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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.


COVID-19 vaccine clinics available in Norwich

Vaccine clinics are available Thursday, Friday and May 5 in Norwich.


Connecticut to use coronavirus aid to expand, revamp summer programs

Connecticut will be using $11 million from the American Rescue Plan to fund summer learning program opportunities.


Greater Norwich chamber gears up to promote Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week, with 46 participating eateries, runs from April 23 through May 2.


Connecticut set to further relax COVID-19 restrictions on businesses in May

Gov. Ned Lamont said that on May 1, the business curfew would be pushed back to midnight and serving alcohol without food will be allowed, among other changes.


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 financially and contemplate our growing dependence on digital subscriptions.


Efforts underway in Groton to reduce barriers to COVID-19 vaccination

The Groton Public Schools' DEI Committee, along with other groups, plan to distribute information and help people with vaccine appointments. There will be a vaccination clinic on Tuesday for Branford Manor residents.


OPINION

J&J pause correct, but poses big challenge

Failing to pause could have fueled the narrative that public health officials were willing to lie to the public about the safety of the vaccines and to coverup problems.

Facing a big test

The plans announced by the Lamont administration using federal-relief dollars, are sound and ambitious. But the key will be how effectively those plans are executed.

Connecticut COVID-19 Numbers

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

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Lamont unveils bipartisan deal to pay off huge unemployment trust debt

Benefits would be tightened, and some businesses would pay more taxes starting in 2024.


Rhode Island expands vaccine eligibility to all 16 and older

Rhode Island has opened coronavirus vaccinations to all residents 16 years old and older


Vaccine milestone reached in Maine; CCSU offering housing credit for those vaccinated

Maine Gov. Janet Mills says half of the state's population age 16 and up has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine


Being a good Samaritan could cost Connecticut man $16K in taxes

A Connecticut middle school teacher who raised $41,000 to help hundreds of his struggling neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic is facing a potential tax bill of over $16,000


Some schools requiring testing after spring vacation week

As the April school break kicks off in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, families are being asked to revisit guidelines for testing and quarantining before students get ready to return to school


Municipal meetings

Municipal meetings for the week beginning Sunday, April 18, 2021.


Norwich Youth and Family Services hosts virtual painting class

Norwich Youth and Family Services will host a free virtual family paint night from 7 to 8 p.m. April 29, with all supplies provided to participating families.


Massachusetts' 3 casinos have encouraging month in March

Revenue from Massachusetts’ three casinos reached its highest level last month since the start of the pandemic, according to state gambling regulators, a sign that the industry may be recovering


Food distribution slated for Monday in Stonington

The Stonington Non-Profit Roundtable and the United Way will team up to distribute 300 boxes of food to residents on Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Stonington Human Services back parking lot at 166 S. Broad St. in Pawcatuck.


Connecticut Judicial Branch announces plans to reopen courthouses

The state Judicial Branch on Friday announced plans to reopen multiple state courthouses, including New London’s G.A. 10 on Broad Street, as restrictions put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic are being lifted.


O’Neill Center to offer several outdoor solo shows this summer, but no staged readings

After hosting no on-campus public performances last summer because of COVID-19, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center will offer several this year.


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NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL CORONAVIRUS STORIES

Trump loyalists start group to promote U.S. as 'uniquely Anglo-Saxon'

Far-right Republicans in Congress are forming an "America First Caucus" that would promote nativist policies, according to materials outlining the group's goals first obtained by Punchbowl News.


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While waiting to reopen, the Garde is upgrading the venue, doing creative fundraisers and even hosting a funeral

The renovated Green Room at the Garde Arts Center. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

As the Garde Arts Center moves closer to reopening, there have been other things going on at the New London theater: a wide range of small renovations; fresh fundraisers; and, most surprising, a...

Getting away from it all: Boat sales have skyrocketed amid pandemic

Workers prepare boats for the season Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at the docks at Boats Inc. in Niantic. Boat sales have been booming across the region during the COVID-19 pandemic and many marinas' slips are full.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Few new boats are available, and there aren't many slips to moor them.

