Support journalism that matters to you

Since COVID-19 impacts us all and we want everyone in our community to have the important information they need, we have decided to make all coronavirus related stories free to read on theday.com/coronavirus. While we are providing free access to articles, they are not free to produce. The newsroom is working long hours to provide you the news and information you need during this health emergency. Please consider supporting our work by subscribing or donating.

L+M Healthcare names chief nursing officer

Kerin Da Cruz, a registered nurse who holds a master’s degree in nursing, assumed her new position Monday.

Green and Growing: Does it all depend on a little green caterpillar?

More than in his previous books, Tallamy puts a magnifying glass on the problem of habitat fragmentation.

Despite state warning, thousands try their luck at reopened casinos

Belinda McKeon stops to take a photo of the electronic sign placed by the Connecticut DOT along Route 2 in Preston Monday, June 1, 2020. The sign read “Don´t gamble w/health, avoid large crowds.

Electronic signs along Routes 2 and 32 in the vicinity of Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun warned motorists to the dangers of COVID-19.

Barber shops, hair salons welcome back customers

Nobel Garrido, left, takes the temperature of client Mario Stephens on Monday, June 1, 2020, at Binet Cuts in Groton. Barbershops and hair salons reopened Monday for customers for the first time in over two months. Owner Omar Binet had the dividers between cutting stations custom built for the reopening.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Barber shops and hair salons opened Monday in Connecticut with new safety protocols in place.

New London census responses lag behind state average

New London makes a renewed push and urges residents to fill out census information.

Ledyard couple crafts custom wooden toys

Lindsay Strand paints a wood peg doll Saturday, May 23, 2020, in the craft room of her home. Strand and her husband, Matt, work together making wooden toys that they sell through their business For Felix Too out of their home in Ledyard.  Lindsay makes peg dolls and Matt makes wood cars that will have holes for some of the peg dolls to sit in.  ( Dana Jensen/The Day)

What started out as another one of Lindsay Strand's "crafts of the month" has turned into a successful business with an international following.

Norwich City Council postpones budget decision to June 8

The City Council postponed final action on the proposed 2020-21 budget to allow more time to deliberate on difficult possible budget adjustments to the city manager’s proposed $131.9 million combined school and city budget.

NFA Foundation to be asked to help provide budget relief for districts

Several school districts have asked NFA for budget relief in the coming year, citing increased costs due to COVID-19.

Three Rivers Middle College senior headed to Bucknell with passions for math and dance

Three Rivers Middle College senior Georgia Corbett poses for a photo at her East Lyme home Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Georgia Corbett entered the middle college her junior year after being homeschooled, and took only college classes there.

Looking for clams

Two men look for clams along the shores of Esker Point Beach, with Groton Long Point seen behind them, on Monday June 1, 2020. (Sarah Gordon / The Day)

Two men look for clams along the shores of Esker Point Beach in Groton on Monday

Mask donations from Rotary, DAR

The Rotary Club of The Stoningtons and Daughters of the American Revolution donate maks to various groups.

Rotary Club of Mystic awards grants

The Rotary Club of Mystic has awarded $17,600 to seven area 501(c)3 organizations in its 2020 spring grant cycle.

Photo contest announced for mask making and wearing

A summer photo contest will showcase children ages 5-18 who live or go to school in Stonington, North Stonington and Groton making and wearing face masks, as protection against COVID-19.

Lee's Kitchen: Grilled rack of lamb perfect as the weather warms up

With a small salad, it's an easy and delicious dinner.

My Pet Pal: Lady

Lady is a ray of sunshine.

Norwich woman faces assault charge for spitting in neighbor's face

An ongoing dispute among neighbors escalated into assault and other charges filed against a woman who allegedly spit in her neighbor’s face.

Two hurt in Norwich scooter crash

Two people were injured, one critically, when a motor scooter was involved in collision with motor vehicle at 457 Main St. on Sunday afternoon

Police logs - May 30, 2020

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

COLUMNS

NEWS FROM OUR TOWNS

Find news in your town:

MILITARY/DEFENSE

Veterans released from prison amid pandemic get a helping hand

The mission of three Connecticut-based groups is two-fold: Help incarcerated veterans with their reentry into society and provide an incentive to release them from prison given the coronavirus pandemic.

Sub base to commemorate Memorial Day with 21-gun salute

The salute will honor those who've died serving the U.S. military.

Courtney among lawmakers pressuring Trump administration to extend National Guard mobilizations

Members of the Connecticut Air National Guard 103rd Airlift Wing load personal protective equipment, or PPE, into a truck for an area emergency management official on May 13, 2020, at Mohegan Sun.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Over 40,000 National Guardsmen have been mobilized to support states in their response to the coronavirus pandemic. But that could end June 24, just a day shy of the requirement for additional benefits for these troops.

STATE/NORTHEAST

Lamont: Trump called governors 'fools and jerks' over response to protesters

Demonstrators including Abimbola Oretadu, second from left, and David Walker kneel with Connecticut State Trooper Maurice, no first name available, after hundreds of demonstrators closed I-84 during a march Monday, June 1, 2020, in Hartford, Conn., in response to the May 25, 2020, killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Walker, 22, a U.S. Army veteran, said he was scared before kneeling with the trooper because

On the Zoom call was Connecticut’s governor, a U.S. senator, a congresswoman, a state’s attorney, a police chief, a mayor, civil rights leaders, clergy and others.

Macy's, other stores broken into as NYC imposes curfew amid Floyd protests

Police officers arrest a large group of people at Radio City Music Hall in New York, Monday, June 1, 2020. Demonstrators took to the streets of New York City to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York City has imposed a late-night curfew that failed to prevent another night of widespread damage, including arrests at the flagship Macy's store in Manhattan, following protests over George Floyd’s death

George Floyd demonstrators block traffic on I-84 in Hartford

Protesters stop at the Hartford Public Safety Complex on Monday as an estimated 500 or more people marched through the city after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day.  (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant via AP)

Protesters have blocked traffic on Interstate 84 in Hartford to protest police killings of black people including George Floyd in Minnesota

NATION/WORLD

Census temporarily closes some field offices due to unrest

 The U.S. Census Bureau says it has temporarily closed offices in several cities as a precaution as cities grapple with unrest following the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis