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Norwich City Council postpones budget decision to June 8

The City Council postponed final action on the proposed 2020-21 budget to allow more time to deliberate on difficult possible budget adjustments to the city manager’s proposed $131.9 million combined school and city budget.


NFA Foundation to be asked to help provide budget relief for districts

Several school districts have asked NFA for budget relief in the coming year, citing increased costs due to COVID-19.


CEBA looks to fill the void for Legion baseball

Organizers hope to start the CT Elite Baseball Association LLC. later this month to fill the void left by the Connecticut State American Legion cancelling its season due to COVID-19.


Mask donations from Rotary, DAR

The Rotary Club of The Stoningtons and Daughters of the American Revolution donate maks to various groups.


Rotary Club of Mystic awards grants

The Rotary Club of Mystic has awarded $17,600 to seven area 501(c)3 organizations in its 2020 spring grant cycle.


Photo contest announced for mask making and wearing

A summer photo contest will showcase children ages 5-18 who live or go to school in Stonington, North Stonington and Groton making and wearing face masks, as protection against COVID-19.


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OPINION

State and local relief will mitigate recession

There are no good options here, only less bad ones. And not acting to help states is the worst choice.

Path to compromise over casino reopening

An ugly showdown that ends with a contested reopening will not be good for the tribes or the state.

Even more memorable for this year's grads

While the virus may have claimed the ability to gather en masse for celebrations, it should not endanger celebration itself.

Connecticut COVID-19 Numbers

Data sourced from the Office of Governor Ned Lamont. Check here for the latest data.



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COVID-19 deaths approach 4,000 in state

Gov. Ned Lamont reported Sunday that over the past 24 hours another 32 people have died due to the COVID-19 virus but hospitalizations decreased by 52.


Local leaders criticize state for lack of communication about COVID-19 in nursing homes

Waterford First Selectman Rob Brule is among those expressing frustration about what they say is a breakdown of communication between the state Department of Public Health and southeastern Connecticut communities.


Conn. state parks shut parking lots to control crowds

More than 30 Maine business owners have joined a federal class action lawsuit over the governor's decision to delay the reopening of restaurants in Cumberland, York and Androscoggin counties to stop the spread of the coronavirus


Stonington Town Hall to reopen to the public on June 8

The town has announced that Town Hall will reopen to the public on June 8 while the transfer station will be returning to normal hours with no appointments on Monday.


North Stonington to hold virtual budget hearing on Monday

The town will hold a virtual public hearing on the proposed 2020-21 budget of $20.6 milion and its a .79-mill tax rate increase on Monday at 6 p.m.


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NHL plans to test players for COVID-19 daily if games resume

In this May 16 file photo, Tina Nguyen, left, a nurse at the International Community Health Services clinic in Seattle, takes a nose swab sample from David Carroll during testing for the coronavirus. At a cost of $120-130 per test and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s estimate the league will need 25,000-35,000 in total to get through the playoffs, the price tag he concedes is “millions of dollars.” But regular testing is something players insisted on in the name of feeling safe to compete. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

The NHL has a coronavirus testing plan for players and staff if it returns to play

Burns dominates Woodley in UFC's return to Las Vegas

Gilbert Burns dominated former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley to win a unanimous decision in the mixed martial arts promotion’s return to Las Vegas

Future of stadiums, arenas promises high tech, low capacity

In this 2016 file photo, Kansas City Chiefs fans line up to enter Arrowhead Stadium before their NFL game against the San Diego Chargers. The crippling coronavirus pandemic has brought the entire world — including the sports world — to a standstill, and it shows no sign of going away anytime soon. That has left fans, stadium workers, team owners, sponsors and yes, even players, wondering what life will be like when games finally resume. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann, File)

The coronavirus pandemic is slowly releasing its grip on the sports world

U.S. cities fear protests may fuel new wave of virus outbreaks

Protesters and National Guardsmen face off on East Lake Street, Friday, May 29, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn.  The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have elevated fears of a new surge in cases of the coronavirus. Images showing thousands of screaming, unmasked protesters have sent shudders through the health community, who worry their calls for social distancing during the demonstrations are unlikely to be heard. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Government leaders in the U.S. are warning that the massive protests following the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis could fuel a new surge in cases of the coronavirus

AmEx shifts hundreds of salespeople to collections work

AmEx has been battered by the global pandemic, which has stunted global travel and crimped spending on its cards as consumers around the world have been ordered to stay inside.

