Lifeguarding at Ocean Beach: A job of great responsibility and rewards

Thirty lifeguards patrol 50-acre Ocean Beach Park.

Local racetrack reopens with air of family reunion

Fans gather along the fence to watch qualifying races during the opening day on Saturday, June 24, 2017, for the New London-Waterford Speedbowl in Waterford.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

After weeks of uncertainty, the much-loved New London-Waterford Speedbowl reopened Saturday with a "Blast-Off 2017" day of racing.

Stonington to hold forum on possible Golden Triangle changes

The Stonington Economic Development Commission will hold a public forum at 6 p.m. Monday in the Olde Mistick Village Meeting House to get input on potential zoning changes that could be made to the area around Exit 90 off Interstate 95, long known as the Golden Triangle.

Science fiction poetry, song to be featured at Otis Library program Monday

Jim Lafayette was a fan, writer and illustrator of science fiction and fantasy growing up in Norwich. He graduated from Connecticut College in 1999 with honors in English. He drew this illustration in 1993 at age 16. The drawing is featured on a new webpage dedicated to the Jim Lafayette Memorial Series of Writers of Science Fiction and Fantasy at the Otis Library website. The 2017 program featuring poetry and songs by four authors will be held at 6 p.m. Monday in the Otis Library Community Room. Admission is free. (Jim Lafayette, courtesy of Lafayette family and Otis Library)

Organizers of the Jim Lafayette Memorial Series of Writers of Science Fiction and Fantasy will mark the 10th anniversary of the event named for a local fan, artist and writer of the genres Monday with a new twist, highlighting science fiction and fantasy poetry and song.

East Lyme honors local WWII veterans for service, sharing stories

Three recent graduates of East Lyme High School have produced a documentary of two local World War II veterans to preserve their stories for the future.

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Connecticut College early music fest offers evening full of Bach

I feared, after hearing the first two segments of the Connecticut Early Music Festival’s Friday night all-Bach presentation at Connecticut College’s Evans Hall, that it might turn into a pretty-good-but-not-much-better-than-that...

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Nautilus stop vital addition to Heritage Park

Adding the Nautilus and Submarine Force Museum to the water taxi stops would be another step toward illustrating the totality of the immense breadth and span of the region’s history.

Looking to Senate leadership for Connecticut budget deal

When it comes to putting together a budget, the Senate is making progress while the House of Representatives appears in disarray.

Another chance to trim steep New London tax hike

When asked about such a sharp increase in taxes, Mayor Passero makes the case that his hands are tied. He needs to figure out a way to untie them.

Norwich council opts for accidents as usual

While the planned major redesign of a commercial strip through Norwich would have created problems, it also would have resulted in a better and safer road.

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