Dry spell to continue but effects on local farms, reservoirs not extreme

Rob Schacht of Waterford, owner of Hunts Brook Farm, checks the pressure in one of his water irrigation lines supplying water to his green leaf lettuce plants on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (Tim Martin/The Day)

Below-average rainfall and high temperatures this summer are putting some stress on local farms and small wells, but crops and municipal reservoirs are weathering the heat without too much trouble.

Democrats make history, nominate Clinton for president

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appears on a large monitor to thank delegates during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Taking on the role of devoted political spouse, former President Bill Clinton declared his wife Hillary Clinton an impassioned "change-maker" as he served as character witness on the night she triumphantly became the first woman nominated for president.

Coast Guard Band to stay in New London

The Coast Guard Band is here to stay, Adm. Paul Zukunft announced Tuesday.

State panel hears more about the pros, cons of L+M Hospital affiliating with Yale

A panel from the state Office of Healthcare Access heard Tuesday from supporters of having Lawrence + Memorial Healthcare join the larger Yale-New Haven Health System, and from those who fear the affiliation will undermine local control of the hospital and reduce services.

Preston voters finally approve 2016-17 school budget

Voters approved the proposed $11.2 million 2016-17 school budget at the third referendum Tuesday 361 to 297, prompting a few cheers and applause from the several town officials and observers at Town Hall for the final vote.

Plan for Preston ice cream, coffee shop approved

The Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a local family's plan to build a year-round ice cream and coffee shop on Route 165A in the Preston City Village District.

Judge orders competency evaluation for Norwich murder defendant

To find him competent to stand trial, clinicians would have to determine that Patrick Antoine understands the court proceedings and is able to assist in his defense.

How did Rep. Hewett miss the boat on Amistad?

Hewett's attack on Soto for making a campaign donation to a Republican, someone Soto says has worked to help New London schools, hit a flat note for me. Aren't we all hoping for bipartisan progress in improving the state?

Encouraging more offshore wind farms

State and federal governments should do what they can to encourage the development of this renewable energy source.

EVENT CALENDAR

Select date to see events for that day:

NEWS FROM OUR TOWNS

Find news in your town:

OPINION

Encouraging more offshore wind farms

State and federal governments should do what they can to encourage the development of this renewable energy source.

Democrats need to fix unfair primary process

Sen. Sanders' biggest legacy from this campaign may be in changing how Democrats select their presidential nominees.

A beautiful effort begins in Stonington

In Stonington, the train station project is a worthy first step, but the committee has bigger plans.

LETTERS

Magazines and Special Features

Bookstore

First & Finest: The 100-Year History of Naval Submarine Base New London

First & Finest: The 100-Year History of Naval Submarine Base New London
BUY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
BUY

MOST RECENT POLL