Showings of solidarity in East Haddam, Mystic

In a show of solidarity with the massive Women's March on Washington, D.C., on Saturday, several residents of the region gathered at an official sister event in East Haddam and at a pop-up march in Mystic.

Millions march in Washington, around the world against Trump

Women with bright pink hats and signs begin to gather early and are set to make their voices heard on the first full day of Donald Trump's presidency, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Millions of women gathered in Washington and in cities around the country and the world Saturday to mount a roaring rejoinder to the inauguration of President Donald Trump. What started as a Facebook post by a Hawaii retiree became an unprecdented international rebuke of a new president that packed cities large and small - from London to Los Angeles, Paris to Park City, Utah, Miami to Melbourne, Australia.

DCF and the poor: Is the system fair?

Kirsten Fauquet and John Stratzman, in their apartment in New London on Oct. 5, 2016, talk about their son

Once poor parents become involved with DCF, they don’t have the legal resources to fight; they’re required to fix housing and financial problems to get their children back, and there’s no recourse if they feel they’re treated unfairly within the confines of private, juvenile court, advocates said.

Marchers from southeastern Connecticut make concerns known in D.C.

A busload of people who left from Hot Rod Cafe in New London gathers on Independence Avenue in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, to participate in the Women's March on Washington. (Judy Benson/The Day)

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who attended with his family, said estimates put the crowd at 600,000 to 1 million — far more than the organizers had planned for. He added that he was particularly pleased by the strong turnout of Connecticut residents, who arrived by train, plane, car and on more...

New plans prepared for affordable-housing development at Edgerton School

The Thames River Apartments in New London are seen Friday, Nov. 25, 2016.    (Tim Cook/The Day)

The owners of the former Edgerton School property are prepared to pitch a scaled-back version of an affordable-housing complex initially designed as a replacement for the Crystal Avenue high-rises.

Longtime Ledyard Mayoral Assistant Mark Bancroft will retire in March

Mayoral Assistant Mark J. Bancroft is seen in his office in Ledyard Town Hall on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Bancroft will retire this spring after more than 20 years in Town Hall. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Longtime mayoral assistant Mark Bancroft, who served for two decades and under three different Mayors, will retire in March.

Mystic man forms group to help people with flood insurance questions

Thomas Norris, who is concerned about the confusion surrounding flood insurance coverage, has formed a new group designed to help educate residents about the issue.

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How do you view Rep. John Lewis’ comment: “I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president. I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton”?

I agree with the comment. Despite losing the popular vote, Donald Trump is president because he won a few states by a narrow margin. Without the Russian meddling, he loses.

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It is an outrageous and harmful comment. Donald Trump won and this is just sour grapes. There was no evidence of vote tampering.

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