Rays roll past Yankees

Tampa Bay Rays' Michael Wacha delivers a pitch during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees on Friday, April 16, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Brandon Lowe hit a two-run double in the first inning off opener Nick Nelson, and the AL champion Tampa Bay Rays kept up their domination of the Yankees with an 8-2 win that set off frustrated fans

Nets top Hornets 130-115

Brooklyn Nets forward Bruce Brown (1) stops Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges from scoring during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, April 16, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Kevin Durant had 25 points and 11 assists, Joe Harris scored 26 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Charlotte Hornets 130-115

Bruins blank Islanders

Boston Bruins' Curtis Lazar battles for position with New York Islanders' Anthony Beauvillier during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, April 16, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Taylor Hall scored his second goal in two nights, Jeremy Swayman stopped 25 shots and the Boston Bruins beat the Islanders 3-0, their second win over New York in two nights

Study: Risk of clots higher with COVID than after vaccine

Vials of the AstraZeneca Plc COVID-19 vaccine in the refrigerator at the Nowon District public health center in Seoul, South Korea, on April, 14. 2021. (Bloomberg photo by SeongJoon Cho)

The risk of blood clots among those who've been diagnosed with COVID-19 is higher than among those who've received vaccines against the disease, according to a new study from the University of Oxford.

AP study: MLB salary down 4.8% in 2 years; top 100 earn half

In this March 1 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Trevor Bauer throws against the Colorado Rockies during a spring training game in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The average major league salary dropped nearly 5% to more than $4.1 million on opening day from the start of the previous full season in 2019

NASCAR, motorsports approach to virus vaccine varies greatly

NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace, laughs before a NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 21, 2021, in Hampton, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Across auto racing in the U.S., approaches vary among the drivers when it comes to vaccination against the coronavirus

Friday's Red Sox game vs. White Sox postponed

Nick Pivetta will pitch for the Boston Red Sox on Saturday in a game against the Chicago White Sox. The teams were postponed Friday due to weather. (Charles Krupa/AP File Photo)

Friday's Red Sox game vs. White Sox postponed due to wintry weather, rescheduled as doubleheader Sunday

Rublev stuns Nadal at Monte Carlo Masters

Andrey Rublev of Russia reacts after scoring a point against Rafael Nadal of Spain during their quarterfinal match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Friday, April 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

Andrey Rublev produced an audacious display of attacking tennis to hand record 11-time champion Rafael Nadal a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 defeat on clay in the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals

2021 H.S. boys' volleyball and crew preview capsules

A look at the 2021 H.S. boys' volleyball and crew season.

Senators to Biden: Waive vaccine intellectual property rules

FILE - In this Wednesday, April 14, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden removes his mask to speak at a news conference at the White House, in Washington. Ten liberal senators are urging Biden to back India and South Africa’s appeal to the World Trade Organization to temporarily relax intellectual property rules so coronavirus vaccines can be manufactured by nations that are struggling to inoculate their population. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)

Ten liberal senators are urging President Joe Biden to back India and South Africa’s appeal to the World Trade Organization to temporarily relax intellectual property rules so coronavirus vaccines can be manufactured by nations that are...

Pandemic may lead to long-term changes in Connecticut school calendar

Connecticut officials say the impact of the pandemic on students and their families could lead to long-term changes in how the school day and school year look in the state

Rhode Island will offer free rides to vaccination sites

Rhode Island is opening up coronavirus vaccine eligibility to all people age 16 and older starting Monday, and to make it easier for people to get to a vaccination site, the state will provide free transportation

Unused vaccines pile up across U.S. as some regions resist

Syringes filled with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are shown, Thursday, April 15, 2021, at the Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center in Jackson Memorial hospital in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Many U.S. states and cities have a growing surplus of coronavirus vaccines, a sign that in some places demand is slowing before a large percentage of the population has been inoculated, according to an analysis by Bloomberg News.

