Siobhan McGirl, NBC Connecticut

Siobhan McGirl

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Recent articles by Siobhan:

Norwich Free Academy Students Show ‘Can-Do Attitude' With Large Donation

Norwich Free Academy’s food pantry received a large donation this week thanks to four friends on a mission. Aiden Campbell, Christian Bray, Sean Grice and Joseph Davis, all seniors at NFA, pooled together their own money from working part-time jobs and bought more than 1,000 cans to support their school’s food drive. “We just wanted to help people,” Bray said…. → Read More

Killingly Board of Ed Failed to Meet Mental Health Needs of Students: Report

The Killingly Board of Education has failed to meet the mental health needs of its students, according to a report from the Connecticut State Department of... → Read More

3 Former CT Residents Cleaning Up After Florida Homes Damaged by Hurricane Ian

People across Southwest Florida continue to assess damage after Hurricane Ian’s devastating impact. Among those cleaning up are three former Connecticut... → Read More

CT Navy Homecoming Marked With Surprise Proposal

As the USS Indiana returned to Groton Wednesday after a six month deployment, Nevada Currier was eagerly waiting to kiss her boyfriend of three years. Little... → Read More

New London Parents Get Married in NICU Before Bringing Daughter Home

Drue Barnwell has spent more than 100 days in the NICU at a New London hospital. Before going home, the newborn's parents tied the knot with her in their arms. → Read More

ConnectiCon Draws Thousands to Hartford

ConnectiCon is returning to Hartford this weekend for its 18th year. The fan-run convention spans four days and features a multi-genre selection of cosplay,... → Read More

UConn Women Inspiration for Mansfield Middle School Basketball Players

When the UConn women take on Stanford Friday night in the Final Four, fans across the country will be watching, including a team of middle school basketball... → Read More

UConn Women's Basketball Team Surprises 9-Year-Old With Trip to Final Four

When the UConn women’s basketball team plays in the Final Four Friday night, they will have a very special fan in the stands. Daniela Ciriello, a 9-year-old... → Read More

Ledge Light Continues Vaccine Outreach With ‘My Why' Campaign

Nearly a year after all adults in Connecticut became eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, public health workers continue outreach efforts to those who have not yet... → Read More

For First Time, People in Connecticut Can Legally Bet on Super Bowl

For the first time in Connecticut, people will be able to legally bet on the Super Bowl. The Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals will compete in Super... → Read More

Eastern Connecticut COVID-19 Testing Sites Get New Vendors

New vendors are now operating several state-sponsored COVID testing sites in eastern Connecticut. Sema4 stopped providing COVID testing in January. The lab... → Read More

Southeastern CT Leaders Push for Added COVID Testing

Sherry Wylie waited in line at Dodd Stadium in Norwich for hours on Monday, desperate to get tested for COVID-19 after missing days of work. “I have been... → Read More

Healthcare Workers ‘Overwhelmed' as COVID Cases Surge

Frontline workers say they are exhausted and overwhelmed as COVID-19 cases surge in Connecticut again. “It’s tough. It’s taxing, but we work as a team,”... → Read More

‘Stressful Across the Board': Pharmacists Contend With Omicron Surge and Increased Demand

Jason Navallil has worked in pharmacies for the last decade. He has never seen it this busy. “I absolutely feel like I have not left the pharmacy in the last... → Read More

‘Not All Masks Are Made the Same': Why Doctors Say You Should Upgrade Your Mask

As the Omicron surge continues across the country, experts recommend upgrading your face mask. If you are relying on a homemade or cloth face covering, it might... → Read More

Long Lines for COVID-19 Testing in Connecticut Persist

With a surge in cases and the holidays just days away, the demand for COVID-19 testing is skyrocketing. Long lines have been spotted across the state, as people... → Read More

Groton Restaurants Impacted by Rising COVID-19 Numbers

Paul’s Pasta Shop in Groton is taking a step back as COVID case numbers increase in the state and region. The restaurant will not be offering indoor dining... → Read More

Old Saybrook Restaurant Reopens After COVID Closure

Penny Lane Pub in Old Saybrook reopened Monday after being closed for a week due to COVID-19. The general manager of the restaurant said the team made the... → Read More

L+M Hospital Reports Increase in Covid Hospitalizations, Urges Booster Shots

Lawrence Memorial Hospital in New London had 20 Covid patients hospitalized Friday, the highest number of ovid hospitalizations they have recorded since February. → Read More

Emergency Food Sites Extended Through October

Connecticut Foodshare reports that each of its eight emergency drive-thru food sites is still seeing about 1,000 cars a week. → Read More