A second COVID-19 case reported in New London, first in Preston

New London had its second resident test positive for COVID-19 Monday, and Preston had its first reported positive case Monday.

Nature Notes: Spring birds a beacon of hope in tough times

This rufous-sided towhee is one of some 440 different bird species that breed in or pass through Connecticut during the spring and summer months. (photo by Bill Hobbs)

I can’t wait to see the robins strutting about my yard, tugging and pulling worms out of the ground. For me, that’s a sign that spring has sprung.

Inmate at Corrigan tests positive for virus, overall cases jump across the state

Since Sunday, an additional 578 Connecticut residents had tested positive for COVID-19 and two more have died.

Local funeral directors adjusting to realities of COVID-19

A sign on the inside door at Byles Memorial Home in New London Friday, March 27, 2020, explains how the sizes of funerals and wakes is being restricted because of the coronavirus. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Restrictions and a deadly unknown enemy are causing those in the funeral trade to adapt and innovate.

United Way suspends mobile food pantry sites

Amid concerns about providing adequate social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut has suspended its mobile food pantries sites “until further notice.”

Virus closes basketball courts

Norwich Public Works Department employee Vinnie Wawrzynowicz unbolts the supports to remove a basketball rim and net at the playground at the former Buckingham School site on Washington Street in Norwich on Monday. Public Works and city Recreation Department crews are removing rims and closing playgrounds and swing sets during the COVID-19 virus pandemic.

Norwich Public Works Department employee Vinnie Wawrzynowicz removes a basketball rim and net at the playground at the former Buckingham School on Monday.

Working out while maintaining distance

Carolyn Keatley, of Waterford, left, does jumping jacks as she moves through a workout with a group of people from her gym at McCook Point Park in East Lyme on Monday, March 29, 2020.  As part of an executive order from Gov. Lamont all gyms were closed on Monday, March 16. (Sarah Gordon / The Day)

Carolyn Keatley joins a group of people from her gym as they keep their distance while working out at McCook Point Park in East Lyme on Monday.

COVID-19 causes changes in census planning

Connecticut is ahead of national figures on census completion rates so far, and the more people do it online, the less time census workers have to spend going door-to-door.

Gasoline prices falling toward $2-a-gallon mark

In Connecticut, Monday's average price was $2.16, down almost 13 cents in a week. The average price in the New London-Norwich area was $2.11.

Waterford closes town recreation areas due to virus

An emergency order issued by First Selectman Rob Brule Monday closed town parks, beaches, basketball courts and other spaces to the public.

Social distancing for surfers

Three surfers walk along the beach as they look for the best spot to ride the waves off Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly Monday, March 30, 2020. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Surfers walk along Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly Monday as they prepare to ride the waves.

Some Ledyard school, town employees get layoff notices

School secretaries, health aides and library workers here have been laid off or soon will be, according to the union that represents them.

Groton Economic Development reaching out to business community

The Town’s Economic Development Division has created a list of resources for local businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stonington to proceed with budget hearing virtually

The April 9 hearing will be streamed on Facebook Live and there will be a dial in option for those listening by phone who want to comment. The board is also asking those who want to comment to do so by submitting written testimony.

Stonington effort helping both restaurants and those in need

A new initiative here is aimed at helping both local restaurants and their employees survive the impact of the coronavirus as well as provide food to residents in need.

Man charged after Griswold rollover

A New London man was cited for reckless driving after police say the car he was driving hit a mailbox, flipped and rolled over multiple times early Friday.

Woman charged in East Lyme scissor attack

A Niantic woman was arrested Saturday after police say she attacked another person with a pair of scissors during a domestic incident.

New London police issued bulletin for 15-year-old runaway

Emmanual Thomas-Brown, is described as black, five-feet, 4 inches tall, 110 pounds with black hair and eyes.

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Should you bring mom home from nursing home during the pandemic?

Some facilities are telling residents that if they leave, even temporarily, they can’t return

Mass. governor 'heartbroken' after 11 residents die at vets home

A highway sign urges out-of-state visitors to self-quarantine for 14 days if they plan on staying in Massachusetts due to the virus outbreak along Route 93 southbound in Wilmington, Mass., Monday, March 30, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The superintendent of a Massachusetts veteran's home has been removed from his duties after 11 residents died, including at least five who had tested positive for the coronavirus and another five whose results are pending

Rhode Island extends remote learning period due to virus

School children in Rhode Island will continue distance learning through at least the end of April as the state continues to grapple with the growing coronavirus pandemic