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East Lyme school district reports additional COVID-19 cases

The East Lyme superintendent reported on Tuesday cases associated with Flanders Elementary School, Lillie B. Haynes, East Lyme Middle School and East Lyme High School.

Members of Claude Chester, S.B. Butler schools tested positive for COVID-19

Members of Claude Chester and S.B. Butler schools have tested positive for COVID-19.

ECC to begin basketball seasons on Friday, Feb. 12

Eastern Connecticut Conference officials announced Tuesday that its 2020 boys' and girls' basketball seasons will begin on Friday, Feb. 12, four days later than the CIAC's allowed start date of Feb. 8.

Norwich faith leaders pray for peace and healing on eve of presidential inauguration

More than 40 people logged into an online prayer vigil hosted by the Norwich Area Clergy Association Tuesday on the eve of the presidential inauguration.

ISAAC shifts to remote learning due to staffing issues

The Interdistrict School for Arts and Communication will continue in fully remote learning at least through the end of the week.

Connecticut COVID-19 Numbers

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


New Haven students return for in-person learning

Students on Tuesday attended school in-person for the first time since March in New Haven, Connecticut, a district that until now has resisted calls to bring children back as it worked to address safety concerns

North Stonington to host annual tri-board meeting Thursday with local legislators

The town will host its annual Tri-Board Meeting of the boards of selectmen, finance and education on Thursday at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

Westerly's Jonnycake Center offers free winter hats, gloves and face masks to those in need

Winter hats, gloves and face masks are available in a variety of sizes for adults and children. They have been provided by Westerly-area residents and businesses, service clubs and religious groups.

Football and wrestling expose CIAC's shortcomings

Football, wrestling have more in common than they realize.

The Day seeks to tell stories of COVID-19 survivors

Have you beaten COVID-19? The Day is seeking to tell the stories of southeastern Connecticut residents who have tested positive for the disease and survived.

Vaccine mix-up leads some Conn. teachers to sign up early, get shots

Hundreds of Connecticut schoolteachers were able to sign up for coronavirus vaccine appointments before they were actually eligible, due to confusion over the rollout rules

COVID-19 SNAP benefits increasing this week for needy families

Food benefits will increase by 15% on Wednesday for all Connecticut households enrolled in SNAP while approximately 110,000 enrollees will receive a monthly COVID-19 emergency benefit on Saturday.

Groton school district shifts to distance learning this week, amid an increase in COVID-19 cases after the holidays

The Groton school district is shifting to full distance learning this week, amid an increase in COVID-19 cases after the holidays.




UConn routs Butler 103-35, Auriemma passes Summitt in wins

UConn forward Olivia Nelson-Ododa (20) shoots against Butler in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Storrs, Conn. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

Olivia Nelson-Ododa led a balanced attack with 18 points and No. 3 UConn, playing for the first time in 10 days, routed Butler 103-35 in a tuneup before traveling to face Tennessee

Coronavirus deaths rising in 30 U.S. states amid winter surge

In this Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, file photo, Norton, Mass., police salute as a hearse carrying colleague Detective Sgt. Stephen Desfosses briefly stops in front of the police station. Desfosses, 52, a local police officer for 32 years, died of the coronavirus Wednesday in Boston with members of his family by his side, Police Chief Brian Clark said in a statement. Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant is taking hold. (Mark Stockwell/The Sun Chronicle via AP)

Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant is taking hold

Biden's inaugural address: Can one speech rally, unite the nation?

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

President-elect Joe Biden will take the stage for his inaugural address at perhaps the most difficult starting point for a president since Franklin Roosevelt began his first term by assuring a nation scarred by the Great Depression that “we...

Varlamov, Pageau lead Islanders to 1-0 win over Bruins

New York Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov (40) makes a glove-save against the Boston Bruins during the second period of Monday's game in Uniondale, N.Y., where the Islanders beat the Bruins 1-0. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 shots for his 29th career shutout, Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored with 4:09 remaining, and the New York Islanders beat the Boston Bruins 1-0 in their home opener

St. John's surprises No. 23 UConn men 74-70

UConn guard Tyrese Martin (4) shoots against St. John's forward Josh Roberts (1) and guard Dylan Addae-Wusu (5) during the first half of the No. 23 Huskies' 74-70 loss to the Red Storm on Monday in Storrs. (David Butler II/Pool photo via AP)

St. John's overcame a 14-point first half deficit to snap No. 23 UConn's four-game winning streak, 74-70, in a Big East men's basketball game on Monday at Gampel Pavilion.

