NFA actors help Norwich police defuse crisis situations

Officer James Watts, second from left, keeps the boyfriend back while Officer Javier Santiago, second from right, talks to the the drunk girlfriend during a scenario taking place at a bar while Norwich Police Department officers participate in a follow-up de-escalation training featuring student actors from Norwich Free Academy Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.  Daniel Peter portrayed the boyfriend, Kelly Daigneault portrayed the drunk girlfriend and Ryan Cash, background, portrayed the bartender. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Police knew back in March they wanted to take their de-escalation training to a new level by putting officers through realistic scenarios.
But doing so raised an issue: Who would do the acting?

Draft report: Millstone profitable; closure would hurt economy, ratepayers

State regulators released an initial report Thursday on Millstone Power Station's economic viability as officials consider energy market changes that would benefit the facility.

New London taxpayer group disbands, plans donation to library

The local taxpayer group known as Looking Out for Taxpayers has ended a 17-year run of what members say was an attempt to keep local government in check.

Malloy, legislators in a new standoff over budget priorities

After battling to a stalemate over competing fiscal priorities, legislative leaders and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are grudgingly confronting a new reality: They can repair a relationship fractured since a mid-September budget veto, or accept that neither side might prevail.

Mystic Aquarium offers free admission to families receiving SNAP benefits

Mystic Aquarium and the Institute for Exploration are seen in this Apr. 29, 2004, aerial photo. (Sean D. Elliot/photo)

Connecticut families who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits will receive free admission to Mystic Aquarium for the next 12 months.

New London gets good news with improved S&P bond rating

The credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s has upgraded the city’s bond rating — a sign of fiscal stability after a rocky few months of uncertainty surrounding the delayed passage of a state budget.

As Groton rewrites its zoning rules, planner hopes residents take interest

The Groton Zoning Commission is rewriting the rules that govern what can be built on various tracts of land across town, and Planning and Development Director Jon Reiner wishes more people took interest in its work.

Mystic Aquarium collects more than 4 1/2 tons of food for Moran center

During last Friday’s annual Festival of Lights at Olde Mistick Village, Mystic Aquarium collected more than 4 ½ tons of non-perishable food for the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center in New London.

Norwich man to serve five years in prison for cocaine trafficking

A federal court judge sentenced 22-year-old Javon Morse of Norwich Wednesday to five years in federal prison for trafficking cocaine, which the government said he stashed in storage units in Waterford along with loaded handguns.

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Trump's snicker politics confront a new reality

How elected officials behave, how powerful men treat women, and how those in public life react to allegations against others in power are part of the new playbook.

Can't ignore deficit when restoring Medicare Savings Program

By national standards, Connecticut’s program is generous. Some changes to cut its costs may be in order. But the cuts passed in the most recent budget went too deep.

Finding the best fit for running Stonington

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Stonington’s soon-to-be-seated charter commission should be allowed to do its due diligence and study a variety of forms of alternative governments.

Overcoming negative perceptions in New London

The  first  snowstorm of the season along State Street in New London, Saturday, December 9, 2017. (Tim Martin/The Day)

Overcoming negative perceptions and addressing factors that may have contributed to the recent spate of violent behavior is the challenge that confronts city leaders and its advocates.

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