as stores try to adapt to the pandemic.

A Thanksgiving stroll

Members of the Sherman and Sherman-Watson families, of New London  take a break between Thanksgiving dinner courses and go for a stroll so they will have room later for their dessert buffet.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Members of the Sherman and Sherman-Watson families decided to take a break between Thanksgiving dinner courses to go for a stroll so they would have room later for their dessert buffet


State to change ‘problematic’ health care pay model

Changes expected to produce about $95 million in savings


Make A Difference: Catholic Charities

Because of of COVID-19 and the closing of the dad's place of employment, the family of five is struggling


One dog in Norwich long-desputed destruction order euthanized after illness

The older of two dogs held under a destruction order at the Norwich dog pound since October of 2013 was euthanized after suffering from cancer.


Montville WPCA set to renovate or replace water tower

The authority was approved for a $776,000 grant from the State Department of Public Health for the project.


Female detective alleges "institutional sexism" within New London Police Department

Detective Melissa Schafranski-Broadbent is represented by attorney Jacques "Jim" Parenteau, the same lawyer representing Sgt. Cornelius "Neil" Rodgers, who is Black, in his claim of institutional racism with the police force.


Three armed with stolen gun steal BMW, crash into police car in Waterford

Three people from New Britain are facing a slew of charges after stealing a car, fleeing from police and crashing into a police vehicle with a stolen gun and drugs in the car Wednesday morning in Waterford.


Search to begin for New London's next poet laureate

A volunteer group has begun the task of exploring the city’s expansive art scene to find the next poet laureate.


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