Chiefs' Mahomes in concussion protocol after playoff win

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) is helped off the field by teammate Mike Remmers, right, after suffering a concussion during the second half of Sunday's NFL divisional round win over the Cleveland Browns in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Kansas City Chiefs built a defense and signed a backup quarterback that were good enough to preserve a win

Brady moves on, making history with every throw

Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady (12) calls a play at the line of scrimmage during Sunday's 30-20 victory over the New Orleans Saints in the NFC divisional round. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Tom Brady is one win away from the Super Bowl, two wins away from a seventh ring

Red Sox doing little to get fans interested after two lackluster seasons

Red Sox doing little to get fans interested after two lackluster seasons

Lockdown: Tennis players getting on with life in Australia

Italy's Simone Bolelli, left, and Argentina's Maximo Gonzalez are escorted to their training session in Melbourne, Australia, on Monday. The number of players in hard quarantine swelled to 72 ahead of the Australian Open after a fifth positive coronavirus test was returned from the charter flights bringing players, coaches, officials and media to Melbourne for the season-opening tennis major. (Luis Ascui/AAP Image via AP)

The number of elite tennis players in lockdown in Australia swelled to 72 after a fifth positive COVID-19 case emerged from the charter flights into Melbourne for the season-opening major

Barrett, Randle power Knicks past struggling Magic 91-84

Knicks forward Julius Randle (30) holds onto the ball before driving down court during the first half of Monday's 91-84 victory over the Orlando Magic in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, Pool)

Elfrid Payton's words at the podium Monday had to be sweet music to the ears of New York Knicks coaches and executives.

WHO: 'Not right' to vaccinate young before old

A doctor inoculates Herri Rehfeld, 92, against the new coronavirus with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at the vaccination center at the Messe Berlin trade fair grounds on the center's opening day in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. The center is the third to open in Berlin. Three more are to open in coming weeks once shipments of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines pick up pace. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images via AP, Pool)

The head of the World Health Organization says it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in rich countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people in poorer countries

Fauci: Approval of Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca vaccines ‘weeks away’

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci wears a face mask as he waits to testify before a House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the Trump administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP)

President-elect Joe Biden’s goal of vaccinating 100 million Americans during his first 100 days in office got a seal of approval from the country’s top infectious disease expert on Sunday.

'Little old West Virginia' sets pace on vaccine rollout

A sign inside Griffith & Feil pharmacy hangs Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Kenova, W.Va. Griffith & Feil is among 250 mom-and-pop pharmacies in West Virginia helping to vaccinate residents in the quest to banish the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Raby)

West Virginia has emerged as an unlikely success in the nation’s otherwise chaotic coronavirus vaccine rollout

No. 25 UConn prepared for a battle with St. John's

UConn's R.J. Cole (1) drives against DePaul's Charlie Moore during the first half of a game on Jan. 11 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

UConn (7-1, 4-1) is on a roll, carrying a season-high four game winning streak into Monday's Big East game against St. John's (7-7, 2-6) at 2:30 p.m. at Gampel Pavilion.

Buccaneers top Saints 30-20

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) calls a play at the line of scrimmage against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Tom Brady’s best game in three tries against New Orleans has the Buccaneers moving on in the NFL playoffs and Saints quarterback Drew Brees headed home — perhaps for good

Virus in New England: Nursing shortage in Maine; concerns over access to vaccine

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services isn’t happy that board members at a New Hampshire nursing home “cut in line” to receive a COVID-19 vaccine

Kevin Na has a big finish and wins the Sony Open

Chris Kirk putts on the 13th green during the third round at the Sony Open golf tournament Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Kevin Na had to rally to win the Sony Open

Chiefs beat Browns 22-17 as Mahomes leaves with concussion

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Chad Henne celebrates after a run during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Kansas City Chiefs forced the Cleveland Browns to punt in the waning minutes Sunday with star quarterback Patrick Mahomes out with a concussion

Former IOC vice president says UN could rule on Tokyo Games

FILE - In this April 10, 2008, file photo, Senior International Olympic Committee member Kevan Gosper speaks at a news conference in Beijing. Gosper, a former International Olympic Committee vice president, is suggesting the United Nations might be the place to decide the fate of the postponed Tokyo Olympic. They are to open on July 23, 2021, but face mounting opposition at home as COVID-19 cases surge in Tokyo, across Japan and across the globe. (AP Photo/Greg Baker, File)

