Family of Salem man receives settlement in police shooting

The family of a Salem man who fatally was shot by a state trooper on June 18, 2013, will receive a settlement of $950,000 from the State of Connecticut under an agreement that was finalized Thursday in U.S. District Court.

Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95

In this Feb. 20, 1962, file photo, astronaut John Glenn sits next to the Friendship 7 space capsule atop an Atlas rocket at Cape Canaveral, Fla., during preparations for his flight which made him the first American to orbit the Earth. Glenn, who later spent 24 years representing Ohio in the Senate, has died at 95. (AP Photo/File)

Former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has died in Ohio. He was 95.

Roberts named new Mystic chamber leader

Peggy Roberts, the new president of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, at Mystic Aquarium Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A Stonington woman with a background in corporate and political communications has been named the new president of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce.

Bill would use new Amistad funding to repay in-state creditors

In this Aug. 15, 2016, Day file photo, the schooner Amistad approaches Ledge Light as it sails through Fishers Island Sound. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

State Rep. Diana Urban, D-North Stonington, plans to introduce a bill in the upcoming General Assembly session that would use a portion of the state $300,000 annual funding of Discovering Amistad to repay the Connecticut creditors of Amistad America.

Injunction sought to prevent demolition of Reid & Hughes building

After hearing three hours of conflicting reports on whether the Reid & Hughes building is on the verge of collapse, the state Historic Preservation Council voted unanimously Wednesday to ask the state Attorney General's office to seek an injunction to halt the city's planned demolition.

For promoting tolerance, Norwich Sikh honored by FBI

Swaranjit Singh Khalsa, center, a community leader in Norwich, shakes hands with FBI Community Outreach Specialist Charles Grady, left, after receiving the FBI Director's Community Leadership Award from Grady while Norwich Police Chief Patrick Daley, right, applauds while participating in the presentation during the Interfaith Spiritual Wellness Fair held at the Southeastern Mental Health Authority in Norwich on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A Norwich community leader this year is a recipient of one of 56 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Awards.

Norwich Community Development Corp working to overcome fire damage losses

The Norwich Community Development Corp. hopes to try again in January to celebrate the grand opening of its new Foundry 66 shared workspace facility at 66 Franklin St. after all repairs are completed from the fire that damaged the facility just one day after its grand opening in October.

Courtney wants Virginia congressman to be Trump's secretary of Navy

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney has penned a letter showing his support for Republican congressman Randy Forbes of Virginia, whom he's worked with on a House Armed Services subcommittee where vital discussions about funding for shipbuilding occur.

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Solar energy deserves continued support

Solar is the fastest growing energy-production sector. In the last decade, solar has experienced an annual growth rate of nearly 60 percent.

Blocking Judge Garland sets terrible precedent

President Obama did his job, picking someone Republicans recognized as a moderate choice. The Senate did not do its job.

Connecticut model can stop erosion of confidence in election results

If voters conclude that the elections are “rigged” or outside influences are monkeying with the results, then we have big problems.

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