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.

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.

13 dead, 50 injured as van plows into crowd in Barcelona; police view it as terror

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.

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...

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.

One granted parole, two denied in Matthew Chew homicide case

Mindy Fowler, center, holds a photo of her brother Matthew Chew, as she is flanked by her brother Mike, right, and Lindsay Krodel, Matthew's girlfriend, left, as Chew's mother Marilyn speaks with the media after Idris Elahi was sentenced to 35 years in prison at Connecticut Superior Court in New London on May 23, 2012, for his part in the murder of Matthew Chew on Oct. 29, 2010. Members of the family attended recent hearings for two other men sentenced in his murder, both of whom were denied parole. (Tim Cook/The Day)

Two of the young men convicted for their roles in the Oct. 29, 2010, murder of Matthew Chew in New London were denied early release from prison Wednesday by a three-member panel of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. A third codefendant has been granted parole and is expected to be released next...

Tensions haven't affected Mohegans' South Korea project

An artist's rendering of the resort-casino complex Mohegan Sun and the Incheon International Airport Group have agreed to develop at Incheon International Airport in South Korea. (Artist's rendering courtesy Mohegan Sun)

Tribe's chairman says geopolitical situation has had no effect on the pace of the Inspire casino resort project, which Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment is pursuing in partnership with a South Korean company and the Incheon Airport Corp.

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 left the state without a budget.

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.

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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