Analysis: The end of life as we know it? Get real.

A man walks a dog as oil tankers sit offshore Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in Huntington Beach, Calif. About three dozen tankers are parked between Long Beach and the San Francisco Bay Area with nowhere to go due to lack of demand and nowhere to store the oil. (Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo)

If history is any guide, once a vaccine has been found and the economic storm has passed, life will return pretty much to the way it was before.

Virus deaths hit 100,000 and US funeral business is in trouble

A pedestrian walks past the English Bros Funeral Home in April as a casket is unloaded in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Seth Wenig/AP Photo)

It’s one of the strange new realities of this deadly pandemic: The funeral industry, of all things, is getting crushed. In fact, business is so bad that funeral directors worry it might never fully recover.

Ship crews stuck at sea face a 'humanitarian crisis'

A kite surfer rides as oil tankers sit offshore Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in Huntington Beach, Calif. About three dozen tankers are parked between Long Beach and the San Francisco Bay Area with nowhere to go due to lack of demand and nowhere to store the oil amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo)

More than 200,000 seafarers stuck on merchant ships carrying everything from medical supplies to grain and oil are at increasing risk of mental and physical fatigue as port restrictions and canceled flights snarl the ability of vessels to change...

Those we Lost: Helen Hine, 99, a nurse with 'an irrepressible sense of humor'

Helen Hine in September 2019 at a barbecue in her daughter Pam's backyard in Old Lyme. (Courtesy of Pam Hine)

Hine died May 21, about a month after getting COVID-19. She was living at Bride Brook Health and Rehabilitation Center at the time of her death.

Proceeding with caution: Casinos hit road to recovery

Elvira Cruz Vallejo disinfects slot machines in the Great Cedar Casino as employees at Foxwoods Resort Casino clean and disinfect the property Thursday, May 28, 2020, in preparation for a limited opening planned for June 1.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun will reopen to the public Monday morning for the first time since voluntarily closing the night of March 17.

New London rally focuses on safety of health care workers, commemorates life of nurse's aide

Michael Graveline, left, is consoled Saturday, May 30, 2020, while he listens to his daughter, Felicia, talk about her mother, Elva, during the rally. Elva Graveline was a Lawrence + Memorial Hospital nurse's aide that died of COVID-19. The rallly was held on the lawn of the Harbor School in New London to raise concern of the lack of protective equipment, employee safety and also to honor Elva Graveline. It was organized by the AFT union health care workers employed by Yale-New Haven Health. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Elva Graveline’s name has become a rallying cry in southeastern Connecticut.

Connecticut sees more COVID-19 deaths, fewer hospitalizations

Gov. Ned Lamont, in a Saturday update on the state’s coronavirus response efforts, reported more laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths but fewer hospitalizations.

Municipal meetings

Municipal meetings for the week beginning Sunday, May 31, 2020.

Norwich planning slow reopening of city offices, services in June, July

Norwich officials are working on ways to allow in-person services, such as tax payments, recreation and library services in mid to late June.

Herd immunity would come with 'enormous potential human toll'

Antibody tests show we're nowhere near the estimated 60% to 70% threshold needed, and even with antibodies, it's unclear what immunity is afforded and for how long.

