Chefs transforming New London school lunches

Cafeteria staff, from left, chef April Kindt, Emily Dickinson and John LaRose, prepare lunch at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. Friday's entree was curried chicken with brown rice and roasted sweet potatoes. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

With two professional chefs in place and four more expected to be hired by year’s end, the New London school district is in the midst of what some have a called a food revolution.

Stonington Borough warden asks that Cannon Square be dropped as Pokémon Go hotspot

Warden Jeffrey Callahan has filled out necessary forms "and made the best case possible" to game-maker Niantic Inc. to eliminate the tiny green space that honors villagers' successful defense of the town against British warships in the Battle of 1812 as a play spot for Pokémon Go. The square, between Water and Main streets at the south end of the borough, is home to an 1830 obelisk flanked by two cannons.

Family, friends, welcome home the USS San Juan

Catherine Storm and her husband, Machinist Mate 2nd Class Cameron Storm, embrace during the homecoming for the USS San Juan (SSN 751) on its return to the Naval Submarine Base in Groton on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, after a six-month deployment.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The fast-attack submarine returned home to the Naval Submarine Base on Friday after traveling 38,000 nautical miles.

 USS San Juan homecoming

'Relationship-Based Care' aims to benefit patients, staff at L+M

L+M staff members Sarah Prpich, left, a registered nurse, and Nicolito Alex Vicente, a patient care assistant, share ideas and strategies regarding patient care as their shift winds down on Unit 5.2. The two, along with all L+M staff, are implementing the Relationship-Based Care program on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. (Tim Martin/The Day)

A new initiative to improve patient care and employee job satisfaction and well-being called the Relationship-Based Care program is being implemented at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.

Groton Public Schools hires communications coordinator

Groton Public Schools has hired a part-time communications coordinator to promote the schools and programs, as the district continues to compete in an atmosphere of school choice.

World War II Marine vets make a stop in New London during 32nd reunion

From left to right, Clarence Searles of Oklahoma, Larry Treinen of Missouri, Antranig Papelian of Norwich, Conn., and Frank Rancloes of New Hampshire, members of the U.S. Marine Corps 7th Field Depot, stand in front of the Officers´ Club at the Coast Guard Academy in New London on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016.  (Julia Bergman/The Day)

Four Marine veterans of the 7th Field Depot, hailing from Oklahoma, Missouri, New Hampshire and Connecticut, visited the Coast Guard Academy on Friday as part of their unit's annual reunion.

East Lyme event pairs biking and BBQ to support historic homes, open space

Hundreds of cyclists are expected to ride next Saturday from Rocky Neck State Park to the north end of town and beyond, viewing farms, fields and historical sites along their routes.

Car strikes two pedestrians, pinning one, at New London Trolley Information Center

Firefighters work to jack up the rear of the vehicle at the scene of an accident at the Trolley Information Station at the corner of Eugene O'Neill Drive and Golden Street in New London on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A vehicle travelling down Eugene O'Neill Drive struck two pedestrians as they sat at the Trolley Information Center, before coming to a rest and pinning one, according to witnesses.

Norwich Police Chief Daley pledges strong community ties at swearing-in ceremony

Norwich police Chief Patrick Daley addresses the room after being sworn in Friday, Sept. 23, 2016.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Daley's wife, Jennifer Daley, pinned on the police chief's badge and received from her husband a dozen red roses in recognition of her support and sacrifices for his career over the years. Their sons, Sean, 15, and Patrick, 11, greeted their father with hugs as the audience rose for a standing...

 Norwich Police Chief

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State joins 'product hopping' lawsuit

Attorney General George Jepsen announced Friday that the state has joined in a federal lawsuit charging two pharmaceutical firms with "product hopping" that illegally blocked generic competition to the opioid-addiction drug Suboxone.

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