A former IOC vice president is suggesting the United Nations might be the place to decide the fate of the Tokyo Olympics

No. 1 Stanford women fall to Colorado

Colorado guard Mya Hollingshed, right, pulls in a rebound as Stanford guards Lexie Hull, left, and Haley Jones defend in overtime of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Frida Formann hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:36 left in overtime to lead the Colorado Buffaloes to a 77-72 upset win over No. 1 Stanford

Nathan Chen wins fifth straight U.S. Figure Skating title

Nathan Chen performs during the men's free skate at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Even with an error at the beginning of his free skate, Nathan Chen was unbeatable, winning his fifth straight U.S. Figure Skating Championship

72 tennis players in lockdown after virus cases on flights

Spain's Rafael Nadal, center, arrives at Adelaide Airport ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship, Adelaide, Australia, on Jan. 14. (Morgan Sette/AAP Image via AP)

A further 25 players have been forced into hard quarantine in Australia ahead of the season’s first tennis major after a fifth positive coronavirus test emerged from the charter flights, taking the total number of competitors in lockdown to 72

Knicks blow out Celtics 105-75

New York Knicks' Mitchell Robinson (23) falls on Boston Celtics' Jeff Teague during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Julius Randle scored 20 points with 12 rebounds and RJ Barrett had 19 and 11 to help the New York Knicks snap a five-game losing streak and beat the Boston Celtics 105-75

Pagan scores 1,000th point for Stony Brook women's basketball team

In this June 26, 2019, file photo, New London's Tai Pagan, left, and her sister, India Pagan, right, pose for a photo with former Stonington great Heather Buck at the conclusion of The Day High School Athlete of the Year Awards banquet at the Port 'N Starboard banquet hall at Ocean Beach Park.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

India Pagan of New London became the 18th 1,000-point scorer in Stony Brook University women's basketball history Sunday in the Seawolves' 64-41 America East Conference victory at New Hampshire.

R.I. hospital company leaders get vaccinations while seniors wait

Vaccine shots have been given to board members at Lifespan and trustees at Care New England even as older adults have to wait weeks or months for their turn in Rhode Island

Tipsters, tech-savvy kids, pharmacy hopping: How Americans are landing coronavirus vaccines

Ramona Cohen, 75, waits in line at a Giant grocery store in Washington, D.C., in the hope of getting a leftover dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Jan. 15, 2021. (Photo for The Washington Post by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades).

Four days into her coronavirus vaccine hunt, Ramona Cohen struck out again.

CDC warns highly transmissible coronavirus variant to become dominant in U.S.

In this Jan. 12, 2021, file photo, pharmacist Brian Kiefer draws saline while preparing a dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at UC Davis Health in Sacramento, Calif.  Mutations to the virus that causes COVID-19 are rapidly popping up and health officials say the pandemic could get worse unless people do more to curb cases. So far, vaccines seem to remain effective against the new variants, but the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a virus that can elude defenses could emerge. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, Pool, File)

The highly contagious variant of the coronavirus first seen in the United Kingdom will become the dominant strain in the United States within about two months, its rapid spread heightening the urgency of getting people vaccinated, the Centers for...

Biden outlines 'Day One' agenda of executive actions

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

In his first hours as president, Joe Biden plans to take executive action to roll back some of the most controversial decisions of his predecessor and to address the raging coronavirus pandemic

Pets are pandemic winners

The animal shelters have emptied out as pets have become irresistible pandemic companions.

Overdue bills, late holiday cards and stale Christmas cookies: Postal Service still sorting through unprecedented backlog

The pandemic has created an unprecedented backlog in mail as more Americans have opted to shop online. On top of that, more and more postal workers are becoming infected with COVID-19.

For this restaurateur, 2020 was year like no other

Manager Annie Barnes, left, pours wine for regular customers Sue and John Lariviere of Mystic at the bar Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, before their meals are served at the restaurant Go Fish in Mystic. The Larivieres said they want to continue going to restaurants during the pandemic to support them so the restaurants can stay around. Jon Kodama is the owner of Go Fish and Steak Loft in Mystic, Breakwater in Stonington Borough and the seasonal Cafe Marina in Norwich.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Jon Kodama kept his four restaurants running with the help of the federal government.