Stenhouse heads to Bristol buoyed by good run at Charlotte

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. walks along pit road before qualifying for the NASCAR auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Stenhouse Jr. returned from NASCAR’s 10-week shutdown and crashed on the first lap of the first race. His next two races weren’t much better but Stenhouse finally got a break with a fourth-place finish Thursday night. Now he goes to Bristol Motor Speedway, where he has had strong runs before. The Cup Series races for the fifth time in 14 days on Sunday. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. could not have had a bumpier return to racing after NASCAR’s 10-week shutdown

Premier League gets government approval to pursue restart

FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, April 9, 2020, gates stand locked outside the closed English Premier League soccer Manchester City Etihad Stadium, in Manchester, northern England.  Guidance for sports bodies was published by the government on Saturday May 30, 2020, as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are being eased further, allowing Sports events to resume in England from upcoming Monday, without any spectators and providing they comply with the government's coronavirus protocols. (AP Photo/Jon Super, FILE)

The Premier League has been given government approval to press ahead with its June 17 restart although players will have to stay apart during goal celebrations and disputes to maintain social distancing

Number of eliminated college sports programs nearing 100

In this April 28, 2016 file photo, University of Idaho President Chuck Staben, center, athletic director Rob Spear, left, and head football coach Paul Petrino answer questions during a news conference in Moscow, Idaho. Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls stemming from the coronavirus outbreak have eliminated a total of nearly 100 sports programs since March. “College presidents are just not thinking this through,” Staben said. “I cannot believe they are making all these probably bad financial decisions for their university when what we need them to do in the face of this pandemic and pending budget cuts from tuition shortfalls and state funding shortfalls is to make good financial decisions that benefit students.” (Geoff Crimmins/The Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP, file)

Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls because of the coronavirus outbreak have eliminated nearly 100 sports programs

Celtics reopen Auerbach Center to players on Monday

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, left, talks with Grant Williams in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Celtics reopen Auerbach Center to players on Monday

Checking in with ... Cassandra Cannon (New London)

New London senior Cassandra Cannon was an All-ECC Division II first team selection last season and the Whalers' all-league scholar-athlete. She will attend Salve Regina and major in nursing. (Photo courtesy of Cassandra Cannon)

New London senior Cassandra Cannon was an All-ECC Division II first team selection last season and the Whalers' all-league scholar-athlete. She will attend Salve Regina and major in nursing.

With 40 million Americans unemployed, Congress considers 'return-to-work' bonus

Congress and the White House are debating a "return-to-work bonus" this summer, aimed at the more than 40 million workers who have lost jobs and filed for unemployment during the deadly pandemic, as a new incentive for those who go back to work.

After 'some progress,' Lamont signs off on casino reopenings

Rob Florio of Synnott Imaging attaches signs to disinfectant stations as employees clean and disinfect Foxwoods Resort Casino on Thursday, May 28, 2020, in preparation for a limited opening planned for June 1. Gov. Ned Lamont somewhat grudgingly signed off Friday, May 29, 2020, on the casinos’ scheduled reopenings. Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun, set to open to the public Monday for the first time in 11 weeks, will cater to invited guests during “soft” openings over the weekend.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun, set to open to the public Monday for the first time in 11 weeks, will cater to invited guests during “soft” openings over the weekend.

State college and university campuses to reopen for start of fall semester

Connecticut community colleges can start offering certain types of classes Monday for spring semester students who need to complete programs, and state universities can start reopening campuses Aug. 24, officials announced Friday.

Preston residents offer mixed opinions on proposed school budget

A debate over the proposed $12.2 million school budget dominated a two-hour budget teleconference public hearing Thursday night.

SEAT drivers petition for hazard pay, face mask enforcement

Riders board South East Area Transit busses Friday, March 20, 2020, on Water Street in New London.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

SEAT drivers have submitted a petition seeking hazard pay and the ability to enforce mask wearing among passengers.

Public health expert gives advice to arts organizations about reopening safely

A virtual meeting about “Reopening CT Arts Venues: Science-Based Safety” was organized by The Reopening CT Arts Venues task force.

Amid coronavirus, L+M Healthcare embracing telemedicine

COVID-19 scourge accelerates clinicians’ use of technology that promises to revolutionize doctor-patient relationship.

