Witness says argument about rent prompted New London stabbing

Patrick McInerney appears in New London Superior Court GA 10 Monday, December 11, 2017. McInerney is charged in a Sunday stabbing on Tilley St. in New London that left another man dead. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

A self-employed painter, known to police for being combative and carrying knives, was arraigned Monday in New London Superior Court on charges that he fatally stabbed a homeless man who was staying with him after the two argued about rent.

Crime-filled weekend leaves New London officials disappointed but determined

First responders handled two shooting incidents and a stabbing in a span of three days, leaving some wondering what’s going on in the city.

Less than two weeks left in sign-up period for insurance with Access Health CT

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Waterford’s former Poor Richard’s restaurant razed

Workers with LaFata and Son Excavating tear down the former Poor Richard's restaurant building on Boston Post Rd. in Waterford Monday, December 11, 2017.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The building that housed Waterford's former Poor Richard's restaurant was demolished Monday to make way for a new office building.

Groton group circulating petition to put charter changes on 2018 ballot

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East Lyme music school planning move to New London

An East Lyme couple is formulating a plan to return a city-owned former day school into a cutting-edge music school.

Norwich ethics panel ends a busy year

The Norwich Ethics Commission closed out its busiest year Monday, reviewing and ultimately dismissing three new complaints, and bringing the total number of cases — both complaints and requests for advisory opinions — to 17 for the year.

Air Force vet who was part of 1966 nuclear cleanup seeks class action lawsuit

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France names winners of anti-Trump climate change grants

Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot Monday as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump's presidential term.


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This was long overdue. Perhaps men will finally get the message that such behavior is not acceptable.


It is beginning to take on the feel of a witch hunt. Careers and reputations are being ruined over minor or unsubstantiated claims of misconduct.


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Given problems with health care, a tax debate and the threat of nuclear confrontation, this topic is getting far too much attention.


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