Reaching out: A COVID-19 clinic in a church in the city

Eladia Pulido of New London receives a coronavirus vaccination Thursday, April 15, 2021, from Dr. Soni Clubb of Yale New Haven Health, while in the background Delvin Ramirez, left, of Waterford, listens to Dr. Paul Lomborso give him information after receiving his vaccination at the pop-up vaccine clinic at Church of the City in New London. The clinic was hosted by Yale New Haven Health.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

At Church of the City, about 100 people — members and nonmembers of the church alike — got a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Bruins top Islanders 4-1

Boston Bruins left wing Taylor Hall (71) celebrates his goal with teammates on the bench in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Taylor Hall scored his first goal for Boston and Tuukka Rask stopped 22 shots to earn his first victory since February as the Bruins dominated the New York Islanders and won 4-1

Rangers top Devils 4-0

New York Rangers' Artemi Panarin (10) scores in the second period against New Jersey Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood (29) during an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 15, 2021, in New York. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)

Artemi Panarin had two goals and an assist, Igor Shesterkin got his second straight shutout and the New York Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils 4-0

Collier, Kuier taken 1-2 by Dallas Wings in WNBA draft

Texas's Charli Collier shoots over Maryland's Angel Reese during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Sweet 16 round of the Women's NCAA tournament in San Antonio, in this Sunday, March 28, 2021, file photo. The Dallas Wings basically control the WNBA draft on Thursday night, April 15, 2021, with the top two picks and four first-round choices. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

The Dallas Wings chose Charli Collier of Texas and Finnish player Awak Kuier with the first two picks of the WNBA draft

Local roundup: Fitch boys' win lacrosse opener on new field

Fitch´s Devyn Jordan (45) takes a shot at the goal against Waterford´s Cody Brown (21) and Liam Pickett (31) during Thursday's 16-6 win over the Lancers. The game was held on the new turf field at Groton Middle School located next door to Fitch High School. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Devyn Jordan had five goals and an assist as Fitch began a new season on its new turf field with a 16-6 victory over Waterford in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I boys' lacrosse game on Thursday.

Connecticut continues to adjust to Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause

A FEMA mobile vaccination van and the state’s vans will switch to Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and will return to sites three or four weeks after administering first doses to give second doses, officials say.

Red Sox have nine-game winning streak halted by Twins

Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler, center with helmet, celebrates with his team after driving in the winning run in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Minneapolis. The Twins won 4-3. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Max Kepler’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Minnesota a 4-3 victory over Boston, stopping a five-game losing streak for the Twins and breaking a nine-game winning string for the Red Sox

Officials say Olympic cancellation, no fans still an option

A bird rests with a backdrop of the Olympic rings floating in the water in the Odaiba of Tokyo on Apri 8. Two top officials of Japan's ruling LDP party on Thursday said radical changes could be coming to the Tokyo Olympics. One went as far to suggest they still could be canceled, and the other that even if they proceed, it might be without any fans. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Two officials in Japan’s ruling LDP party have suggested separately that the Tokyo Olympics could be in for some radical changes

Pfizer CEO says third COVID-19 booster shot ‘likely’ needed within a year of getting vaccinated

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla predicted Thursday that people who have received the company’s COVID-19 vaccine will “likely” need a third booster shot within a year to maintain protection against the coronavirus.

Local roundup: Stonington rolls to girls' track win over Lyman Memorial

Stonington had four athletes win two individual events apiece as the Bears opened their 2021 season with an 82-57 girls' track and field victory over Lyman Memorial on Wednesday.

