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Tulips that bring everyone together: now that’s Wicked

Jeroen Koeman works with his son, Kees, 3, as he looks for signs of disease in bulbs Sunday, March 21, 2021, at Wicked Tulips' new flower field in Preston. This is the second location for the tulip farm owned by the Holland native; the first is in Exeter, R.I.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

The new Preston location will open around Mother's Day.

Small Business Success: From inspiration to cash in the time of COVID

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The company’s mission: Serve the relocation needs of the elderly across Connecticut.

Masonicare will require all employees to get COVID-19 vaccine

Masonicare, which has six senior living communities in Connecticut, including one off Coogan Boulevard, announced Wednesday that it is requiring all of its 1,800 employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine by June 1.

Visitors get in some parking lot practice at Groton park

Sebastien Luttrell, 13, of Hebron practices an ollie on his skateboard Wednesday, April 21, 2021, as he visits Eastern Point Beach in Groton with his family.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Sebastien Luttrell of Hebron was practicing ollies on his skateboard Wednesday at Eastern Point Beach.

Commission recommends Stonington proceed with enacting demolition delay ordinance

The Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to urge the town proceed with enacting a 90-day delay on the demolition of buildings and investigate possible village districts to further protect historic structures.

Connecticut to use coronavirus aid to expand, revamp summer programs

Connecticut will be using $11 million from the American Rescue Plan to fund summer learning program opportunities.

Petition could lead to referendum on police staffing in New London

Residents have successfully petitioned the City Council’s repeal of a staffing ordinance that mandates 80 police officers.

Relay for Life cancer research fundraiser back on track this year

The Southeastern Connecticut American Cancer Society Relay for Life will return on June 12 at Dodd Stadium after the event was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mystic developer's past charges surface; town officials expect no impact to project

Charges from more than 15 years ago, involving the developer of the Mystic Education Center, have surfaced. Groton Town Manager John Burt said they do not have an impact on the project.

After rain Wednesday, region could see late frost Thursday night

People take cover from the rain Wednesday, April 21, 2021, while waiting for a SEAT bus at the Water Street bus stop in New London.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The region saw a soggy Wednesday. Thursday is forecast to be partly sunny, though still cool, according to the Meteorological Studies and Weather Center at Western Connecticut State University.

COVID-19 vaccine clinics available in Norwich

Vaccine clinics are available Thursday, Friday and May 5 in Norwich.

Cleanup in Ledyard park set for Saturday

Anyone who would like to participate is asked to bring work gloves to help clean up Aljen Heights Park, 17 Aljen Ave., of litter and debris between 9 and 11 a.m. Saturday.

Peltiers purchase East Lyme salon

Glenn and Paula Peltier (photo submitted)

“The acquisition of That Look fits into our current business strategy to offer the best customer service experience in the latest hair services along with the best products,” the Peltiers said in a release.

Literary Types: Biblical evidence of women’s power

“A Host of Women” by Jan Schenk Grosskopf is brilliant, pedagogic, and fun.

Creativity Heals: Defying predictions through dance

David Dorfman did not start out to be a dancer. Rather, dance found him.

UPDATED: Man seriously injured in Interstate 395 crash in Waterford

Police investigate the scene of a vehicle accident Tuesday, April 20, 2021, on the closed section of Interstate 395 north, just north of Exit 2, with the southbound traffic slowly moving through the area.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A man suffered serious injuries in a crash Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 395 north, just north of Exit 2, police said.

Motorcyclist sustains injuries in New London accident

A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital Tuesday for injuries he sustained during an accident in the area of Montauk Avenue and Perry Street.

Police logs - April 21, 2021

Arrests by state and local police in the region.

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The Day community begins moving beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

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Transit officials unveil plans to redo NYC's Penn Station

A transformed Penn Station would replace windowless concourses and dingy, cramped corridors with light-filled spaces and easier access

Local legislators differ, cross party lines on ending religious exemption for mandatory school vaccines

The state House voted in favor of the bill on Tuesday morning after hours of debate began on Monday.

Rhode Island awarded $1.5 million to track virus mutations

Rhode Island has been awarded nearly $1.5 million in federal funding to expand efforts to track COVID-19 mutations

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Human remains found in search of missing Amish woman, 18

Authorities have announced the recovery of human remains during a search related to the disappearance of a young Amish woman in Pennsylvania last summer