New London to consider brighter future with LED street lights

The Department of Public Works is currently developing a proposal to replace all of the city’s roughly 3,000 streetlights with more efficient, brighter fixtures equipped with LEDs, or light-emitting diodes.

To the letter at the Groton spelling bee

Groton history teachers from the Marine Science Magnet School celebrated after earning a spot in the championship round of the school's fourth annual spelling bee.

Plans for regional dispatch in Montville on hold

The unionization of emergency dispatchers in Colchester has delayed plans for establishment of a regional dispatch center in Montville.

Former Springfield, Mass., councilor touts East Hartford as casino site

A former Springfield, Mass. councilor has gone public with a plan to persuade the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to put a casino in an old movie complex along Interstate 84 in East Hartford.

April flowers at Harkness Memorial State Park

Trudi Morneau of New London took a break from taking pictures of the daffodils at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford Friday to give a kiss to her her pitbull, Copper. By comparison to other area daffodil gardens, well over half of the daffodils at Harkness have yet to fully bloom.

Stonington bank robbery suspect arrested in Norwich

Police on Thursday arrested the man wanted in an armed robbery on April 7 at the Dime Bank branch in Stonington borough.

North Stonington tri-board efforts continue

In what town selectmen say is an unprecedented effort, all three of the town’s major boards continued to work together Thursday night to determine how to best move forward North Stonington’s school system.

NFA sued by former shop teacher alleging safety issues

Hartford — A former shop teacher at the Norwich Free Academy has sued the school, alleging he was fired after pointing out safety violations in the school's woodshop.


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Lymes' Senior Center offers 'cross-generational' fun

This year, for the first time, the Lymes’ Senior Center, which serves both Lyme and Old Lyme residents, offered a ‘Spring School Vacation Week’ week with cross-generational activities during the week of April 13-17 to coincide with students’ spring vacation.

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Are Yankees yearning or dreading A-Rod's achievements?

The Yankees had planned to exploit the marketing opportunities A-Rod's records would present. Now their product is contaminated.

Court takes step to curb excessive police search powers

Recent decision still leaves in place the ability of police to search vehicles with drug-sniffing dogs without just cause in violation of constitutional protections.

Republican white flag suggests Obamacare here to stay

Yes, Sen. Ted Cruz and some other hard-right Republican presidential contenders will continue to run against the law, but in reality the fight appears over. The discussion will not turn to improving...

Troubling ruling in Stonington FOI case

Though providing access to texts of a local first selectman, the FOI Commission's green light for excessive redaction does not serve the public interest.



Rick's List: Fashionista edition

Weekly chorus of astonished woe from The Day's maudlin codger.

Kids are caught in middle of ECC's game of chicken ... again

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Remembering Stonington's great poet

A new biography of James Merrill is being hailed by critics.

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Looking Back: New London County: Vol. I - The 1860s - 1930s

Looking Back: New London County: Vol. I - The 1860s - 1930s

Looking Back: New London County: Vol. II - The 1940s, '50s and '60s

Looking Back: New London County: Vol. II - The 1940s, '50s and '60s

The Charles W. Morgan: A Picture History of an American Icon

The Charles W. Morgan: A Picture History of an American Icon

A Pictorial History of: The National Coast Guard Museum

A Pictorial History of: The National Coast Guard Museum: Respect the Past | Engage the Present | Look to the Future