Dallas Wings control WNBA draft with top two picks

Texas' Charli Collier shoots over Maryland's Angel Reese during the second half of an NCAA tournament regional semifinal on March 28 in San Antonio. The Dallas Wings basically control the WNBA draft on Thursday with the top two picks. They could draft Collier with one of the top picks. (Morry Gash/AP Photo)

The Dallas Wings basically control the WNBA draft on Thursday night with the top two picks and four first-round choices

Ledyard boys, girls christen new track with a sweep on opening day

Ledyard's Emren Victorino, center, leads two teammates on the way to winning the 110-meter hurdles during the Colonels' season-opening win over Montville on Wednesday. Victorino also won the 300 hurdles for Ledyard, who christened its newly-renovated facility after missing the 2020 season. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

It was the first career outdoor track meet for Ledyard High School sophomore Jackson Poulton and his first actual competition of the school year after football and indoor track were canceled.

Mitchell, struggling just to play games, splits baseball doubleheader with NEC

Figuring out a starting lineup is harder than usual for Mitchell College baseball coach Travis Beausoleil.

J&J vaccine to remain in limbo while officials seek evidence

FILE - In this March 3, 2021, file photo, Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is held by pharmacist Madeline Acquilano at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn. U.S. health officials are weighing next steps as they investigate unusual blood clots in a small number of people given the vaccine -- a one-dose shot that many countries hoped would help speed protection against the pandemic.  (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine will remain in limbo a while longer

Strikes possible at more than 50 Connecticut nursing homes this spring

Battered by the coronavirus pandemic, low-paid workers and cash-strapped homes ask state for help.

UConn's Polley announces plans to return for fifth season

UConn senior Tyler Polley announced Wednesday he plans to return for a fifth season of eligibility, although he will keep his name in the upcoming NBA Draft to receive feedback. The NCAA is allowing players a one-time option to play an extra year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Tyler Polley, UConn's top scorer off the bench last season, plans to return next season.

Red states on U.S. electoral map lagging on vaccinations

FILE - In this April 10, 2021, file photo, registered nurse Ashleigh Velasco, left, administers the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to Rosemene Lordeus, right, at a clinic held by Healthcare Network in Immokalee, Fla. With coronavirus shots now in the arms of nearly half of American adults, the parts of the U.S. that are excelling and those that are struggling with vaccinations are starting to look like the nation’s political map: deeply divided between red and blue states. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

A look at which U.S. states are leading at vaccinating against the coronavirus and which states are struggling is beginning to resemble America's electoral map

Red Sox win their seventh straight

Boston Red Sox Rafael Devers (11) high fives teammate Boston Red Sox Hunter Renfroe (10) after hitting a home run against the Minnesota Twins during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Minneapolis. Boston won 4-2. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Rafael Devers homered for the fourth straight game and the streaking Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 on a snowy afternoon in a series opener moved back following the fatal police shooting of a Black man in the Twin Cities area

Blue Jays top Yanks 7-3

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Hyun Jin Ryu throws to a New York Yankees batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Hyun Jin Ryu cruised into the seventh inning, Marcus Semien and Rowdy Tellez homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 7-3

Mets win doubleheader opener

New York Mets starting pitcher Marcus Stroman celebrates after Philadelphia Phillies' Rhys Hoskins grounded into a double play during the sixth inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in New York.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Pete Alonso and Jonathan Villar each hit an RBI single in the eighth inning to give the New York Mets a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in the first game of their doubleheader

Nets beat Timberwolves 127-97 in rescheduled game

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) passes the ball behind his back and around Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jaden McDaniels (3) and Timberwolves forward Jarred Vanderbilt (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Kevin Durant scored 31 points on 11-for-15 shooting in his most productive performance in 2 1/2 months, as the Brooklyn Nets blew out the Minnesota Timberwolves 127-97

Bruins beat Sabres 3-2 in shootout

Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller (86) follows through after landing a punch while fighting Buffalo Sabres right wing Tage Thompson during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Charlie Coyle and Jake DeBrusk scored in Boston’s only two chances in the shootout and the Bruins, with newcomer Taylor Hall, rebounded for a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night

Rangers blank Devils

New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin (31) makes a save during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Igor Shesterkin made 27 saves in posting his first NHL shutout and the New York Rangers opened a four-game series against the rival New Jersey Devils with a 3-0 victory

Local roundup: East Lyme edges Ledyard 2-1 in ECC Div. I baseball game

Jace Lillie and Nate Licitra combined to pitch a one-hitter as East Lyme edged Ledyard 2-1 on Tuesday in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I baseball game.

