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'I'm really worried': Connecticut medical experts say COVID-19 cases will spike after Thanksgiving

'I'm really worried': Connecticut medical experts say COVID-19 cases will spike after Thanksgiving

Massachusetts' highest court gets 1st Latina justice

Dalila Argaez Wendlandt has been unanimously confirmed to a seat on the highest court in Massachusetts

Lamont’s budget dilemma: Protecting transportation makes the deficit worse

Workers with Mohawk Northeast stage braces being used in making repairs to the pedestrian walkway along the southbound span of the Gold Star Memorial Bridge Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. About 25-percent of the concrete surface of the walkway is being removed and replaced as the final stage of the overall repair of the mile-long bridge that spans the Thames River between Groton and New London.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Voters ratified the so-called “lockbox” amendment that prohibits state officials from spending the funds on something else.

Nursing home residents battling isolation during pandemic and holidays

Now that the holidays have arrived, along with the second wave of the coronavirus and cold weather that makes outdoor visits with family difficult, the loneliness, boredom and depression of longterm care residents could deepen.

A record number of Connecticut voters turned out on Nov. 3

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, voters wait in line to vote at Wallingford's District 9 at Rock Hill School in Wallingford, Conn. On Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, state officials in Connecticut said that a record 1.86 million Connecticut residents voted in the Nov. 3 election, a turnout of nearly 80% of registered voters despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. (Aaron Flaum/Record-Journal via AP, File)

A record 1.86 million Connecticut residents voted in the Nov. 3 election, a turnout of nearly 80% of registered voters despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic

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Rhode Island provides $100M in aid for businesses, jobless

Rhode Island will provide an additional $100 million in relief to businesses and residents expected to suffer during a two-week period of new restrictions starting Monday meant to control the current spread of the coronavirus

3 Rhode Island restaurant servers receive $2,100 tip

Three servers at a Rhode Island restaurant received a tip for over $2,000 from two generous patrons last week

2 New York City police officers shot, suspect killed

Police maintain a perimeter outside a crime scene, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. Two New York City police officers were wounded Tuesday afternoon by a man who opened fire as they arrived for a wellness check at a home with a history of domestic violence, a law enforcement official said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Two New York City police officers shot and killed an off-duty college security officer after he opened fire and wounded them as they responded to a domestic violence call at his home

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in criminal case

In this Oct. 21, 2020, file photo Purdue Pharma headquarters stands in Stamford, Conn. Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty Tuesday, Nov. 24, to three criminal charges, formally admitting its role in an opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths over the past two decades. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Purdue Pharma says its guilty plea over its role in the opioid crisis is “an essential step to preserve billions of dollars of value for creditors.”

Lamont announces new $10,000 fines for Connecticut businesses that break COVID-19 rules

In this May 21, 2020, file photo, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont speaks to reporters at Gay City State Park in Hebron, Conn., updating the coronavirus situation in the state. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)

Connecticut businesses that violate the state’s COVID-19 restrictions and capacity limits will now be subject to fines of $10,000 per violation beginning Thursday.

Coast Guard continues search for missing Maine fishing vessel crew

The search for the four-member crew of a Maine fishing boat that sank off Massachusetts is continuing

David Dinkins, NYC's first African-American mayor, dies at 93

In this Monday, Jan. 2, 1990, file photo, David Dinkins delivers his first speech as mayor of New York, in New York. Dinkins, New York City’s first African-American mayor, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. He was 93. (AP Photo/Frankie Ziths, File)

New York City’s first African-American mayor, David Dinkins, has died

Massachusetts planning how to distribute vaccines

A man is tested for COVID-19 at Taconic High School in Pittsfield, Mass., on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. With in school learning closed due to a recent surge in cases, the school district is testing staff, children and families through a partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)

Gov. Charlie Baker says Massachusetts is well into planning how to distribute coronavirus vaccines when they begin arriving in the state

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Giving thanks in a pandemic

There is still much to be thankful for, even as the pandemic grows worse.

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New London police report uptick in burglaries, criminal mischief in city's south end

City police have charged a teenager with trespassing and are warning residents in the city’s south end about a recent increase in crime.

Five people displaced by Preston house fire

The fire department responded to the home at 16 Route 164 about 10:30 p.m. Monday after a cooking accident sparked a blaze in the kitchen, according to town Fire Marshal Tom Casey.

Police logs - Nov. 25, 2020

Arrests by state and local police departments around the region.

Former Stonington man murdered in Miami Beach

Aborn D. Smith IV, a 2000 Stonington High School graduate, was repeatedly stabbed and struck with an ax during a Nov. 10 argument.

LOCAL NEWS

Your Turn: One family’s gratitude at Thanksgiving

Marriage of Anthony Janovicz and Albina Antoniewicz in 1945. (Photo submitted)

When someone survives a life-threatening event, it’s not uncommon for the person to reflect, “Why was I saved?”

Holiday craft fairs shifting with the times

With gatherings restricted in an attempt to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, many craft fairs have been cancelled. A few groups, however, were able to revamp their holiday events to keep the spirit alive.

Decorators wanted for Norwich contest

Norwich Events Organization is looking for the best holiday decorations in the city for its Let’s Shine Holiday Decorating Contest, set to run from Friday, Nov. 27 through Tuesday, Dec. 15.

Green and Growing: A night at the nature movies

Here are four beautifully filmed documentaries about nature, landscapes, and wildlife that, in my opinion, offer delight for our eyes and ears and ideas to intrigue our minds.