Martin Luther King's legacy cherished in New London in light of Trump presidency

Charlene Scott, center, sings along with

President-elect Donald Trump’s upcoming presidency was a common theme during Monday’s local celebration of the life of the civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Trump, in flap with civil rights icon, meets with MLK's son

President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with Martin Luther King III, son of Martin Luther King Jr. at Trump Tower in New York, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. Also pictured is William Wachtel, left. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump navigates the fallout of his flap with a civil rights leader and colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while also losing a member of his incoming administration to accusations of plagiarism.

Opioid monitoring system an 'important tool' for doctors, pharmacists

Over the past six months, pharmacists like Joe Thibeault and physicians like Dr. Sudhir Kadian have been spending more time sending, receiving and checking patient information on the Connecticut Prescription Monitoring and Reporting System, one of the state’s main uses of technology in the...

Bill would expand benefits for veterans suffering from PTSD, brain injuries

Legislation would make veterans, who received a discharge other than dishonorable as a result of being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder or a traumatic brain injury, eligible for certain state veterans' benefits.

In New London, a softer side to celebrating King’s legacy

At the Hygienic Art Gallery Monday, volunteers of an AmeriCorps program that runs science and engineering activities in New London schools, plus a few people just looking for a way to volunteer on the holiday, milled around the gallery, making cards for hospital patients and veterans and tying...

Community reaches out to help Old Lyme man who needs liver transplant

Artist Rob Wallace of Arch One Design in Old Saybrook demonstrates his glass blowing technique as he makes glass icicles at the Fourth Annual Fire & Ice Festival at Saybrook Point Inn, Marina & Spa Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.  Wallace, 52, was diagnosed in late 2015 with liver cancer. He and his family, with the community's support, are doing everything they can do to find a living liver donor for him.  (Tim Cook/The Day)

Rob Wallace, 52, was diagnosed in late 2015 with liver cancer. He and his family, with the community's support, are doing everything they can do to find a living liver donor for him.

Norm's Diner in Groton is for sale but will remain open, owner says

The exterior of Norm's Diner in Groton, owned by John Espada, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (Tim Martin/The Day)

The Groton City diner was advertised for sale last week.

Stonington report recommends ways to deal with illegal short-term rentals

The town’s planning staff has developed a report that outlines the options the town has for dealing with the illegal practice of short-term housing rentals.

Key witness remains a question as Norwich murder case goes to trial

Prosecutor Stephen M. Carney read six pages of potential witness names last month when introducing the murder case of LaShawn R. Cecil to prospective jurors, but when the 12-member jury begins deliberations in the coming weeks, the testimony of a...

Foxwoods reports 6-percent decline in December slots revenue

The casino “won,” or kept, $35.3 million in wagers after paying out prizes.

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Mohegan's Preston project is outstanding news for region

After many years of disappointments, it appears that the former Norwich Hospital property will finally be developed. It was a bipartisan, cooperative effort.

Moving forward on race relations as Obama exits

Some have blamed the first black president for driving racial divisions deeper.

Ellipticals join Canasta among senior options

These days at a senior center you're as likely to find a senior climbing aboard some exercixse machine as sitting down for cards or chalking up a cue stick.

Fiscal irresponsibility remains a bipartisan affair

For a Republican Party that campaigned hard on slashing the federal debt, passing legislation to allow the national debt to explode by another $9.7 trillion would be a slap in the face to fiscal...

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