Bills advance to AFC championship

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Ed Oliver (91) celebrates after stopping Baltimore Ravens' J.K. Dobbins in the backfield during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

The Buffalo Bills advanced to their first AFC championship game in 26 yards after Taron Johnson scored on a 101-yard interception return to seal a 17-3 win over the Baltimore Ravens

Steele takes lead in Sony Open

Brendan Steele lines up his putt on the ninth green during the third round at the Sony Open golf tournament Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Brendan Steele didn't have to wait long for a chance to redeem himself in the Sony Open

Rangers beat Islanders 5-0

New York Rangers' Mika Zibanejad (93) celebrates a first-period goal by Pavel Buchnevich, not seen, against New York Islanders goalie Ilya Sorokin in an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in New York. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)

Pavel Buchnevich and Artemi Panarin each scored twice and Alexandar Georgiev stopped 23 shots for his fifth career shutout, leading the New York Rangers to a 5-0 win over the Islanders

Ice cream in China tests positive for COVID

Three samples of ice cream produced in China tested positive for coronavirus Thursday, regulators in the country’s Tianjin municipality said.

Nets win in Harden's debut

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic, right, guards Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

James Harden delivered 32 points and a triple-double in his Brooklyn debut, Kevin Durant scored a season-high 42 points in his first game back with his former teammate, and the Nets showed off their potent potential in a 122-115 victory over the...

Rodgers, Packers beat Rams to reach NFC title game

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Jones (33) is chased down by Los Angeles Rams' Jordan Fuller (32) and Rams' Darious Williams during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

Aaron Rodgers made sure he’d get the opportunity to play an NFC championship game at home for the first time in his Hall of Fame-caliber career

College basketball top 25 roundup: No. 2 Baylor improves to 12-0

Baylor's Jonathan Tchatchoua (23) dunks the ball during the second half of Saturday's Big 12 victory over Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Justin Rex)

Davion Mitchell had 19 points and Jared Butler finally scored late as No. 2 Baylor overcame No. 15 Texas Tech 68-60 on Saturday to stay undefeated after their closest game this season.

Municipal meetings

Municipal meetings for the week beginning Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021.

Butler erases 13-point deficit, upsets No. 8 Creighton in OT

Butler's Myles Tate (12) is defended by Creighton's Shereef Mitchell (4) during the first half of Saturday's Big East game in Indianapolis. The Bulldogs upset the No. 8 Bluejays 70-66 in overtime. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Aaron Thompson scored 17 points and he found Bryce Nze for the go-ahead layup with 68 seconds left in overtime, leading Butler back from a 13-point deficit to upset No. 8 Creighton 70-66 in overtime

No offense, but Bruins are not scoring enough

Bruins left wing Anders Bjork (10) attempts to get by New Jersey center Jesper Boqvist (90) during the first period of Saturday's NHL game in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

No offense, but Bruins are not scoring enough

Bowl games look to future after weathering challenging year

A banner along the sideline at AT&T Stadium reads,

Nineteen of the 45 college football bowl games that were scheduled in December and January were canceled, including three after the participating teams were announced

Saleh's hiring by Jets source of pride for Muslim community

In this Sept. 13, 2020, file photo, San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh is shown during a game against Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Robert Saleh has already made history that extends far beyond any football field

Similarities abound for Browns, Chiefs

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett runs off of the line of scrimmage during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Jan. 3 in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Kirk Irwin)

The Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs have rarely met and never in the playoffs despite their long and storied histories

Saints' Brees sees playoff clash with Brady's Bucs as fate

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) reacts after a touchdown by Alvin Kamara in the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Chicago Bears in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he envisioned a playoff matchup with Tom Brady and the Buccaneers since Brady decided to leave New England for Tampa Bay last spring

New London's Lucas watched and learned at Hartford, then grabbed her opportunity

Jada Lucas (3) is a senior on the University of Hartford women's basketball team. Lucas, a New London High School graduate who led the Whalers to two state championships during her career and played in three title games, had to wait a couple seasons to get playing time at Hartford but has thrived as a junior and senior under coach Morgan Valley. (Photo courtesy of Steve McLaughlin Photography)

Former New London High School whiz kid Jada Lucas, a member of The Day's All-Decade Team, is a senior member of the women's basketball team at the University of Hartford and the Hawks' leading scorer.

Contradictory H.S. sports rules leave many of us befuddled

Spring football never had a real chance in Connecticut.

