Dewart Building getting a new life

Amy Duval, a volunteer with Hygienic Art, works in the offices they moved into a week ago at the historic Dewart Building in New London.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Mel Foti said he saw a great opportunity when the Dewart Building on State Street came on the market this year across from the Garde Arts Center and next to the venerable Thames Club.

To bail or not to bail? Sentencing Commission mulls constitutional amendment

Real estate heir Robert Durst, who skipped town in 2001 after posting $250,000 bail following his arrest for killing and dismembering a man in Galveston, Texas, was quoted years later saying that "of course" somebody charged with murder should not be released on bail.

Grant to help Opioid Action Team streamline access to treatment

Right now, most people who struggle with addiction in the region turn to Google when they want to seek help. The Opioid Action Team of Southeastern Connecticut is hoping to change that.

Wreaths placed and veterans' lives remembered at Jordan Cemetery

Girl Scout Cadettes Lindsay Davies, left, and Emma Hundley, both with Troop 63100 of Ledyard, clean snow off a grave before a Wreaths Across America Day ceremony on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Jordan Cemetery in Waterford.  Volunteers laid over 400 wreaths at veterans graves during the national event that aims to remember, honor and teach about veterans and those who serve. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Paula Crocker comes to Jordan Cemetery every couple months to pay her respects to her parents, and she usually lays down Christmas flowers around this time of year. But on Saturday, she lay wreaths.

 Wreaths Across America Day ceremony at Jordan Cemetery

Restrictions to Millstone financial data challenged

A state consumer advocacy group and a nationwide power company recently filed motions challenging regulators who agreed to keep Millstone financial data secret.

Norwich officials push to keep DCF in downtown

The state Department of Children and Families' lease in the Shannon Building expired about 18 months ago, and city officials are rallying to support a long-term renewal of the downtown anchor amid rumors that the state is considering moving DCF to a building in the Stanley Israelite Norwich...

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Arts feature writer Mary Biekert talks about a Saturday when she covered a world-renowned ballerina then quickly changed gears to cover the scene of a fatal shooting.

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Follow through on Route 12 Sub Base study

Once more a solid planning study has emerged from the council of governments. But now comes the hard part -- implementation.

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.

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