Shoreline Food Pantry Opens Food Drive For Thanksgiving

Gatherings this year may be smaller and travel limited, but there’s one Thanksgiving tradition that communities are keeping alive.   Amy Hollis, executive director of Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Pantries, said that she’s been getting requests almost daily from people who want to host Thanksgiving food drives for the nonprofit.  “Every day, it seems like there’s another phone call, another email, another effort,” she said. Hollis said that since the start of the pandemic, Shoreline has been consistently serving 50 percent more people than last year. By the end of October, the nonprofit’s locations in Clinton, Westbrook, Chester, Deep River, Old

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Adoptions Drop By Half as Connecticut Copes with COVID

Adoption days can brighten a month of work, said Judge Bernadette Conway, chief administrative judge for juvenile matters for the State of Connecticut. “We all used to fight over who got to do them because they were so much fun,” she said.  Often the courthouse is filled with balloons as family and friends gather, sharing sweets and excitement about a soon-to-be member of the family.  Such celebrations have been impossible unfortunately since policies were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. “The courts had to drastically reduce its work product in March and we have since worked very

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