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Friends Gabriella Russ, left, 10, and Camryn Kelly, 9, both of Waterford, scream as they go over a bump on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Washington Park in Groton. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Friends Gabriella Russ, left, 10, and Camryn Kelly, 9, both of Waterford, scream as they go over a bump at Washington Park in Groton on Sunday.

Urban announces she will not seek 10th term in General Assembly

In this February 2017 Day file photo, State Rep. Diana Urban, center, chats with State Rep. Johathan Steinberg, right, and State Rep. Brenda Kupchick before Gov. Dannel P. Malloy arrives to present his proposed state budget to a joint session of the general assembly at the State Capitol in Hartford, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

State Rep. Diana Urban, D-North Stonington, announced Sunday that she will not seek a 10th term this fall but instead be supporting former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz’s bid for governor with plans to become her economic adviser if she is elected. Stonington Democratic Selectwoman Kate Rotella announced that she will run for Urban’s 43rd District state representative seat.

Juvenile, marijuana policies on agenda for current legislative session

The state agencies involved with courts will focus on the criminal justice system for juveniles, Connecticut's evolving marijuana policies and attempt to refine existing laws on divorce and foreclosure during the current legislative session.

Ledyard school budget proposal up 1.7 percent, culinary arts teacher cut

With the budget season underway, the town’s fiscal challenges suggest tough decisions may lie ahead for its schools.

Budweiser Clydesdales to return to upcoming Mystic Irish Parade

Organizers of the 15th annual Mystic Irish Parade have announced that the Budweiser Clydesdales will participate in the March 25 parade.

Survivors of deadly school shooting lash out at Trump

Bryan and Amber Gruzenksy place flowers on crosses with their son Joshua, 14, outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida are focusing their anger at President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive.

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