Advocates see a deck stacked against parents in DCF cases

“The decision to remove a child legally does not involve any kind of balancing,” said Paul Chill, an associate dean in the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Resettlement efforts translate to smiles as refugees give thanks

Volunteer interpreter Joumana Hajj, center left, of Old Lyme, translates Ahmad Kabny's thank you speech at the start of the potluck dinner for refugees now living in the area. Refugee families gathered with sponsors, translators and volunteers for the dinner at St. David's Episcopal Church in Gales Ferry on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Kabny, a Syrian refugee now living in New London, has been here for four months.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Saturday's potluck brought together five refugee families — living in New London, Ledyard, Lyme and Norwich — and the civic and faith groups that have co-sponsored them through Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services in New Haven.

Improvements in equipment and inspections make gasoline leaks rare

State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection employees George Purple, left, supervising environmental compliance specialist, materials management and compliance assurance storage tank/PCB Enforcement, and Moises Torrent, environmental analyst and storage tank and PCB Enforcement Unit, perform an unannounced routine underground storage tank inspection at the Hartford Road Henny Penny in Waterford on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016.  (Tim Martin/The Day)

Locally, perhaps nowhere has the care and equipment used at today’s gas stations received more attention than East Lyme, where construction of a Costco warehouse store with a gas station was approved earlier this month.

Blumenthal-Carter contest a quiet race in a stormy election year

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., left, and state Rep. Dan Carter, R-Bethel, candidates for the 2016 U.S. Senate race.  (Blumenthal photo-Lauren Victoria Burke/AP Photo, file; Carter photo-Stan Godlewski/Hartford Courant via AP, File)

Few Connecticut politicians have as much name recognition as Blumenthal, who served in both houses of the General Assembly but really garnered a lot of attention during the 20 years he served as a crusading state attorney general. This is Carter’s first attempt at a statewide seat.

Trump vows to sue all female accusers

Interpretive park ranger Caitlin Kostic speaks to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as she gives him a tour at Gettysburg National Military Park Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Gettysburg, Pa. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Steering his campaign toward controversy yet again, Donald Trump vowed Saturday to sue every woman who has accused him of sexual assault or other inappropriate behavior. He called them "liars" whose allegations he blamed Democrats for orchestrating.

Economy, state budget key issues in 40th District race

Candidates for the 40th District state House seat, Democrat Christine Conley and Republican John Scott shake hands at the conclusion of The Day's Lunch with the candidates forum at The Day's offices in New London on Sept. 13, 2016.  (Tim Cook/The Day)

Both candidates for the 40th District state House seat say the economy and state budget are central issues in the race, but they have different approaches on how to deal with those issues.

Ledyard revives Juvenile Review Board

A new option for certain teenage offenders, which keeps them out of the juvenile court system and gives them access to social services, has been resurrected in town after a 10-year absence.


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Plans to extend Route 11 pass into history

After two decades, a plan that made much sense falls victim to regulatory hurdles and high cost.

Incumbent McCarty in 38th House District

McCarty will join other Republicans in demanding structural change in state budgeting and working toward fiscal sustainability.

Hong, a fighter, in Norwich's 46th

Bonnie Hong seems particularly well suited to represent Norwich’s 46th District in the state House of Representatives.

Right and wrong ways to welcome visitors

As long as Connecticut has its figurative hand out to accept visitors’ dollars, those visitors deserve better. Refurbished depot cafe shows how.


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