New London and Norwich honor King's legacy

From left, Mayor Michael Passero, Anthony Nolan, president of the city council, Jerry Mahan,  Michael Tranchida, city councilor, Wilbur Glenn and Rev. Marcus Luter, of Beulah Land Church of God in Christ, walk down Cottage Street during the annual Martin Luther King March from New London City Hall to Shiloh Baptist Church for a service, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Norwich and New London residents honored Martin Luther King Jr. at events and marches Monday, with speakers celebrating the diversity of their communities and highlighting King's legacy of justice.

King children criticize Trump, decry racism on MLK holiday

Qeristin Warnick, left, and her sister Makayla look at the program with their grand father Councilman Sam Davis during the Martin Luther King, Jr. annual commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (Phil Skinner/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Martin Luther King Jr.'s children and the pastor of an Atlanta church where he preached marked the federal King holiday criticizing the president for disparaging remarks about African countries he is said to have made.

New chief development officer for Coast Guard Museum to lead fundraising effort

The new chief development officer of the National Coast Guard Museum Association said she's pleased by the momentum to date, and that this year's focus will be to recruit members for a capital campaign committee who will help raise awareness and money for the $100 million project.

Judge denies feds' motion to dismiss suit that would block sale of Plum Island

The Cross Sound Ferry, seen from the air on March 21, 2013, passes Plum Island en route to Long Island. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

A judge in federal court last week denied a motion by the U.S. General Services Adminstration and the Department of Homeland Security to dismiss a 2016 lawsuit filed by environmentalists who hope to prevent the federal government from selling New York's Plum Island.

Montville considers allowing alcohol sales at summer carnival

Montville is considering waiving its prohibition of alcoholic beverages at town parks during the summer carnival. But public safety officials warn that the waiver must include controls to prevent overdrinking.

Whaler's Inn buys John's Cafe building, is exploring options for site

A crowd gathers at John's Mystic River Tavern on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017.  After 50 years in business, the popular bar closed its doors for the final time. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

The Whaler's Inn has purchased the adjacent building at 9 Cottrell St., the former site of John's Mystic River Tavern.

Perry named supervisor of Norwich public defenders

Richard Perry in a courtroom at the Norwich Superior Court Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.  Perry has been promoted to supervisor of Norwich's office of public defenders.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

"There's a misconception that criminals are not very bright," attorney Richard J. Perry said during a phone interview. "That's wrong. A lot of them are put in very bad economic positions, when sometimes crime is the only thing they can to do keep afloat. Part of my job is to help them."

Millstone fires back over claims of winter 'windfall revenues'

Millstone owner Dominion argues electricity distributor United Illuminating exagerated the plant's potential profits in recent comments to state regulators.

Developers' bid to recoup Foxwoods Casino Philadelphia fee still alive

A federal appeals court has revived a bankrupt development group’s bid to recoup the $50 million licensing fee it paid for the Foxwoods Casino Philadelphia project that never materialized

Ledyard broadcaster buys five Connecticut radio stations

Red Wolf Broadcasting Corp. owner John Fuller announced Monday the purchase of five Connoisseur Media radio stations in Connecticut.



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