Charlottesville vigils held in Niantic, Groton to spread message of peace

Community members stood together in a circle silently holding flickering candles at McCook Point Park Wednesday evening in a vigil for the victims of Charlottesville.

13 dead, 100 hurt as van plows into crowd in Barcelona; police kill 5 in second incident

A police officer cordon off a street in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Police in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona say a white van has jumped the sidewalk in the city's historic Las Ramblas district, injuring several people. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

In a photograph on public broadcaster RTVE, three people were lying on the ground in the street of the northern Spanish city Thursday afternoon, apparently being helped by police and others. Other videos showed five people down and recorded people screaming as they fled the scene.

Dominion reviewing state agencies' request for data on Millstone

Dominion's Millstone Power Station is seen from the air July 9, 2011. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

State agencies have requested information related to Millstone's expected performance, expenses and revenues, including 10 years of Dominion's annual financial statements, as they begin a study on the economic viability of the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant in Waterford.

Eastern Pequots call state's third-casino law 'unconstitutional'

In a statement provided to The Day, the tribe decries Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s signing of legislation granting the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes the exclusive right to build the state’s third casino on non-reservation land in East Windsor.

Shellfish farmer eyes Niantic River; neighbors demand more info

Ryan Londregan empties a tray of live two-inch seed oysters to be dried as they run through the tumbler, in background, to knock off the growth edge so the oysters grow in a more cupped shape Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.  Londregan was helping his brother, Tim Londregan, while aboard Tim's Niantic Bay Shellfish Farm vessel birthed on the Niantic River off Mago Point. Tim Londregan is looking to open a shellfish hatchery in the area.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A businessman is moving forward with plans to raise scallops and oysters in the Niantic River off the coast of Waterford’s Mago Point, an enterprise he says could bring the once-famous Niantic Bay scallop back to restaurant tables across New England. But local legal requirements and some...

New London man charged with murder of tribal cousin

A 30-year-old New London man, accused of fatally shooting his cousin Ralph Sebastian Sidberry on April 12 in North Stonington, was arrested in Waynesville, Mo., last month and is being held as a fugitive from justice.

State budget impasse delays Norwich budget decisions

With no state budget in hand, the City Council will be asked Monday to delay any layoffs and hiring until Oct. 1 in the hopes once again that a state budget will be in place by then. The General Assembly could be called for a special session to deal with the budget impasse the week of Sept. 11.

Fresh from Australia, Courtney sees opportunities for CT defense industry

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, sees business opportunities for Connecticut's defense industry in what might seem like an unlikely place: Australia.

Preston selectmen, finance board in dispute over proposed employee retirement plan

A dispute between the boards of selectmen and finance over how to handle a request to add seven non-union school employees to the town employees' retirement system could end up in court.

Sales tax hike seems an 'inevitability,' but questions remain

Connecticut’s top state senator said Wednesday he believes moderate Democrats are “growing increasingly comfortable” with a sales tax increase that could ease pressure to slash municipal aid and help break an impasse that has...

Tribal Chairman 'Skip' Hayward is back!

The reclusive former chairman is expected to make a rare public appearance Saturday, when the Mashantucket Pequots award him the tribe's first Lifetime Achievement Award.

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No one escapes blame for budget stalemate

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Upheaval in New London school system

Not only does the city face the challenge of finding a new superintendent, but it also confronts major change in the makeup of the school board.

Municipal relief must accompany state cuts

Past panels have examined what mandates are needlessly burdensome and probed ideas for regional services. It is time to implement relief.

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