Mobile unit to help people apply for rental, utility assistance makes stops in region

A mobile van to help people apply for the state's UniteCT rental and utility assistance program also will visit Groton, Pawcatuck, New London, Old Saybrook and Jewett City this month, in addition to stops in Norwich.

H.S. softball: NFA rallies from 9-1 deficit to edge Montville

Norwich Free Academy rallied from a 9-1 deficit, scoring eight in the fifth and two in the sixth inning to beat Montville, 11-9, in an Eastern Connecticut Conference softball game on Tuesday.

Rivers pitches another no-hitter in Ledyard's win over East Lyme

Senior Sara Rivers pitched her second no-hitter in as many games with 12 strikeouts as Ledyard beat East Lyme on Tuesday, 3-0, in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I softball game.

WNBA to play 32-game schedule

In this Sept. 24, 2020, file photo, Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller calls a play against the Las Vegas Aces in a WNBA playoff game in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

The WNBA will play a 32-game schedule that includes mini two-game series in the same location to reduce travel amid the coronavirus pandemic

Connecticut reckons with pause in administering Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The state has had to change its vaccination clinic plans, especially regarding mobile vans, and local health districts and pharmacies are shifting to using Moderna and Pfizer vaccines only for the time being.

Norwich, New London weekly drive-thru food distributions extended through May

Volunteers load food into cars at a distribution from the Connecticut Food Bank/Foodshare Jan. 25, 2021, in Norwich. Weekly food distributions in Norwich and New London by the Connecticut Food Bank/Foodshare have been extended through May, in Norwich on Mondays and New London on Fridays.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Additional food distributions will be held on the fourth Wednesdays in April, May and June at the Rose City Senior Center in Norwich.

East Lyme gets back up to speed in 21-2 girls' lacrosse win over NFA

East Lyme´s Ellie McCoy (18) is defended by NFA´s Alice Rourke (15) during Tuesday's ECC Division girl´s lacrosse game at NFA. East Lyme rolled to a 21-2 win. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

It's been so long since the East Lyme High school girls' lacrosse team played, sitting out the 2020 season along with every other spring team in Connecticut due to COVID-19, that even coach Phil Schneider has forgotten some of the details.

Miskiewicz pitches NFA to 2-0 baseball victory over Montville

Brian Miskiewicz allowed four hits, struck out seven and led Norwich Free Academy to a 2-0 baseball win over Montville on Tuesday at Dodd Stadium.

US recommends 'pause' for J&J vaccine over clot reports

The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots

NYC opens dedicated vaccine site for TV, film, theater workers

Actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, left, and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, sign the autograph wall after they toured the grand opening of a Broadway COVID-19 vaccination site intended to jump-start the city's entertainment industry, in New York, Monday, April 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, Pool)

New York City on Monday opened a dedicated vaccination site in Times Square for film, television and theater workers as the city seeks to jumpstart New York's all-important arts and entertainment industry.

Tweaked COVID vaccines in testing aim to fend off variants

Cole Smith receives a Moderna variant vaccine shot from clinical research nurse Tigisty Girmay at Emory University's Hope Clinic, on Wednesday afternoon, March 31, 2021, in Decatur, Ga. Smith, who received Moderna's original vaccine a year ago in a first-stage study, said returning wasn’t a tough decision. “The earlier one, it was a great success and, you know, millions of people are getting vaccinated now. ... If we’re helping people with the old one, why not volunteer and help people with the new one?” (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

New versions of COVID-19 vaccines are now being tested in case they ever are needed to protect against mutated versions of the virus

