Delayed COVID test kits + hospital capacity: New London News

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Welcome back, New London. Here’s all the local news, events, and community messages you need for Friday, December 31st.


First of all, the weather forecast for the day:

Scattered fog in the morning. High: 48 Low: 44.


Here are today’s best stories in New London:

  1. Delayed COVID-19 test kits; Update from the new London officials on the event: New London officials provide an update on the planned COVID-19 home test distribution event. (New London patch)
  2. Last: Check the capacity of the hospital in the new London area: Updated federal data shows how many hospital beds are currently occupied in New London County. (New London patch)
  3. New weather forecast for London for the coming weekend (New London patch)
  4. Discover 2 new homes on the market in the New London area (New London patch)
  5. New London area pet adoption: dogs, cats and more (New London patch)
  6. Indoor garage sale has resumed in a new downtown New London location (theday.com)

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  • US Coast Guard Academy: “From where it started on Day 1 until now to a New Year’s Day … #USCGA Class of 2022, it’s about to be your time! 🎉💪” (Facebook)
  • New London Naval Submarine Base: “What a difference a year makes! . “(Facebook)
  • New London Naval Submarine Base: “ICYMI – Captain and Mrs. Curtin as well as the SUBASE MWR team handed out gift bags on Christmas morning to our sailors and civilians who kept watch that day. Greetings and Happy New Year everyone.” (Facebook)
  • Coast Guard Academy Lacrosse: “BEARS STICK TOGETHER (KEY WEST): I just received this great photo with the program COAST GUARD ACADEMY MEN’S LACROSSE” Old Bears “LTJG Nick Wittrock, CGA ’19 (Midfield / Dillon, CO / Summit); LTJG Mike McCaslin, CGA ’19 (Defense / Stevensville, MD / K … “(Facebook)
  • United States Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association: “As the year draws to a close, we reflect on our collective impact at the US Coast Guard Academy and beyond. Thank you for helping us do more and helping us build a better future for our cadets and alumni. Help us to increase our impa. .. “(Facebook)
  • Grampy’s charities: “Grampy’s Charities is proud to partner with Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southwest Florida! Https://fortmyers.floridaweekly.com/articles/golf-tourney-benefits-ronald-mcdonald-house-charities/” (Facebook)
  • New London Public Library, CT: This hour-long webinar will introduce leaders of nonprofit organizations, board members and staff to the strategic planning process as an effective management tool. At the end of this interactive webinar, participants will better understand both the element … “(Facebook)
  • New London Public Library, CT: “The library will be closed on Friday 31 12, Saturday 1/1 and Sunday 1/2. We will reopen with our usual hours the following Monday. Our digital collection is always open. Visit www.plnl.org/digitalcollection for more details.” (Facebook)
  • New London Public Library, CT: “There is still time to sponsor books for our Adopt A Book fundraiser. Check out these superhero books in our Kids’ Collection. All books are available for sponsorship at $ 5 each. Visit www.plnl.org/aab2021 for a full list of tits … “(Facebook)
  • New London Public Library, CT: “The library will be closed on Friday 31 12, Saturday 1/1 and Sunday 1/2. We will reopen with our usual hours the following Monday. Hope everyone has a good vacation and a happy new year! “(Facebook)
  • New London Public Library, CT: “The Public Library of New London & New London Area Food Pantry would like to thank everyone for their contribution to the success of Food for the Holidays! We appreciate your support and generosity towards our community! “(Facebook)
  • Spark Makerspace: “Join us every Thursday at 6 p.m. for the electronics night at 7 Union Street… #Makerspace #sparkmakerspace #newlondonct #connecticut #CT #make #create #collaborate # 7union #electronics # 3dprint #coding” (Facebook)
  • Maritime Museum of Customs: “today – Thursday, December 30, 7 pm Auld Lang Syne: Unwrap the Blessings of the Season Join us for a year-end online session with Minister of Hospice Victoria Burdick on Thursday, December 30 at 7 pm. Victoria will lead a discussion, Wi … “(Facebook)
  • Cultural Coalition – Culturesect: “110 grants were awarded to eastern CT for $ 2,788,900 (in the 42 cities served by the Cultural Coalition)” (Facebook)
  • New London Public Library, CT: “Join us January 6 at 3:00 PM for DIY Tile Coasters! We will be providing supplies for making coasters using sheet music, cards and patterned scrapbook paper. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please visit: https: / /bit.l … “(Facebook)
  • New lighthouse at the Port of London: New London’s Lighthouse Inn is heading towards long-awaited reopening Posted December 19, 2021 at 7:38 p.m. The Lighthouse Inn on Friday March 26, 2021 at Guthrie Place in New London. (Sean D. Elliot / The Day) The Lighthouse Inn on Friday, Mr … “(Facebook)
  • Cultural Coalition – Culturesect: “How you can support artists-” It starts with making sure we support their ability to be artists and continue to make a living. First, we can validate the needs of the artists. They are workers, after all, subject to the same economic challenges and … “(Facebook)

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You are now in the know and ready to start this Friday on the right foot! I’ll catch up to you early tomorrow with your next update.

Chris rhatigan

About me: Chris Rhatigan is a freelance writer and editor.


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