• German COVID-19 cases jump by most since early January

    German COVID-19 cases jump by most since early January

    The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany jumped on Thursday by 29,426 to 3.073 million, the biggest increase since Jan. 8 as the government seeks to push through tougher nationwide curbs to try to contain a third wave of the virus. The reported death toll rose by 293 to 79,381 while the number of new infections per 100,000 residents over seven days rose to 160.1, data from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases showed. Germany is grappling with a more transmissible variant of COVID-19 five months before a national election in which Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives are forecast to suffer major losses.

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    Noank Shipyard/Seaport Marine announces major expansion of its Bridgeport operation

    Apr. 15—BRIDGEPORT — The owners of Noank Shipyard and Seaport Marine in Mystic have announced they are investing $8 million in their Bridgeport Boatworks operation and have signed a long-term contract to run a vessel maintenance facility to serve the Hornblower Group, a firm that runs ferries in New York City and across North America and the United Kingdom. Harry Boardsen, owner of Bridgeport ...

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

    Apr. 15—LEBANON — 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. Amelia Caron won the 100 and 300-meter hurdles, Nancy Inthasit the 100 and 200, Sophia Bell the shot put and javelin, and Lila Rich the high jump and pole vault for Stonington. Helen Blakeslee ...