Dam failing as scope of Puerto Rico's disaster becomes clear

A resident walks on a flooded road after the passing of Hurricane Maria, in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Because of the heavy rains brought by Maria, thousands of people were evacuated from Toa Baja after the municipal government opened the gates of the Rio La Plata Dam. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Puerto Rican officials rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam and said they could not reach more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as the massive scale of the disaster wrought by Hurricane Maria started to become clear on Friday.

New London seeks injunction against downtown business owner

Decorative basins are seen Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in front of the Cronin Building at 78 State St. (Greg Smith/The Day)

The sign propped inside the storefront of the historic Cronin Building at 78 State St. announces, “Coming Soon – Hopefully. Irreplaceable Artifacts.”

Courtney tours Old Lyme businesses, museum after rail bypass 'battle'

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney jokes with, from left, Dorothy Farbrother, Mary Houlihan and Judy White, all of the The Lyme Tree Woman's Exchange, and Old Lyme First Selectwoman Bonnie Reemsnyder, at the exchange on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Courtney visited the town after the Federal Railroad Administration removed from its plan a proposed bypass through the town's center. (Kimberly Drelich/The Day)

As U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, toured on Friday small businesses and destination spots in town, he noted that the community has gone through "a major battle" over a proposed rail bypass and "showed a lot of leadership."

Enrollment down at Conn, but officials say that may not be so bad

Colleges across the country are struggling to hit their enrollment goals, and Connecticut College is no exception. This year, the college brought on 447 first-year students and 21 transfer students. Last year, those numbers were 472 and 20, respectively.

State could lose $7 billion under teetering ACA overhaul plan

Federal health care funding to Connecticut would be reduced by about $7 billion, and “dramatic numbers” of individuals would lose coverage or have it reduced between 2020 and 2026 under the latest Republican proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the state’s...

Judge orders Army to review discharge status of two CT vets

Steve Kennedy, left, is seen with fellow Army soldier Austin Tarantino in this undated photo from Iraq. (Courtesy of Steve Kennedy)

A Connecticut judge is asking the Army to reconsider its denial to upgrade the discharge statuses of two Connecticut veterans, who allege that they, and tens of thousands of Army veterans across the country, received less-than-honorable discharges for behavior later attributed to PTSD and other...

Community Foundation celebrates women at annual breakfast

Dozens of women — and a few men — packed the ballroom of the Hilton Mystic on Friday morning for the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut's annual Celebration of Women Breakfast.

New Norwich community development supervisor held the post 11 years ago

Kathy Crees, who served as what was then called the community development director for 13 years, returned this week to her former department on the second floor of the planning and development building at 23 Union St.

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Strategic plan and new curriculum aim to lower the number of bachelor of arts recipients asking, on Commencement Day, "What am I going to do with this major?"

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Trump wanted it both ways, playing the part of world leader, but also appeasing his isolationist driven core supporters. The result was an incoherent message.

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If elected to the school board, former superintendent said he will make sure it runs properly and he won't tolerate politicians who unfairly criticize education spending.

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