Hospital capacity update + Blood drives: London News


Welcome to New London. Here’s all the local news, events and community posts you need for Thursday, January 27.

First, today’s weather forecast:

Rather sunny and cold. Top: 26 Bottom: 25.

Here are today’s top stories in New London:

  1. Latest hospital capacity in the new London area: Updated federal data shows how the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has affected New London County hospitals. (New London patch)

  2. Red Cross offers Amazon gift card for blood donations: next trip near New London: There is a Red Cross blood drive nearby. (New London patch)

  3. Kindness in real life: Eleven+ is coming to New London (

  4. The Day – Garde Launches Winter Cinema Series Southeast Connecticut News (

  5. The Day – Outdoor Martial Arts in New London Southeast Connecticut News (

  6. Shame on New London Planning and Zoning Commissioners (

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Today in New London:

From my notebook:

  • US Coast Guard Academy: “The United States Coast Guard Academy Women’s Basketball Team will honor the legacy of the United States Coast Guard Women’s Reserve, also known as ‘Semper Paratus, Always Ready’ “(SPAR) at the SPAR inaugural basketball game on Saturday, February 19….” (Facebook)

  • New London Naval Submarine Base: FAMILY HOUSING SERVICE CENTER OPENING The Navy Family Housing Office is open for business with limited capacity. For those who prefer, virtual services are still available by phone or email at (860) 694- 3851 or [email protected]…” (Facebook)

  • Connecticut College: “Boosted ✅ Today’s callback clinic in Cro’s Hall 1941 (current testing center) is accepting students without an appointment. The clinic will be open until 5:00 p.m. 💉 #CamelsCare ❄️ Saturday’s callback clinic will be postponed due to forecast snowfall…” (Facebook)

  • New London Naval Submarine Base: “Remember blood drive is TODAY from 09:00 to 14:00!” (Facebook)

  • New London Naval Submarine Base: “Join the Fleet and Family Support Center webinars in February on improving your life skills.” (Facebook)

  • United States Coast Guard Academy Athletics: “The US Coast Guard Academy Women’s Basketball will honor the US Coast Guard Women’s Reserve, also known as ‘Semper Paratus, Always Ready’ (SPAR) at the Academy’s first SPAR game on February 19 at 1 p.m. against Emerson. Read more a.. .” (Facebook)

  • Top edge: “🥳 Happiest of birthdays to Founding Director, Chris Soto!! #HigherEdge #morethancollegeplanning #collegeaccessforall #toandthrough #success #vision #foundation #commitment #colleague #mentor #friend” (Facebook)

  • New London FEES: “Winter is in full swing and Covid is still a major factor in our lives and health. Being able to treat a cold without store-bought medicine is great! Taking a natural remedy like fire cider will support the immune system of the body…” (Facebook)

  • Ledge Light Health District: “Nora nos cuenta como ha podido mantener a su familia, y como se ha cuidado Durante esta pandemia. Gracias Nora, por compartir tu POR QUE con nosotros. Vacunas de COVID gratis 5-11 años vacuna pediátrica 18+ 1ra, 2da o vacuna de refuse…” (Facebook)

  • New London Public Library, Connecticut: “Tax forms are here! Visit for more information, including how to access CT state tax forms.” (Facebook)

  • New London Naval Submarine Base: “In case you missed it. Check out what MWR has to offer!” (Facebook)

  • New London Public Library, Connecticut: “Mark your calendars! Saturday, February 5th is Take Your Child to the Library Day. Stop by the Children’s Room to explore the library with a scavenger hunt, pick up our new craft kits, and check out our collection growing number of books! Start…” (Facebook)

  • Customs Maritime Museum: “The storm is brewing…” (Facebook)

  • New Port of London Lighthouse: “Senator Carper Highlights Funding for Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse ” ( Facebook)

  • Call the man of the house: “3 🛏 1 🛀 📍 14 Riverview Place, New London County, CT, 06375 My last sale on RateMyAgent” (Facebook)

  • Charles E. Shain Library: “Try remixing samples of public domain recordings from the Library of Congress using Brian Foo’s CitizenDJ tool #PublicDomain -domain-2022-400000-audio-recording…” (Facebook)

  • New London Public Library, Connecticut: “Check out these great YA novels available for adoption today! Sponsor any book for $5 through January 31 and we’ll add a bookplate with a message from you. Visit for a full list of titles still available.” (Facebook)

  • Nextdoor neighbor, Lower New London: “Hi neighbours! – If you’re missing a black cat, please PM me.” (next door)

  • Nextdoor neighbor, College Park Condominiums: “I need help shoveling snow – Any healthy young people to help me shovel? Much appreciated. Ty” (Nextdoor)

  • Next door neighbour, Alewife Cove: “Hi guys, do you know anyone who can help paint a not so big bathroom. – As we get older, we couldn’t paint it ourselves😞 Thanks” (Nextdoor)

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That’s all for today. See you soon!

Chris Rhatigan

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

This article originally appeared on the New London Patch


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