Old Lyme girls beat Holy Cross 2-1 in 2 OTs to win Class S soccer title

Old Lyme's Mya Johnson, right, and Caroline Wallace embrace as the Wildcats celebrate their 2-1 double overrtime win over Holy Cross in Saturday's CIAC Class S state championship girls' soccer game at Middletown High School. Johnson scored off a header in overtime to give the Wildcats their third consecutive state title. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Old Lyme won its third straight CIAC Class S girls' soccer championship on Saturday, rallying from a 1-0 deficit to defeat Holy Cross 2-1 in double overtime.

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No longer a simple question: Where are you going to high school?

Gary Etienne, right, laughs as he talks to Devon O'Keefe, an instructional leader in Ledyard High School's agri-science program, as Etienne's daughter, Elizabeth, an eighth-grader at Kelly Middle School, looks on during High School Night on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at the school in Norwich.  The event offered an opportunity for middle school students in the region to learn more information about high school choices.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

What used to be a fairly basic choice of your town’s regular high school, a nearby technical school or the closest parochial high school has expanded for students in many towns to include a myriad of magnet schools, multiple state-run technical high schools with varying specialties as well as other private schools.

'Enough is enough': At least 5 have died in NL sober homes in 3 years

At least five people have fatally overdosed in New London sober homes in about three years. City Human Services Director Jeanne Milstein calls that "outrageous."

'Something needed to be done': Police out in force on I-95

September brought a new commanding officer to state police Troop F. October brought a fatal wreck in Troop F's coverage region. Now, in November, police have launched an extensive effort to reduce crashes on Interstate 95.

St. Michael Church in Pawcatuck completes first phase of reconstruction

The Rev. Dennis M. Perkins, pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church in Pawcatuck, tours the interior of the church as the first phase of reconstruction is being completed, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (Tim Martin/The Day)

The $4.3 million first phase rebuilt the roof, walls and a portion of the basement while restoring and replacing the stained glass windows. It took 16 months to complete.

10 Norwich students receive superintendent's awards

Norwich Public School Superintendent Abby Dolliver, left,  presents the annual Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents Award to Huntington School fifth-grader Elijah Ramsey, 10, with his mother, Melissa Cheslog, at his side in the Kelly Middle School auditorium in Norwich on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Tim Martin/The Day)

The 10 students who made their way to the Kelly Middle School Auditorium earlier this week are the type of kids who pick up spilled crayons so no one will trip, take out the garbage at home, make sure timid kindergarteners feel comfortable, and invariably, they greet their teachers and principals...

NL school district settles sexual harassment complaint with former employee

The New London school district quietly approved a settlement agreement with a former employee earlier this year, paying her $125,000 to end a discrimination and sexual harassment complaint against her former boss, a 22-year employee of the district who has denied any wrongdoing but whose contract...

Curls Gone Wild: Group celebrates natural hair

Professional makeup artist Alisha Moten of West Haven works on model Brittany Walls of Milford during a class with makeup tips for women of color during the Curls Gone Wild Gala on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in New London. The event celebrated natural beauty with a series of workshops, demos and products.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Janelle Posey-Green wants to erase the stigma of so-called good hair versus bad hair and in the process improve the self-esteem of those who have struggled with their identity simply because society’s standards of beauty.

It's never too early to shop for Christmas

Some people around here might deserve more than stones in their stockings.

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Relocate Niantic River shellfish hatchery plan

There were legitimate problems with the process and location for a proposed shellfish hatchery in Niantic River, but Waterford and East Lyme officials should work with the applicant to find another...

Malloy took the hit, so stop your complaining

Legislative leaders should have saved the drama and provided a simple, joint statement: “Don’t blame us, blame him.”

Checking president's ability to wage nuclear war

With the Cold War behind us, it no longer makes sense to allow a president to launch an offensive nuclear strike without a declaration from Congress.

Evaluating Eversource's storm response is a reasonable step

This should be a mission of fact-finding — with a goal of improved preparedness and response — not one of blame and scapegoating.

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