Commissioning ceremony for Navy's newest submarine postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

The commissioning ceremony for the submarine Vermont, set to take place in Groton next month, has been postponed indefinitely given the outbreak of COVID-19.

Employees criticize Electric Boat for requiring them to work during virus outbreak

The Day has increasingly heard from employees who say the company is not prioritizing the safety of its employees by still requiring them to show up to work.

More Coast Guard Academy cadets than ever trained in sexual assault prevention

The United States Coast Guard Academy on April 25, 2014, from the air over New London.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

About half the student body is involved in Cadets Against Sexual Assault, which advocates for victims of sexual assault or harassment and trains cadets to take reports from their peers.

Coast Guard Academy cadets, set to return to campus from spring break, asked to stay home for another 14 days

Cadets at the Coast Guard Academy were supposed to return from spring break this weekend but have been asked to stay home for another 14 days due to COVID-19.

LOCAL NEWS

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.

COLUMNS

Gov. Raimondo's Rhode Island roadblock bad policy

The governor's order to stop cars with New York plates has been called unconstitutional by the ACLU...

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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.

STATE/NORTHEAST

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