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Underway on the Eagle, a day of fun for trainees and strengthening of Coast Guard-Navy relationship

U.S. Coast Guard seaman Caroline Baity explains compass readings and rudder positions Friday, April 9, 2021, with midshipman candidates Jack Ubert, left, and Anthony Tamburrino from the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, at the helm of the U.S. Coast Guard barque Eagle while underway on Long Island Sound.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

For the first time, on Thursday and Friday 252 trainees from the Naval Academy Preparatory School went underway on the Coast Guard barque Eagle.

LOCAL NEWS

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.

COLUMNS

The Day community begins moving beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

We've decided it's time to put the paywall back on our coronavirus stories as we strive to recover...

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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.

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.

STATE/NORTHEAST

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.

NATION/WORLD

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