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Another Cuomo aide comes forward, alleges governor touched, kissed her

In this image taken from video from the Office of the New York Governor, Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in Albany, N.Y. (Office of the NY Governor via AP)

A third staffer to Gov. Andrew Cuomo accused him of inappropriate behavior, saying in a newspaper interview that he asked her if she had a boyfriend, called her “sweetheart,” touched her back and kissed her hand.

Police: Man drove wrong way on I-84, struck trooper

Connecticut state police say they arrested a Utah man after he drove the wrong way on a highway, led police on a chase and intentionally struck a trooper, who was not seriously injured

Red Cross helping 37 people displaced by four Connecticut fires

The American Red Cross says it is helping 37 people in Connecticut after fires damaged their homes Friday and Saturday

Man charged with shooting pregnant woman

A Connecticut man has been charged in connection with the shooting of a pregnant woman last weekend

New York cinemas reopen, brightening outlook for theaters

The AMC Empire 25 theater appears on 42nd Street on May 13, 2020, in New York. Movie theaters in New York City reopen Friday. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

After growing cobwebs for nearly a year, movie theaters in New York City reopen Friday, returning film titles to Manhattan marquees that had for the last 12 months read messages like “Wear a mask” and “We’ll be back...

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Proposed expansion of Conn. gun seizure law sparks debate

A proposal to expand Connecticut’s gun seizure law has sparked spirited testimony by supporters and opponents testifying before the legislature's Judiciary Committee

Rhode Island pays out millions in fake unemployment claims

Rhode Island has received nearly 427,000 suspected fraudulent unemployment claims during the coronavirus pandemic, of which more than 56,000 have been confirmed to be phony

New York lawmakers move to roll back Cuomo's COVID-19 powers amid scandals

New York lawmakers approved a measure Friday scaling back Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sweeping emergency powers enacted last year during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

N.H. woman to start paying nearly $2M in Great Danes neglect case

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2017 file photo, Christina Fay, of Wolfeboro, N.H., attends District Court at the Carroll County Superior Courthouse, in Ossipee, N.H. Fay, convicted in 2018 of housing dozens of filthy and sick Great Danes in her New Hampshire mansion must now start paying back nearly $2 million for their care, a judge ruled Thursday, March 4, 2021. (Elizabeth Frantz/The Concord Monitor via AP, File)

A judge has ruled that a woman who was convicted in 2018 of housing dozens of filthy and sick Great Danes in her New Hampshire mansion must now start paying back nearly $2 million for their care

Malcolm X’s boyhood home in Boston gets historic designation

Malcolm X’s boyhood home in Boston has been added to the National Register of Historic Places

Fairfield police sued over shooting death of woman by ex-husband

A Connecticut police department is being sued over the 2019 shooting death of a 70-year-old woman by her ex-husband, on allegations officers could have prevented the killing

Bill would create sexual misconduct climate surveys for Connecticut’s colleges

Another part of the bill includes providing amnesty to those who report an assault.

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And then there were vaccines

Some good came out of a year of pandemic.

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Pennsylvania man charged in Norwich robbery

On Dec. 27, 2020, police responded to a Taftville home for reports of a robbery. Kareem Swinton, 19, of Allentown, Pa., allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint and stole his cellphone and other items, police said.

Police logs - March 6, 2021

Arrests made by state and local police across the region.

Police logs - March 5, 2020

Arrests made by state and local police across the region.

Police logs - March 4, 2021

Arrests by state and local police across the region.

LOCAL NEWS

New London, Norwich stand to benefit from new PILOT bill

The state legislature has approved a shift in the way municipalities are reimbursed for tax-exempt properties and New London stands to be one of the major beneficiaries.

A year later, pandemic deaths leave an unfillable void

Connecticut reported its first case of COVID-19 on March 8, 2020. In the year since, we’ve lost grandparents, mothers, fathers, siblings and friends.

Rugby club takes a plunge to raise funds for Special Olympics

Members of the New London County Rugby Club run toward the water as they participate in the virtual Penguin Plunge for Special Olympics on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at the McCook Point Park beach in Niantic.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Members of the New London County Rugby Club participated in the virtual Penguin Plunge for Special Olympics on Saturday at the McCook Point Park beach in Niantic.

1918 flu didn't leave region quietly

This Red Cross hospital in New Haven was similar to facilities for influenza patients in southeastern Connecticut. The beds were isolated by curtains. (Library of Congress)

To get an idea what a less-than-ideal return to normal could be like, it's worth a look at what happened as the last pandemic receded.