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Order Your Free Covid Tests Now From the USPS

Starting Jan. 18, people can visit https://www.covidtests.gov/ to order their free at-home tests or go directly to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) order form here:  https://special.usps.com/testkits. There will be a limit to one order per residential home, one order will consist of 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests, orders will begin to ship towards the end of January

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Governor Lamont Announces State of Connecticut Has Distributed 3.1 Million COVID-19 Self-Tests in Last Two Weeks

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut has distributed a total of 3.1 million COVID-19 self-tests over the last two weeks, with about 1 million distributed in the last two days alone. Since December 31, 2021, the state has delivered the following amounts: Recipient Tests Municipalities 1,000,000 K-12 students and teachers 1,420,000 Early childhood providers 164,000 State employees / PNPs 214,000 Faith-based organizations 154,000 Residents […]

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High School Basketball Scores for 1/13/22 Plus Scheduled Games for 1/14/22

Girls High School Basketball 1/13/22 Killingly 41  Griswold 31  (a game broadcasted on SNSN and SNSN's Youtube channel) Ledyard 64  Montville 30 Bacon Academy 67  Woodstock Academy 28 East Lyme 42  NFA 29 Fitch 38  Westerly 28   Girls Basketball Schedule 1/14/22 Grasso Tech (0-5) @ Windham Tech (7-3) Ledyard (5-2) @ Waterford (6-2) Putnam (1-8) @ Lyman Memorial (3-5) Norwich Tech (2-7) @ Ellis Tech (5-2) Windham (7-2) @ […]

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Weekend Weather Forecast from the National Weather Service

Weather Forecast from the National Weather Service Tonight Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 6. Wind chill values between -10 and zero. Blustery, with a north wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Saturday Sunny and cold, with a high near 18. Wind chill values between -10 and zero. Northwest wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 […]

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Governor Lamont Announces Benefits Are Now Available for Connecticut’s New Paid Family and Medical Leave Program

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that Connecticut workers can now access benefits under the state’s newly launched paid family and medical leave program, which provides wage replacement for those who need to take time away from work to address qualifying health or family concerns. Overseen by the Connecticut Paid Leave Authority, a quasi-public state agency, the program began granting benefits to eligible applicants on January 1, 2022. […]

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Norwich Public Schools Had No Choice But To Close on Friday

In an announcement by Norwich Public Schools Superintendent, Kristen Stringfellow, there would be no school today, Friday, January 14, 2022 due to teacher shortages. As of Thursday, 56 teachers and 33 paraprofessionals have already called out sick for today. Stringfellow also said that they can't have a remote learning day because the governor has to authorize that. Most school districts in Connecticut are having a tough time finding teachers, substitutes, […]

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COVID Testing Cancelled in Plainfield

According to an email sent from Plainfield First Selectman Kevin Cunningham, due to the impending dangerously low temperatures forecast for January 15th the SEMA 4 testing that was to occur at the Plainfield Town Hall from 10am to 2pm has been cancelled. This will not hinder future testing dates, also according to Cunningham.  

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Girls High School Basketball Scores for 1/12/22

January 12, 2022 Windham Tech 41  Tourtellotte 25 New London 78  Stonington 40 Old Lyme 43  Lyman Memorial 28   Games scheduled for 1/13/22 Griswold at Killingly Fitch at Westerly Bacon Academy at Woodstock Academy  

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2nd Round of Covid 19 Test Distribution Set for Thursday Afternoon in Griswold

Thursday, January 13, 2022 is going to be the 2nd round of Covid 19 home test kits that will be distributed.  There is an unknown amount of kits at this time.  If you are interested in getting a kit, you may want to start lining up early.  The distribution is not going to be at the Griswold Senior Center like the initial distribution. This campaign will start at 4:30 PM […]

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