Spicer exits as Trump shakes up his beleaguered press team

Incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, right, blowing a kiss after answering questions during the press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday over President Donald Trump's decision to tap a camera-ready financier to lead the beleaguered White House communications team. The departing spokesman said the president "could benefit from a clean slate" as he seeks to steady operations amid the Russia investigations and ahead of a health care showdown.

Friday 'quiet' in New London after 14 K2 overdoses in 48 hours

After treating 14 suspected K2 overdoses in a 48-hour period that began Wednesday, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital officials on Friday said things appeared to be quieting down.

Courtney, labor leaders sound off on cut in funding for apprenticeship programs

House Republicans passed a 2018 budget this week that “zeroes out” $95 million for apprenticeship programs and also cuts hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for other workforce training and employment services.

At house in Mystic, big hearts work to bring family a bigger home

Nick Carso, left, and Garrett Fisher, both volunteers from Groton Congregational Church, staple wrap on the site of a Habitat for Humanity house rehabilitation on Yetter Road in Mystic Tuesday, July 18, 2017. The house is one of four Habitat houses in the region and the organization's first in Mystic.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Shanette Young-Williams volunteers every Saturday at a Habitat for Humanity property, part of the 400 hours of “sweat equity” requirement that comes with selection for Habitat homeownership. She anticipates that her family will move into 235 Yetter Road, the first property Habitat has...

Spurred by everything from chickens to Trump, newcomers jump onto Montville ballot

Two relatively unknown school board candidates are part of a small handful of people in town who can't claim the "incumbent" title and have never had their names on a ballot before.

Bank Street to be reduced to one lane starting next week

Work to reduce Bank Street to one lane of traffic will start on Wednesday, as the city tests the impact of creating a shared lane for both vehicles and bicycles.

Judge delays decision on affordable-housing plan for Edgerton School property

A New London Superior Court judge has declined to immediately sign off on an agreement that would help clear the path for construction of a 72-unit housing complex at the site of the former Edgerton School.

Ledyard commission considers allowing tattoo parlors

The town's Planning and Zoning Commission is considering changes to the town's zoning regulations that would allow a tattoo parlor to open on Route 12 in Gales Ferry.

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Who is to blame for the Connecticut legislature’s failure to pass a two-year budget in time for the start of the fiscal year July 1?

Gov. Malloy. He may not vote on the budget, but he is the state’s leader and the buck stops with him.

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Democratic legislators. They got the state to this point by overspending and now refuse to consider Republican ideas to fix things.

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Republican legislators. It appears Republicans really don’t want to work with Malloy and the Democrats, they just want to criticize.

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