Region's summer camps canceled or modified due to pandemic

Poquonnock Bridge Fire Department Capt. Jason Pollard chases John Derosa on July 17, 2017, during a game of Duck, Duck, Goose! with children in the Groton Parks and Recreation summer camp program at Claude Chester School. Summer camps and programs throughout the region have had to be changed or canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

With new state safety regulations and the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, private and town-run programs are either shutting down or adapting.

NCAA offers guidance for bringing athletes back to campus

The NCAA has released a long and detailed plan to help schools bring athletes back to campus during the pandemic

Ledyard Town Council sends $60.1 million budget to Monday public hearing

Residents interested in participating in the virtual town meeting, which will be held at 7 p.m. on June 1, can view access information at https://townledyard.civicweb.net.

Police want Liverpool's title decider in neutral stadium

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during a Champions League match against Atletico Madrid in March at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Liverpool is unlikely to win the English Premier League at Anfield after police included the leader’s key games among at least five it wants to be played at neutral venues in a bid to prevent fans from gathering outside when the competition...

AP sources: No consensus yet on NBA return-to-play plan

The NBA Board of Governors met again without a consensus opinion emerging on how many teams should be back on the floor for the planned late-July resumption of the pandemic-interrupted season

Elliott ends week of misery with overdue NASCAR victory

Chase Elliott gets out of his car after winning a NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday night in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Chase Elliott ended a week of miserable finishes with an overdue Cup victory

A tough call: Minor league umps squeezed as lost year looms

For a lot of minor league umpires, this is shaping up as a rough year

Mosqueda-Lewis looking forward to new scenery with Sun

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, right, who has been rooming with fellow UConn alum and former Seattle teammate Breanna Stewart in Los Angeles, is looking forward to a fresh start after being traded to the Connecticut Sun in February. Mosqueda-Lewis and Stewart shared this playful hug after the watching UConn play an exhibition game last November in Storrs. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Former UConn standout Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis believes that change will be good after being traded this offseason from the Seattle Storm to the Connecticut Sun.

Checking in with ... Sean Leonard Power (St. Bernard)

St. Bernard senior Sean Power was sixth in the ECC Division II meet indoors in the mile and eighth in Class S. He was a CIAC scholar-athlete and class orator at St. Bernard's graduation on May 22. Power will attend Fordham University and major in political science. (Photo courtesy of Sean Power)

St. Bernard senior Sean Power was sixth in the ECC Division II meet indoors in the mile and eighth in Class S. He was a CIAC scholar-athlete and class orator at St. Bernard's graduation on May 22.

UConn women's freshman class forced to play the waiting game, too

UConn head coach Geno Aureimma talks with guard Christyn Williams during a game against California on Nov. 10, 2019 in Storrs. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

On a normal Memorial Day weekend, the incoming freshmen for the UConn women’s basketball team would make their way to Storrs for the university’s first summer school session.

Community Foundation announces $473,517 in COVID-19 grants

The grants are from the Community Foundation's Neighbors for Neighbors Fund and are being distributed to 61 recipients.

New York City eyes June 8 for first phase of reopening

A fence outside Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery is adorned with a surgical mask tribute Constantino Sosa, Thursday, May 28, 2020 in New York during the coronavirus pandemic. The memorial is part of the Naming the Lost project which attempts to humanize the victims. On Wednesday, the United States' official reported coronavirus death toll reached one hundred thousand. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York City is on track to begin reopening June 8 as the state gradually loosens restrictions put in place during the coronavirus crisis

Rhode Island's casinos, zoo, outline reopening plans

A member of the Rhode Island National Guard directs motorists as volunteers with the Dairy Farmers of America distribute free milk to families in need, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Pawtucket, R.I. Dairy farmers have a milk surplus because demand has dropped as schools and restaurants closed during the coronavirus pandemic, and some farmers have had to pour excess milk away. Farmers donated the 4,300 gallons of milk given away today at McCoy Stadium. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Rhode Island’s two casinos plan to reopen June 8 by invitation only with new measures in place to ensure the health and safety of workers and guests

