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Volunteers put together picnic tables for Norwich schools

Community volunteer Zechariah Stover uprights a newly assembled picnic table Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at Wequonnoc Magnet Elementary School in Norwich. He joined Family Resource Center coordinator Cindy Beauregard and Norwich Public Utilities employees Tom Gaedreau and Shawn Paradis to assemble the 10 tables delivered to the school.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Volunteers have been assembling picnic tables for students to use for outdoor activities at city schools amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Norwich police to host community chat at Mohegan Park Saturday

The monthly Community Chat with the NPD will move outdoors to the Spaulding Pond Beach area of Mohegan Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Preston Scarecrow Festival canceled

What would have been the 15th annual Scarecrow Festival on Saturday has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ledyard Town Council appoints members to revived agricultural commission

The commission, which was created in 2017 but never stood up, was revived last month after a controversial draft proposal for changes to the town's agricultural zoning regulations.

Connecticut natives graduate from college

Students from across the region graduate from universities around the country.

Norwich man charged with possession of child pornography

A police investigation of a man's death led police to charge a second man with possession of child pornography

Conn College student charged with voyeurism

Police arrest a Connecticut College student in connection with an alleged case of voyeurism in a dormitory bathroom.

Police logs - Sept. 20, 2020

Arrests by state and local police across the region.


CDC directs Connecticut to come up with a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine lab tech Sendy Puerto processes blood samples in the specimen processing lab from study participants, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Miami. The volunteers are taking part in testing the National Institutes of Health-funded Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Miami is one of 89 cities around the U.S. that's testing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield has given states a tight deadline, Oct. 16, and some money to come up with a plan to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine.
Connecticut, meanwhile, has just begun to put together a group that will develop that plan.  (Taimy Alvarez/AP Photo)

CDC gives state an Oct. 16 deadline and $2.4 million to come up with the plan. Connecticut, meanwhile, has just begun to put together a group that will develop that plan.

Months into pandemic, just two families have received rental assistance from state program

Five months after state officials established a program to help those struggling to pay rent, there's a backlog of nearly 7,400 applications and growing frustration about the slow pace of the approval process.

2 wounded in workplace shooting, suspect in custody

The scene of a shooting at 105 Edwin Road Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in South Windsor, Conn.  A shooter opened fire and wounded two people at the Connecticut business on Tuesday before being caught trying to flee in Massachusetts. police said. The shooting happened in an industrial section of South Windsor at Independent Truck & Tractor Repair. No details of a motive have been released.  (Kassi Jackson/Hartford Courant via AP)

Police in Connecticut say a shooter is in custody after opening fire and wounding two people at a business in South Windsor

In-person learning draws ire of teachers in Massachusetts; 11 more COVID-19 deaths

A major Massachusetts teachers union is accusing the state’s top education official of pressuring more than a dozen school districts for asking them to come up with plans for in-person learning