The Latest: Shops, gyms, outdoor dining restart in Britain

A member of the bar staff carries drinks to outdoor tables at the reopening of the Figure of Eight pub, in Birmingham, England, Monday April 12, 2021. Millions of people in England will get their first chance in months for haircuts, casual shopping and restaurant meals on Monday, as the government takes the next step on its lockdown-lifting road map. (Jacob King/PA via AP)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged people to “behave responsibly” as shops, gyms, hairdressers, restaurant patios and beer gardens reopen after months of lockdown

State program to target COVID-related absenteeism among students

New London and Norwich are among 15 cities to receive federal funding as part of the initiative

Mets-Phillies postponed after rainout miscue on Sunday

Raindrops cover a plastic baffle in the upper deck at Citi Field after a baseball game between the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies was postponed due to rainy weather, Monday, April 12, 2021, in New York. Monday night's game will be rescheduled as the first game of a single-admission doubleheader, tomorrow, Tuesday, April 13, at 4:10 p.m. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

A game between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies has been postponed due to rain and rescheduled as part of a doubleheader for Tuesday

No cap crunch for Capitals, who land Mantha at deadline

Nashville Predators defenseman Ben Harpur (17) and Detroit Red Wings right wing Anthony Mantha (39) chase a loose puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The Washington Capitals have made a blockbuster deal to acquire Anthony Mantha from the Detroit Red Wings at the NHL's trade deadline

Rhode Island expands vaccine eligibility to 40 and older

Rhode Island has expanded coronavirus vaccine eligibility to anyone age 40 and older who lives, works or goes to school in the state

Local roundup: Fitch edges Waterford in girls' tennis opener

Fitch won two of the three doubles matches to pull out a 4-3 win over Waterford in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I girls' tennis match on Monday.

Joe Heap, longtime New London P&Z chairman, dies

State Marshal Joe Heap, right, and New London tax collector Maureen Farrell stand under the entrance of Lighthouse Inn during an auction of the inn's contents, furnishings and equipment on Oct. 18, 2013.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Heap died over the weekend at the age of 73 due to complications from COVID-19.

Norwich Human Services Director Lee-Ann Gomes to retire after one-year delay

Norwich City Council members thanked Gomes for her sacrifice as she presented her agency budget Monday.

Red Sox-Twins game postponed following fatal police shooting

The scoreboard at Target Field explains the postponement of the baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox on Monday, April 12, 2021, in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Twins have postponed their game against the Boston Red Sox because of safety concerns following the fatal police shooting of a Black man in a nearby suburb. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

The Minnesota Twins have postponed their game against the Boston Red Sox because of safety concerns following the fatal police shooting of a Black man in a nearby suburb

Mobile registration unit for rental, electric utility assistance coming to Norwich

The UniteCT mobile registration unit will be in Norwich on Wednesday and Monday to help applicants without computers to apply for the federal assistance program.

Fed's Powell says U.S. economy will grow, but COVID still threat

In this Dec. 1, 2020, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell listens during a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. During an interview broadcast Sunday, April 11, 2021, on CBS'

The chairman of the Federal Reserve says the U.S. economy is poised for an extended period of strong growth and hiring even though the coronavirus still poses some risk

'Nomadland' wins 4 BAFTAs including best picture, director

In this file photo, director Chloe Zhao, left, appears with actress Frances McDormand on the set of

“Nomadland” has won four prizes, including best picture, at the British Academy Film Awards

Connecticut issues COVID-19 guidelines for proms, graduations

High school proms and graduation ceremonies can take place in Connecticut this spring but should observe precautions to avoid becoming super-spreader events

Americans eager to take a trip -- anywhere! Gas prices could soar

Fuel pumps at a Kum & Go gas station in Colorado Springs, Colo., on March 17, 2021. (Bloomberg photo by Chet Strange)

Americans are getting ready to rekindle their love affair with the open road, unleashing a full-fledged recovery for gasoline that could send demand to a record.