Sweet and savory at Sift Bake Shop in Mystic

At Sift, which employs seven pastry chefs, employees arrive about 3 a.m. each day to start proofing, sifting, mixing, kneading, rolling, shaping, and baking, so that at 7 a.m., when they open, the expansive, gleaming glass showcase is filled with single-serve goodies.

Niantic Bay Boardwalk, after "perseverance and persistence," rededicated Saturday

Dr. Joseph Legg, President of the East Lyme Public Trust Foundation, delivers remarks during the rededication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly  rebuilt Niantic Bay Boardwalk as an Amtrak train rumbles by Saturday, May 28, 2016. (Tim Cook/The Day)

Residents and officials stood Saturday on the recently finished Niantic Bay Boardwalk to mark the completion of a project that speakers said took "perseverance and persistence."

Newly independent Ledyard police aim to cut down accidents

Ledyard and Gales Ferry fire and EMS crews clean up at the scene of a truck vs. guide rail accident on Shewville Road in Ledyard on Jan. 27, 2016. Brett Drake, a 22-year-old passenger in the truck, succumbed to his injuries Feb. 1, 2016. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day, file)

Independent since Feb. 1 and equipped with first-ever town police chief, John Rich, the Ledyard force has begun an accident-reduction initiative and say they're already seeing some progress.

Uber opens throttle to expand in region

Kyle Thomas, operations manager with Uber, talks with a current driver during an Uber

The ride-sharing service is making "a concerted effort" to expand in the region.

Groton elementary school nominated as National Blue Ribbon School

The state education commissioner has nominated Charles Barnum Elementary School, which enrolls 400 students, 75 percent of whom are military dependents, for a blue ribbon award for exceptional performance in closing the achievement gap.

Water taxis being readied for service on the Thames beginning June 10

Two surplus Navy vessels that will be used for water taxi service connecting Thames River Heritage Park sites on both the Groton and New London sides of the Thames River are being readied for service slated to start June 10.

From school to high-end salon: Norwich Tech senior has an eye for style

Norwich Tech senior Samantha Dowd is seen Thursday, May 19, 2016.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Samantha Dowd of Lebanon has a state hairdressing license, an eye for style and a talent for understanding what customers want.

Speed-dating sweethearts find romance in their 60s

Linda Punsalan, 60, and Charlie Page, 61, met on the day after Valentine's Day, at the Groton Senior Center's first-ever speed dating event.

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North Stonington moves forward after school vote

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