Debate over $600 in jobless aid to intensify as claims rise

FILE - In this Thursday, April 2, 2020 file photo a sign explains the closure of a shop in the Pike Place Market in Seattle. As the coronavirus outbreak has caused record number of people to seek unemployment benefits Washington state officials said Thursday that impostors have used the stolen information of tens of thousands of people to receive hundreds of millions of dollars in unemployment benefits. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson,File)

A debate in Congress over whether to extend $600 a week in federally provided benefits to the unemployed looks sure to intensify with the number of people receiving the aid now topping 30 million — one in five workers

Kristen Healy continues the family tradition of college sailing, picks Fordham

Crew Kristen Healy of Niantic Bay Yacht Club, right, sailed with skipper Eli Gleason of Madison Beach Club in the 2017 Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta at Coral Reef Yacht Club in Miami. Healy, a senior at East Lyme High School and also an accomplished field hockey and girls' lacrosse player, will sail next year at Fordham University. (Photo courtesy of Julia Cronin)

Bill and Laura Healy of Niantic met when both were members of the sailing team at St. Mary's College of Maryland and so it only figures that their four daughters would have some aptitude for the sport.

Foxwoods poised for reopening as governor softens stance

Limuel Toledo, an environmental services employee at Foxwoods Resort Casino sprays disinfectant over slot machines Thursday, May 28, 2020, in preparation for a limited opening planned for June 1. The opening of Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun next week is in defiance of Gov. Ned Lamont's wishes. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

When Foxwoods Resort Casino reopens Monday, the wonder of it all may be how much is still closed.

State advisory group says vulnerable populations need continuing care during pandemic

Members of the group that helped formulate a plan to reopen the state said it's important to continue providing meal delivery, health care and other services to seniors, the disabled and others who remain homebound or in group settings.

NCDC: A partnership of city, local businesses helped restaurants open

From left, Justin Burrows, owner of La Stella Pizzeria; Norwich Community Development Corporation Vice President Jason Vincent and city Public Works Director Patrick McLaughlin discuss the layout of an outdoor dining plan for the restaurant on May 14, 2020, on Main Street. The NCDC helped downtown restaurants prepare for the outdoor dining allowed under Gov. Ned Lamont's plan for reopening some nonessential businesses shut down during the coronavirus pandemic.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Reopening downtown restaurants for outside dining required a group effort of city, local banks and businesses.

Groton wants $12,500 in fines from Spicer Mansion

The Spicer Mansion on April 3, 2017, on Elm Street in Mystic. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

A partial shutdown of Superior Court due to the pandemic delayed a zoning lawsuit against Spicer Mansion in which Groton seeks fines and new enforcement measures.

A birthday bouquet to celebrate 101 years, in Norwich

Alice Caron of Norwich receives flowers from Mayor Peter Nystrom after watching, from the deck of her home, all six Norwich fire departments and the police department drive by Thursday, May 28, 2020, for her 101st birthday. With Caron is her granddaughter, Erica Tremblay, center, partially blocked from view, and son-in-law, Ed Tremblay. Caron retired at age 97 from the Senior Resources Agency on Aging, where she helped seniors navigate Social Security and Medicare issues.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Alice Caron, who had devoted her time to helping her fellow seniors, got a parade and flowers for her 101st birthday Thursday.

Connecticut distributing pandemic food aid for children to some, but not yet all, eligible households

The state Department of Social Services says the 265,631 public school and 1,748 private school students who receive free or reduced school lunches in the state are eligible for a one-time payment of $364.80 per child to purchase food.

Norwich Diocese allows weekday Masses beginning June 8

Bishop Michael Cote on Wednesday released guidelines on social distancing, masks and Holy Communion.

