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

Rhode Island extends remote learning period due to virus

School children in Rhode Island will continue distance learning through at least the end of April as the state continues to grapple with the growing coronavirus pandemic

Bridgeport arena to house patient overflow from hospitals

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont addresses the media at medical equipment manufacturer Bio-Med Devices in Guilford, Conn. on Sunday, March 29, 2020. The company has signed a contract to produce ventilators for the state at an initial quantity of ten per week for ten weeks.  (Brian A. Pounds/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)

Bridgeport's mayor says an arena will be set up to house patients as hospitals in the region brace for an increase in the number of people with the coronavirus

Quinnipiac cuts salaries to mitigate effects of pandemic

The university temporarily reduced all employee salaries, eliminated merit increases for the next academic year, trimmed department budgets.

MORE NORTHEAST NEWS

Amazon workers to strike at New York site over virus concerns

A worker wearing a protective mask and gloves carries Amazon boxes during a delivery in the Bronx borough of New York on Thursday, March 26, 2020. (Bloomberg photo by Angus Mordant)

About 100 Amazon employees at a New York fulfillment center plan to go on strike at noon Monday, saying management has been unresponsive to safety concerns and the spread of the coronavirus at the facility.

FEMA approves Connecticut's request for a major disaster declaration

Gov. Ned Lamont also announced at 5 p.m. Sunday that an additional 469 Connecticut residents have tested positive for the virus since Saturday and one more has died.

New England roundup of coronavirus news

A member of the Rhode Island National Guard Military Police directs a motorist with New York license plates at a checkpoint on I-95 near the border with Connecticut where New Yorkers must pull over and provide contact information and are told to self-quarantine for two weeks, Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Hope Valley, R.I. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo on Saturday ordered anyone visiting the state to self-quarantine for 14 days and restricted residents to stay at home and nonessential retail businesses to close Monday until April 13 to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Patients are being moved out of a nursing home in Worcester, Massachusetts, so that the facility can be turned into a treatment and recovery center for COVID-19 patients

Massachusetts' cases jump by more than 1,000

A medical worker screens people arriving at a special COVID-19 testing site in Boston, Saturday, March 28, 2020. The drive-thru testing site is only open to qualified first responders who meet the state criteria for testing. 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/Michael Dwyer)

The number of cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts has jumped by more than 1,000 to a total of 4,257

Rooms of recovery go online to observe social distancing

Residents at a Sound Community Services of New London supported housing program conduct a recovery meeting while observing social distancing. (Courtesy of Gino DeMaio)

The recovery community has had to be creative in order to stay connected during this grim and stressful moment in history.

Rhode Island has its first 2 deaths from the coronavirus

The Rhode Island Department of Health says the state has its first two deaths of the coronavirus

Demand overwhelms emergency business relief program — in two days

Gov. Ned Lamont doubled Connecticut’s emergency business relief program Friday — then immediately suspended applications — after demand quadrupled resources in the first two days.

Visiting Massachusetts? Quarantine for 14 days upon arrival

A woman wearing a surgical mask and gloves during the coronavirus outbreak walks past a mural in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston, Friday, March 27, 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/Michael Dwyer)

Gov. Charlie Baker is asking all visitors arriving in Massachusetts to self-quarantine for 14 days as the state tries to slow the spread of the coronavirus

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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.

Town police confirm another positive case of COVID-19 in Groton

Groton Town police said Ledge Light Health District has confirmed another positive case of COVID-19 in Groton.

LOCAL NEWS

A second COVID-19 case reported in New London

Mayor Michael Passero on Monday confirmed that a second New London resident taken to the hospital over the weekend tested positive for COVID-19.

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.