Australian Open arrivals hit by three COVID-19 positive tests

Japan's Naomi Osaka arrives at Adelaide Airport ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship on Thursday. Arriving players will serve a 14-day quarantine period ahead of the first Grand slam tennis tournament that is set to get underway on February 8 in Melbourne. (Morgan Sette/AAP Image via AP)

A group of elite tennis players preparing for the Australian Open will be confined to their hotel rooms for the next 14 days

Biden on controlling COVID : 'I'm convinced we can get it done'

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

President-elect Joe Biden is pledging to boost supplies of coronavirus vaccine and set up new vaccination sites to meet his goal of 100 million shots in 100 days

Small budget surplus of $70M projected for Connecticut despite COVID

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, new figures released Friday show Connecticut appears on track to end the current fiscal year with a surplus

Yale New Haven Health offering COVID-19 vaccinations

Sites in New London and Old Saybrook will begin vaccinating people 75 and older Wednesday. Appointments must be made online.

In new space in New London, Cultured Studios shifts from live events to content production

Juanita Austin gave Sen. Richard Blumenthal a tour of Cultured Studios on Friday, as the senator touted the new round of PPP funding.

Rhode Island death toll passes 2,000; doctor suspended

More than 2,000 Rhode Islanders have now died of coronavirus-related complications

Lindor, Bryant, Bellinger, Seager get big-money deals

Francisco Lindor, Kris Bryant, Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager were among 112 players who agreed to one-year contracts ahead of the deadline to exchange proposed arbitration salaries with their teams

Drummond has 33 points, 23 boards as Cavs top Knicks 106-103

Cleveland's Andre Drummond (3) drives to the basket against the Knicks' Julius Randle (30) and Reggie Bullock (25) during Friday night's game in Cleveland. Drummond had 33 points and 23 rebounds as the Cavs won 106-103. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Andre Drummond tied his career high with 33 points and grabbed 23 rebounds and Cedi Osman scored 25 points in leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-103 win over the New York Knicks

Celtics run past Magic 124-97 after week-long hiatus

Celtics guard Jeff Teague goes to the basket against the defense of Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic, left, and guard Jordan Bone during the first half of Friday night's game in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Jaylen Brown had 21 points and eight assists, Semi Ojeleye added 18 points and the Boston Celtics rolled to an 124-97 win over the Orlando Magic in their return to action following a virus-related week-long hiatus

During pandemic, families take to exploring their own neighborhood

Tanya and Lloyd Wessam of Groton enter Fort Griswold through the sally-port Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, during their first visit to Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park in Groton.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

With travel discouraged to help stem the spread of COVID-19, some families continue to look close to home for entertainment.

Three COVID-19 cases reported Friday by Groton Schools

Groton school officials learned Friday that "a member at each of the following schools, Groton Middle School, S.B. Butler Elementary School, and Catherine Kolnaski Magnet School" tested positive for COVID-19.

Montville firefighters honor deputy chief who died of COVID-19

The Oswegatchie Fire Company's 1967 Mack pumper passes under a 50-foot U.S. flag Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, while carrying the casket of Don Kutz, the Montville Fire Company's deputy chief, in a funeral procession to the Comstock Cemetery in Montville.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Members of the town's four volunteer fire departments donned dress blue uniforms and raised a massive U.S. flag Friday to mark the death of Monville Fire Company Deputy Chief Don Kutz.

Mashantuckets rolling out COVID-19 vaccine to tribal members, casino employees

A technician prepares to administer a shot of COVID-19 vaccine last month as the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe began administering its first 200 doses of the Moderna vaccine.  (Courtesy the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe)

Late last month, the tribe began administering its first 200 doses of the Moderna vaccine, first inoculating members of the Mashantucket Pequot Fire Department.

Longtime Preston first selectman remembered for steady resolve, great cooking

Parke Spicer, 83, who served as Preston first selectman from 1983 to 1995 and held numerous other town positions and volunteered for civic events, died Jan. 8, 2021, of pneumonia brought on by COVID-19, his daughter Michele Spicer said.  (Courtesy of Michele Spicer)

Parke Spicer, 83, who served as first selectman from 1983 to 1995 and held numerous other town positions, died Jan. 8 of pneumonia brought on by COVID-19, his family says.

Norwich schools shifting to remote learning during regional COVID-19 spike

Norwich Public Schools will shift to fully remote learning through Feb. 1, as COVID-19 cases and quarantines have left city schools short-staffed.

Post-holiday surge in cases at Electric Boat mirrors uptick in state infections

The company has reported more than 600 cases since the week of Thanksgiving.

FCS schedules nearly set with season starting in February

In this Dec. 21, 2019, file photo, North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance (5) scores a rushing touchdown during the first half of an FCS playoff game against Montana State in Fargo, N.D. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy, File)

One college football season just ended and another one starts in just over a month