Exploring Alewife Cove in New London

Jack Perch, 5, of New London reaches with his net while wading Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Alewife Cove in New London with family friend Gigi Loucraft of Lebanon. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

For at least one young explorer, the cove is full of things to discover.

Proponents of bill ending Connecticut’s religious exemption to vaccines eye special session for vote

Mothers Ariana Rawls, left, of Stratford and Shannon Gamache, right, of Ashford, opponents to ending the religious exemption from the state's school vaccination requirements, talk to reporters March 13, 2019, at the Capitol in Hartford.  (Susan Haigh/AP Photo, File)

Legislative leaders, who initially intended to avoid controversial bills during a special session this summer, are now poised to tackle one of the most divisive issues.

Free mobile virus testing launched in Connecticut cities

Free mobile testing for COVID-19, with no prescriptions required, has begun in several Connecticut cities

Groton City meal distribution site for children moving Monday to Shennecossett Road

Starting Monday, meals will be distributed at 346 Shennecossett Road, rather than West Side STEM Magnet Middle School.

New Londoners can expect tax cut in approved budget

The City Council on Wednesday passed a $94.5 million budget for fiscal year 2020-21.

U.N. chief warns leaders pandemic may cause historic famine

FILE- In this file photo taken Thursday, April 30, 2020, Women carrying their children lineup to receive vegetables from the Jan Hofmeyer community services in the Vrededorp neighborhood of Johannesburg. South Africa is struggling to balance its fight against the coronavirus with its dire need to resume economic activity. The country with the Africa’s most developed economy also has its highest number of infections — more than 19,000.  (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, file)

The U_N_ chief has warned the largest gathering of world leaders since the coronavirus pandemic began that it will cause “unimaginable devastation and suffering around the world.”

Cancer, coronavirus are a dangerous mix, new studies find

New research shows how dangerous the coronavirus is for current and former cancer patients

North Carolina governor: RNC hasn't submitted safety plan

North Carolina’s governor said Thursday that his administration hasn’t received the written safety plan for the upcoming Republican National Convention requested by his health secretary in response to President Donald Trump’s...

CIAC allowing coaches to provide virtual instruction during pandemic

The CIAC has altered its rule that forbid coaches from providing skill-based instruction during the offseason and is considering all the options to resume high school sports.

Youth sports returning in Rhode Island

Rhode Island National Guard Pfc. Gerald Moniz distributes gallons of milk and produce along with volunteers with the Dairy Farmers of America to families in need, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Pawtucket, R.I. Dairy farmers have a milk surplus because demand has dropped as schools and restaurants closed during the coronavirus pandemic, and some farmers have had to pour excess milk away. Farmers donated the 4,300 gallons of milk given away today at McCoy Stadium. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Gov. Gina Raimondo says youth sports programs will be allowed to resume in Rhode Island starting Monday

Massachusetts details toll of virus at care homes; jobless claims up

Massachusetts health officials are for the first time releasing details about how the coronavirus has torn through nursing and rest homes for disabled people and older adults

NHL awards regular-season trophies for season cut short

In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo, Boston's David Pastrnak shoots during the second period of a game against the San Jose Sharks in Boston. Pastrnak and Washington's Alex Ovechkin were named co-wonners of the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy, the NHL announced Thursday. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

The NHL is handing out its regular-season trophies after saying it would go straight to playoffs if it can return

Checking in with ... Alexis DeLucia (Montville)

Montville senior Alexis DeLucia, front, earned Class S all-state honors in girls' lacrosse last year as she helped lift the Indians to an ECC Division III title. She will continue her career at Southern New Hampshire University. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Montville's Alexis DeLucia was a Class S all-state selection last season in girls' lacrosse and will continue her career at Southern New Hampshire University.

Europe hopes to resume golf by funding 5 new events in UK

The European Tour is planning to resume its season close to home

English Premier League plans June 17 restart after 100-day shutdown

The Premier League plans to restart on June 17 after a 100-day shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic with new staggered kickoffs to maximize broadcast slots as fans are prevented from attending games